Vail, CO, March 18, 2015 – Over the weekend, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) freestyle skiers competed in the Rocky Mountain Freestyle RQS and Devo Championships in Steamboat Springs.

Saturday’s RQS Championships 

On Saturday, 65 skiers, ages 10-14 from throughout the Rocky Mountain region, competed on the moguls at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat at the Rocky Mountain Division Regional Qualifier Series (RQS) Championships.

Kai Owens, an SSCV full-time freestyle skier and Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy fifth grader, finished more than four points ahead of the field taking first place overall for the girls on Saturday, with the SSCV girls taking 4 out of the top 10 spots.

Nash Lucas, also an SSCV full-time freestyle skier and Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy 6th grader, put together two solid runs for second place among the boys, with SSCV’s Aaron Kust a close third.

Sunday’s Devo Championships

Howelsen Hill also hosted the Rocky Mountain Division Freestyle Devo Championships for athletes age 12 and under on Sunday.  Among the podium performances, SSCV’s Sky Karsh finished third overall for the women and second in her age category and SSCV’s Ryan Stockton and Evan Sapp finished first and third, respectively, in the M09 division for the men.

John Grigsby, SSCV Freestyle Development Director said, “It was two great days of competition for the athletes under bluebird skies, with warm temperatures making the moguls course just perfect for these young competitors.  Some of our athletes had the best performances of their young careers and all of them enjoyed their series end championship.  A season of hard work both on snow and off has truly paid off for them.”

Championship Results-RQS and Devo

Men’s Top 3 Results-RQS Moguls-Saturday, March 14

1 Finger, Max Telluride
2 Lucas, Nash SSCV
3 Kust, Aaron SSCV

All SSCV Men’s Results -RQS Moguls-Saturday, March 14

2 Lucas, Nash
3 Kust, Aaron
12 Roberts, Tanner
15 Kust, Benjamin
28 Kust, Jameson
32 Schmidt, Anders
38 Soulakis, Timothy

Women’s Top 3 Results-RQS Moguls-Saturday, March 14

1 Owens, Kai SSCV
2 Michel, Sage Winter Park
3 Currat, Isabelle Winter Park

All SSCV Women’s Results-RQS Moguls-Saturday, March 14

1 Owens, Kai
5 Reeder, Emma
8 Harty, Julia
9 Chelain, Tessa
16 Wahl, Gabrielle
17 Large, Tegan
18 Miller, Margo

All SSCV Men’s Results By Age Category-Devo Moguls- Sunday, March 15

1 Stockton, Ryan
3 Sapp, Evan
6 Jaffe, Tiki
7 Soulakis, Leo
9 Roberts, Blake
7 Clearly, Joseph
25 Cunningham, Landon

All SSCV Women’s Results By Age Category-Devo Moguls- Sunday, March 15

2 Karsh, Skye

A full list of results can be found at

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Founded in 1962 to provide training and competition programs for aspiring young ski racers, SSCV is the Vail Valley’s oldest non-profit. Today, the organization remains true to its roots by instilling values of character, courage and commitment in more than 600 youngsters who participate in its on-snow winter sports programs each year.  Programs are available in Alpine, Freeskiing, Freestyle, Nordic, Ski Cross and Snowboarding.

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