Freestyle RQS 3

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail hosted a Rocky Mountain Freestyle Mogul event on Cookshack this past weekend, on February 6 and 7.  After a week of consistent, heavy snowfall Freestyle athletes took advantage of the blue skies and warmer weather to compete against one another on sun-softened bumps.  Over fifty competitors participated in Saturday’s event, while Sunday’s competition witnessed over forty-five athletes.

Despite sharing Cookshack’s venue, Saturday’s and Sunday’s events differed in format and the ages of its participants.  On Saturday, Freestyle skiers ages 10 and older taking part in the Rocky Qualifier Series competed against one another hoping for a podium finish.  The Rocky Qualifier Series, a two-jump timed competition, serves as a stepping-stone for mogul skiers to better prepare themselves for the upper level Rocky Competitive Series. On Sunday, Cookshack hosted a Rocky Development Series event – a Freestyle series for athletes ages twelve and under featuring a one jump, untimed competition.

John Grigsby who heads up the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Freestyle development program shared, “On Saturday a number of our freestyle athletes moved up from the Devo to the RQS level competition to compete in a two jump course on Cookshack, taking advantage of their one time free move up opportunity for the season. Several top ten finishes were posted among this move up group. A number of these move up athletes competed again on Sunday in the Devo competition, capturing some top 5 podiums.

Grigsby said, “It was great to see a number of top 5 finishes by our athletes on both days. This weekend’s events show great promise for the future of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s moguls athletes!”

The next Rocky Mountain Qualifier and Development Freestyle events will take place in mid-February in Steamboat Springs.

Top three finishes and all Ski & Snowboard Club Vail finishes are listed below. For a complete list of results go


RQS Moguls-February 6, 2016


1 Gabrielle Wahl-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

2 Natalie Knowles-Winter Park

3 Ava Ganter-Winter Park

4 Skye Karsh-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

6 Tessa Chelain-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail


1 Eddie Hein-Winter Park

2 Tanner Roberts-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

3 Dane Lee-Winter Park

4 Jameson Kust-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

16 Evan Sapp-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

17 Beck Sapp-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

19 Ryan Stockton-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

20 Enzo Sink-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

22 Landon Cunningham-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

27 Timothy Soulakis-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

31 Steven Kelso-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

Devo Moguls-February 7, 2016

F09 Girls

1 Cali Carr-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

2 Caroline Harrison-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

3 Annika Broecker-Team Summit

4 Eliana Carr-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

7 Sydney Thompson-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

F11 Girls

1 Nichole Goluba-Aspen

2 Julia Coors-Winter Park

3 Cydney Harrison-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

4 Sloane Thompson-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

7 Skye Karsh-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

F13 Girls

1 Maggie Schneider-Winter Park

2 Jane Price-Winter Park

3 Selby Hall-Aspen

M09 Boys

1 Owen Hassel-Team Summit

2 Leo Soulakis-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

3 Max Jachimowicz-Team Summit

M11 Boys

1 Henry Frank-Winter Park

2 Evan Sapp-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

3 Enzo Sink-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

4 Ryan Stockton-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

12 Joseph Cleary-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

15 Blake Roberts-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

18 Steven Kelso-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

M13 Boys

1 Stephan Lazarus-Team Summit

2 Justin Jachimowicz-Team Summit

3 Max Salaman-Winter Park