The women at the J3 Junior Olympics took a break from racing Thursday, 3/10, while the men skied a giant slalom on Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen.  On this day, River Radamus skied the track to a fourth place finish.

“This was a long, challenging course for the guys today,” said coach Melissa Jones.  “It is a new venue for a race, and for River to break into the top five is really good.”

Radamus is coming into these Junior Olympics as a special J3.  He moved up from J4 status this season and is a year younger than his competition.   

For the other SSCV men, Clayton Kirwood took 13th, Quintin Cook was 16th, Ryan Schmidt, 18th, and Logan Martin finished 29th.

“It was a tough hill, and all our guys charged it,” said Jones.  “The second run went really well, and everyone moved up.”

Kirwood was seventh in the second run, Cook, 11th, Schmidt, 16th, and Logan Martin was 23rd on his second run.

The Rocky/Central J3 Junior Olympics continue Friday, 3/11, with a giant slalom race for the women.