Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Freestyle athletes deliver at Rocky Mountain Freestyle Division Championships in Telluride

Four SSCV Freestyle Athletes Qualify for Junior Worlds

SSCV’s 17-year-old Morgan Schild Wins First World Cup

The Rocky Mountain Freestyle Divisional Championships took place in Telluride this past weekend with Moguls on Saturday and Dual Moguls on Sunday.  There was plenty of excitement in the air watching this very competitive field of NorAm athletes compete alongside a number of development level athletes from throughout the Rocky Mountain Division.  This Divisional Championship was also the last event for athletes to qualify for US Freestyle Championships, adding another tier of excitement to the weekend.

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes enjoyed several podium spots throughout the weekend highlighted on Saturday by Tess Johnson taking Gold for the Women and Casey Andringa taking Silver for the Men in Moguls, followed by 2 other SSCV women in the top 10 (Lindsey Eckhoff (5th) and Anna Park (9th)) and 4 other SSCV men in the top ten that day (Emerson Smith (4th), Hunter Bailey (5th), Morgan Osborne (6th) and Jack Harty (7th)).

Casey Andringa of SSCV topped the Men’s podium on Sunday in Dual Moguls with several other SSCV athletes taking a top 10 spot-Matt Leseur in 4th, Hunter Bailey in 5th and Jack Harty in 6th  for the Men and Lindsey Eckoff in 4th for the Women.

SSCV Program Director John Dowling stated, “The folks at Telluride put on a fantastic event.  It was great to see so many SSCV athletes in the top 10 at Divisional Championships. “

All the top Rocky Mountain Division skiers return from NorAms to compete in Divisional Championship, making for a very competitive field.

Four SSCV Freestyle Athletes Qualify for Junior Worlds; SSCV’s Morgan Schild Wins first World Cup at age of 17

There is a lot of pride amidst the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail community with four of its freestyle athletes qualifying to compete in Freestyle Junior Worlds in Valmalenco Italy on March 25 and 26.  The top freestyle juniors in the world will gather to put down top performances amidst an extremely competitive international field.

“Only four men and four women qualify for Junior Worlds from the entire United States”, stated John Dowling, SSCV Freestyle Program Director, “so for SSCV athletes to qualify for half of these spots is quite an accomplishment.”   “Tess Johnson, Morgan Schild, Hunter Bailey and Casey Andringa have worked hard the past year to land these coveted spots.  I am looking forward to great things from them as they compete in Junior Nationals and Junior Worlds over the next several weeks.  This is all coming on the heels of Morgan Schild winning her first World Cup in Dual Moguls about a week ago in Japan at the age of 17.”

16 SSCV Athletes Qualify to Compete in Freestyle Junior Nationals

Before three of these four SSCV Junior World competitors head off to Junior Worlds in Italy, they will compete in Freestyle Junior Nationals in Park City, Utah against the top youth freestyle athletes in the US.  The following sixteen SSCV athletes qualified to compete in Junior Nationals:


Taryn Baker

Katie Coyne

Lindsey Eckhoff

Olivia Giaccio

Kaitlyn Harty

Morgan Harty

Tess Johnson

Anna Park


Jesse Andringa

Hunter Bailey

Ezra Cope

Jack Harty

Matt Leseur

Morgan Osborne

Emerson Smith

Trevor Wahl

Below are top 3 results along with all SSCV results from Saturday and SSCV Top 10 results from Sunday for the Rocky Mountain Divisional Championships.  For a complete list of results go to

Women Moguls-March 7, 2015
Top Three Results
1 Tess Johnson SSCV
2 Lane Stoltzner Telluride
3 Jaelin Kauf Steamboat
All SSCV Results
1 Tess Johnson
5 Lindsey Eckhoff
9 Anna Park
11 Olivia Giaccio
13 Morgan Harty
15 Katie Coyne
21 Kaitlyn Harty
Men’s Moguls-March 7, 2015
Top Three Results
1 Zak Watkins Telluride
2 Casey Andringa SSCV
3 Joel Hedrick Winter Park
All SSCV Results
2 Casey Andringa
4 Emerson Smith
5 Hunter Bailey
6 Morgan Osborne
7 Jack Harty
13 Matt Leseur
16 Alex Debonville
18 Jameson Hock
20 Trevor Wahl
25 Edwin Kust
33 Ezra Cope
37 John Leseur
39 Finn Sapp
57 Frankie Giaccio
60 Jackson Bowling


Women Dual Moguls-March 8, 2015
Top Three Results
1 Avital Shimko Steamboat
2 Jaelin Kauf Steamboat
3 Lane Stoltzner Telluride
SSCV Top 10 Results
4 Lindsey Eckhoff
5 Tess Johnson
8 Morgan Harty
Men’s Dual Moguls-March 8, 2015
Top Three Results
1 Casey Andringa SSCV
2 Benny Sullivan Telluride
3 George McQuinn Telluride
SSCV Top 10 Results
1 Casey Andringa
4 Matt Leseur
5 Hunter Bailey
6 Jack Harty