VAIL, Colo. February 5, 2021 – Ski & Snowboard Club Vail alpine athletes and alumni took home six of the coveted podiums and a total of 17 of the top ten spots at this week’s Colorado Ski Cup FIS slalom races at Golden Peak. Featuring skiers with years of birth 1994 through 2004, these experienced racers competed for the best times in two slalom races per gender over two days of competition.
SSCV women kicked off the series with an impressive display on Wednesday, scoring eight out of the top ten times of the morning. Leading the pack in first was Stephanie Currie followed swiftly by SSCV’s Caroline Jones in second, Maddie Dekko in third, and Samantha Trudeau in fourth. Reece Bell, Cleo Braun, Emma Hall, and Tegan Wold also rounded out the top ten in sixth, seventh, eighth, and tenth with SSCV alum Kaitlyn Harsch claiming ninth between her former teammates. In the afternoon, SSCV women rallied to claim the top spot on the podium. When the snow settled after two runs, Jones slid into first and Bell into second. Dekko, Wold, Trudeau, Hall, and teammate Kendahl Roufa landed in fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth, bringing SSCV’s tally to seven out of ten of the fastest times for the final race of the day.
“It’s always great to have another opportunity for our athletes to compete,” said SSCV’s FIS Head Women’s Coach Andrew Keating. “They’ve been training hard and they’re doing well out there.”
On the next day of competition, SSCV’s Henry Heaydon had a terrific day on the hill, grabbing third place in the morning and second in the afternoon.
When asked about the results of this week, SSCV Executive Director and Alpine Program Director Kirk Dwyer said, “A number of our alumni whose NCAA collegiate racing seasons were canceled or delayed due to COVID-19 returned to SSCV this season as ‘athlete coaches’, training and creating pace for fellow FIS athletes as well as coaching and mentoring younger athletes. It was great to see so many of our female collegiate athletes achieve podiums and top ten finishes this week alongside our other post-graduate athletes.”
For a full list of results from this week’s Colorado Ski Cup races, please visit www.fis-ski.com/.