VAIL, Colo. March 9, 2021 – It was a busy day for U14 girls participating in the Rocky Mountain Division Junior Championships. With two single-run giant slalom races in the morning and two single-run slalom races in the afternoon, these competitive alpine skiers from around the division had to be speedy, strong, and adaptable to succeed. After four races, SSCV women claimed 22 of the top ten spots across the board.
Riding the high of their success in yesterday’s super-G race, many of the same names continued to populate the podium throughout the day. In the first giant slalom race of the morning, SSCV teammates Viktoria Zaytseva and Solveig Moritz took home gold and silver, followed by Steamboat’s Logan Grosdidier in third. The second giant slalom race saw SSWSC’s Abby Olson take over second place while Zaytseva and Grosdidier retained their positions in first and third place respectively.
In the afternoon, Zaytseva, Olson, and Grosdidier continued to battle for the top spot on the podium. Grosdidier managed to displace Zaytseva in the first race, taking home her first gold medal of the week. She was followed by Olson in second and Zaytseva in third. Zaytseva returned to the course with ferocity in the second slalom race and distanced herself from her competitors. Reclaiming first place and finishing 1.21 seconds ahead of Grosdidier and 1.73 seconds ahead of Olson, Zaytseva captured her third gold medal of the day and her fourth of the week.
SSCV U14 head coach Rob Worrell said, “These young athletes were well prepared to take on these championships. They are a tight group that has fun and works hard as a team and it showed in their strong performance as a team.”
The top ten results are listed below. For a full list of results, please go to https://livetiming.usskiandsnowboard.org/
Photo: Ski & Snowboard Club Vail U14 Maizy Douglas on her way to grabbing one of her four fifth-place finishes in slalom and giant slalom on Tuesday at the U14 Rocky Mountain Division Junior Championships at Golden Peak.