Heavenly skier Dylan Gooding started his season right with a top finish at the first Far West Race Series competition of the season in Mammoth.
Gooding was among the U14 athletes (ages 12 and 13) from Lake Tahoe who traveled to Mammoth for the Far West opener last weekend. Skiers from the Heavenly Ski Foundation, Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation and Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation all made the trek to compete against the best of their age. -
Gooding led the Lake Tahoe pack with a second-place finish overall on Sunday.
"Dylan skied some incredible runs; taking second place overall on Sunday. He unfortunately fell the day before or he would have had two podium finishes. He'll get there next race" commented DPSEF Coach Raquel Norton (former HSF coach) in an email.
Heavenly skier Sean Dunkelman turned in a top 25 finish in his first run, but a fall bumped him back to 42 in the second.
"I'm very proud of our athletes that competed at Mammoth this weekend. We have been training hard and the results showed", said Corky Woodcock, Heavenly's Ski Foundation coach in an email.
Hailey Louis led the Kirkwood team with a seventh place finish in the first run and placed 18th overall.
Heavenly Ski Foundation team:
Dylan Gooding: DNF, 2nd
Sean Dunkelman: 24, 42
Luke Allen: 54, 55
Logan Langemeier: DNF both days
Cypress Sell: DNF both days
Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation:
Payton Norton: 9, 5
Corey Huber 19, 14
Connor Huber 38,35
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation:
Daniel Drapeau DNF, 28
Ben Weisel 31, 32
Hailey Louis 7, 18
Tule Horton 24, DNF
Anna Weisel 31, 41
Hailey Weisel 38, 51