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Gooding on podium at first Skier Cross race

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Courtesy of Tony Gooding Left to right: Russell Hicks, Dylan Gooding, Noah Williams, Duncan Reid zip through the final Far West U14 skier cross race at Squaw Valley on Jan. 13.

Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation skier Dylan Gooding added two more podium finishes in his first USSA Far West skier cross races at Squaw Valley earlier this month.

The weekend races were the first U14 skier cross to be added to the Far West Ski Association schedule.

Gooding came out of the gate strong, qualifying third on both days. He set up good starting positions in the quarter final heats and won both handily. He continued to ski well in the semifinals, finishing second in each one.

In the Jan. 12 finals, Gooding posted a second-place finish.

He grabbed a third-place finish in the Jan 13 finals, taking home two more medals for the weekend.

“This is a fun event that is designed to test all of the skier’s skills, physical endurance and strength is also a key factor,” said Heavenly Foundation coach Corky Woodcock in an email.

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“Dylan is a very well-rounded skier. Last weekend he was tearing up the slalom course in Mammoth, and this week he proved to be a strong contender in his first skier cross competition. It is fun to watch him ski.”

The U14 racers head to Mt. Shasta this weekend for their first giant slalom race of the year.

Skier cross results

Saturday, Jan. 12

Boys

1 Duncan Reid Mammoth

2 Dylan Gooding Heavenly

3 Russell Hicks Mammoth

4 Noah Williams Squaw Valley

Girls

1 Nicole Danilevsky Northstar

2 McKenna Latt Mammoth

3 Mara White D. Peak

4 Kyra Forsyth Northstar

Sunday, Jan 13

Boys

1 Duncan Reid Mammoth

2 Noah Williams Squaw Valley

3 Dylan Gooding Heavenly

4 Russell Hicks Mammoth

Girls

1 Nicole Danilevsky Northstar

2 McKenna Latt Mammoth

3 Mara White D. Peak

4 Kyra Forsyth Norhtstar

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