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Big weekend for Jordan, Park on Red Dog

A new Red Dog course at Squaw Valley brought out the best in Heavenly Ski Foundation team members during Far West freestyle events last weekend.

Heavenly’s Kyle Jordan won both male singles contests, scoring 23.35 on Saturday and 21.89 on Sunday.

“Because the course was new (and) on a firm base, the moguls were small, which is conducive to fast runs but high speeds, which caused some injuries,” said Heavenly coach Jere Crawford.

Teammates Shanti Koskinen and Sage Wright delivered their first career overall podium performances. Koskinen posted a third in Sunday’s singles (14.71) and Wright maneuvered his way through Sunday’s duals to take third.

Anna Park of Heavenly was in top form, placing second twice and third. Park, known for her back-flip jump, was third in Saturday’s singles with a score of 17.98, second in Sunday’s singles with a total of 19.24 and then runner-up in duals that same day.

Heavenly teammate Taryn Baker was the most consistent skier of the weekend, placing fourth in all three of her events. Lynn Hickman took sixth in each singles event and ninth in duals. Skye Kidd was eighth and ninth in singles and 10th in duals.

Other Heavenly highlights were Yamato Kashima pulling off a fourth-place result in duals despite an injured shoulder and knee and Nathan Park scoring fourth in Saturday’s single event with a score of 19.16

Heavenly Freestyle Team’s Results

Jan. 8-9

At Squaw Valley

Female results

Saturday singles

  Skier           Overall           age group placing           score

Anna Park             3                       1 J-3                      17.98

Taryn Baker           4                       2 J-3                      16.35

Lynn Hickman        6                       1 J-4                      12.10

Skye Kidd              8                       3 J-3                      11.29

Male results

Kyle Jordan           1                        1 senior                  23.35

Jake Hickman        2                        1 J-2                      23.26

Nathan Park          4                         1 J-1                     19.16

Shanti Koskinen    5                         1 J-3                      15.24

Sage Wright         10                        1 J-4                      13.02

Zach Shearer        12                        3 J-4                      11.90

Joshua Sullivan     15                        6 J-4                        9.86

Richard Park         16                        1 veteran                  9.65

David Glover          18                         7 J-4                       8.82

Sunday singles

Female results

  Skier           Overall           age group placing           score

Anna Park            2                          1 J-3                        19.24

Taryn Baker         4                           2 J-3                        15.91

Lynne Hickman    6                           1 J-4                        13.66

Skye Kidd            9                           5 J-3                        11.31

Male results

Kyle Jordan          1                           1 senior                    21.89

Shanti Koskinen    3                           1 J-3                       14.71

Sage Wright          8                           1 J-4                       12.58

Zach Shearer         10                          3 J-4                       10.87

Richard Park        12                           1 veteran                  9.45

David Glover          13                          4 J-4                        9.33

Joshua Sullivan     15                           6 J-4                       8.64

Robby Tong          18                           2 J-1                       5.16

Yamato Kashima   20                          3 J-1                        1.88   

Sunday Duals

Female

Skier Place

Anna Park              2

Taryn Baker            4

Lynne Hickman       9

Skye Kidd              10

Male

Sage Wright            3

Yamato Kashima     4

Zach Shearer           7

Shanti Koskinen      10

Richard Park           13

David Glover            14

Joshua Sullivan       16

Robby Tong             17


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