Heavenly sending juniors to Squaw Valley for championships
March 25, 2009
Hannah Curtzwiler led Heavenly Ski Foundation with two top-20 results at the U.S. Junior National Freestyle Championships March 13-15 at Waterville Valley, N.H.
Curtzwiler’s singles run of 14.42 placed her 15th overall and fourth in the J2 age group. She was eliminated in the round of 16 in duals.
Competitors confronted a variety of conditions, including freezing rain. “It was bad Eastern conditions,” said Heavenly coach Jere Crawford. “We had different temperatures, from really cold to close to 50 the last day for duals.”
Marshall Curtzwiler scored 16.43 in his singles run to finish 23rd overall and ninth among J2s. He was top 32 in duals.
Also for Heavenly, Brandon Hartstein was 70th overall in singles and 36th in the J1 class and was ousted in duals in the round of 64. Yamato Kashima, the younger brother of U.S. Freestyle Ski Team member Sho made it to the round of 32 in duals.
The Curtzwilers and Kashima still have one big event to go. All three will compete Friday through Sunday at the U.S. Freestyle Championships at Squaw Valley. They qualified based on their season point totals. “
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They are pretty jazzed that it’s right here at home,” Crawford said.
Former HSF member Jay Panther is also expected to compete.