Heavenly Ski Foundation athletes compete in Big G
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Tahoe League Race Series athletes competed in the Big G March 12-13 at Northstar. The 10 and under racers competed March 12 with a field consisting of 360 athletes while the 11 and older athletes raced on March 13 amongst 240 competitors.
The Big G is a giant slalom course set in a straighter fashion that involves high speeds and a lot of aerodynamic tucking.
The Heavenly Ski Foundation athletes proudly represented their team with valiant efforts across the scoreboard. In the 7- and 8-year-old girls’ category, Lexie Sutter skied to 46th and Kate Kassity placed 51st while Annie Ferguson also skied very well. In the boys ages 7 and 8 category, Aidan Rippet led the pack in 29th place with MJ Allen, Logan Chapman, and Blake Sutter following in 36th, 51st, and 70th places, respectively. The 9 and 10 year old HSF racers competed strongly with Gabe Kenney finishing in a three-way tie for 9th place, Grant Sutter in 44th, Conner Funke in 48th, Lucas Kassity in 55th,and Warren Martineau in 58th.
On Sunday, the 11 and older competitors took to The Face and Pioneer to embark on their Big G journey. Heavenly Ski Foundation athletes in the 11 and 12 year old boys’ category placed as follows: Trent Funke- 13th, Corey Huber- 20th, Connor Huber- 44th, and Logan Langemeier- 48th. In the 11 and 12 year old girls group, Lauren Bailey skied to 38th position. HSF athlete Brock Crawford finished in 14th place in the boys 15 and older division.
Heavenly Ski Foundation Coach Courtney Carmichael was very impressed with her athletes’ performances on Saturday and Sunday.
“The competitors were truly put to the test with the high-speed conditions in the modified giant slalom this past weekend, but I am very proud of the Heavenly athletes and all that they have achieved,” Carmichael said.
The final Tahoe League Race Series event this year is the Tahoe League Championships that will be taking place on March 26-27 at Diamond Peak.
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