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Far West skiers fare well in aerials nationals

The Far West’s freestyle skiers gave an upright performance at their sport’s national championship meet Wednesday at Bogus Basin, Idaho.

In the national championships for upright aerials, eight members of the 34-skier field came from the USSA Far West Division, which includes California and Nevada.

“It was sweet,” said Far West freestyle coach Clay Beck, from Alpine Meadows. “They did a good job.”

Matt Matuskowitz led the Far West team in the event, nailing a 720 spread on the top jump, and throwing five daffies off the bottom to take eighth. David Beck was 16th, with five twisters and a triple spread. Far West skier Greg Lindsey was 19th, Chris Bahrke of Tahoe City, the youngest skier on the Far West team and brother of bumps ace Shannon Bahrke, was 25th, and Clint Volk was 26th. Brad Lipovski was 28th, and Sierra’s Jason Scott 29th despite skiing on a bad knee. Hunt Volk was 30th.

The event continues tomorrow with women’s moguls. The upright aerials event was the national championships for the discipline, while the rest of the disciplines have their national qualifiers at Bogus Basin.

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