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Heavenly wins syncronized skiing competition

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On March 21, Heavenly won the first annual “Best of the West” synchronized skiing competition on its home mountain.

Teams from Mammoth and Northstar were also represented. Each team made three passes in front of three judges. The judges scored each pass on technical skill, difficulty level and synchronicity. The Heavenly team came out on top with the highest overall score at 118.7. Mammoth came in a close second with 110.0 and Northstar third with 94.3. The event precedes the world Synchronized Skiing Championships, which are scheduled for April 19-21 in Whistler, B.C.

The Heavenly team, coached by Scott Dickey, includes Lauren Thomaselli, Robin Barnes, Anke Neuman, Jeffrey Barry, Steve Evenson, Greg Lyons, Tim Rankins, Scott Fonteccio, Marty Moore and Chris Eckert.

Synchronized skiing is an event that consists of eight skiers skiing simultaneously at high speeds and in sync. Synchronized formations include a variety of short and medium turns, high-speed crosses and aerial maneuvers.

The team practices its high-speed formations Tuesday morning on Heavenly’s World Cup run in preparation for the world championships.

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