Panther, Kashima shine at division meet |

Panther, Kashima shine at division meet

Jay Panther and Sho Kashima both earned two podiums to lead the Heavenly Ski Foundation over the weekend at the Far West Freestyle Division Championships at Squaw Valley.

Panther finished first in the men’s single moguls race on Saturday, then came back to finish second in the dual moguls race. Kashima, meanwhile, took second in single moguls and first in dual moguls. He was also the top J-1 finisher in single moguls. Jimmy Roberts earned a pair of top-6 finishes and was the high J-3 racer in single moguls.

Heavenly’s Hannah Curtzwiler finished third overall and was the top J-4 racer in the women’s single moguls, then added a fifth-place finish to her credit in dual moguls. However, it would’ve been tough for Curtzwiler to take first in either race as Squaw’s McKenzy Golding, a member of the U.S. Ski Team, won both races.

Marina Palmieri ended up fifth and seventh, respectively, in the two races and was the top J-3 skier in single moguls. Rebecca Roberts took 13th in single moguls, while Savannah Amos placed 16th in single moguls and tied for ninth in dual moguls.

In the junior men’s division, Marshall Curtzwiler took fifth in dual moguls and Corey Noreikat tied for 17th. Marshall Curtzwiler placed 16th in single moguls and Noreikat came in 20th.

Squaw’s Segal takes first in Crested Butte

Squaw Valley’s Larry Segal finished first in the master’s division last week at the 14th annual U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships in Crested Butte, Colo. In the junior men’s division, Sugar Bowl’s Ezra Stemple finished eighth out of nine competitors.

Segal and Stemple were the only Tahoe area skiers who participated in the prestigious extreme skiing event.

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