Roberts sweeps freestyle events at Heavenly
In his first action since a knee injury last season, Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation freestyle skier Jimmy Roberts won all three events during a Far West competition on Saturday and Sunday at Heavenly Mountain Resort.
Roberts won both singles events and duals, but his performance wasn’t the only highlight for the team. Hannah Curtzwiler won both single events, while Rebecca Roberts placed second in both singles and won Sunday’s dual competition.
Nikki Laird posted her best result ever, placing third in one singles and fifth in another. Brandon Hartstein also got his best overall results, grabbing two podiums in singles with a second and a third. Marshall Curtzwiler placed fourth in one singles competition and fourth in the duals.
Nageotte-Lowe Memorial Event roundup
Due to a storm on Sunday, Jan. 27, the Eric Nageotte-Lowe Far West Memorial Event was limited to just one day, a singles competition on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Heavenly Mountain Resort. But that didn’t stop the Heavenly freestylers from putting up solid performances in the fundraiser event. Rebecca Roberts (J3), Marshall Curtzwiler (J3), Shanti Koskinen (J5), Sage Wright (J6), Ken Curtzwiler (Vet 2) and Jeff Mar (Vet 1) all won their respective age divisions on Waterfall run. Roberts placed second overall, while Hannah Curtzwiler was third overall and second in her division (J2).
In addition to skiers from Heavenly, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, nearly two dozen athletes from Killington, Vt., competed in the event, which was held in honor of Eric Nageotte-Lowe, an ex-Heavenly bump skier who was killed in 2004 while training in New Zealand.
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