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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
 

BY HEATHER FOSTER

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and Sun Valley Resort are hosting the U.S. Ski & Snowboard U16 Western Region Championships this week on the Warm Springs side of Bald Mountain.

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard U16 Western Region Championships is a championship event for racers ages 14- and 15-years-old only from the five divisions of the Western Region. The five divisions are Alaska, Far West, Intermountain, Northern, and Pacific Northwest. 

A total of 170 athletes (80 boys, 90 girls) will compete in three disciplines over four days in Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom through Friday, March 24.

Eleven SVSEF Alpine U16 Team athletes have qualified for U16 Western Region Championships. They are:

  • Alyssa Huntsman
  • Ruby Smith
  • Madalyn Neal
  • Josie Sarchett
  • Taylor Hovey – Qualified but not racing due to injury
  • Jay Blackburn
  • Declan White
  • Owen Lancaster
  • Tucker Smith
  • Paxton Sammis
  • Reyn Gary

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, March 22nd / WR U16 Championship Super G

Men’s Start: 9:45

Women’s Start: 11:00

Thursday, March 23rd / Men’s Championship SL and Women’s Championship GS

Men’s SL Run 1 start time 9:00am

Men’s SL Run 2 start time 10:45am

Women’s GS Run 1 start time 12:00pm

Women’s GS Run 2 start 1:45pm

Awards Banquet for the first three days held at Limelight Room, Sun Valley Inn at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 24th / Women’s Championship SL and Men’s Championship GS

Women’s Run 1 start time 9:00am

Women’s Run 2 start time 10:45am

Men’s GS Run 1 start time 12:00pm

Men’s GS Run 2 start 1:45pm

Awards for the last day will be presented after the race in the Warm Springs base area.

Once races begin, live unofficial race results can be found on Live Timing at https://livetiming.usskiandsnowboard.org/.


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