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Team Breckenridge, Team Summit Alpine skiers represent at U-14 championships in Steamboat

This is the collection of Team Breckenridge boys skiers who qualified to compete at this week's Rocky-Central Region U-14 Alpine skiing Junior Championships at Steamboat Ski Resort. Pictured are: Kai Boyer, Michael Cheek, Carson Hume, Jack Cronin, Everett Gillett and Harrison Gayer.
Courtesy Lisa Cheek

Rocky-Central Alpine U-14 Championships

Steamboat Ski Resort, Wednesday-Sunday

Local qualifiers

Team Breckenridge

Kai Boyer, Michael Cheek, Carson Hume, Jack Cronin, Everett Gillett, Harrison Gayer, Keira Horvath

 

Team Summit

Jack Hammer Hodge, Stanley Buzek, Austin Salem, Stella Buckheister, Ella Snyder

A collection of local Team Breckenridge and Team Summit Alpine skiers qualified to compete at this week’s U.S. Ski & Snowboard Rocky-Central Region U-14 Junior Championships at Steamboat Ski Resort.

The skiing got underway Thursday, as Team Breckenridge’s Kai Boyer led the way for Summit County’s collection of skiers in the 97-racer boys competition. Boyer skied to a fifth-place finish at Thursday’s super-G competition, crossing the finish line at Steamboat with a time of 55.06, just under a half-second off of the pace of Noah Bindas (54.57).

Boyer’s Team Breckenridge teammate Michael Cheek finished in 26th place with a time of 57.65, while Team Breck skier Carson Hume skied to 29th place with a time of 57.73 and Jack Cronin skied to 34th place with a time of 58.21.

Team Summit skier Jack Hammer Hodge skied to 35th place with a time of 58.23, ahead of Team Breck skier Everett Gillett (41st, 58.71) and Team Summit’s Stanley Buzek (44th, 58.85). Team Breckenridge’s Harrison Gayer finished in 71st (1:01.69), followed by Team Summit’s Austin Salem (77th, 1:03.48)

In the 95-skier U-14 girls super-G competition, Team Summit skier Stella Buckheister raced to 27th place with a time of 59.27, nearly three-and-a-half seconds off of the winning pace of Sydney Birtwhistle of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (55.84). Buckheister’s Team Summit teammate Ella Snyder qualified for this week’s competitions, though she was unable to finish a run during Thursday’s super-G competition. From Team Breckenridge, Keira Horvath skied to a 52nd-place finish with a time of 1:02.31.

The U-14 regional competition will continue Friday with the boys and girls giant slalom, for which all of the above skiers are scheduled to race. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, the Rocky-Central championships will continue with the parallel slalom and the slalom, for which all of the above skiers are scheduled to race.


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