Summit Nordic dominates in Durango, plus Team Summit girls sweep snowboard podiums |

Summit Nordic dominates in Durango, plus Team Summit girls sweep snowboard podiums

Compiled by Phil Lindeman
Team Summit snowboarders swept the podium at the Howelsen Hill rail jam on Feb. 18 in Steamboat Springs (from left): Devin Hendrix, Jadyn Dalrymple and Alina Cospolich.
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| Summit Nordic Ski Club results |

Rocky Mountain Nordic Junior National qualifier | Durango, Feb. 18-19

It was a weekend for the record books in Durango.

From Feb. 18-19, the Summit Nordic Ski Club brought dozens of athletes to Durango for the final Rocky Mountain Junior National qualifier of the season. After a 10K classic mass start on Saturday and 5K skate interval start on Sunday (with varying distances for different age divisions), the local club had earned a whopping nine first-place finishes, followed by four for Steamboat Springs, three for Vail, two for Durango and two for Boulder clubs.

Below are select results from SNSC athletes. For complete results, see the Durango qualifiers page at

Top Summit Nordic finishers, classic

1. Peter Haynes, men’s U-16 division

1. Tai-Lee Smith, women’s U-16 division

1. Nina Schamberger, girls U-12 division

1. Will Bentley, boys U-10 division

Top Summit Nordic finishers, skate

1. Ezra Smith, women’s U-18 division

1. Tai-Lee Smith, women’s U-16 division

1. Aisley Grohusky, girls U-12 division

1. Nico Konecny, boys U-12 division

1. Will Bentley, boys U-10 division

| Team Summit results |

Team Summit’s Kayo Denda dominates on FIS circuit

This past weekend at the Surefoot International FIS series at Winter Park, Team Summit’s Kayo Denda (JPN) placed second overall for super-G in a very strong field of collegiate and regional competitors, according to head coach Troy Watts. Denda is currently the No. 1-ranked female super-G skier in her home country and is targeting a spot on her nation’s team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

USASA Howelsen Hill rail jam | Steamboat Springs, Feb. 18

A snowboard rail jam as part of the USA Ski and Snowboard Association’s Rocky Mountain Series, held at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs on Feb. 18. The Team Summit girls swept the 10-13 age division for the first time this season. The following are select results from Team Summit only.

Snowboard finals, boys (9 and younger)

3. Caleb Dhawornvej

Snowboard finals, girls (10-13 years)

1. Alyssa Moroco, Team Summit

2. Jadyn Dalrymple, Team Summit

3. Alina Cospolich, Team Summit

Snowboard finals, men (14 and older)

2. Brennan Moroco, Team Summit

USASA halfpipe | Steamboat Springs, Feb. 19

A snowboard halfpipe contest as part of the USASA Rocky Mountain Series, held at Steamboat Springs on Feb. 19. A day after the rail jam sweep, the Team Summit girls again crowded the podium for the Menehune (10-11 years) division.

Snowboard finals, Menehune girls (10-11 years)

1. Jadyn Dalrymple, Team Summit

2. Alina Cospolich, Team Summit

3. Devin Hendrix, Team Summit

USASA Presidents Mogul Challenge | Telluride, Feb. 19

A freeski moguls event as part of the USASA Rocky Mountain Division series, held at Telluride on Feb. 19. The following are top Team Summit results only.

Moguls finals, men (M17)

5. Tanner Murphy, Team Summit

Devo moguls | Steamboat Springs, Feb. 19

An age-group freeski moguls event, hosted by Steamboat Springs on Feb. 19. The following are Team Summit results only.

1. Riley Hughes, Team Summit (M11 division)

2. Jack Shaw, Team Summit (M9 division)

2. Matthew Krystopa, Team Summit (M13 division)

4. Max Jachimowicz, Team Summit

5. Sophi Jachimowicz, Team Summit (F11 division)

5. Owen Hassel, Team Summit (M11 division)

5. Sergei Hough, Team Summit (M13 division)

USASA Rocky/Central Division Championship alpine qualifier | Eldora and Loveland, Feb. 16-19

A four-day series of races to qualify for the USASA Rocky/Central Division Championships in March. The events were split between giant slalom at Eldora and slalom at Loveland. The following are Team Summit qualified athletes only.

Team Summit Championship qualifiers, U-16 division

– Trent Pennington

– Anna Rodli

– Lacie Greenwald

– Jasmine Laube

* Olivia Westall is a first alternate

| Loveland Ski Club results |

SYNC Cup GS qualifier | Eldora, Feb. 16

A day of SYNC Cup giant slalom qualifiers, held at Eldora on Feb. 16.

Giant slalom, girls (U-14 division)

1. Ainsley Proffit, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail — 2:01.33

2. Skylar Adelman, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail — 2:02.25

3. Kendahl Roufa, Loveland Ski Club — 2:03.26

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