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Local skiers impress in mogul event at Breck

BRYCE EVANS
summit daily news
Summit County, Colorado

Over two days on Breckenridge ski resort’s Mach 1 run, some of the area’s best freestyle skiers competed in a Rocky Mountain Division mogul competition called Derk Slottow’s Rock on the Mach.

With single moguls on Saturday and double moguls Sunday, some local skiers had impressive finishes on a course that Team Breckenridge Sports Club coach John Dowling said “features some of the toughest and most challenging terrain in the nation.”

Though, the course may have scared away some competitors, Dowling said, the races still featured quite a bit of excitement.

On Saturday, Team Breck’s Dylan Walczyk skied what Dowling called a “fast and clean run,” but was unable to top Steamboat Springs skier Ryan Dyer, who won the event. Another Steamboat skier, Luke Farney was third, one spot behind Walczyk.

Also taking a runner-up finish was Summit skier Bruce Perry, Jr., who finished second behind Winter Park’s Casey Andringa in the J3 category.

Local J1 skier Sean Scanlan was fourth in his age class.

For the women’s race Saturday, Telluride skier Keaton McCargo won the event, with Vail’s Kristi Waring in second. Local skier Alisha Scheifley finished third, her first-ever RMD podium.

Another local skier, Kaitlyn Harrell was fifth overall in the race, first in the J4 division. Also in J4, Lindsay Eckhoff was 10th.

In Sunday’s dual competition, Steamboat’s Farney won the overall title for the men, with Team Summit’s John Eaton in second. Vail’s Andre Lande finished third, beating out Steamboat’s Bo Randolph for third place.

For the women, Kealey Zaumseil of Telluride won the dual competition, topping teammate McCargo in the final. Scheifley finished third for the second straight day.

Other locals to compete were Colin Lang (19th), Bryce Sawhney, Zach Kwiecien, Gabe Johnson and Alex Debonville.

The event was named after Summit High grad and former Team Summit freestyle skier Derk Slottow, who died last summer in a kayak accident.


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