Skier comes home, dominates races

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Steamboat Springs ski racer Brede Halsnes capped off a strong week of ski racing in his hometown by winning the final Rocky Mountain Trophy Series slalom at Howelsen on Wednesday.

"Brede may train with a ski academy in Norway, but to us, he will always be a Winter Sports Club kid," said Tony Nunnikhoven, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine director.

After finishing second in Tuesday's slalom race, Halsnes returned to Howelsen Hill on Wednesday determined to win the second and final slalom at Howelsen.

He laid down the second fastest first-run time and then survived a very technical second run to win the race with a time of 1 minute, 23.82 seconds.

Norway's Peter Roering finished second at 1:25.08 and Tuesday's slalom winner; Dominik Schweiger came in third at 1:25.30.

First-run leader Teddy Berglund skied off course in the second run as did Steamboat's Drew Roberts, who was third after the first run.

The top Winter Sports Club skier was Marsh Gooding in eighth place. Tony Cesolini was 11th, Joey Marias came in 18th and Sean Dixon came in 40th.

Cory McConnell turned in an excellent effort. He started in the 105th starting position, but moved up to 28th in the final results.

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