Winter Sports Club shines in Rocky Mountain events


— Unstoppable was the word Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club coach Garth Hager used to describe his skiers' performance over the weekend at the Rocky Mountain Division meet at the Monarch Ski Area.

Local skiers Maryann Skraba and Kyle Ewing both won dual titles in Sunday's final event. Caterina Mader swept both of the women's mogul events to highlight the Winter Sports Club finishes.

"Caterina was unstoppable in the moguls with a big spread and a helicopter off the bottom jump," Hager said. "Caterina's direct style through the bumps led her to victory both days."

Mader chalked up her first win of the weekend on Saturday by scoring 20.86 points to edge her teammate, and friend, Skraba, who scored 20.61 points on her effort. Another Steamboat skier, Justine Chellel, took third with a score of 19.98.

Ewing turned in the top local finish in the men's first mogul event.

He finished second after Team Summit's Justin Henceroth slipped past him in the final results. Henceroth posted a score of 23.32, and Ewing finished at 21.55.

Steamboat's Paul Khuri was fifth, Bo Randolph was seventh, Sam Tarrant was eighth and Bart Robinson came in 11th on the first day.

Day Two was a repeat performance for the Steamboat women. On Sunday, Mader scored 20.49 points to earn the title. Skraba followed in second with a score of 19.70 and Chellel was third at 19.24.

Henceroth led the men's event for the second day. Steamboat's Randolph had the best local result in third place, Sam Tarrant was eighth and Ewing placed 10th.

Robinson finished in 19th, Nathaniel Chellel was 20th and Khuri was 23rd.

The local team kept the momentum rolling in the final event of the weekend: the duals.

Skraba topped Summit's Leia Barnett to win the women's title.

The men's title came down to a battle between teammates Ewing and Robinson.

"Kyle edged out Bart in the final dual with a twister spread and double twister spread," Hager said.

Tarrant took third by beating out Summit's Scott McDonald during his final run.


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