Thursday, February 12, 2004
Drew Roberts' impressive results in his slalom and giant slalom races during the four-day Wild West Classic at Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Mountain Resort earned him an overall combined title earlier this week.
Roberts, one of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Alpine ability skiers, took first in slalom races held Monday and Tuesday with a time of 1 minute, 38.54 seconds and 1:40:98, respectively.
In the Saturday and Sunday giant slalom races, Roberts placed fifth and third, respectively.
Several of Roberts' Winter Sports Club teammates also fared well in the four FIS races at Jackson Hole.
Emily Colin won the Tuesday women's slalom in 1:30:11; teammate Lindsay McLure finished 21st.
In Monday's women's slalom, McLure finished fourth, Lisa Perricone was fifth, and Colin was sixth. On the men's side, Teddy Berglund finished second behind Roberts, Marsh Gooding was 23rd and T.J. Cannon, who started 90th, moved up to finish 62nd.
In Saturday and Sunday's giant slalom races, Roberts and Berglund fared well for the men. Roberts was fifth, and Berglund was seventh Saturday. On Sunday, Roberts was third, and Berglund finished sixth.
Gooding finished 42nd on Saturday and 31st on Sunday; Dixon finished 63rd and 31st, respectively; and Cannon finished 80th on Saturday.
On the women's side, Perricone and McLure led the Winter Sports Club in the giant slalom events.
Perricone was sixth Sunday; McLure was 14th both days, and Colin was 27th on Sunday.
Ability coach Sue Schwartz said the conditions and competition in Wyoming were tough. Skiers from countries such as Norway, Austria and Australia joined the Western Region skiers for the four-day event.