Steamboat Springs The weekend ended with a bang for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club at the freestyle Division Championships in Telluride. In the final event - the men's dual moguls - Jeremy Cota, Rob Burden, Bo Randolph and Michael Degrandis took the top four spots.
"It was a tough weekend start," said Rob Day, the club's head NorAm coach. "But it ended really strong. Everyone was skiing really well, as usual."
Ryan Dyer won the Don Banghart award for the most overall points in dual moguls for the season. He also was crowned the combined champion for earning the most points out of any Rocky Mountain Division athlete.
On the first day of the championship and senior division races, Steamboat earned top finishes on the women's side from Kara Johnson in fifth, Kristen Sweeney in seventh, Alison Crowe in 10th and Shelby Dyer in 15th.
On the men's side, Jeremy Cota - fresh off a berth on the U.S. Ski Team - finished first. He was followed by Luke Kamieniecki in sixth and Dalton Lee in eighth.
In the women's junior moguls Dyer finished 12th, Crowe finished 17th and Audrey Young finished 22nd. Michael Degrandis picked up the win in the men's junior moguls, with Lars Johnson in third, Luke Farny in seventh and Colton Harding in ninth.
In addition to the men's team sweeping the top four spots in dual moguls, Kara Johnson finished fifth on the women's side and Crowe finished ninth.
"We did extremely well," Day said. "Even when the weekend didn't start out too well, it sure ended well." The freestyle team travels to Waterville Valley, N.H., on Tuesday for the Junior Olympics. The following week, the team heads to Squaw Valley, Calif., for nationals.