Steamboat locals fare well at US Telemark Championships

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Steamboat Springs put three skiers on the podium Thursday at the U.S. Telemark National Championships in Whitefish, Mont.

Shane Anderson topped the men’s elite division; Erika Walters was the top skier in the women’s elite division, and Rick Walters placed first in the junior men’s J1 division in the giant slalom events.

Other top finishers included Charlie Dresen in fourth and Jeffery Gay, who was sixth in the men’s elite division.

The championships will continue today with the classic event. On Saturday the skiers will compete in the sprint classic and the slalom is scheduled for Sunday.

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