Skiers and riders strong on home hill

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Competing on their home hill brought about plenty of strong results for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers and snowboarders last weekend in a United States of America Snowboard Association at Steamboat Ski Area.

On the snowboarding side, Spencer Vaughan led the way, placing first in the youth men 14-15 division of a slope-style competition.

Winston Vaughan was third, Ryan Merritt was fifth, Ben Larson was seventh and Cody Winters was 11th in a Breaker Boys 12-13 division.

Grace Drobek was fourth in the Breaker Girls 12-13, Jake Larson was third in the grommet boys 8-9, Tristan Clements was fifth and Marcus Saputo sixth in the junior mens, Berin Klawiter was fourth in mens jams 18-22 and Johnny Duty was third in Menehune boys.

For the event’s skiers, also competing in slope-style, Sammy Schuiling led the way, finishing first in the men 13-15 division. Payton McElhiney was second, Bryan Gilbertson was 10th, Reed Wipperfurth was 12th, Noah Townsend was 13th, Everett Simonsen was 15th, Mac Skov was 20th and Max Sauerbrey was 21st.

Lennon Vaughan was sixth in the open skier mens division, Robby Brown was seventh and Nick Simon was ninth.

Liam Baxter was fourth, Kyle Nilsson was 13th, Bryce Zetzman was 15th and Kyi Doyle was 16th in boys 10-12, and Paula Cooper was first in womens 13-15.

Steamboat also showed well in a rail jam competition at the same event.

Brown earned a first in his class, Kai Doyle a second and Baxter and McElhiney both were third in their divisions.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

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