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Steamboat Springs Telemark skiers bring home National Championships

Luke Graham

Steamboat Springs skier Jeffrey Gay makes a turn during the U.S. Telemark National Championships. Gay won two of the four races to be crowned the 2013 champion.

— A pair of Steamboat Springs Telemark skiers won U.S. National Championships on Sunday after four days of racing last week.

Madi McKinstry was crowned the 2013 Women's National Champion, and Jeffrey Gay was the Men's National Champion.

With four days of racing, competitors’ top three results were taken. McKinstry left little doubt, winning all four races. The 2012 Steamboat Springs High School graduate has been living in France this season and competing on the World Cup circuit.

Steamboat and Atlanta resident Zoe Taylor was second. Taylor, who was the 2012 National Champion, had three second-place finishes.

New Hampshire's Sarah Carley was third. Steamboat's Lyta Foulk was fifth.

Gay won two of the four races of the weekend and won the National Championship after finishing second last season.

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Tommy Gogolen, of Breckenridge, was second, and Cory Snyder, of New Hampshire, was third. Steamboat's Tanner Visnick was fourth, and Charlie Dresen was fifth.

Several members, including McKinstry, Taylor and Visnick, headed to Norway for the next World Cup races.

The team then is focused on the World Championships in Spain.

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