December 20, 2008
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier Erik Lynch is the first competitor to reach the top of a ridge on Emerald Mountain in downtown Steamboat. Lynch, racing in the J2 sprint finals of the Steamboat Junior Nationals qualifier, won the division and was followed closely by teammate Max Scrimgeour in second and Aleck Gantick in fourth.
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Lynch 1 of 4 local skiers to win in sprints Friday
The course for Friday's sprint portion of the Steamboat Junior Nationals Nordic skiing qualifier event at Howelsen Hill is narrow with plenty of steep climbing sections.