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Freestylers ski hard in Telluride

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

— The U18 freestyle skiers with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club had another strong weekend last week and are now flying toward the end of their season.

The team competes this weekend in Winter Park in the divisionals contest; then, its top members will head next week to junior national championships in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Now, the team is coming off another strong performance last week in Telluride.

Zach Rosa led the way for local skiers, placing sixth in a Saturday moguls competition, then fourth a day later.

Tyler Strnad was seventh Saturday and ninth Sunday, while Ben Hoefer, 32nd Saturday, had one of his best performances of the season in placing 10th Sunday.

"He's really coming on," coach Mike Powell said. "He's been struggling, but he busted out Sunday."

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Landon Wendler, meanwhile, was 12th and 14th, and Tallak Myhre was 30th both days.

Rosa, Strnad, Wendler and Hoefer all will compete at junior nationals next week. Kenzie Radway was also invited, but won't make the trip.