The Western Alpine team attended their first ski race of 2019 this weekend, January 19th and 20th, in Winter Park, Colorado. The trip was a great start to their busy season. Saturday consisted of a slalom race on the lower mountain. Kyra Long (junior) placed 6th, Ella Engelhard (freshman) placed 8th, and Maeve Poulson (junior) placed 33rd.
On the men’s side Trevor Buongiorno (sophomore) placed 17th. Sunday’s giant slalom brought lots of success for the women’s alpine team. Ella Engelhard had a particularly outstanding performance, landing in 1st place for the day. Kyra Long also found great success and secured a 2nd place finish. Abby Davidson (junior) put together two strong runs to finish in 4th place. These excellent results combined with good skiing on Saturday resulted in the women’s team bringing home the 1st place overall title for the weekend. For the men’s giant slalom Andrew Bristow (sophomore) placed 10th, Trevor Buongiorno placed 20th, and Beck Heidmous (junior) placed 29th.
After a successful first weekend of racing, the team eagerly awaits next weekend when they host a home race at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Come show your support and cheer them on January 26th and January 27th on Buckley!