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Far West Masters skiers compete in national championships

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Thirty Far West Masters ski racers who train out of Squaw Valley, Mt. Rose and Mammoth Mountain recently traveled to Sun Valley, Idaho, to compete in five days of intense ski racing with adult skiers from across the nation in the U.S. Masters National Championships.  

Many took top podium honors. Award parties at the Sun Valley Inn followed each day¹s race, with a final banquet at which combined individual and division awards were granted. 

The Far West Masters Division took third place out of the six national divisions, following Rocky Mountain and Intermountain.  

The following Far West Masters skiers took podium honors in the final Combined Standings of all four races: Gaetano Demattei (first, ages 85-90), Carl Pomey (second, 80-84), Pierre Jeangirard (first, 60-64), Daniele Farnedi (third, 45-49), Carol Levine (first, 65-69), Linda Crowell (first 60-64) and Annette Mirviss (second (50-54).  

Mark Mirviss, Don Smith, Dan Simmons, Rees Palermo and Tom Bullard also placed in the final Division Combined standings, and other Far West Masters took podium honors in individual races.

Masters racers range in age from 21 to 86. Skiers who would like to improve their skills and have fun competing are welcome to join in next season's events. Go to farwestmasters.org for more information.