Skiwrap: Farwest racing returns
Tahoe Rim Tour
The annual Tahoe Rim Tour & Race was held last Sunday, taking more than 100 Nordic skiers on a race from North Tahoe High School in Tahoe City to Northstar California Resort.
The 26-kilometer race had both classic and skate divisions and took racers between roughly 90 minutes and five hours to finish.
In classic skiing, Truckee’s Patrick Johnson took the win on the men’s side, finishing with a time of 1 hour, 26 minutes, 58.3 seconds. Tavener Streit (1:28:08.4) was second followed by Wyatt Fereday (1:28:38.5) in third place.
Truckee High school alumna Kelly Habibi won the women’s race with a time of 2:08:38.5. Anna Voegele (2:13:52.3) was second, followed by JoAnn Ellero (2:46:12.0) in third place.
In skate, Truckee’s Shannon Rahlves took first place in the women’s division with a time of 1:29:39.4. Clare Walton (1:32:05.1) was second, followed by Samantha Shields (1:35:27.0) in third place.
Cullen Chosy , of Wisconsin, took first place on the men’s side with a time of 1:23:52.2. Mike Sooder (1:25:35.2) finished in second. Justin Nistler (1:26:24.9) was third.
Far West alpine
Racing under the Far West banner was held at Diamond Peak Ski Resort and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows this past weekend.
The three-day Wild West Qualifier was held during weekend at Squaw Valley, bringing some of the area’s top alpine racers to the event.
Squaw Valley Ski Teams Jordan Cashman swept all three races, taking first place in both the giant slalom events and the slalom race.
Diamond Peak’s Mathew Smallhouse was runner-up all three days. Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy’s Preston O’Brien took second in both giant slalom races, and Squaw’s Jacob Drake was third overall in Friday’s slalom event.
Women’s racing featured a different winner each day. Sugar Bowl’s Georgie Sullivan opened the weekend with a win in slalom. Diamond Peak’s Tea Kiesel was second, followed by Squaw Valley’s Maya Wong.
Wong would take first place the following day in giant slalom. Sugar Bowl’s Amelia Jones was second, followed by teammate Kaelin Woodruff in third.
Jones finished her weekend with a first place in Sunday’s giant slalom event. Wong was second, followed by Mammoth Mountain’s Erica Lynch.
At Diamond Peak, Nate Williamson, of Snow Summit Racing Team, took first place at the U14 boys’ slalom event at Diamond Peak on Saturday, topping Squaw Valley Ski Team’s Mack Declan by 0.06. Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy’s Kai Subith was third.
Squaw Valley’s Carly Hamilton won the girls’ race at Diamond Peak, topping second place Ella Costello, of Sugar Bow, by 3.33 seconds. Snow Summit’s Samantha Clays was third.
Racing continued the following day with another round of slalom.
Squaw Valley’s Declan Mack took first place in the boy’s race, followed by Subith and Squaw’s David Morken in third place.
In girls’ racing, Hamilton finished her weekend with a sweep of the events, taking first place by more than five seconds. Clays was second, followed by Costello.
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