The Loup Loup Alpine Ski Team traveled to Mission Ridge last weekend for the Apple Cup Race. Ten local racers competed against a large field that included 115 boys and 105 girls for two days of Giant Slalom competition, team coach Bret Alumbaugh reported.
“Conditions were perfect for racing, with a firm surface and blue skies through the weekend,” the coach said.
The highlight for the Loup Loup team was Aidan Catlin’s first-place finish in Sunday’s U14 Boys race.
“Aidan had a very fast second run on Sunday to come from behind and win by .01 of a second,” Alumbaugh said. “With not a lot of practice running gates to start our season, all of our kids had a great weekend.”
Results for Saturday:
• U14 Girls – Olivia Glenn 9th; Sydney Schuler DNF; Kierra Reichert DNF; Maisy Shaw DNF.
• U12 Girls – Avery Catlin 24th; McCalla Chesledon 33rd.
• U14 Boys – Aidan Catlin 3rd.
• U12 Boys – Damon Alumbaugh 15th; Carter Sheley 17th; Graham Sheley 20th.
Results for Sunday:
• U14 Girls – Sydney Schuler 5th; Olivia Glenn 10th; Kierra Reichert 21st; Maisy Shaw 25th.
• U12 Girls – Avery Catlin 26th; McCalla Chesledon 30th.
• U14 Boys – Aidan Catlin 1st.
• U12 Boys – Damon Alumbaugh 11th; Carter Sheley 14th; Graham Sheley 22nd.