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Local Rowmarkers qualify for U16 Nationals

Parkites find success in various competitions

Submitted by the Rowmark Ski Academy

Rowmark Ski Academy's U16 team returned from the Western Region Championships with great results. Park City residents Elena Zipp, Danika Mannelin and Carter Louchheim all qualified to advance to the U16 National Championships next weekend in Sugarloaf, Maine. Teammates Greg Oszanskyj and Mary Bocock qualified for Nationals, as well.

Mannelin ripped to a fourth-place finish in Slalom, Zipp brought home medals in Giant Slalom (sixth) and Slalom (10th), and Louchheim charged from the 80th bib position to grab 10th in the Super-G, also earning him the Overall Hard Charger medal (best finish from the highest bib).

Other top-20 results included Olszanskyj's two fifth-place medals in Super-G and giant slalom, Ned Friedman's 15th place (Super-G), Tommy Hoffman's 17th place (Super-G), Carlos Getzelman's 17th place (giant slalom), Ellie Nichols' 18th place (slalom), Zoe Michael's 16th place (Super-G) and Anya Mulligan's 12th (Super-G) and 14th (slalom) places. Friedman, Hoffman, Nichols and Michael are all Park City residents.

The Rowmark U19 skiers have just returned from successful campaigns, as well. Parkite Katie Hensien scored her best result to date with a 10th place in slalom at the NorAm Finals in Quebec. Hensien was the third American finisher and top U19 American against a deep international field.

Closer to home, the rest of the U19 women were in Winter Park, Colorado for the Rocky/Central Junior FIS Championships. Park City residents Lucy Neill and Camryn Glick finished consistently in the top 20, with Neill skiing to 11th and 14th in giant slalom and Glick finishing 17th in three of the four races.

The men were in Schweitzer, Idaho for the Western Region Junior Championships. They took several podiums with breakout races for Park City resident Liam Michael (second and fourth in giant slalom, fourth and eighth in slalom, third in Super-G) and Scottie Bocock (first and third in giant slalom).

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Other top finishers for Rowmark included Nick Fontaine (fifth in slalom) and Parkite Ned Neill (10th in slalom).