Madison Hoffman dominates Jackson
January 30, 2016
Rowmark Ski Academy’s Madison Hoffman stood atop the podium both days at the Wes Barron Speed Series last weekend in Jackson, Wyoming. Hoffman, a Park City resident, won both super G races and had hoped for the hat trick, but the third race was cancelled due to snow conditions. She took the overall women’s title.
Other Rowmark Parkites in the top 15 were Lucy Neill (seventh both days), Elena Zipp (14th) and Camryn Glick (15th). On the men’s side, Greg Olzansky also landed in the top 15, with a 15th-place finish on Saturday.
Rowmark’s U19 team traveled to Steamboat, Colorado, last weekend for the FIS University Giant Slalom and Slalom Races. Park City’s Katie Hensien grabbed a win and two third-place finishes, with fellow Parkites Megan Dingman (second and 10th) and Jules Parke (fourth and sixth) also finishing strong. Juniors Sofia Yubero (second and fourth), Sommer Glasgow (fifth), Liz Baer (seventh) and Riley Whitney (seventh) rounded out an impressive Rowmark performance.
Earlier this month, Park City Rowmarker Liam Michael charged to some good finishes at the FIS National Junior Races in Sugarbowl, California. Michael finished 10th and 16th in slalom and 17th in giant slalom against some of the nation’s best young skiers. Teammates Nick Fontaine (14th in slalom) and John Whiting (16th in GS) rounded out Rowmark’s strong showing at the event.
Big news for Rowmark alum (’13) and current U.S. Ski Team member Breezy Johnson, who won the Women’s Europa Cup Downhill in Altenmarkt, Austria, earlier this month. Her win followed a second-place finish the day before in another downhill there. Only a handful of Americans have ever finished in the top three of any Europa Cup event.