Rowmark skiers start winter well
Rowmark Ski Academy athletes have kicked off the racing season with great results, including success for many skiers from Park City.
At Snowbasin in early January, the U16 athletes raced to some solid finishes in their two giant slalom races and one slalom race. Park City’s own Madison Hoffman was on the podium all three days with wins in GS and a second-place finish in slalom. Other Parkites in the top 10 were Camryn Glick (fifth all three days), Elena Zipp (sixth, eighth and ninth) and Lucy Neill (sixth). On the men’s side, Scottie Bocock took second in GS, with Park City resident Jake Bleill in ninth and seventh.
Meanwhile, the U19 skiers have been busy all over the Mountain West with races in Steamboat, Colorado, Park City and Snowbird. Park City’s Megan Dingman (second, 10th), Katie Hensien (third, eighth), Hannah West (sixth) and Jules Parke (seventh) all fared well as did their teammates Riley Whitney (seventh) and Sofia Yubero (seventh, eighth).
In Jackson, Wyoming, the U14 Rowmarkers had their first qualifying race of the season. Park City’s Tommy Hoffman won the overall men’s title after placing second in the two GS races and winning the slalom race. His teammate and fellow Park City resident, Carter Louchheim, took seventh and fourth in GS, with Jimmy Bocock finishing ninth and 10th in GS and fifth in Slalom. On the ladies’ side, several Parkites shined. Zoe Michael won in slalom and Ellie Nichols finished fifth in GS.
Park City High School senior Ben Agnew plays several significant roles on the baseball team, but his character off the field is just as important.