By Rongi Yost

Skiers race at Hoodoo


Last updated 1/19/2022 at Noon

The Outlaws ski teams raced in a slalom race on a hard, fast surface on Duba’s Descent at Hoodoo on Wednesday, January 12. Conditions were sunny and clear and turned to beautiful starry skies under the night- lights. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams finished strong in the first Emerald League slalom race of the season.

On the girls’ side, Presley Adelt took first place with a combined time of 1:20.46. Charlotte Seymour took fourth with a combined time of 1:25.59, and Piper Adelt finished sixth with a time of 1:30.95. Other scores were: Ella Eby — seventh place (1:35.34), Annie Cohen — 10th place (1:42.42), and Ava Riehle took ninth with a combined time of 1:45.47.

Araiya Grummer did not finish on her first run, but logged the first-place finish on the second run with a time of 40.05 for the single run. Freshman Tallis Grummer pushed hard out of the gate in her very first high school slalom race and first time in slalom gates in two years. Grummer was hoping for a competitive finish but suffered technical difficulties on both runs.

Bela Chladek earned a first-place finish on the boys’ side with a combined time of 1:07.60. Corbin Fredland took second (1:09.96), and freshman Styopa Myagkov took third with a combined time of 1:15.81 in his first-ever high school slalom race.

Jack Turpin finished 15th (2:09.59), and Kellen Petke finished in 18th place (2:26.25). Brody Duey did not finish his first run, but had a fifth-place finish on his second run. Cooper Merrill also didn’t finish his first run, but earned 10th on his second run. Gus Patton tallied an eighth-place finish on his first run, but disqualified on his second. Emerson Backus had a seventh-place finish on his first run, but missed a gate on the second. Keegan Kroytz also disqualified on the first run, but took a 20th place finish on his second run.

Coach Chladek commented on his team’s performance.

“Bela and Presley’s runs were fast because they both kept very clean technical lines through the course,” said Chladek. “All the top racers from the Outlaws team finished as well as they did due to being aggressive and fast from start to finish.

“Overall this big team of Sisters Outlaw athletes is skiing really well this season,” added Chladek. “The returning racers are in growth over their previous season and the new racers on the team are really exceeding my expectations for skiing performance. Most importantly, the team seems to be bonding and really having a lot of fun with each other at trainings and competitions. Also, racing conditions this season have been sunny and clear so far, making for really enjoyable competitions.”

The skiers’ next race will be a giant slalom at Willamette Pass on Saturday, January 22.


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