By Rongi Yost

Outlaws skiers continue winning streak


Last updated 2/8/2022 at Noon

The Outlaws boys and girls ski teams had a bye week after taking first-place finishes at Hoodoo on Wednesday, January 26. The victories maintain a season-long winning streak.

The skiers enjoyed beautiful sunny skies and a clear starry night, and cold east winds kept the snow dry and firm for fast racing conditions.

On the boys’ side, Bela Chladek’s lead over the rest of the league widened with another first-place win with a combined time of 1:34.13.

Coach Chladek said, “Bela’s technique is moving into the next level and it’s starting to really separate him from the rest of the pack.”

Corbin Fredland took second with a combined time of 1:37.28, Styopa Myagkov took fourth (1:43.19); Emerson Backus, eighth (2:00.50); Gus Patton, ninth (2:00.83); Spencer Tisdel, 11th (2:05.37); Cooper Merrill, 14th (2:35.99); and Kellen Petke, 18th (3:09.65).

Brody Duey got a 59.95 on his first run, but disqualified after he missed a gate on the second run. Jack Turpen also disqualified on his first run, and recorded a 1:14.71 on his second run.

Presley Adelt took first place on the girls side with a couple of very clean runs that combined for a time of 1:50.88.

First-year racer Ella Eby is catching on to the sport fast and moving up in the ranks. She finished fifth with a combined time of 2:02.98.

Chladek said, “Ella was another standout skier. She’s a first-year racer and has started consistently finishing in the top ten. She’s demonstrating a high level of athleticism on the course.”

Tallis Grummer finished sixth (2:03.25), Ava Riehle 10th (2:21.02), Mae Roth 11th (2:21.36), and Annie Cohen 12th (2:22.95).

Piper Adelt got a 1:01.15 on her first run and crashed out on her second run. Lauren Sitz got a 1:18.85 on her first run and disqualified after missing a gate on her second run. Araiya Grummer didn’t finish her first run, but logged a 55.12 on her second run, which was the fastest time on the second run on the girls side. Charlotte Seymour didn’t finish her first run, and scored a 59.07 for a fourth-place finish on the second run.

Kiara Martin disqualified after she missed a gate on her first run, and logged a 1:16.02 on her second run. Molly Greaney also disqualified on her first run, and got a 1:47.49 on her second run.

Coach Gabe Chladek said, “The entire team is skiing exceptionally well and having a really enjoyable season together. The Outlaws’ team dynamic is great this year; they have a great work ethic when it comes to training, and it’s really paying off in the competitions. We’ve got the fastest racers in the league on the team and they’re setting a great example and really pushing the new racers to move up the ranks quickly.”

Next up for the Outlaws will be a slalom race at Hoodoo on Wednesday, February 9, and the last league race of the season will be a Giant Slalom at Willamette Pass on Saturday, February 12. From there some of the team will attend an invitational race at Mount Ashland over President’s Day weekend. With the wins the Outlaws already have under their belt, they are starting to look forward to the State Championships, which will be held at Mount Hood Meadows in March.


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