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By Rongi Yost
Correspondent 

Outlaws skiers wrap up league with wins

 

Last updated 2/15/2022 at Noon



The boys and girls ski teams continue to dominate the slopes. On Wednesday, February 9, at Hoodoo Ski Area, the boys and the girls both took first place in the final slalom event of the Emerald League season under clear skies and warm conditions. Some special course maintenance and care kept surface conditions hard and fast for racing through the entire event.

On the boys’ side, Corbin Fredland took first place with a combined time of 1:32.68 for his first combined time win of his high school race career. Coach Gabe Chladek said, “Corbin was aggressive from the start and managed to hold on to the line through the finish.”

Styopa Mayakovsky took second place with a combined time of 1:39.87. Gus Patton finished fifth (1:54.45); Spencer Tisdale, eighth (1:58.96); Emerson Backus ninth (1:59.26); Bela Chladek, 10th (2:01.76); Brody Duey, 12th (2:09.03); John Berg, 19th (2:22.89); Jack Turpin, 25th (2:44.10); and Kellen Petke, 26th (2:45.37).

Cooper Merrill got a 1:09.91 on his first run, but didn’t finish his second run. Keegan Kroytz got a 1:15.27 on his first run and did not finish his second run.

“Corbin and Styopa did a great job of keeping the boys’ team points high for the day,” added Chladek.

On the girls’ side, Presley Adelt took second place for the day with a combined time of 1:47.36, and Araiya Grummer took third with a combined time of 1:51.88. Tallis Grummer finished fifth (1:59.65); Piper Adelt, sixth (2:00.60); Ella Eby, ninth (2:09.23); Mae Roth, 11th (2:16.32); Ava Riehle, 14th (2:22.45); Kiara Martin, 15th (2:29.27); and Lauren Sitz, 18th (2:44.66).

Charlotte Seymour got fifth place on her first run, but didn’t finish her second run. Annie Cohen placed 12th on her first run, and didn’t finish her second. Molly Greaney placed 23rd on her first run and also didn’t finish her second.

Chladek told The Nugget that the girls continue to maintain a high team score due to their consistent skiing. Chladek also gave kudos to Hoodoo Ski Area.

Chladek said, “The Sisters Outlaws Ski Team and the entire Emerald Ski League would like to thank Hoodoo Ski Area for their generous support of high school ski racing and hosting a fantastic season of slalom races this year!”

Three days later, the Sisters Outlaws closed out the Emerald League racing season maintaining their season-long winning streak with another boys and girls team win. Skiers raced in a giant slalom at Willamette Pass on Saturday, February 12, and once again it was under beautiful, clear, and sunny skies.

Coach Gabe Chladek told The Nugget this is the first time he can remember skiers having an entire season of ski racing in the sun.

The race went smoothly and snow conditions were hard and fast for the first run, but got a bit softer in the sun in the afternoon.

Freshman Styopa Myagkov took first in the boys’ race with a combined time of 1:25.27. Corbin Fredland took second (1:27.11); Brody Duey, sixth (1:34.20); Spencer Tisdel, seventh (1:34.34); Emerson Backus, 10th (1:36.37); Gus Patton, 11th (1:37.39); John Berg, 18th (1:47.90); Jack Turpin, 21st (1:53.13); Kellen Petke, 24th (2:03.81).

Duey, Tisdel, Backus, and Patton are all newer racers and moved up in the finish order and logged varsity finishes for the final league race.

Bela Chladek came out of the start a bit off of his normal pace on run one and finished with a 44.56. He skied a very fast second run, but missed the gate at the finish and was disqualified on run two. Cooper Merrill put a strong effort at both runs, but unfortunately slid out and did not finish either run.

On the girls’ side, Tallis Grummer led the team with a second-place finish in a combined time of 1:32.29. Ella Eby took third (1:35.27); Charlotte Seymour, fourth (1:35.75); Presley Adelt, sixth (1:36.82); and Ava Riehle, 11th (1:42.15).

Eby and Riehle are first-year racers, and both made significant moves in this race.

Chladek said, “It’s very exciting to see some of the newer/younger racers have rewarding successes on the course, and to move up in the finish order. It’s been really rewarding to see the racers progressing in their sport and having fun, and it’s especially rewarding to hear so many of them excited already for next season.”

The Outlaws skiers will head to Mount Ashland over President’s Day Weekend for an invitational race. Some of the skiers will attend the Oregon High School State Championships at Mount Hood Meadows on March 2-3.

 

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