SANDPOINT, Idaho — The Bluewood Alpine Race Team opened the Emerald Empire Youth Ski League season competing in two Giant Slaloms last weekend at Schweitzer Mountain Resort.
There were 120 skiers from Bluewood, Schweitzer, Mount Spokane, Lookout Pass, Silver Mountain and 49 Degrees North at the race.
Amy Farley, competing in the J-6 divisions for ages 8 and under, improved from fifth place Saturday to second on Sunday.
Gracie Struthers, who did not finish on Saturday, rallied to finish third in the J-4 (ages 11-12) on Sunday.
Luke Freedle, in the J-5 (ages 9-10) division, improved from eighth on Saturday to a fifth-place tie Sunday.
Jared Farley, in the J-5 division, remained consistent by placing seventh both days.
The Bluewood Alpine Race Team’s next race is at 49 Degrees North Jan. 23-24.
Emerald Empire Youth
Ski League (EEYSL)
Chad Engstrom Memorial Race
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Bluewood Alpine Race Team
Name Class Sat Sun
Amy Farley J-6 (8 U) fifth second
Sophie Pellet J-6 10th eighth
Eva Siess J-6 14th 12th
Halle White J-5 (9-10) 10th ninth
Gracie Struthers J-4 (11-12) DNF third
Colleen Gibbons J-4 ninth eighth
Drew Farley J-6 14th 13th
Jared Farley J-5 seventh seventh
Luke Freedle J-5 eighth fifth (tie)
Max Vandersloot J-5 11th 16th
Jonathan Rasch J-5 19th 18th
Cody Worden J-5 23rd DNF
Reid Reininger J-4 eighth DNS
Hayden White J-4 11th 11th
Maxime Pellet J-4 26th 20th
Tyler Abramson J-4 28th 21st
DNF — did not finish
DNS — did not start