BART skiers open season with Giant Slalom at Schweitzer

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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

Sandpoint, Idaho

Jan. 9-10

Bluewood Alpine Race Team

Girls

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

Boys

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

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