Aspen skier Bobby Moyer to represent U.S. in Italy
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” The accolades keep coming for Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club alpine skiing standout Bobby Moyer.
The 14-year-old, who in recent years has distinguished himself as one of the top junior skiers in the nation, is one of three U.S. J3 skiers (13 and 14-year-olds) heading to the prestigious Trofeo Topolino international championship in Italy in late February. Last year, the top J3 skiers from 48 countries participated in the event, which is now in its 47th year.
Moyer, the first AVSC alpine athlete to garner the honor, secured a coveted spot on the team after an impressive showing in this past weekend’s Topolino Time Trials at Winter Park. He finished first in both the slalom and giant slalom, making the United States Ski and Snowboard Association’s decision fairly easy.
“Times were close after the slalom [Saturday] on the men’s side, but Bobby was able to put down a smoking fast run in GS to clinch the spot,” said USSA Rocky Mountain Division Competition Manager Darlene Nolting in a club news release.
Moyer and his two teammates, which includes fellow RMD standout Paula Moltzan from Buck Hill in Minnesota (the ski area where 2008 World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn first began racing), will compete in slalom, giant slalom and a combined, which includes elements of both of those disciplines.
“We’re thrilled that Bobby made the team and wish him nothing but success in Italy,” said Alice Milu, AVSC’s alpine age class coach.
The only other AVSC athletes to represent the club and the U.S. at Trofeo Topolino, which takes place at the Levico Terme Panarotta ski area in the Alps, were Snowmass Village snowboarders Teddy and Jordan Karlinski. The brother-sister duo anchored a U.S. team that won gold in 2004.
Jordan is now a member of the U.S. Snowboard Team.
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