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AVSC racers head to Yellowstone

AVSC staff report
Graham Houtsma of the Aspen Valley Ski Club races in the SuperTour 15K freestyle at West Yellowstone.
Maria Stuber / Special to The Aspen times |

The Aspen Valley Ski Club Nordic racers participated in the West Yellowstone Ski Festival last weekend.

The AVSC Nordic team used the competition as a prelude to the official season that starts at the Crested Butte Junior National Qualifier in mid-December.

“All of our athletes had really solid performances and considering how hard they trained last week, the results show there are good things to come,” said Maria Stuber, AVSC Nordic program director.

AVSC results

West Yellowstone Ski Festival

Rendezvous Ski Trails

West Yellowstone, Montana

Nov. 27

USSA SuperTour Sprint Races


Hailey Swirbul, 3:18, qualified in 26th place to make quarterfinal No. 3; crashed in quarterfinal for sixth place for a 28th place overall finish on the day, fourth jnior


Nick Sweeney, 2:52, 77th overall, 21st junior

Graham Houtsma, 2:57, 93rd overall, 34th junior

Nov. 28

USSA SuperTour Freestyle Distance

Women 10K Freestyle

Hailey Swirbul, 30:06, 29th place overall, third junior

Nov. 28

USSA SuperTour Freestyle Distance

Men 15K Freestyle

Graham Houtsma, 40:30, 65th Overall, 12th Junior

Nick Sweeney, 42:50, 104th Overall, 36th Junior

Nov. 28

WYSEF Junior Race

Boys 5K Freestyle

Colt Whitley, 14:05, 12th

Jack Sweeney, 14:56, 34th

Jacob Barsness, 17:54, 84th

Nov. 28

WYSEF Junior Race

Girls 5K Freestyle

Chelsea Moore, 16:40, 6th

Nina Beidleman, 17:52, 25th

Jozie Wille, 18:07, 28th

Hazel Wille, 18:54, 36th