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NSCD athletes see great numbers at 25th annual Winter Park Open

Grand County, CO Colorado

DENVER- The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) just wrapped up its 25th Annual Winter Park Open last week at Winter Park Resort. This year 74 athletes from nine countries, including the US, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Iceland, Chile, Australia, Canada and Great Britain came to compete for spots on the US National or Paralympic National team.

“I’m very proud of all of the athletes who came out to this year’s Winter Park Open,” said Erik Petersen, competition director for NSCD. “It was a great success, every year I’m amazed at the talent showcased at this event.”

The NSCD had more than 15 additional athletes place in the events as well. Here are the following winners for the races:

Tuesday, Jan. 1 – NorAm Super G

Men Standing

o Adam Hall, 2 first places

o Jon Lujan, 2nd

o Ralph Green, 2nd and 3rd

o James Stanton, 3rd

Women Visually Impaired

o Danelle Umstead, 2 first places

o Staci Mannella, 2 second places

o Allison Jones, 1st and 3rd

Wednesday, Jan. 2 – NorAm Giant Slalom Race

Men Standing

o Jamie Stanton, 1st

o Ralph Green, 2nd

o Jasmin Bambur, 3rd

Men Visually Impaired

o Jeff Petersen, 2nd

Women Standing

o Meghan Erickson, 3rd

Women Sit

o Alana Nichols, 2nd

Women Visually Impaired

o Danelle Umstead, 2nd

Thursday, Jan. 3 – NorAm Slalom Races

Men Standing

o Adam Hall, 1st

Men Sit

o Gerald Hayden, 1st

Men Visually Impaired

o Larry Martin, 2nd

o Jeffrey Petersen, 3rd

The Winter Park Open is also hosted by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing, USA Paralympics and the United States Paralympic Committee.

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