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Winter Park team skiers are back in action this week at Beaver Creek

Will Bublitz
Sky-Hi Daily News

The alpine ski racers of the Winter Park Competition Center return to action this week for several more races in the Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup.

The Surefoot series is making its seventh stop on the tour with a pair of Super G races and a pair of downhill races at Beaver Creek from Tuesday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 27. Colorado’s elite alpine ski race series has so far attracted skiers representing 10 different nations, as well as athletes from some of the top NCAA schools in the country.

The schedule for this week’s races at Beaver Creek is:

Tuesday ” men’s and women’s Super G; Wednesday ” men’s and women’s Super G; Thursday ” men’s and women’s downhill training; Friday ” men’s and women’s downhill training; Saturday ” men’s and women’s downhill racing; and Sunday ” men’s and women’s downhill racing.

Once again, the Winter Park Competition Center skiers will be in the thick of the competition. However, one of the team’s best racers will not be skiing this week.

Nick Stenicka, who was the Winter Park team’s top-ranked skier in the series, broke his leg in training last week and will be sidelined for the rest of this ski season. He is currently ranked 13th in the Colorado Junior Ski Cup, which is part of the Surefoot series. A sophomore at Middle Park High School, he placed second in the slalom at Beaver Creek during high school races held just a couple of days before his accident.

The standings for the rest of Winter Park’s boys in the Colorado Junior Ski Cup are: 18. Sean Homer, 31. Nicholas Zeller and 55. Jake Charland.

Winter Park’s women skiers will also be racing during the Beaver Creek competition this week. Their current standings are: 25. Rylee Burrows, 26. Tracie Kroneberger, 31. Sarah Williams, 36. Kelia Zigich, 41. Kylie Kroneberger, 44. Stephanie Simestad and 52. Shayla Foster.


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