Skiing: Tigers compete at state
February 28, 2013
The Tahoe high schools swept up the Tahoe Basin Ski League state championships earlier this week.
North Tahoe won the girls combined championship and the girls giant slalom, South Tahoe won the boys combined, girls slalom and boys giant slalom and Truckee won the boys slalom.
On Day 1 of the championships, competitors raced through two giant slalom runs with a championship on the line and then took one slalom run to earn seeding for Day 2.
On Day 2, the format was dual slalom head-to-head races, with two runs each round.
For Douglas, Tara Cottrill was Douglas’ top finisher, taking 14th in the girls race. Sam Crawford was 15th and Kate hill was 24th.
On the boys’ side, Grant Dunkelman took 19th and Ryan Kochen took 20th.
All five Tiger skiers competed in the round of 32 in the dual slalom races.
Dunkelman, Kochen, Crawford and Cottrill each made it into the round of 16.
Overall, Douglas took fourth as a team. The boys team also finished fourth, and the girls team came in fifth.
Dunkelman was an All-Tahoe Basin Ski League honoree for his performance during the year.
Last week, a number of Tiger skiers competed at the Dual Slalom Races at Alpine Meadows.
Carol Wilber claimed a fourth-place medal and Jordan Chappell made it into the quarterfinals and brought home a medal as well.
Ben Meyer, Sam Wilson, Owen Elmquist, Francois Ahart, Zach Ingrey and Logan Killion all competed in the first round of the bracket.
Allison Meyer competed in the first round of the bracket.