Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Annual Report 2018-2019

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Athletic Events

Women Make History

In December, SSWSC hosted the first ever North American FIS Continental Cup Nordic Combined event for women. The event attracted an international field and showcased the growing number of women in the sport. FIS subsequently announced the addition of a women’s World Cup circuit and the IOC continues to make progress toward the inclusion of women in the Olympic Winter Games. SSWSC athletes are poised to take advantage of the opportunity.  Tess Arnone and Annika Malacinski both earned 7th place finishes at the Steamboat event.

U14's Go Pro

When the World Pro Ski Tour announced a stop in Steamboat, SSWSC alum and Olympian Chad Fleischer got to work with organizers to showcase the incredible junior talent in Colorado at the event. Eight SSWSC U14 alpine racers got to race on the pro dual course, complete with two 5 foot high pro jumps, against Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s top U14’s. The team showdown was as close as it gets, with the Steamboat Wolfpack taking the win over their Vail counterparts and celebrating with a team trophy donated by 1964 Olympic medalist  Billy Kidd!

A Dual to Remember

With one of the best mogul venues in the world and a strong stable of skiers in its High Peformance Moguls team, the SSWSC stepped up to host a NorAm moguls event in February. The competition was first class, and the club’s efforts were rewarded in the end when SSWSC teammates Kenzie Radway and Maggie Ryan were the last two standing in the dual moguls and competed side-by-side for the title. Radway would take the victory and go on to win the season-long NorAm title.