January 28, 2014

Crested Butte Invades Copper for USASA Skiercross Regionals


From the smallest grom shredders to adult racers, Crested Butte showed up in force for the USASA Skiercross Regionals at Copper Mountain.  The Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team, the Western State Colorado University Mountain Sports Team, and independent racers made the trip for the first two races of the year.  Cover Photo: Ciera Glenn


Asher Weinberg on his way to victory. Photo: Caleb Weinberg

The Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team sent eighteen athletes, of which nine brought home medals. Led by coaches Doug Hudson, Polly McCrane, and Summer Clark, athletes Anika Juneau, Alexandra Weinberg, Asher Weinberg, Mabel Howard, Mya Schaffer, and Brooks Hudson all took gold in their respective divisions.  Up next for the CBMST is the IFSA Regionals here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  It will be the first big mountain competition with an under twelve division.

Like the kids, Crested Butte adults enjoyed great success as well.  Lucas Dehmlow walked away with a gold in snowboard men, as did Ciera Glenn in the women’s open ski.  WSCU Mountain Sports athletes Morgan Haymans, Matt Saehrig, and Xavi Martin swept the men’s ski podium, finishing first, second, and third respectively.  The team will return for next week’s FIS/Noram event.  “It was a good weekend.  We looked at these races as training for NORAM, so we’re looking to keep that momentum going,” explained Haymans, who won both races this weekend.

Overall, it is an exciting time for competitive skiing here in Crested Butte.  CB athletes are in Europe on the Freeride World Tour, crushing competitions here in the states, and getting set to represent the United States at the Olympics in Sochi.  We’re pretty happy with the progression of skiing in the paradise we get to call home.
Edit by WSCU Media: Mason Strehl


CBMST celebrating. Photo: Doug Hudson

About the Author

1. Ed Dujardin
After moving out west for college, Ed took summer school so he could spend winters in Crested Butte. These days, he coaches the Western State Colorado University Freeride Team, and spends as much time as he can fishing the incredible rivers of the area.