Jackson Takes Control of Alpine Skiing Championships
The Jackson boys and girls enjoy commanding leads after the first day of the 2022 Wyoming High School Alpine Skiing Championships.
The Broncs swept the top five in the women's division and top six spots in the men's division at Snow King Mountain Resort.
The individual state champions in the giant slalom on Friday were Cadel Carrigan for the ladies and Nick Janssen for the gents.
Carrigan completed the two runs down the mountain at a combined time of 1:33.83.
Her teammates Ava Ulmer (1:34.69) and Sidney Nash (1:34.75) finished second and third, respectively. The Jackson girls scored a perfect 80 points on the first day of the championships. They have a 44-point lead over Cody and Kelly Walsh, who are tied for second with 36 points apiece. Natrona County is fourth with 18 points. Laramie sits fifth with one point, while Pinedale did not score on Day 1 of the championships.
Janssen won the guys' race with a two-run combined time of 1:30.36. He edged out his teammate, Travis D'Amours (1:30.72) by 0.36 seconds. Eddie Owens of Jackson placed third. His time was 1:32.04.
The Jackson boys scored a perfect 80 points. Natrona County is a distant second with 31 points. Cody is third with 28, followed by Kelly Walsh with 26 points, Laramie has five points, and Pinedale has one point.
The slalom races are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday.