Broncs schuss to alpine title
Jacksonís David Gilmore speeds down Snow King Mountain on Friday at the Wyoming High School Alpine State Championship. He placed first in giant slalom and finished the season as the highest-ranked boy in the state. Photo by Price Chambers/Jackson Hole Daily.View our entire photo gallery >>
By Miller N. Resor, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
March 4, 2013
Jackson Hole High School skiers completed a dominant season over the weekend by winning the Wyoming High School Alpine State Championship at Snow King.
Bronc racers also won the boys and girls individual championships.
The boys and girls teams went undefeated in a season in which most of their competition faced poor snow for practice and competition.
Jackson senior Isabel McDowall, who came into the final races tied with Olivia Swift, of Natrona County High School, won Friday’s giant slalom and Saturday’s slalom to clinch the top spot in Wyoming girls alpine skiing.
David Gilmore, also a senior, came into the final races of the year undefeated and on top of the standings.
Gilmore won Friday, but dropped the final slalom race of the year to Matt Deane of Kelly Walsh High School. Gilmore settled for second place in Saturday’s race but still brought home the boys overall title easily despite the single blemish on his season.
Sophomores Anders Olson and Cade Hawks both cracked the Wyoming boys top 10, while the Lady Broncs placed all of their top-five skiers in the top 10.
Complementing Gilmore’s first-place finish, Olson was eighth and Hawks finished 10th.
Backing up McDowall, senior Morgan Comey finished in third place, followed by juniors Brooke Terkovich in fourth and Jamie Pardee in fifth. Junior Anika Hanson rounded out the varsity roster by taking seventh overall.
In Friday’s giant slalom, McDowall, Pardee, Comey and Terkovich finished first through fourth.
Behind Gilmore on Friday was senior Sebastian Lopez in fourth, Olson in sixth and junior Cole Hammond in seventh. Junior Chris Bancroft finished 14th, and junior Skyler Everitts completed Jackson’s varsity finishes, coming in 20th.
On Saturday, Pardee took second for the girls, Terkovich took fourth and Comey finished fifth. Sophomore Cora Mitchell came in seventh, and junior Elsa Roush completed the varsity roster in eighth.
Aside from Gilmore, junior Carson Meyer was the boys’ only top-10 finisher Saturday, taking eighth. Hammond came in 11th, Everitts skied to 12th, and Lopez and Olson finished in 26th and 27th, respectively.
The girls scored 152 points to take the state championship. Cody High School finished second with 72.
The boys combined for 106 points to beat second-place Kelly Walsh’s 70 points.