Caroline Classic

Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club Executive Director Brian Krill talks with Robby Wade before Wade’s first U10 run Saturday morning during the club’s Caroline Classic race at Snow King Mountain.

Alpine skiers from ages U8 to U18 hit Snow King on Saturday for the first club series race of the season, and Jackson skiers accounted for the top 25 spots out of the 120 finishers.

The older age groups obviously had a leg up in the overall times, but don’t tell that to Taylor Moe and Adriano Wetzler. Moe, a U12 girl, placed sixth overall and first in her age group with a two-run time of 46.53 seconds in the giant slalom race. Wetzler was the top U12 boy and placed eighth overall with a time of 46.77 seconds.

The top five overall finishers were Jackson Hole High School racers. Teddy Morgan (43.07 seconds) placed first, followed by McKayla Burke in second (44.42), Sophie Parker in third (45.82), Tate Ellingson in fourth (46.20) and Lucy Hutchinson (46.51) in fifth.

Cam Prichard (46.93) won the U14 boys division with a ninth-place overall finish. High school skier Fussy Girling (47.17) placed 10th.

Jaden D’Amours placed second in the boys U12 division with an 11th-place overall finish. Adrienne Howard finished second in the U12 girls division with a 16th-place overall finish. Ruby Hoelscher won the girls U10 division and placed 21st overall. Finn Beninga won the U10 boys division and cracked the top-25 with a 24th-place effort.

Taryn Moe placed second in the U10 girls division and Max Lynch placed second in the boys U10 division. Gwen Georgiades was the girls winner in the U8 division.

The Caroline Classic is held in memory of Caroline Lambert Grassell. Grassell was born in Jackson and was 5 years old when she died in an accident during the 2002 Rendezvous Parade in Pinedale.

The race is the first of five club races that will run through the beginning of March. The next club series will take place Jan. 26 with a slalom race at Grand Targhee.

Contact Clark Forster at 732-7065, or @JHNGsports.

Sports Editor Chance Cook has lived in rural Pennsylvania, upstate New York and Butte, Montana. He is no stranger to spending time in the woods chasing animals. If you see him out, challenge him to a game of pool. Send tips and questions.

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