SYNC Series u16 Rocky/Central Junior Championship Qualifying

Last week, Vail Mountain Resort hosted the SYNC Series u16 Rocky/Central Junior Championship qualifying races.   The four-day race series brought in over 120 athletes, varied weather and lots of great ski racing, including the first races held on the new T-bar expansion hill.  Women and Men both competed in two Slalom and two Giant Slalom races over the course of week.   Team Summit Colorado athletes had a great series: Stella Buchheister came home a 4th in SL and two 4th place GS results, Niko Leunig had his first u16 victory with a 1st place in the GS race and Jevin Palmquist swept both SL races with a commanding lead. These results have been combined with results from the Aspen Mountain SG and DH races, which were held earlier this season, to determine 23 men and 23 women athletes who will qualify to compete in the Rocky/ Central Junior Championships. Team Summit is proud to announce Stella Buchheister, Niko Leunig, Seth Montgomery, Jevin Palmquist and Ruthie Demino will be representing at the team at R/C u16 Championships in Steamboat Mountain Resort in March.


Congrats!! to Niko Leunig and Jevin Palmquist. Niko was first in one GS and Jevin was first in both SL races at the Divisional U16 Qualifier Vail.