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Local Ski Racing: Goetz Takes Gold at Buffalo Ski Club

By Caitlin Croft

On Feb. 4, U12/10/8 athletes traveled to Buffalo Ski Club for a Slalom, their second race of the season.

U12 Garrett Goetz of Kissing Bridge took home the gold and Hannes Aubrecht of Buffalo Ski Club took 7th, Buffalo Ski Club’s Gareth Duckman finished 13th and Joey Hogenkamp (KB) placed 16th. U10/8 Owen Gray (BSC) finished 4th, Wyatt Van Tine (KB) 9th, Rainer Aubrecht (BSC) 11th and Declan Gradwell (BSC) 14th.

U12 Lilian Rauch of Buffalo Ski Club finished 7th and Emily Kloc (BSC) took 11th. U10/8 (BSC) finished 10th, Katie Johnson of Kissing Bridge 11th and Kelsey Duff (KB) took 12th.

U21/19/18 athletes traveled to Lake Placid, NY for the annual Winter Empire State Games this event consists of the best athletes in the state. This involved three days of competition— two Super-G, Giant Slalom and Dual Slalom.

Day One: Super G No. 1

U16 Ladies: Sydney Minier of Kissing Bridge finished 6th, Madisyn DeLozier (BSC) 13th, Grace Rauch (BSC) 23rd, Julia Patterson (BSC) 25th, Abigail Fischer (KB) 30th, Katriana Kivari (KB) 33rd and Olivia Shortt (KB) 34th.

U21/19 Ladies: Page Hazen of Kissing Bridge finished 6th.

U16 Men: Joshua Jusiak of Buffalo Ski Club took 9th and Alex Aubrecht finished 17th.

U21/19 Men: James Rauch of Buffalo Ski Club finished with the silver medal. Christian Meyer (BSC) took 5th, Daniel Edick 10th and Brice Shively (KB) 11th.

Day One: Super G No. 2

U16 Ladies: Madisyn DeLozier (BSC) finished 18th, Katriana Kivari (KB) 19th, Julia Patterson (BSC) 22nd, Grace Rauch (BSC) 24th and Abigail Fischer (KB) 28th.

U21/19 Ladies: Page Hazen of Kissing Bridge took 4th.

U16 Men: Joshua Jusiak finished 7th.

U21/19 Men: James Rauch (BSC) once again took silver, Christian Meyer (BSC) 8th and Brice Shively (KB) 11th.

Day Two: Giant Slalom

U16 Ladies: Julia Patterson of Buffalo Ski Club placed 15th, Sydney Minier (KB) 20th, Abigail Fischer (KB) 24th, Grace Rauch (BSC) 25th and Olivia Shortt (KB) 26th.

U21/19 Ladies: Page Hazen (KB) finished 10th.

U21/19 Men: James Rauch (BSC) finished 4th.

Day Three: Dual Slalom

U16 Ladies: Grace Rauch (BSC) took 13th.

U21/19 Ladies: Page Hazen (KB) placed 9th.

U16 Men: Joshua Jusiak (BSC) took 14th and Alex Aubreacht (BSC) 17th.

U21/19 Men: Christian Meyer of Buffalo Ski Club placed 4th and Daniel Edick (BSC) 14th.

U14 Athletes head to Bristol Mountain for a Super G Feb.10 and 11, while all other athletes will be home to train. Congrats to all of those who qualified and competed at WESG.

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