MRG skiers sweep big mountain competitions

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Photo: Alonso Darias of Sudbury, MA took first place in MRG's Unconventional Terrain Competition and a first place in Sugarbush's Castlerock Extreme.

It was a banner weekend for the Mad River Glen Freeski Team (MRGFT). For the first time ever Sugarbush and Mad River Glen hosted their respective big mountain competitions on the same weekend. Mad River Glen’s Freeski Team rose to the occasion in unprecedented fashion by sweeping the podium for both men and women in both events. MRGFT’s Alonso Darias won top honors in the men’s division for both events. “While the results are humbling it truly speaks to the depth of talent on our team,” noted MRG Freeski Team head coach Ry Young.

Mad River Glen Unconventional Terrain competition results are as follows:

Men: 1. Alonso Darias (Mad River Glen Freeski Team, Sudbury, MA); 2. Ethan Holcomb (Mad River Glen Freeski Team, Woodstock Valley, CT); 3. Ely Kalstein (Mad River Glen Freeski Team, Fayston, VT).

Women: 1. Erin Magill (Mad River Glen Freeski Team, Moretown, VT); 2. Marley Tipper (Mad River Glen Freeski Team, Burlington, VT); 3. Danielle Lillard (Mad River Glen, Fayston, VT); 4. Leigh Brandenburg (Mad River Glen, Concord, MA).

Sugarbush Castlerock Extreme results are as follows:

Men: 1. Alonso Darias (Mad River Glen Freeski Team, Sudbury, MA); 2. Parker Herlihy (Mad River Valley Freeski Team coach, Fayston, VT); 3. Turner Barbour (Mad River Glen Freeski Team coach, Hinesburg, VT). 4. Wyatt McDermott (Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley, ME); 5. Cooper Whalen (Sugarbush, Charlotte, VT).

Women: 1. Leigh Brandenburg (Mad River Glen Freeski Team, Duxbury, MA); 2. Charlotte Skelly (Mad River Glen Freeski Team, Concord, NH); 3. Marley Tipper (Mad River Glen Freeski Team, Burlington, VT); 4. Natalie Slade (Mad River Glen, Concord, NH); 5. Caroline Kessler (Sugarbush, Waterbury, VT).