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West Linn boys win third straight state ski title

Trevor Maxwell wins the individual crown as the Lions dominate on the mountain again


The West Linn boys ski team put up another dominating performance en route to its third straight state title last weekend.The sun was out and the temperature perfect helping to make for near perfect conditions for the OISRA High School Ski Racing Championships March 7-8 at Skibowl.

The event hosted over 250 athletes from 42 schools throughout the state.

Thursday was show time. The boys were racing the giant slalom on Reynolds Run and the girls were racing slalom on Cascade.

It was a great day for the Lions. The boys dominated the event winning the day by more than 13 seconds over second place Jesuit. Individually, Dalton Tuor won the day, Trevor Maxwell placed second, Jordan Riesterer 11th and Colin Maxwell 15th. Alternate Chris McNabb placed third in his category. Teammate Kyle Larson finished his first run, but fell on his second run.

For the girls, Emily McDonald was the top West Linn finisher for the day, followed by Emily Jordan, Sammy Steeh and Quinn Mitchell. Alternate Emily Topping finished 10th in the her category. Teammate Tyler Shipley, had a great first run but fell on her second run.

Friday was the final day of competition and proved to be exciting right to the finish. McNabb was inserted into the line up after teammate Larson was out due to injuries sustained from the previous day's fall.

The boys and girls switched disciplines and the boys were racing slalom on Cascade and the girls were racing giant slalom on Reynolds Run.

Once again the Lions were exceptionally strong. The West Linn boys won the day beating out Jesuit by less than two seconds combined. In the field of 116 boys, Maxwell won the race, beating out second place Tobias Macedo by less than three seconds. Tuor was fifth, Maxwell 14th, Riesterer 18th and McNabb was 20th.

For the girls, McDonald was again the top finisher for West Linn followed by Mitchell, Jordan and Steeh. Shipley fell during the first run, but had a good second run.

The West Linn boys ended up winning it all. They placed first in giant slalom, first in slalom thus leading the way to being first overall and bringing home the coveted Dartmoth Cup for the third year in a row.

Maxwell was the boys overall state champion. This is the fourth consecutive year that at least one of the two individual state champions has been from West Linn.

Jordan Riesterer was the recipient of the first "Move up" award. This award is given to the athlete that moves up the most places from where they started to where they finished. Riesterer moved up 77 spots on Thursday and 70 spots on Friday.

It has been quite a year for the West Linn ski team. Prior to the state championship, the team saw big success at the league level taking first place in the Three Rivers League for the fourth consecutive year. Several West Linn ski team members were also recognized for the outstanding sportsmanship throughout the year. Those recognized were Colin Maxwell, Steeh and Dalton Tuor.




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