Snyder competes at State Ski Meet

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Held at Steamboat Springs

By Karen Gerrity

The weather in Steamboat Springs February 23 and 24 proved challenging for the high school skiers competing in the state championship. It was cold, snowy and icy with periods of wind.

Despite the conditions, Gilpin High School senior Sam Snyder finished the two slalom races with a combined time of 1.52.6 which was the best result for his team the Clear Creek Golddiggers. In the giant slalom race he placed second for his team with a combined time of 1.58.6, just behind Zach Schell who had a combined time of 1.57.10.

Wes Davies of the Golddiggers took home the 5th place award in the state-wide skimeister competition and Coach Conradt Fredell was presented with the Alpine Coach of the Year Award. Fredell plans to retire after this season, so the 36 years makes it the longest any coach has served at the high school level.

Seniors participating in the state meet were given special recognition and Sam Snyder was joined by team members Col Koepsel, Annaliese Gould, and Zach Schell in this honor.

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