Curtis Creek Elementary won the team championships for the second year in a row during the annual Dodge Ridge Invitational ski and snowboard race held on April 4. Nearly 70 skiers and riders participated in this year’s event.

High school and elementary age students in both ski and snowboard were awarded trophies for the fastest times in their respective categories, with the fastest overall elementary school receiving $500 from Dodge Ridge toward their ski and ride program.

Among the skier class, Sarah Azevedo, racing for Curtis Creek Elementary, was the fastest female skier of the day with a time of 16.49 seconds on her best run of two, followed by Maddie Utterback in 2nd, also of Curtis Creek Elementary and Kaya Hall of Summerville Elementary in a strong 3rd. In the boy’s ski race, Owen Bartholow of Connections Academy took the top spot with his fastest time of 18.47 seconds, with Kane Hall of Summerville Elementary in a close second and Malekai Fromm of Soulsbyville School coming in third.

In the snowboard group, Cruz Vasquez of Mother Lode Christian grabbed the overall boys snowboard spot clocking 26.15 seconds on his fastest run, with Stavin Pierson and Trenton Solis of Belleview in second and third. Emily Hiner of Cornerstone Christian was the fastest snowboarding girl with a time of 39.75 seconds, followed by Hayley Hiner also of Cornerstone in second with Danielle Salas-Sonsteng of Curtis Creek coming in a close third.

Led by the first and second place finishes from Azevedo and Utterback, Curtis Creek Elementary captured a repeat team championship, winning $500 for their school’s ski and snowboard program, followed by Belleview Elementary in second and Cornerstone Christian in third. The team title is determined by the combined five fastest times, ski or snowboard, from each school.

Summerville High School clocked some of the fastest times. In the ski category, Maddie Jop (22.15 seconds) and Noah Cashman (16.05 seconds) took the top spots, along with Justin Robert (25.69 seconds) and Emmalyn Banks (43.64 seconds) scoring big in the snowboard category.

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