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CHAOS Headwear and Jr. Olympics make for Fast Finishes
J3 Junior Olympics March 9-11th in Vail, CO Wrap up
Steamboat Springs, CO- (March 12th, 2009) CHAOS Headwear was the hat sponsor for the Junior Olympics in Vail Valley last week. Chaos is known for its support in the Vail Valley for national and world events. Chaos was honored to keep covered and warm the top new athletes in snow sports today.
The Junior Olympics are young people being the best they can in winter sports, Chaos is there to support winter these important developmental winter events. Chaos headwear can be found throughout the Valley Valley at ski and snow shops, as well as high-end specialty retail stores.
In the Junior Olympic circuit, there are three qualifying events for each region, the Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom. Seventy-fine girls and eighty-five boys qualify for the events based on their results at the qualifiers. These young people come from 18 states throughout the rocky mountain and central region. The final is the Junior Olympics, which has been held in Vail for the past three years. It is a week-long event that includes two downhill training days and a down hill race, a super G, GS, and slalom. It includes social events such as an opening parade, athlete social and closing night banquet. The top three winners for boys and girls earn a spot to the coveted Whistler Cup World Games in April.
The Giant Slalom races took place on the Golden Peak course on Vail mountain and the Slalom in Beaver Creek. There were over 15 participants in each final category.
Top finishers going to Whistler in Women's and Men's Slalom and Giant Slalom were:
1 Cooper, Julia SSP/94 40.87 41.10 1:21.97 0.00
2 Irwin, Katharine M SSCV/94 41.59 40.60 1:22.19 1.61
3 Guilmineau, Celine SSCV/94 42.57 41.03 1:23.60 11.93
1 Moyer, Bobby ASP/94 42.10 42.78 1:24.88 0.00
2 Underhill, Mitchell BKH/95 41.70 43.34 1:25.04 1.13
3 Blommer, William ASB/94 42.24 43.20 1:25.44 3.96
The snow was plentiful in Vail during the event March 9th-11th with ten inches of it covering the track and nearly stopping the boys giant slalom. Luckily, chief of race P.J. Jenick and his crew worked furiously to make race possible.
Cont. Rocky/Central J3 Junior Olympics.
â€œI think people were amazed would even pulled it off,â€ Ski and Snowboard Club Vail coach J.J. Jensen said. â€œEveryone worked together and Vail Resorts was nice enough to get us some cats.â€
They were able to pull it off thanks to 100 workers, athletes and coaches who spent time getting the course ready. With a plan in place on Monday night, crews went right to work Tuesday. After the two snow cats did as much as they could, the entire field of skiers and coaches took two maintenance runs down the course to remove any loose snow.
The hard work created a firm racing surface.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR ALPINE J3 QUALIFIED ATHLETES:
THE GIRLS: Caroline Byrne, Celine Guilmineau, Katharine Irwin, Molly McGrew, Mallory Slicker, Eva Spaeh, Olivia Swift, Kendall VanHee, Kiersten Weiss, Isabelle Zaik-Hodgkins.
THE BOYS: Brinton Barry, Nick Braun, Thomas Grant, Alex Leever, Greycody Johns, Connor Reynolds, Anthony Romano, Nicky Romano, Nick Santaniello, Thomas Walsh.
CONGRATS TO OUR FREERIDE & FREESTYLE QUALIFIERS They are heading to Waterville Valley in New Hampshire this week.
FREERIDE: Kendall Deighan, Tanner Coulter, Adam Crooke, Broby Leeds, John Leonard, Christian Pellerito, Cristhian Ravelo, Michael Wilhelm.
FREESTYLE: Heidi Kloser, Kristi Waring, Mikhaila Redovian, Andre Lane, Simon Lee.
To learn more about Chaos Headwear, our products and programs, log on to www.chaoshats.com
Chaos offers quality, responsiveness and a vast array of headgear possibilities. The Brand is owned by Do-Gree fashions, a Mill locally owned and operatedâ€”with three generations of experience. Do-Gree Fashions in Montreal, Canada is able to respond quickly to customer requests, as well as fast-paced market trends, both of which translate to unparalleled service. Designs from CHAOS, CTR and sister brand MOON SHADOW vary from winter-technical to four-season, urban to alpine, casual to high-end alpaca, all of which supply the men's, women's and youth markets. Materials include: merino wool, mohair, acrylic blends, cottons, angora, fleece, and technical fabrics from the New CTR-Chaos Thermal Regulation, Fits ALL 4XÂ®, PolartechÂ®, WindblocÂ®, ThermoliteÂ® and OutlastÂ® and now Dri â€“ReleaseÂ®.
CHAOS major sponsorship programs:
-Teton Gravity Games - TGR - Tetongravity.com
-USASA Sponsor - USASA.org
-SOS -Snowboard Outreach Society - SOSoutreach.org
-Windell's Camp - Windells.com
-Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge - Mountaindewvc.com
-Snowcountry USA - Snowcountry.com
-Birds of Prey - VVF.org
-American Ski Classic