Broncs alpine skiers carve it up at the Cody Invitational

JACKSON, Wyo. — It’s been the girls’ year this year in alpine skiing but the boys had their say last weekend in Red Lodge, Montana.

The Cody Invitational began in gnarly fashion. Friday’s scheduled races never got off the ground as a fresh dump made it impossible to set up a slalom racecourse. Saturday’s giant slalom was shortened to just one run but it was good enough to prove Jackson skiers were the best at the invite.

Sophie Morgan continued her dominance this season, pacing the girls with her podium-topping 51.67 on her lone GS run. Dylan King was not far behind at 54.20 for 2nd. Fussy Girling (57.81, 5th) and Sophie Parker (59.57, 8th) also placed in the top 10.

The girls racked up 60 points in the invitational. Cody was 2nd with 35, Natrona 3rd at 32 points.

But the boys were ridiculous. They’ve been pretty good all year, but even coach Cody Hansen didn’t see this coming.

Broncs skiers grabbed the top four spots in the giant slalom. Leading the way was standout skier Nicolas Janssen who ran a 49.85 in his only GS run. Ridge Kling (50.70, 2nd), Tate Ellingson (51.52, 3rd), and Buckeye Mulligan (53.45, 4th) weren’t far behind. Fin Hutchinson (55.20, 8th) also made the top 10 for Jackson Hole.

The boys stole the show with 77 points. Cody was next best at 34.

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