A follow up from the Canyons in Utah Skicross results where 3 Mammoth locals excelled:
As a reminder John Teller took 1st place, which also ranked him as the U.S. Men’s National Champion. Tyler Wallasch took 2nd place in that race. Madeline Riffel took 2nd place, which ranked her as the U.S. Women’s National Champion.
As the ski racing season is coming to a close, the racers have ramped up their schedules and have been competing in Canada and Europe.
John Teller took 3rd in Oslo, Norway in the Freestyle World Championships on March 10th. He is currently ranked 1st in the United States and 9th in the world. John suffered an injury and has taken a couple weeks off, but he is gearing up for the World Cup Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain this Sunday, March 24th.
Tyler Wallasch has been competing on the Europa Cup and is currently ranked 24th.
Madeline Riffel took a 1st Place and a 4th place in Canada last weekend, March 16th & 17th at the Panorama NorAm races. She is currently ranked 2nd in the U.S. and 4th in the NorAm Circuit. Madeline will be competing in Valmalenco, Italy at the Junior World’s Skicross on March 29th. (Photo: Madeline center)
Please be cheering these Mammoth locals on as they finish up this year’s Skicross World Championships
Mammoth Runner, Deena Kastor, competed in the Los Angeles Marathon last Sunday and finished third, with a time of 2:32:38. This was Deena’s first marathon since the birth of her 2 year old daughter Piper. Deena holds the American women’s marathon record of 2:19:36 which she set by winning the London Marathon in 2006. Deena has also earned a bronze medal in the Women’s marathon in the 2004 Olympics and has won a myriad of other races. She is in an elite group of women runners to make the National Championships for four consecutive years. Deena and her husband Andrew have hearts of gold. They personally encouraged my son Chad when he was in high school and were instrumental in getting him accepted to UCLA as a cross country runner.
The new Whitmore Park Track and Sports Field which had its grand opening November 17, 2012 will be attracting many world class athletes looking to train and gain the benefits of high altitude in 2013.
There are many fine athletes that make Mammoth their home and have been very successful in their different sports. Mammoth is truly a year round resort with excellent training venues for both summer and winter sports enthusiast.
Now is an excellent time to consider buying a home, condo or lot. Much of California seems to be recovering their property values and Mammoth as a second home market, is on the verge of this as well....