TSSC’s Rowley Among Nation’s Best Junior Skiers
by Martinique Davis
Mar 16, 2013 | 1821 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club freestyle skiers are nearing the end of an illustrious 2012-13 ski season, with competitive triumphs are still coming fast and furious, as the team proved at the Junior Nationals competition last weekend in Park City, Utah.

There, team member Thomas Rowley rocketed to two podium places over the weekend, landing in third in single moguls and taking second in dual moguls. Thanks to their stellar results this season on the NorAm tour, both Rowley and teammate Keaton McCargo have been invited to compete at the Junior World Championships at the end of the month,in Valmalenco, Italy.

Speaking of the team’s medals leader following the Junior Nationals weekend, TSSC Freestyle Director and head coach Caleb Martin said Rowley’s weekend performances were only degrees away from perfection. 

“It was fun to watch him ski this weekend – Tom was pretty much destroying it every run, with amazing skiing and huge jumps,” Martin said, referring to Rowley’s bronze medal-winning performance in singles and his series of stellar runs in the duals.

“At this level, even the most minor mistakes can mean the difference between third and first place,” Martin explained of Rowley’s high-scoring weekend, in which he narrowly missed the gold medal in both events.

The team’s other skiers hung tough amid high-level skiing from the country’s top 60-some ranked male and female junior athletes, with Morgan Osborne landing in seventh and ninth in singles and duals, while McCargo took home two top tens and Kealey Zaumseil finished in a tie for 9th in duals. Clement Cabrol, Skylar Nunn and Emma Spaulding were also invited to compete at this end-of-season championship event; some of those skiers are also expected to be selected to compete at the National Championship, to be held at the end of March in Heavenly Valley, Cali. The team will enjoy two weeks training at home, on the Telluride Ski Resort’s Hermit mogul course, before heading out to the final events of the season.

Thanks to their skiers’ all-around top-notch results during the 2012-13 ski season, the Rocky Mountain Division (of which Telluride is a part) won the Divisions Cup; a culmination of each Divisions athletes' results in all events; this season. 



The team's younger competitors finished their season in style over the last weekend as well, sending athletes to the State Championships in Arapahoe Basin. Notable results included MacKenzie Tharp's first-place finish overall in the slopestyle competition, and brother Jackson Tharp's complementary first place in the boy's slopestyle competition. Results included:



F6: MacKenzie Tharp 1st, 1st overall


F5: Ruby Humnes 2nd

Ella Jansen 4th


M4: Jackson Tharp 1st, 1st overall

Carlo Pine 12th

Will Jansen 13th



F6:MacKenzie Tharp 1st

Anna Smith 3rd


F5: Ruby Humes 2nd

Ella Jansen 4th



Declan Jodlowski 4th



Kyle Soukup 7th

Jonah Jodlowski 11th

Andalo Santangelo 12th

Max Finger 13th



Carlo Pine 12th

Will Jansen 15th

Jackson Tharp 17th

Frank Jackson 21st


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