Wood River Extreme Ski Joring this weekend in Bellevue

     Horses, riders and skiers, on snow! That’s what the Wood River Extreme Ski Joring Association is planning for winter fun with plenty of snow over the Feb. 16-17 weekend at 81 Browning Lane in Bellevue.

     Races start at high noon Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday evening party will be at Mahoney’s in Bellevue, and the Sunday awards party is at Fuego Restaurant, Bellevue.

     Sign-ups are Friday, Feb. 15 from 6-9 p.m. at Mahoney’s in Bellevue. Pre-registration is required this year.

     Payment is accepted at Friday’s sign-ups, or Saturday morning before the races. Divisions are Open ($160 per team), Sport ($110), Women ($60), Novice ($60), Intermediate ages 15-18 ($40), Junior ages 11-14 ($30) and Pee Wee for ages 5-10 ($10 per team).

     Visit www.woodriveresja.com for a registration form, mail it to Michelle Bobbitt at P.O. Box 108 in Bellevue, ID 83313, or FAX it to 208-788-0106. Also, email the form to WRESJA secretary Bobbitt at michelle@woodriverbookeeping.com

     No dogs are allowed at the race facility.


Arkoosh Cup alpine ski racing for kids returns Sunday

     The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation stages the 49th annual Arkoosh Cup, open to the public and all children, on Sunday, Feb. 17 starting at 10:30 a.m. at Rotarun Ski Area west of Hailey. Register for the giant slalom event at svsef.org, or Sunday from 9-9:45 a.m. at Rotarun. There will be a food truck on site for lunch.


Boulder Ski Tour awards

     A highlight of the Feb. 2 Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Ski Tour was the presentation of the first Jon Engen Memorial Award for the best 34-kilometer time improvement.

     Winners of the Engen were Troy Smith of Boise (67:31) and Aniko Pearson of Logan, Utah (3:52), according to race director Jody Zarkos.

     Those donating funds for the Engen Memorial Award included Jean and Brent Estep, Marshall Peterson, Roger Miller, Dave Knoop, Rich Mull, Jim Fredericks, Tom Campion, Richard and Kelly Feldman, Rossignol, SWIX/TOKO and Jimmie Vaughn.

     Boulder 34k top-three men and women placers were entitled to $2,500, $1,000 and $500. They were Peter Holmes, Matt Liebsch and Johnny Hagenbuch for the men; Erika Flowers, Katie Feldman and Anja Gruber for the women.

     The $100 preem winners were Liebsch and Flowers at Baker Creek, and Liebsch and Gruber at Frostbite Flats. The $75 Zenergy Awards for fastest Waves 3-7 male/female went to Will Lange, Laura Todd, Ben Husaby, Julia Seyferth, Jules Goguely, Rose Kjesbo, Aaron Duphily, Eri Crum, Micah Capson and Katie Cox.

     NordicTown Elite sprint winners were Katie Feldman and Peter Holmes in first place, Logan Smith and Adam Witkowski in second, and Sydney Palmer-Leger and Johnny Hagenbuch in third place.

     “Regs and Dregs” Town Sprint winners were Don Shepler and Joan Scheingraber of “Sparkle Dragons” in first, and Liz Roquet and Lee Roquet of “Strong Coffee” in second.

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