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Tanner Sticka skis to a pair of giant slalom titles at Alyeska

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 19
  • Published January 19

Tanner Sticka swept the two men’s giant slalom races and Ava Schweiger and Mary Grace Stahla split the women’s races Sunday at the Coca-Cola Classic ski series at Alyeska Ski Resort.

Schweiger, a U16 skier, won the morning giant slalom race with a two-run total time of 1 minute, 18.54 seconds, beating U19 skier Mary Grace Stahla by two-tenths of a second.

Lucy Lukes, a first-year racer, savors the moment as she passes a giant slalom gate Sunday at the Coca-Cola Classic at Alyeska. (Photo by Bob Eastaugh)

In the afternoon race, the two switched places, with Stahla winning in 1:18.24 and Schweiger finishing second in 1:18.50.

Sticka was the fastest in both men’s races, winning the first in 1:14.04 and the second in 1:14.18. Finnigan Donley, a U16 racer, was second in the morning race in 1:14.24 and U19 skier Eli Seaver was second in the afternoon race in 1:15.17.

Racing continues Monday.

Mary Grace Stahla of the Alyeska Ski Club scrambles after clearing a gate on her way to victory in the second of two Coca-Cola Classic giant slaloms Sunday at Alyeska. (Photo by Bob Eastaugh)
Tanner Sticka, a U19 skier for the Alyeska Ski Club, won both of the men's giant slalom races. (Photo by Bob Eastaugh)
Ava Schweiger, an Alyeska Ski Club U16 racer, speeds between gates Sunday at Alyeska. She was the overall winner in the first race and the runnerup in the second. (Photo by Bob Eastaugh)