KMS’ Queirolo pulls hat trick: Dominates national championships

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 27, 2011 12:46 pm

 Killington Mountain School’s Wyatt Queirolo, of Farmington, Conn., showed continued success this week, taking Canada by storm Monday and Tuesday at the K2 National Championships in Collingwood, Ontario, as he took gold in the Super-G, super combined, and slalom races. Queirolo is building on his earlier victories in the Vermont State Championships and his fourth-place finish at the J3 Marriott Eastern Alpine Championships Super G.

“Taking advantage of an early bib number in some tough conditions, Wyatt took an early lead in the Super-G and never looked back,” said KMS Head J3 Alpine Coach Greg Hadley. “This was Wyatt’s first international race, and he started it right where he wanted to with the W. Then he went on to combine one run of Super-G and one run of slalom to have the fastest time of the day in the super combined. Just an outstanding first international showing!”

The President’s Choice® Canadian K2 Championships were hosted at Osler Bluff, Georgian Peaks, and Craigleith Ski Resorts (Ont.) from March 22 to 26. As a nationally sanctioned event, the races involve approximately 170, 13- and 14-year-old ski racers from across the US and Canada and feature girls’ and boys’ super-G, super combined, giant slalom, and slalom titles.

In Tuesday’s super combined, KMS teammate James Ferri, of West Simsbury, Conn., redeemed himself with a very strong 13th-place finish in the Super-G portion. Unfortunately, he bobbled down at the bottom of the course on his slalom run and skied out, missing the results he was hoping for. KMS’ Carolyn Hofley, of Bow, N.H., finished her speed events with a 27th in Super-G.