Just a stone’s throw away from their headquarters east of Golden Peak, the team representing Ski & Snowboard Club Vail climbed to the top step of the podium at Wednesday as the four-member team took top honors in the third annual Conway Cup community team race, presented by Korbel.
Comprised of former U.S. Ski Team member and coach Dan Stripp, Tiffany Hoversten, Emmy Hoyt and Euginnia Manseau, shifted into overdrive in the Conway Cup finals, outpointing the three other teams in the dual format. Hoversten serves as CFO and Business Manager for SSCV, while Hoyt is Development Manager and Manseau serves as Director of Member and Clubhouse Services.
“We had another wonderful day of racing in the Conway Cup, presented by Korbel, offered Michael Imhof, Vice President of Sales and Operations for the Vail Valley Foundation. “We are extremely appreciative of Korbel’s desire to have a community race component for the Korbel American Ski Classic and it’s exciting to see the team from Ski & Snowboard Club Vail move on to the Korbel Ford Cup competition later this week. This race is a wonderful way to annually celebrate Dan within an event that he loved.”
By virtue of their win, the team earned a spot in the Korbel Ford Cup celebrity team race on Friday and Saturday in conjunction with the 30th anniversary Korbel American Ski Classic. En route to the win, Team SSCV bested the runner-up team from Edwards Excavating, while Team The George, last year’s winners, placed third in the final standings.
Team Edwards Excavating was comprised of Jed Schuetze, Kevin Hendricksen, Claes Holm and Ted Johnson, while Team The George included Johnny Kemp, Julia Littman, Laura Littman and Lauren Arnold.
The Conway Cup is named and run in memory of Dan Conway, a great friend to ski racing at all levels throughout the Vail Valley, who passed away in May 2009. Through his position as Director of Racing for Vail and Vail Resorts, he played a key role in all competitions held on Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains, from World Cup and World Championships to NASTAR, including the annual Korbel American Ski Classic.
Big thanks goes out to everyone who participated! It was a beautiful day for racing and we are excited to see more of you throughout the event.