Steamboat Springs - March, 2017

We flew to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for a week in March to visit the western Brabec contingent (Dan, Jill, Alexa and Haley) and to see our granddaughters ski jumping in competition. We arrived on Tuesday and watched the girls compete in the Hitchins Brothers jump competition at Howelsen Hill on Wednesday afternoon/evening. That event was the last of the four Hitchins Brothers competitions for the season. The competitions are focused on ski jumpers under 14 years of age. Some of the boys and girls are as young as 5 years old. There are multiple hills of various sizes so everyone gets to compete at their age and ability level. The contestants are grouped by age and sex in 2-year increments (U14 for under 14, U12 for under 12, etc.). Haley competed in the U10 Girls group and Alexa was in the U14 Girls. Both girls and most of the athletes are members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. There was an awards ceremony after the competition to recognize those who came in first, second and third in their group for the night. Then they recognized those who came in first, second and third for the series of four Wednesdays. Alexa came in first for the U14 Girls for the night and for the series. Haley came in second for the night and the series in the U10 Girls.

Alexa and Haley also competed in the Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined Western Regional Championships on Friday and Saturday. The ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined for the U10 and U14 athletes was held on Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday morning. Alexa jumped on the HS 45 hill and Haley jumped on the HS 20 hill. Alexa jumped on the HS 75 hill on Saturday morning and both girls competed in the cross-country portion of the Nordic Combined that afternoon. Alexa came in first in the Nordic Combined for U14 Girls and Haley came in 2nd in the U10 Girls. Photos and links to some videos are shown below.

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Wednesday Hitchins Brothers Jumping - Wednesday, March 8th


Wednesday competition
Haley (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Alexa on the HS45 (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Alexa on the HS45 (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Alexa on the HS45 (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Alexa on the HS45 (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Alexa on the HS45 (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Alexa on the HS45 (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Alexa on the HS45 (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Alexa on the HS45 (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Haley on the HS20 (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Haley on the HS20 (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Haley catching up on
her reading (3/8)

Wednesday competition
One of the young
award winners (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Haley - HS20 3rd Place (3/8)

Wednesday competition
U10 Girls Winners (3/8)

Wednesday competition
U10 Girls season winners (3/8)

Wednesday competition
U14 Girls season winners (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Alexa & Haley (3/8)

Wednesday competition
Haley, Jill & Alexa (3/8)

Nordic Combined Western Regionals - March 10


Alexa on the HS45 (3/10)

Alexa on the HS45 (3/10)

Alexa on the HS45 (3/10)

Alexa on the HS45 (3/10)

Alexa on the HS45 (3/10)

Full Moon (3/10)

Haley on the HS20 (3/10)

Haley on the HS20 (3/10)

Haley on the HS20 (3/10)

Haley on the HS20 (3/10)
(The remaining photos
were too blurry)

Results - HS 20 U10 Girls (3/10)

Results - HS 45 U14 Girls (3/10)

Nordic Combined Western Regionals - March 11


Alexa's 1st jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 1st jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 1st jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 1st jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 1st jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 1st jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 1st jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 1st jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 1st jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 2nd jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 2nd jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 2nd jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 2nd jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 2nd jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 2nd jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 2nd jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 2nd jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 2nd jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 2nd jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 2nd jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Alexa's 2nd jump on
the HS 75(3/11)

Haley in the U10
cross country race (3/11)

Haley in the U10
cross country race (3/11)

Haley in the U10
cross country race (3/11)

Haley in the U10
cross country race (3/11)

Haley in the U10
cross country race (3/11)

Haley in the U10
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa before the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa in the U14
cross country race (3/11)

Alexa on the podium (3/11)

Haley on the podium (3/11)

HS 75 U16 Girls Results (3/11)

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