By Sean Crotty
After some crazy weather changes swept through WNY this week, ski areas had to do some shuffling to get their events off. Holiday Valley changed their venue, running the dual Slopestyle events Saturday, Feb. 2. HoliMont’s FLITE Team had a very impressive showing on the other side of the mountain.
In female Slopeside 1 action, Lexi Crotty took first overall, with Alliy Hansen sharing a spot on the podium in 3rd place and Hayleigh Holland finishing 8th. In male action, Griffen Hansen took the top spot sharing the podium with Lucas Goodin who nailed 3rd place.
Females: Lexi Crotty 1st in age, 1st overall; Alliy Hansen 1st in age, 3rd overall; Hayleigh Holland 4th in age, 8th overall.
Males: Griffen Hansen 1st in age, 1st overall; Lucas Goodin 1st in age, 3rd overall; Parker Johnston 1st in age, 9th overall; Spencer Williams 3rd in age, 10th overall; Jared Smolinski 4th in age, 11th overall; Jake Wayland 6th in age, 13th overall; Sean Ryan 2nd in age, 14th overall; Ryan Henri 6th in age, 17th overall; Evan Dermott 1st in age, 18th overall; Brandon Crotty 7th in age, 27th overall; Mitchell Wayland 12th in age, 30th overall.
In Slopestyle 2, FLITE Team continued their excellent results with laying down some smokin laps in the park. In the second session, Lexi Crotty and Griffen Hansen once again stormed the podium, with Lexi taking the top spot and Griffen taking second place. Hayleigh Holland joined Lexi on the podium for her personal best run securing 3rd place.
Females: Lexi Crotty 1st in age, 1st overall; Hayleigh Holland 3rd in age, 3rd overall; Alliy Hansen 2nd in age, 6th overall.
Males: Griffen Hansen 1st in age, 2nd overall; Parker Johnston 1st in age, 5th overall; Lucas Goodin 1st in age, 6th overall; Spencer Williams 3rd in age, 9th overall; Jared Smolinski 4th in age, 11th overall; Sean Ryan 3rd in age, 12th overall; Ryan Henri 5th in age, 13th overall; Jake Wayland 4th in age, 14th overall; Evan Dermott 1st in age, 17th overall; Mitch Wayland 9th in age, 22nd overall; Brandon Crotty 5th in age, 23rd overall.
Combined overall results from Saturday’s Slopestyle Events and Sunday’s Mogul event had Lexi Crotty taking top overall female and Griffen Hansen taking 2nd place overall.
Way to represent FLITE Team!