Lake Stevens skier takes on the world

  • Monday, February 23, 2004 9:00pm
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Colby Granstrom, a 13-year-old skier from Lake Stevens, placed 22nd in the slalom and 24th in the giant slalom at the Trofeo Topolino held Feb 13-14 in Pinzola, Italy.

Granstrom was one of just three Americans invited to the prestigious international youth competition.

In the slalom, Granstrom turned in runs of 34.37 and 34.38 seconds for a combined time of 1:08.75. Andreas Haug of Norway won the event with a combined time of 1:03.64.

In the giant slalom, Granstrom completed the course in 1:03.84. He finished just over three seconds behind the winner, Dominik Paris of Italy (1:00.58).


Bruins wrap up championship: The Cascade Bruins last week claimed their second straight season championship in the Everett High School Mixed Bowling League.

The Bruins finished with 425.5 points. They were followed in the standings by Lake Stevens (397.5), Everett (395.5) and Mariner (379.5). All four teams qualified for the Washington State High School Championships, slated for March 5-6 in Moses Lake.

In the final week of the regular season, Brian Stevens of Mariner rolled the high game (274) and Chris Kirk of Cascade bowled the top series (697).

On the girls side, Meredith Collins of Kamiak had the high game (224) and Candice Airport rolled the high series (569).

Also last week, the league announced its all-star teams. The first team included Jordan Plunkett of Cascade (209.6 average), Jason Wilson of Cascade (199.4), Brian Turk of Marsyville-Pilchuck (195.1), Joshua Jackson of Mariner (191.2), Nathan Tuttle of Cascade (189.8) and Grace Cook of Lake Stevens (185.2).

Named to the second team were Brandon Crain of Lake Stevens (188.7), Les Moore of Jackson (188.4), Mitch Baker of Marysville-Pilchuck (188.1), Josh Peterson of Lynnwood (187.8), Stevens of Mariner (187.1) and Kali Mudie of Lynnwood (174.5).


Everett wrestlers place at folkstyle tourney: Ten members of the USA Everett Wrestling Club earned top-six finishes at the Washington State Folkstyle Tournament held in Bellingham earlier this month.

Leading the way was Joshua Vallani, who won the 80-pound class in the novice division.

Other placers for USA Everett included Ryan Christensen (second, 60 pounds, bantam division), Paul Christensen (third, 60 pounds, bantam), Eric Soler (third, 55 pounds, bantam), Jarred Studley (fourth, 80 pounds, novice), Jack Stilwell (second, 70 pounds, schoolboy), Josh Monson (second, 120 pounds, schoolboy), Sam Ottow (third, 85 pounds, schoolboy) and Andy Duncan (sixth, 112 pounds, cadet).


Leading Edge hosts Chocolate Classic The Everett-based Leading Edge Gymnastics Level 5 squad won the team title at the 13th annual Chocolate Classic on Feb. 14-15 in Everett

The Level 5 team was led by Alesia Stair, 10, of Arlington, who won the balance beam and took the all-around title with a score of 38.025.

In Level 4, Kayla Stuckey, 9, of Everett, and India Kato of Everett won all-around titles. Kato won the vault, bars, beam and floor exercises to finish first in the all-around in the 7-and-under age group.

In Level 7, Lauren Bath, 10, of Everett, won the all-around. In Level 6, Alison Ponce, 12, of Everett, won an all-around title.

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