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Michael Radford and Rachael DesRochers win Victor Alvarez Ski Championship

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 25, 2012 – The 2012 Victor Alvarez Memorial Ski Race was held on Saturday March 24th and as promised it was simply one of the best winter sporting contests of the year. Over 50 competitors showed up to see who would capture the title “fastest ski racers in Southern California”.  First the men’s field was narrowed to the top 32 qualifiers and the women’s was limited to the top 12.   Head to head dual giant slalom courses were set with horse gates in order to start competitors precisely together.  To get to the final four each skier had to complete and win a combination of 10 races during the day, in other words, speed and stamina were key to victory.  The top spot for men went to former Snow Summit Race Team member Michael Radford now skiing for Montana State University.  Second place was Kelly-Kai Tokunaga J1 Snow Summit Team racer and third went to Kyle Wormsbecker,  head coach for the Snow Summit Ski Team.  Fourth place went to John Michael Fabrizi local J2 Snow Summit ski team member. The women’s top racer was Rachael DesRochers former Snow Summit race team member taking first place.  Second was Karen Lundgren, race team coach and world famous mountain climber. Third was Sara Schacht race team coach and former race team member. Fourth place was Elle Williams and...

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Big Bear Well Represented at USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships

Big Bear, Ca, July 18, 2011, 12:00pm – Big Bear was well represented this past weekend in Sun Valley Idaho at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships.  The Williams and Burton families both had three members of their family competing.  While the Williams family is no stranger to the National Championships, it was the Burton boys first time.  13 year old Ryan, 10 year old Zach and 8 year old Alec had a great time at their first nationals, according to mom Tiffany Burton, and she said they will definitely do it again.  As for the Williams family, Casey Williams got 5th in the Junior men 16-18 division, with brother Evan getting a close 2nd place in the Men’s 12-14 division.  Sister Elle Williams, who was last years national champ in her division got 5th place after she sprained her ankle running with her bike through a rocky section of the course.  Mom Kim Williams told KBHR, that this year the competition was very strong in all categories.  Lauren Gregg, a local Cat 1 women’s rider got 3rd place, and Dean Swank long time rider for Bear Valley Bikes got 2nd place in his category.  KBHR congratulates all that participated, and who made Big Bear...

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