Sports Briefs, March 9, 2013
GJ teen takes third in freeskier regional
Freeskier Jed Wilson, 14, of Grand Junction recently finished third in a one-day International Freeskiers and Snowboard Association regional competition at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
Wilson competed against 23 other competitors in the men’s 12–14 age division. Skiers were judged on fluidity, speed, air and stability. As competitors advance through the regional events, their overall rank qualifies them for an invitation to the North American IFSA Championships.
Wilson is an eighth-grade student at Redlands Middle School and is the son of Ron Wilson of Grand Junction.
Tigers to honor Fanning at home opener
Former Grand Junction High School baseball coach Bill Fanning, who died in February, will be honored Tuesday at the Tigers’ baseball home opener against Fruita Monument at Suplizio Field. The game starts at 6 p.m.
Tiger Baseball will host a celebration, “Bill Fanning Night,” in the Lincoln Park Tower hospitality suite for all former GJHS baseball players, alumni, family and friends. Admission to the game is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors, and access to the hospitality suite is free, but people must RSVP because space is limited. Grand Junction coach Donnie Alexander said about 10 spots remain.
Outlaws’ Collins win All-State title
Dawson Collins of the Colorado Outlaws won his third Colorado Youth All-State title last weekend at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.
He won the 12-under, 65-pound title and was one of four Outlaws to place at state.
Dylan Martinez took second place in the 12-under, 84-pound class and Brendon Barnes was sixth in the 12-under, 77-pound class.
Mitchell Purcell placed second in the 12-under, 71-pound class at the USA Pikes Peak State Tournament in Castle Rock.