rently ranked as the
skier in the world. Although he had nothing to gain, Kasper
hiked twice on Feb.
26 in order to get his
second run. Starting 74th on that run,
Kasper gave younger racers back in the
pack the opportunity
to rub elbows with
one of their heroes.
unparalleled enthusiasm for every racer who
came down the pitch, whether it was Kasper or a
first-year J2. “It takes a long time to become a really good racer,” said Nickerson. “Those racers at
the back, those are the guys really working hard.
That’s why I enjoy watching them.” Buck Hill legends Ankeny, Strand and Ide were on top of the
podium throughout the weekend. A nine-point
result on Feb. 25 was a career-best for Ankeny.
Kasper took second on the first day, 0.57 sec-
Michael Ankey falls…
…and falls again
Trophies pay tribute
to the late Dan Nagy.
Michael Ankeny and
Maisie Ide take a rest.