Athletes Set New Records at The National Sports Center for the Disabled 25th Annual Winter Park Open

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The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) recently wrapped up its 25th Annual Winter Park Open last week at Winter Park Resort.  This year, 74 athletes from nine countries, including the US, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Iceland, Chile, Australia, Canada and Great Britain came to compete for spots on the US National or Paralympic National team.

Adam Hall NZL 1st place & Joel Hunt USA 3rd place men's standing SL

Adam Hall NZL 1st place & Joel Hunt USA 3rd place men's standing SL

“I’m very proud of all of the athletes who came out to this year’s Winter Park Open,” said Erik Petersen, competition director for NSCD.  “It was a great success, every year I’m amazed at the talent showcased at this event.”

The NSCD had more than 15 additional athletes place in the events as well. Here are the following winners for the races:

Tuesday, Jan. 1 – NorAm Super G

Men Standing

o   Adam Hall, 2 first places

o   Jon Lujan, 2nd

o   Ralph Green, 2nd and 3rd

o   James Stanton, 3rd

·        Women Visually Impaired

o   Danelle Umstead, 2 first places

o   Staci Mannella, 2 second places

o   Allison Jones, 1st and 3rd

Wednesday, Jan. 2 – NorAm Giant Slalom Race

·       Men Standing

o   Jamie Stanton, 1st

o   Ralph Green, 2nd

o   Jasmin Bambur, 3rd

·       Men Visually Impaired

o   Jeff Petersen, 2nd

·       Women Standing

o   Meghan Erickson, 3rd

·       Women Sit

o   Alana Nichols, 2nd

·       Women Visually Impaired

o   Danelle Umstead, 2nd

Thursday, Jan. 3 – NorAm Slalom Races

·       Men Standing

o   Adam Hall, 1st

·       Men Sit

o   Gerald Hayden, 1st

·       Men Visually Impaired

o   Larry Martin, 2nd

o   Jeffrey Petersen, 3rd

Jonty O'Callaghan Jr. Men's 1st place - AUS (4th over all men's standing) SL

Jonty O'Callaghan Jr. Men's 1st place - AUS (4th over all men's standing) SL

The Winter Park Open is also hosted by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing, USA Paralympics and the United States Paralympic Committee.

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