Five area alpine skiers competed in the state meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik on Feb. 15. Coon Rapids senior Trevor Pinewski came in 59th place with a 48.99 first run time followed by a 10 second improvement on his second run at 38.03, for a combined time of 1:27.02. Brad Weitenant of Blaine came in 63rd place with a combined time of 1:30.70, 45.98 on his first run and improving to a 44.72 time on his second run. Andover’s Brandon Rosen finished with a time of 2:10.40, putting him in 77th place.
One slope over, two girls from Andover placed in the top 30 out of 88 finishers. Courtney Schwartz and Jenna Zigler came in 25th and 26th place respectively. Schwartz crossed the finish line with a combined time of 1:21.87, with a 40.03 first run and 41.84 second run. Zigler followed less than one second behind her teammate with a time of 1:22.31, 39.72 on her first run and 42.59 on her second run.