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Flathead ski team takes 3rd overall in Northern championships

| March 13, 2024 12:00 AM

Over the last two weekends, Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation athletes competed in two Northern Division Youth Ski League races in Big Sky and Red Lodge.

FVSEF athletes found the podium multiple times, along with several top-10 finishes. 

In Big Sky, March 3-4, Nolan Shaw won the U12 boys’ giant slalom, and Riley Ralston-Love took second in the U10 slalom. 

The YSL Championships were then held at Red Lodge last weekend. 

Kessa Drendel had a very successful weekend with a fourth in the U12 giant slalom, second in slalom, and third in kombi, which added up to her placing second overall for the weekend. 

On the boys’ side, Arthur McIntosh raced to second place in the U12 giant slalom on Friday and Nolan Shaw finished third in the U12 slalom on Saturday. Ella Elliott had a great weekend with a pair of third-place finishes in the U14 giant slalom and slalom. 

The success of FVSEF athletes earned the team a third-place overall team award within the Northern Division.

Red Lodge YSL Championships March 8-10, 2024

GS Girls 


Elaina Lozar 12th


Kessa Drendel 4th

Lucy Love 11th

Cadence Ackerschott 12th

GS Boys


Henryk Hadidi 9th

Miles McIntosh 13th

Coleman Stephens 18th

Finley Lozar 21st


Arthur McIntosh 2nd

Nolan Shaw 7th

Louis Groom 13th

Stephan Hadidi 14th

Laird Averill 15th

Theo Elliott 16th

Slalom girls


Elaina Lozar 11th


Kessa Drendel 2nd

Lucy Love 14th

Cadence Ackerschott 15th


Ella Elliott 3rd

Slalom Boys


Henryk Hadidi 10th

Miles McIntosh 15th


Nolan Shaw 3rd

Louis Groom 8th

Stephan Hadidi 9th

Theo Elliott 12th

Kombi Girls


Elaina Lozar 11th


Kessa Drendel 3rd

Lucy Love 14th

Cadence Ackerschott 16th


Ella Elliott 4th

Kombi Boys


Miles McIntosh 16th

Finley Lozar 20th


Louis Groom 7th

Nolan Shaw 8th

Stephan Hadidi 11th

Theo Elliott 14th

    Stephan Hadidi racing slalom for the Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation team in the Youth Ski League. (Photo provided)