Alpine Skiing: Hoelzel, Warrior girls claim 1sts

Brainerd Alpine ski team competes at Powder Ridge

Gavin Hoelzel

KIMBALL — Brainerd’s Gavin Hoelzel won the boys race and the Warriors girls placed all four scorers in the top six to capture the girls' team title in the Tri-Meet Tuesday, Feb 2, at Powder Ridge.

Hoelzel was second after the first run with a 23.58. He earned the top of the podium when he clocked a 23.54 on his second run.

“We were happy for Gavin today,” Warrior head coach Jim Ruttger said. “He was fun to watch. Gavin’s only a sophomore, but this was his second varsity win. He won at Detroit Mountain last year.”

Brainerd finished second as a team with Brandon Neifert placing fourth, Sean Baumann seventh and Emmet Johnson 12th.

Lauren Kalenberg led the Warrior girls with a combined 51.38 that placed her third individually. Erin Hoelzel was next in fourth followed by Alli Krantz fifth and Calia Chaney sixth.


“It was a solid night for the girls,” Ruttger said. “On any given night, any one of the four could lead the pack. Last week it was Calia.”

Boys team scores: 1-Annandale 138, 2-Brainerd 136, 3-St. Cloud Breakaways 128
Individual winner: Gavin Hoelzel (Brd) 47.12
Brainerd results: 1-Hoelzel 47.12, 4-Brandon Neifert 49.09, 7-Sean Baumann 51.30, 12-Emmet Johnson 55.68, 13-Garrett Krantz 56.48, 16-Logan Omberg 59.28, 18-Parker Linn 59.76, 21-Jaggar Klecatsky 1:02.88, 22-Derek Halbur 1:02.97, 25-Peter Breitbach 1:04.92, 26-Micah Wood 1:05.38

Girls team scores: 1-Brainerd 118, 2-St. Cloud Breakaways 110, 3-Annandale 75
Individual winner: Ella Dols (SCB) 51.04
Brainerd results: 3-Lauren Kalenberg 51.38, 4-Erin Hoelzel 52.91, 5-Alli Krantz 53.83, 6-Calia Chaney 54.08, 9-Hannah Taylor 55.98, 11-Maddie Peterson 56.98, 15-Anna Krieger 59.36, 19-Morgan Krieger 1:04.69, 20-Aubrey Wiczek 1:05.23, 23-Amanda Trusty 1:10.86, 29-Teagan Hartwig 1:21.72
Next: Brainerd in Dual with Duluth Marshall at Mont du Lac Resort, Superior, Wis., 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.
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