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DiGravio claims Francoeur Memorial moguls

Alison DiGravio, a Carrabassett Valley Academy alumna, had the fastest time down the course at the Greg Francoeur Memorial meet this weekend at Sugarloaf.

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Mogul skiers from the eastern United States converged on Sugarloaf's Skidder trail for the Greg Francoeur Memorial meet on Saturday, Jan. 2 for the opening competition of the 2010 eastern mogul competition season.

After two runs of intense competition Carrabassett Valley Academy alumna, Alison DiGravio blazed the fastest time down the course and earned the highest score for the women. DiGravio, a member of the US Development Group, claimed the Francoeur victory two weeks after returning from U.S. Selections at Winter Park, Colorado where she was tied for second for both days and just missed a shot at going to Olympic trials and World Cup starts by virtue of a tie breaker.

“These were great results for CVA mogul skiers," said Ron DiGravio, CVA head mogul coach. "As a post graduate, Alison led the way with the win while freshman, Alex Jenson placed an impressive 6th place. For the men, Woo Hyun Cho placed 2nd while Tanor Bourgoin and Brian Doolittle placed 10th and 11th. Young gun Lisle Townsend also had a great run in his first A level meet. These kids have been training really hard. Their skiing and jumping skills have really ramped up and it showed on the course this weekend.”

The Greg Francoeur Memorial Mogul Meet is held in honor of Greg Francoeur, an Sugarloafer who took great joy in sharing his love of the sport. He was particularly interested in helping younger skiers perfect their technique and devoted many hours to the students enrolled in the weekend program at Carrabassett Valley Academy.

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