Peine takes top two spots at Nastar nationals
While the snow is slowly melting in Hastings, Alpine skiing is far from over for several area skiers.
Several area racers competed in the NASTAR national championships in Snowmass, Colo., two weekends ago.
Two Hastings skiers won their divisions.
Adam Peine won the 17- and 18-year-old male Platinum division.
Ellie Peine won the 14- and 15-year-old female Gold division.
Adam Peine and Ellie Peine then competed in the Race of Champions. Adam Peine won the race and Elle Peine placed second.
All the first place winners then raced for the Race of Champions, Ellie Peine finished 2nd winning the Silver medal for the female division. Adam Peine won 1st Place winning the Gold.
Also racing were:
Caleb Kimmes, who placed 26th in the 8- and 9-year-old male Platinum division.
Alex Kimmes, who placed 10th in the 10- and 11-year-old female Platinum division.
Sam Molitor, who placed third in the 10- and 11-year-old male Gold division.
Jake Molitor, who placed second in the 12- and 13-year-old male Silver division.
Jacob Peine, who placed third in the 12- and 13-year-old male Platinum division.
Hayden Niebur, who placed seventh in the 12- and 13-year-old male Platinum division.
Parker Leipzig, who placed 28th in the 8- and 9-year-old male Platinum division.
Cory Schield, who placed second in the 40- to 44-year-old male Platinum division.
Scott Bjornson, who placed fifth in the 40- to 44-year-old male Platinum Division.
Matt Larson, who placed sixth in the 40- 44-year-old male Silver division.
Alex Schield, who placed fourth in the 60- to 65-year-old male Silver division.
Ella Leipzig, who placed seventh in the 12- to 13-year-old female Gold division.
Brianna Berg, who placed first in the 20- to 21-year-old female Platinum division.