The Putnam Investments NASTAR Pacesetting Trials took place under bluebird skies Saturday morning at Copper Mountain, Colo. This was the first official NASTAR pacesetting trials since 1993, an event won by a young Daron Rahlves at the time.

Rahlves was back for more this year, along with fellow pacesetters and skiing legends Tommy Moe, AJ Kitt, Casey Puckett, and Heidi Voelker, among others. The U.S. Ski Team was on hand as well to pace the pacesetters, however Puckett proved fastest on the day clocking the two fastest runs down the sub-20 second GS course. On the slalom side, current U.S. Ski Team athlete Tim Kelley was the only skier in the field to crack the 20 second barrier.

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“We’re establishing the par time for all the NASTAR courses across the country so you can go out to race at more than 110 resorts across the country and effectively race Ted Ligety,” said NASTAR Director Bill Madsen.

Also participating in the event was the winner of USSA’s #WhatMakesAChamp contest, Auden Pankonin. Auden had the opportunity to race against Ligety and spent some quality time with the rest of the U.S. Ski Team ahead of the afternoon’s official team naming ceremony in Copper’s Burning Stones Plaza.


RESULTS

EventPutnam Investments NASTAR National Pacesetting Trials
Date11/21/15      
HostCopper Mountain, CO    
Race TrailLower Bouncer     
Weatherclear and cold     
        
Pacesetter HandicapTime Course  
Casey Puckett017.99 GS  
TimKelley019.88 SL  
        
FirstLastHandicapNet TimeCourseGenderAgeGroupDiscipline
CaseyPuckett0.0017.99GSM40-44Alpine
DaronRahlves0.5618.09GSM40-44Alpine
BenDrummond1.1118.19GSM30-34Alpine
TimJitloff1.8918.33GSM30-34Alpine
TommyBiesemeyer3.1118.55GSM21-29Alpine
JakeFiala3.1718.56GSM40-44Alpine
TroyWatts3.2818.58GSM45-49Alpine
TommyMoe3.3918.60GSM45-49Alpine
AJKitt3.6118.64GSM45-49Alpine
StephanieLebby4.2218.75GSF18-20 (U21)Alpine
MattJohnson5.2818.94GSM40-44Alpine
BenRITCHIE5.2818.94GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
SteveNyman5.3418.95GSM30-34Alpine
FranzFuchsberger5.5018.98GSM55-59Alpine
CaryAdgate5.7319.02GSM60-64Alpine
TommyFord6.0019.07GSM21-29Alpine
PatrickCOUGHLIN6.1719.10GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
HeidiVoelker6.2319.11GSF45-49Alpine
StaceyCook6.3419.13GSF30-34Alpine
DavidChodounsky6.5019.16GSM30-34Alpine
BartFlynn6.5619.17GSM21-29Alpine
MarcoSullivan6.5619.17GSM35-39Alpine
RyanFuller7.4519.33GSM40-44Alpine
BillyMadsen7.5019.34GSM50-54Alpine
AJHURT7.9519.42GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
TatumCOUTU8.0019.43GSF14-15 (U16)Alpine
GeorgeFlynn8.2319.47GSM21-29Alpine
TommyKENOSH8.3919.50GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
AlixWILKINSON8.3919.50GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
PeytonBRONES8.8419.58GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
DashiellPRINCE-JUDD9.0119.61GSF14-15 (U16)Alpine
AedenCHIARI9.0619.62GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
LilyFITZGERALD9.0619.62GSF14-15 (U16)Alpine
ZackDEKKO9.2319.65GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
IsaiahNELSON9.2319.65GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
ReedWILSON9.7319.74GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
HannahTRUDEAU10.2819.84GSF14-15 (U16)Alpine
KenMcAdam10.4519.87GSM60-64Alpine
ColePUCKETT10.4519.87GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
Angelo (Tony)Blancato10.5619.89GSM45-49Alpine
NickUnkovskoy10.6719.91GSM12-13 (U14)Alpine
SamanthaMCCLELLAN10.7319.92GSF12-13 (U14)Alpine
SarahROWE11.1720.00GSF14-15 (U16)Alpine
AbiJEWETT11.3420.03GSF14-15 (U16)Alpine
ReeseBell11.5620.07GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
NicholasUnkovskoy12.2820.20GSM12-13 (U14)Alpine
JefferyGay12.8420.30GSM21-29Telemark
JeanetteSaylor13.5120.42GSF55-59Alpine
ScottHoose13.7320.46GSM35-39Alpine
BobSkinner13.7320.46GSM55-59Alpine
CooperPuckett14.0620.52GSM12-13 (U14)Alpine
ScottLacek16.9521.04GSM55-59Alpine
JeremyGreenberger19.9021.57GSM14-15 (U16)Alpine
EverettMcEwan20.3421.65GSM40-44Snowboard
ZachHenry22.2321.99GSM21-29Alpine
StefanVoelker23.0122.13GSM10-11 (U12)Alpine
SawyerJohnson27.0722.86GSM8-9 (U10)Alpine
AudenPankonin27.7422.98GSM8-9 (U10)Alpine
TylerWalker28.4623.11GSM21-29Alpine Sitting
JonLujan29.4123.28GSM40-44Alpine Standing
KevinBurton29.5223.30GSM30-34Visually Impaired
JasperJohnson31.3023.62GSF10-11 (U12)Alpine
HillaryBond38.9124.99GSF40-44Snowboard
MartyNeighbors39.3625.07GSM60-64Alpine
LauriStephens46.4126.34GSF30-34Alpine Sitting
CollinGaylord59.7628.74GSMAlpine
CodyField94.5535.00GSM21-29Cognitive Disability
AmeliePankonin101.2236.20GSF6-7 (U8)Alpine
TimKelley0.0019.88SLM21-29Alpine
MichaelAnkeny2.3120.34SLM21-29Alpine
BenDrummond5.3820.95SLM30-34Alpine
RyanCochran-Siegle5.4320.96SLM21-29Alpine
AJKitt7.7521.42SLM45-49Alpine
CaryAdgate7.9021.45SLM60-64Alpine
FranzFuchsberger8.8521.64SLM55-59Alpine
LilaLapanja9.2621.72SLF21-29Alpine
NinaO’Brien9.6121.79SLF18-20 (U21)Alpine
BreezyJohnson11.3222.13SLF18-20 (U21)Alpine
StephanieLebby11.5722.18SLF18-20 (U21)Alpine
DaronRahlves11.9722.26SLM40-44Alpine
PatriciaMangan12.0722.28SLF18-20 (U21)Alpine
RyanFuller12.7822.42SLM40-44Alpine
GalenaWardl12.9822.46SLF16-17 (U18)Alpine
AliceMarryweather14.3422.73SLF16-17 (U18)Alpine
BobSkinner15.5922.98SLM55-59Alpine
NickUnkovskoy17.5123.36SLM12-13 (U14)Alpine
BillSkinner18.5123.56SLM60-64Alpine
CooperPuckett19.0623.67SLM12-13 (U14)Alpine
ScottHoose19.6723.79SLM35-39Alpine
Angelo (Tony)Blancato20.5223.96SLM45-49Alpine
ScottLacek21.5324.16SLM55-59Alpine
JefferyGay23.7424.60SLM21-29Telemark
JeanetteSaylor23.9924.65SLF55-59Alpine
KenMcAdam24.3524.72SLM60-64Alpine
EverettMcEwan25.3024.91SLM40-44Snowboard
SawyerJohnson35.7626.99SLM8-9 (U10)Alpine
TylerWalker35.9727.03SLM21-29Alpine Sitting
JonLujan41.5528.14SLM40-44Alpine Standing
LauriStephens47.7429.37SLF30-34Alpine Sitting
MartyNeighbors47.9929.42SLM60-64Alpine
KevinBurton48.6929.56SLM30-34Visually Impaired
HillaryBond58.4031.49SLF40-44Snowboard