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February 4, 2023
WILMINGTON, N.Y. – A striking 80 skiers took to the slopes Saturday to compete in the 2023 Empire State Winter Games alpine skiing slalom races. The event on Whiteface Mountain resulted in a series of tight races with some finishers completing the course mere thousandths of seconds apart.
In the Alpine skiing slalom event, competitors rapidly maneuver through a series of gates. Participants completed two runs, and their final time is calculated as a combination of each. Only invited athletes were permitted to compete at Empire State Winter Games events.
Lake Placid’s Denny Sebek of Northwood School won the men’s division, finishing with a time of one minute, 33 seconds. Hudson Montgomery of West Mountain Ski Club finished in second with a time of 1:36.25, and Colin Cotter of Oak Mountain Ski Club finished in third with a time of 1:37.00.
Cara Dempsey, also from Northwood School, took home the gold in the women’s division, clocking in with a combined time of 1:39.55. Following her was silver medalist Mary Catherine Mangan of HoliMont Ski Club who finished with a time of 1:40.06. Alison Martin of Holiday Valley Ski Club finished with a time of 1:40.89, taking home the bronze.
For the complete slalom results as well as results for other events, please visit www.https://empirestatewintergames.com/results/ and follow us on social media @ESWGames.
The ESWG, sponsored by Community Bank, N.A., is the largest multi-winter amateur sports event in the United States. From Friday Feb. 3-Sunday, Feb. 5, close to 2,200 athletes are scheduled to compete in 23 winter sports in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Paul Smiths.
For more information, including sport schedule and results, visit empirestatewintergames.com. For photos of the Opening Ceremony and events, see ESWGPhotos.com. You do not have to be a resident of New York State to participate in the Empire State Games, and most sports are open to all levels.