LAKE?PLACID - Landon Livreri and Gabby Armstrong took home two gold medals each in the Empire State Winter Games ski jumping competition Feb. 7 at the Olympic Jumping Complex on the K20 and K48 hills.
Livreri, a J4 (ages 10-11) from Lake Placid, won his age group with jumps of 19.0 meters and 19.5 meters on the K20. He had jumps of 46.5 and 45.0 meters on the K48 hill in the J3 age group (12-13) for overall scores of 130.8 points and 209.6 points, respectively.
Armstrong, a J2 (ages 14-15) also from Lake Placid, won the Open Women's categories with jumps of 18.5 meters and 19.0 meters on the K20 hill and jumps of 39.0 and 40.0 meters on the K48 for overall scores of 117.0 and 101.1 points, respectively.
Photo by Kathleen Doyle
Lake Placid’s Landon Livreri soars in the Lebanon Outing Club Ski Jumping Tournament in New Hampshire on Feb. 3. He took top honors in the junior class of the competition.
On the K20, taking gold in the J5 (ages 8-9) division was Payton Thurston of Whiting, with jumps of 16.0 and 14.5 meters and an overall score of 87.4 points. His brother, Grant Thurston, was close behind, with jumps of 14.5 and 14.0 meters and an overall score of 75.3. Rounding out the top three was Chris Byrne of Lake Placid, with jumps of 7.0 meters and 10.0 meters and an overall score of 18.6.
Taking the silver in the J4 division was Matt White of Lake Placid, with jumps of 16.5 and 17.0 meters and an overall score of 101.8. In third place was Noah King, of Salisbury, with jumps of 10.0 meters and 9.5 meters and an overall score of 31.1 points.
Taking the gold in the Open division was Trent White, a J2 from Lake Placid, with jumps of 19.5 and 20.0 meters and a total score of 136.1. In second place was Beckett Ledger, a J3 also from Lake Placid, with two jumps of 19.0 meters and a total of 129.4 points. The bronze went to Scott Schulz, a J3 from Lake Placid, with jumps of 18.5 meters and 18.0 meters and an overall score of 119.2.
On the K48 hill, Ledger took the silver in the J3 (ages 12-13) category, with jumps of 40.0 and 42.5 meters and a score of 176.8 points. Completing the top three was Schulz, with jumps of 38.0 meters and 37.0 meters for 143.8 points.
Karl Schulz of Lake Placid took home the gold in the J2 division, jumping 44.5 and 42.5 meters and an overall score of 188.2 points. Trent White was close behind, with jumps of 40.0 meters and 44.5 meters and an overall score of 180.7.
A.J. King of Salisbury took the bronze with jumps of 39.0 and 40.0 meters and an overall score of 152.6 points.
Livreri first in N.H.
Lake Placid's Landon Livreri took top honors in New Hampshire in the junior class at the annual Lebanon Outing Club Ski Jumping Tournament on Feb. 3.
Competing as a member of the New York Ski Education Foundation junior jumping team, Livreri topped the field and was followed in second place by teammate Beckett Ledger, who is also from Lake Placid. Also for NYSEF, Scott Schulz placed fifth and Brian Byrne was seventh.
The NYSEF jumpers train at the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex. They have come up from the Learn to Fly sessions, which are taking place each Wednesday at the venue. The Learn to Fly program uses the new 20-meter and 7-meter hills is open to any persons interested in the sport of ski jumping.
The sessions start at 3 p.m. and cost $5.