Gwyneth Tefft of Aspen returned to the top of podium at the 2013 USASA National Championships at Copper Mountain, Colorado winning Slopestyle in her age group (Youth 14-15). A previous gold medal winner in the Pipe, it was her first run score of 86.3 that couldn’t be topped. Her winning run was a big backside 360 followed by 2 huge straight airs with solid grabs and finished off with clean and smooth lines through the rail section.
Her victories in all of the regional events she entered and her outstanding results at Nationals (she was also 4th in Pipe) combined with being an honor student again earned her an Aspen Valley Ski Club award: PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD. AVSC encourages athletes to expect excellence from themselves. This award is presented to an athlete from each discipline that has demonstrated the drive to excel in their sport, while at the same time being a role model of their core values.
Her 2013 Nationals results followed up her strong results from 2012: she was on the podium twice with Bronze in Slalom and Bronze in Slope, 4th
in BX, top ten results in Pipe and GS which ultimately lead to her taking the Silver home for the Overall crown. ¶Yeah Gwyneth, congratulations on a solid season!