Frenette wins at Flaming Leaves jumps

— Peter Frenette of Saranac Lake grabbed the lead once again in the chase for the 2012 Art Devlin Cup during Saturday’s, Oct. 6, Flaming Leaves Festival 90-meter ski jump competition held in Lake Placid. En route to the gold medal, the 2010 Olympian began the competition with a 97 meter jump and 127.5 points, following by a 96 meter and 126 points, for a combined total of 253.5 points.

Two-time Olympic teammate Anders Johnson of Plattsburgh claimed silver with 243 points, recording jumps of 100.5 and 90.5 meters, while Mike Glasder of Lake Forrest, Ill., placed third with 230 points and posting jumps of 90 and 93.

Miles Lussi of Lake Placid claimed first place in Saturday’s junior class with distances of 92 and 88, finishing with 222.5 points. Trevor Edlund of St. Paul, Minn. captured Saturday’s silver medal with jumps measuring 86 and 81.5, while earning 191 points from the five judges, while Luke Daniels of Loudon, N.H., emerged as the junior event’s bronze medalist. Daniels followed up his first jump of 81.5 meters with a jump of 84 and finished his two rounds with 187 points.

The 2012 Art Devlin Cup, is a series of three jumping competitions where the champion will be crowned Friday, Dec.28, at the New Year’s Masters Ski Jumping competition.

Earning his second silver for the weekend, Anders Johnson finished with jumps of 97.5 and 89 meters, for a combined total of 237.5 points, while Andrew Bliss of Lake Placid came in third with a total of 228 points, while recording jumps of 95.5 and 87 meters.

Sunday’s junior class found some familiar names once again claiming the podium. Lussi came in first place with 76 and 93 meter jumps, for a combined score of 197 points, Edlund took second, with a total of 194 points and posting jumps of 80 and 89 meters, and Daniels placed third with jumps of 75 and 80 meters, and a total of 175 points.

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