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Mercer Island brother/sister duo test skis at national competition

Rather than heading to sunny weather for their spring break, Samantha and Alex Edwards took part in the Nastar Nationals in Winter Park, Colo. The siblings, seen here with Jimmy Cochran, an Olympic skier and member of the U.S. Ski Team, qualified after racing with the Sun Valley Ski Team last year. Both placed seventh in the silver division for their respective age groups. - Sarah Edwards/Contributed photo
Rather than heading to sunny weather for their spring break, Samantha and Alex Edwards took part in the Nastar Nationals in Winter Park, Colo. The siblings, seen here with Jimmy Cochran, an Olympic skier and member of the U.S. Ski Team, qualified after racing with the Sun Valley Ski Team last year. Both placed seventh in the silver division for their respective age groups.
— image credit: Sarah Edwards/Contributed photo

It might have been spring break for school, but Alex and Samantha Edwards were still working hard as they took part in the 2010 Nastar National ski competition in Winter Rock, Colo., last weekend.

The siblings, who qualified for the national event after a solid year with the Sun Valley Ski Team, spent the weekend in Colorado, where they each finished seventh in their age division of the silver bracket.

According to their mother, Sarah Edwards, their top 10 finish came as a surprise because it was only their first year racing.

The duo skis with the Sun Valley team because there are no Nastar races in Washington.

While at the event, the family got to meet Phil Mahre, a former Olympic skier from Washington, and Jimmy Cochran, a current member of the U.S. Ski Team.

For more information on Nastar racing, visit http://www.Nastar.com.

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