Sunday, February 7, 2016
It was really cool that some of our skiers had their best weekend of the season. Congratulations to Anna, Eli , Mae , Conor , Pippin, Julia K, Julia B, Tegan and Sophie for all having their best weekends of the year!
Sorry, no picture of the girls U16 podium with mae and Anna in 1st and 3rd.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
I can't thank Craftsbury enough for all they do for nordic skiing in NE and the US. They have an excellent 2.5 km loop with machine made snow and the races today were fair and fast. Many of us have places where we can ski in lean snow times, but very few places are willing to close down their operations in order to host high level events on a busy weekend. Craftsbury (and Dick and Judy) have saved us many times. THANK YOU!
I left too early to get pictures of the boys race...but ..Paddy C dominated the race, winning by over 30 seconds.
Great day of racing and good results all around.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
The races were moved to the jump complex because they have a great snowmaking loop there. The course is really tough with a monstre climb out of the start and then a fast downhill return. Special thanks to everyone in the race organization for putting on two quality events in this lean snow year.
Above, Julia K crushed the prelim, placing 10th overall and being the top junior.
Full disclosure here, 4-5 junior girls made the top 30 and thus skied in the open heats..those girls were actually the fastest juniors (KO, Lauren and Julia were the top juniors in the open heats).
With a big team and lots of skis to wax, I wass unable to snap any pictures until the last race of the day. Above, Koby G (SMS '15) zips through the lap lane on his way to a strong finish.
It was a good weekend for the whole team with almost everyone having at least 1 really strong race. It was great to see Eli get a top 10, Zander making the U16 sprint heats, Mehana and Julia skiing really well in the classic race, Pippin coming back from sickness and having a strong classic race, our U20 girls going 1,2,4 in the classic, etc...
Congrats to all and thanks to Brayton, Pat, Zach and Austin for helping with the waxing!