Freeride Program - May Newsletter

As the season is winding down, the JHSC Freeride Program looks back at a very successful season.  Our athletes wrapped up their final National competitions.  The IFSA North American Championships (NorAms) went down April 6-10th at Big Sky, MT. This invite only event represents the culmination of a season’s worth of hard work. It is the highest level of competition for junior freeride athletes in North America.  Additionally, we attended the USASA Nationals Championships in Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Our Snowboard Team competed April 1-7 and our Freeski Team competed April 8-14th.  The Freeride Program had multiple top-10 finishes, including one top-3 finish!

Freeride Senior, Collin Schubert, made the cut and was invited to compete after a series of strong finishes all season. Collin ended up in 5th place with a strong run under the sun on day 1. Unfortunately the sun proved to be too strong, and melted snow surfaces on every aspect at all elevations. The next day we woke up to brisk temperatures in the teens, leaving the entire mountain coated in a thick sheet of ice. Conditions were too dangerous to run finals, and the decision was made to count scores from just 1 run instead of the usual 2.  Congratulations to graduating Senior Collin Schubert, for a phenomenal year of competition and a strong finish with 5th place at IFSA NorAms. We wish you the best as you pursue Higher Education!

JHSC Freeride Program

Above:  Freeride Program Atheltes at USASA Nationals Opening Cermony.

Shifting gears from big-mountain to Olympic disciplines, the Freeride Program headed to Copper Mountain, Colorado to the USASA Nationals Competition.  For this group of athletes, this was their first experience competing at a National event.  The JHSC Freeride Program had taken a short break from competing in these disciplines, but our athlete outcomes would suggest we were seasoned athltes on the national stage. 

USASA Snowboard Nationals Results:

Grommet Boys (9-10) Slopestyle:

Ryder Musselman- 26th

 

Grommet Boys (9-10) Boardcross:

Ryder Musselman- 20th

 

Girls (11-14) Rail Jam:

Ivy Swain- 15th

 

Menehune Girls (11-12) Halfpipe:

Ivy Swain- 17th
 

Menehune Girls (11-12) Slopestyle:

Ivy Swain- 19th

 

Menehune Girls (11-12) Boardercross:

Ivy Swain- 21st

 

Menehune Boys (11-12) Slopestyle:

Ace Emery-10th

 

Menehune Boys (11-12) Boardercross:

Ace Emery-4th

 

Breaker Boys (13-14) Slopestyle:

Ellis Swain- 28th

 

Breaker Boys (13-14) Boardercross:

Ellis Swain- 35th

 

Breaker Boys (13-14) Halfpipe:

Ellis Swain- 25th

 

 

 

 

Our Freeski Athletes headed to Copper Mountain, CO once the snowboard competitions wrapped up.  The Snowboard Team just missed the podium by one spot, but thankfully our Freeski Team was able to land an athlete in a 3rd place spot to bring home our first ever Nationals podium.  Listed below are Freeski finishes at USASA Nationals.

 

Menehune Boys (11-12) Skiercross:

Ashe Bessette-3rd

Porter Farren- 8th

 

Breaker Boys (13-14) Slopestyle:

Winston Ochs- 33rd

 

Breaker Boys (13-14) Skiercross:

Winston Ochs- 17th

 

 

 

 

Wrapping up the 2022 training season, we just honored our Athletes that were nominated for an end of season award.  Listed below you will see the names of Athletes that embodied our core values and who earned club wide recognition.

Top Gun

Ski: Winston Ochs

Snowboard: Marvin Martell

Tony Siebert "Pardee On" Award

Ski: Isaac Goralski

Snowboard: Ace Emery

Minor Threat (top grom)

Ski: McClay Rohrbaugh

Snowboard: Noah Hilke

Fun

Ski: Metta Campbell

Ski: Renny Roberts

Snowboard: Langdon Wolfe

Commitment

Ski: Porter Farren

Snowboard: Noah Hilke

Teamwork

Ski: Porter Farren

Snowboard: Noah Hilke

Sportsmanship

Ski: Taz McBride

Snowboard: Halle Heron

Competition

Snowboard: Ace Emery

Snowboard: Ellis Swain

Snowboard: Ivy Lu Swain

 

If you have any questions about the JHSC Freeride Program, our events, or want to support our athletes, please contact Andy Lex at andy@jhskiclub.org.  Have a great spring and we look forward to summer!