FIS team has been busy in the middle of the season to tailor the competition schedule for each individual’s ability and ranking. We have had athletes racing at both the development level and the university level, all in February. Coming up, we are moving into championship events and spring racing. Congratulations to Atticus Sanders for qualifying for U18 Nationals, and to the rest of the team for qualifying for Western Region Junior Championships. We will continue to make sure every athlete is where they need to be, and that everyone is getting enough rest and time in the gym as we move into the end of the season.
After really a strong start with the Sean Nurse Memorial at Snow King, the U16 team traveled to Sun Valley for the last U16 Qualifier of the season. They skied very well with multiple podium results each day. Sun Valley was our last qualifier, and now we head to Big Sky for Western Region Championships, with 10 athletes qualifying, and to JHMR for Tri-Divisional Championships, with 9 athletes qualifying:
WR Champs: Girls: Tegan Ritter, Reagan Harrison, Lucy Wirth, Kylie MacMillan; Boys: Noah Parazette, Kye Bessette, Mattias Wilson, Gus Clausen, and Oliver Sanders
Tri-Divisional Champs: Girls: Madeline Ryan, Callie Owens, Ceci Bruno, Annie Moll; Boys: Nate Pruzan, Joey McNamara, Owen Strand, Syd Bolden, and Logan Liam
All of your hard work and training has paid off. Congratulations and good luck to each of you.
And last but not least, Reagan Harrison is the ladies overall IMD bib leader, Noah Parazette is 3rd overall on the boys side.
The U14 qualifier season has wrapped up with a tech qualifier in Park City. We were only able to race one day of SL, as both GS were canceled due to dangerous snow conditions. Our championships get underway at the end of the month, and the athletes will get plenty of training in before they compete against the best in the region.
U12 team has one more race to go before the IMD championship in Sun Valley on March 18-21, There are 13 athletes who qualified for this event.
We are still working on technical skills, line & strategy for our main disciplines, now we are focusing in the speed, intensity and terrain pitch to get or athletes comfortable to any challenge.
The JHSC U10 team has had an incredible season, from weeknights at Snowking to races at Sun Valley and Brundage. This past weekend, every U10 competed in a Club series at JHMR or the 4 way friendly" at Brundage. Highlights from the past weekend of Racing of include Charlotte Gorskis 1st place finish in the "Gelande Jump" with a total distance of 39 feet, as well as 1sts in the Slalom and Nordic events. Back in Jackson, our U10 team took home many of the top 10 spots at the Bank of Jackson Hole Club Series. Many of our first-year racers showed incredible improvement from the start of the season. In particular, two first-year athletes, Olivia Conklin and CJ Deming both earned 6th place for their gender. I am also excited to announce we had 7 boys and 5 girls finish the IMD North Series in the top 50 overall for 10's and 12's and will be representing JHSC in the Inter Mountain Championships at Sun Valley.