February is the JHSC month of SPORTSMANSHIP!
Sportsmanship extends beyond sport, teaching youth to be fair, inclusive, respectful, humble in victor, and gracious in defeat.
FUN drives participation and sustains our efforts, making it the most important aspect of a healthy youth-sports culture.
TEAMWORK represents all the ways that we work together and communicate in order to accomplish things far greater than we could alone.
COMMITMENT means striving to be at one’s best, overcoming challenges, and reaching goals to strengthen both the club and the individual.
SPORTSMANSHIP extends beyond sport, teaching youth to be fair, inclusive, respectful, humble in victory, and gracious in defeat.
COMPETITION focuses on the whole process of preparations, as an athlete and a person, to be prepared to perform for anything you choose.
How are JHSC athletes championing SPORTSMANSHIP this month?
Max Lynch & Anders Logan, U12 Alpine Athletes
"We had an awesome weekend at Rotarun for the Monroe Cup. Ruby Hoelscher was racing on Sunday, and in the gate she had some pole issues, so Max Lynch gave her his poles for the races!! Him and Anders Logan also were taking coats down for the ladies, slipping the course, and cheering them on!! "
- Marika Hanson, U12 Coach
The Freeski Shredders Team
"I had the pleasure of joining the Freeski Shredders group for a fun Saturday at JHMR. To be completely honest, I was shocked when my main take away from the practice was how sportsmanlike every athlete in the group was ...not exactly what I expected from a group of 8-11 year old boys!
While our group of 7 had a very wide range of abilities, they all stuck together, spoke positively to one another and continuously encouraged their teammates to 'send it!' off every jump we skied by. Every athlete supported their other team members, and it was incredible to see these little shredders embodying sportsmanship at such a young age."
- Nicolette McIver, Student-Athlete Coordinator (ex alpine racer turned freeride fill-in coach)
Scarlet Amdor, Junior Nordic Team
"Scarlet can always be heard cheering for her teamates. She leads by her supportive nature, and passes judgement on no one. She is a true sportswomen in every sense of the word."
- George Cartwright, Nordic Coach
Charlie Lighthart & Henry Schrauder, U12
"Charlie Lighthart, who just moved to Jackson from Vermont - hiked the white spider (week 1!) followed by a headwall the next weekend. Pictured going off a jump, Charlie is discovering what Jackson is all about, and has been supported by his teammates like Henry Schrauder (pictured below in the red helmet) along the way".
- Lexie Dreschel, U12 Coach
For updates on how JHSC athletes are showing sportsmanship during the month of January, follow us on Instagram @JHSkiSnowboardClub or on Facebook!
THANK YOU to all of our Athletes & Families for following JHSC Covid-19 Policies & Procedures.
We could not do this without YOU and YOUR COMMITMENT.
In the words of Ali Sehnert, Executive Director of JHSC:
"I believe in our safety protocols.
Wearing masks, maintaining physical distance and being OUTSIDE are huge benefits for us to continue doing what we love to do.
To allow us to keep doing what we love, we need "constant vigilance" - in the words of Albus Dumbledore.
Please keep up the good work. Together we CAN make this work."
Again, THANK YOU for your efforts.
Alumni Network - A Team for Life
Calling all JHSC alumni!
The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club seeks to expand our Alumni network and reconnect with our athletes, coaches, and staff from the past. Please fill out the form at the link below to provide us with your most up-to-date contact information and some history about your time at the JHSC.
Join the ranks of notable alumni like Travis Rice and Resi Stiegler!
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Alumni Highlight: Morgan McGlashon on SPORTSMANSHIP
1. This month’s value of the month is sportsmanship. How has this Club value influenced your career?
I had good relationships with my coaches at the Club. I trusted my coaches and had good friendships with them. They taught me that having a good attitude was more important than where I ended up on the results list and that having a good time was more valuable than being fast. This has made me a better sport in other parts of my life as well.
When I was a FIS athlete, I was the only girl in normal high school, so I had a lot of training time, just me and the coach, because everyone else was done training by the time I was done with school. One of the coaches would hang out and wait while I trained. I often went to races with just one coach or went skiing with (backcountry, village) in addition to racing. I would do poorly, then go ski pow with a coach and have a good time, despite not being that fast.
2. What are some of your favorite memories from your time as a JHSC Athlete?
The first time I ever skied Corbet’s, I was probably ten. We were supposed to race at Snow King, but it got cancelled, so one of our coaches took us to the Village. We wore tutus, beads, tiaras and race suits, and we skied Corbet’s for our first time. Even though we didn’t get to race that day, it was awesome.
3. How has being an athlete at JHSC influenced your trajectory in life?
Being a JHSC influenced my life crazily and in so many ways. I went to college thinking that I would ski race in college, but that was before I found Freeride Skiing. My interest in racing started to slowly fade through the end of high school. I quit ski racing and went to freeride comps instead. The Club definitely influenced me because I am obsessed with skiing and have directed my life around skiing. The Ski & Snowboard Club made me a confident, capable skier. When I attempt big objectives in the mountains, I never worry about the skiing part; I have to worry about everything else that’s difficult.
4. What is a challenge you encountered during your career as an athlete, and how did you overcome it?
Quitting ski racing was really hard for me. It felt like a really big deal. However, my background in racing made it easier to pursue competitive skiing in a different way that I enjoyed more. My ski career has gone from Alpine racing to Freeride skiing to mountaineering. Now, pursuing mountaineering and guiding is made easier by having the skills and confidence to pursue skiing in other ways. Deciding when to move on to the next phase of life is challenging no matter how old or young you are. It's cool to have skiing as a constant, even if the form is changing.
5. What’s one piece of advice you have for up and coming JHSC athletes?
Take advantage of all things the Club has to offer. Avy courses, friendships, coaches, skiing in the park. Don’t worry too much about results. I still have so many best friends from ski racing, but I couldn’t tell you what place I got at any races.
Morgan loves mountains: climbing them, skiing them, studying them. Her innate curiosity and quest for adventure has led her around the world where she has discovered deep snow, big rocks, and lively people. Her younger years were defined by spandex and blue ice amongst a gaggle of ski racers, but she was always happiest on the weekends skiing the steep trees and iconic cliffs that make up Jackson Hole. Morgan is the youngest female to ski the Grand Teton, has competed on the Freeskiing World Tour, and has many ski descents in the Tetons, the Andes, the Cascades, the Selkirks, and the Alps.