SSCV Nordic athletes earn elite invitations

Hoffman, Elliott punch tickets to World Champs, while juniors Donovan, Herzog plan for Trondheim

Tad Elliott of SSCV skis to silver in the 15k freestyle Photo: USSA – Tom Kelly

After a thoroughly successful three days of racing at the U.S. Cross Country Championships in Midway, Utah, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) Nordic athletes have earned elite invitations to compete at the world’s premier events, as announced by the U.S. Ski Team this week.

The Championships, which were held at Soldier Hollow, the site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games outside Park City, attracted more than 600 athletes competing for U.S. titles, as well as spots on upcoming World Championship teams.

SSCV’s performance at the event was its best in club history, says Head Coach Eric Pepper.

“One thing that was really cool about the event this year was Canada also used it for their qualifying races, so that definitely added a lot more depth to the field both in terms of quality and quantity,” said Pepper. “It was a very tricky week to go from a skate race that is minus 20 degrees to the two classic races that were 35 degrees and rainy. Classic racing for us in the rain is really hard, and our team handled it really well.”

 

Kris Freeman at Soldier Hollow. Photo: U.S. Ski Team

 

Among the top SSCV performances was 36-year-old Kris Freeman taking third in the 30k mass start classic on Jan. 10. Freeman, a former member of the U.S. Ski Team and four-time Olympian from Andover, Mass., now trains full-time with SSCV as he continues to pursue podium results on the Nordic circuit.

Another former U.S. Ski Team member and current SSCV athlete, Tad Elliot punched his ticket to the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland, thanks to a second-place overall finish in the 15k skate. For the 28-year-old Durango native who lives and trains in Vail during the winter, the ultimate goal — which was stymied three years ago by a case of Mononucleosis — is to achieve an Olympic berth in Korea.

“He skied World Cup Finals last year, which was an eight-day stage race in Canada. That was his big goal last year,” said Pepper. “Now, to make World Championships puts him in a really good place to qualify for Korea.”

SSCV’s Noah Hoffman — who didn’t race in Utah because he’s currently touring Europe on the World Cup circuit — also got the World Championships nod when the announcement came down Wednesday morning.

 

For the juniors, Avon native and Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy student Nolan Herzog, 17, secured an invite to World Junior Championships at Soldier Hollow with a pair of podium finishes in the U18 15k skate and U18 classic mass start. Herzog will actually decline that invitation, instead opting for a trip to the prestigious U18 Scandinavian Cup Championships in Trondheim, Norway.

“(The Scandinavian Cup Championship) is an event where we send our best six U18 athletes in the country,” said Pepper. “Part of the decision is his best event is not included in World Juniors this year. For the first time ever, World Juniors is in the U.S. at Soldier Hollow. He’s been able to compete there a lot, so to send him to a place like Trondheim and get that European exposure seemed like a more valuable and fun experience.”

Similarly, with an impressive second-place finish in the classic sprint, Bridget Donovan, of Edwards, also qualified for the U18 Scandinavian Cup Championships, becoming the first female athlete from SSCV to earn an invitation to that event — and she’s only 15.

Finally, with a first-place U23 finish in the 30k classic mass start, Cal Deline, an SSCV alumnus currently skiing for Dartmouth, qualified for U23 World Championships at Soldier Hollow.

Other SSCV competitors at the U.S. Cross Country Championships, many of whom also earned top personal performances include Cameron Wolfe, Collin Wilson, Christian Wilson, Franklin Reilly, Marcus Gore, Hannah Hardenbergh, Maddie Donovan, Gracie Shanley, Gracie Shanley, Katja Freeburn, Lizzy Harding and Naomi Harding.

SSCV SOLDIER HOLLOW RESULTS

 

15/10k Skate Classic Sprint 30/20/10/7.5k Classic Mass Start
Class Overall US Age Group Overall US Age Group Overall US Age Group
Tad Elliott MSR 2 2 27 14
Kris Freeman MSR 5 4 3 3
Cal Deline U23 17 4 13 5 8 1
Nolan Herzog U18 66 3 107 9 7 3
Cameron Wolfe U18 111 7 238 43 25 10
Collin Wilson U18 112 8 225 37 75 22
Christian Wilson U18 234 41 198 30 125 46
Franklin Reilly U18 236 42 105 4 108 36
Marcus Gore U18 255 48 283 65 112 39
Hannah Hardenbergh U23 70 15 115 19 25 4
Maddie Donovan U18 73 6 97 10 50 16
Bridget Donovan U18 110 12 49 2 57 20
Gracie Shanley U18 160 30 107 16 49 15
Katja Freeburn U18 109 11 112 18 43 11
Lizzy Harding U18 153 28 179 37 89 35
Naomi Harding U18 189 40 187 40 62 22

SSCV’s Schuiling ready to burst onto pro scene

Sammy Schuiling is a kid on the rise in more ways than one.

At the U.S. Revolution Tour at Waterville Valley, Schuiling skied to his career-best slopestyle results, fifth and seventh, in a pair of contests held in the White Mountains of New Hampshire this week. The Rev Tour is the second-tier freeskiing tour in North America, equivalent basically to the NorAm circuit, which feeds into the World Cup.

Schuiling, a 16-year-old athlete at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) and student at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA), has been rapidly ascending the world rankings of the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP). He is now sixth in the world for juniors and 16th overall.

The trick of the week for Schuiling was a switch misty 900, which he stomped right in front of the judges and made the difference in his scoring.

“I was able to really work more on my rails this fall,” said Schuiling. “That really helped my overall scores. Jumping has always been my stronger suit. I was able to put together a jump line that was different than everyone else’s, so that really worked to my advantage.”

Schuiling’s slopestyle results at Waterville were on par with some of his top finishes in the halfpipe, which had been his stronger event. In light of this recent performance in particular, he is not currently planning to specialize one way or another.

“Right now, I’m kind of at an even spot for both slope and pipe,” Schuiling said. “I’m trying to maintain strong results in both disciplines. My goal would be to make professional-level competitions in both.”

Half of that goal has already been achieved.

Schuiling qualified for his first World Cup in December, the U.S. Grand Prix held at Copper Mountain, a halfpipe event featuring many of the world’s best freeskiers. He finished a bittersweet 14th in that event — bittersweet because it was an outstanding finish at the professional level, but unfortunately it was also just two spots outside finals qualification.

Schuiling has secured an alternate spot at the Grand Prix in Mammoth early next month, which will serve as the first Olympic qualifier. Mature beyond his years, Schuiling is realistic about his prospects for the 2018 Olympics.

“I definitely want to go to the Olympics at some point,” Schuiling said. “At this point, I don’t think qualifying for 2018 is very realistic. I’ll be 17 and not quite at that level of competition. But I think if I keep progressing the way I have, I’ve got a good shot at Beijing in 2022. That’s the one I’m shooting for.”

Schuiling is excelling off the hill, as well, maintaining a high grade point average at VSSA and winning SSCV’s Character, Courage & Commitment (3C) Award for the month of November.

“It is no mystery why Sammy has been accelerating up the AFP rankings. His work ethic is unmatched. This same level of passion exists in his studies where he has aggressive goals for college acceptances and is likely to get there with his relentless effort to improve,” said Geoff Grimmer, VSSA head of school. “I have encountered very few student-athletes who uphold both sides of that term — student and athlete — with equivalent zeal.”

Schuiling is a Telluride native. He and his family moved to Steamboat when he was 10 and not long after transferred to Vail to take advantage of SSCV’s freeskiing program led by Elana Chase and attend VSSA in Minturn.

“These last two competition results show that Sammy’s hard work is starting to pay off,” said Chase. “Qualifying for the finals on both days at the first big slopestyle competitions of the year builds confidence. And his consistency in finals shows he has staying power. With a few more results like that, we can start helping Sammy hit the podium.”

Dwyer: Bending the cost curve

It’s no big secret that competitive snowsports are expensive. It’s something that we at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) and our national governing body, USSA, are aware of. While it may not be possible to bring the cost of competitive skiing and snowboarding down to the level of certain team sports, there are several initiatives we can pursue in the Vail Valley to bend the cost curve and make participation more affordable.

First, let’s talk about where the money goes. One of the most significant costs associated with competitive skiing and snowboarding is the membership fee — what athletes and their families pay to participate in our programs. These fees tend to start off fairly low at the entry level then increase as the athlete grows older and becomes more serious about his or her sport.

At SSCV, the bulk of our expenses are tied to salaries. Our coaches’ compensation is market-competitive, and we need to maintain these salaries while taking steps to improve our benefits, as well as options for affordable housing. By offering competitive salaries we are able to provide the best-possible product and achieve success on snow. At the higher levels, fees are closely related to the quality of the program because it pertains to the athlete-coach ratio. For our entry-level programs, we have a mix of full- and part-time coaches. We also have volunteer and parent coaches, not unlike other youth sports. As athletes get older and more advanced, the coach to athlete ratio tends to get smaller with fewer athletes bearing the cost of the coach. The coaches at the higher level also tend to be more highly compensated.

So membership fees are likely not an area where SSCV wants to make cost-saving sacrifices, but here are several other areas where we can:

We can save on travel. The proposed expansion of the SSCV competition arena at Golden Peak would provide access to high-elevation training, which would mean less time on the road for our athletes. Skiers and snowboarders would be able to train earlier and later into the season, avoiding the expense of traveling to places like Mt. Bachelor and Mt. Hood. The ability to accomplish more training here in Vail — or in close proximity — is a huge savings over eastern and most other western programs.

SSCV is also exploring the possibility of building a four-season ski and snowboard jump at Maloit Park, which would provide more convenient and inexpensive training opportunities for the acrobatic sports. Similarly, improving snowmaking capabilities at the Minturn venue would shave travel time and expense for Nordic athletes, as well.

So improving the infrastructure of our local training facilities is a priority that will financially benefit the members and keep athletes closer to home more days out of the year.

Travel can also be cut back through effective periodization and planning. When Mikaela Shiffrin was 14 years old, she raced only 11 times. Success can be realized by leveraging the ratio of training and competition. This can only be achieved, though, by optimizing the level of training and quality of infrastructure in Vail.

Of course, another initiative already in place is the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, the first-in-the-country publicly funded snowsports academy located in Minturn. At other institutions around the country, families often must pay for private education and boarding costs in order to enroll in an academic program that meets the unique needs of snowsport athletes. In Vail, the education component is free (or close to it). We also have a close partnership with Vail Mountain School which offers a high-quality private education without the associated boarding costs of ski academies.

SSCV’s membership fees begin at $1,850 at the entry level and cost as much as $16,500 at the NorAm level, but all of our fees are eligible for financial aid, as much as 75 percent. This is made possible by generous contributions of our supporters. In Vail, we are lucky to have an unbelievably supportive community. We rely heavily on volunteerism, in some cases even for coaching at the lower levels, which obviously helps offset the cost of participation.

Will competitive snowsports ever be inexpensive, like soccer or basketball? Unfortunately not. Individual sports are by nature more expensive and at SSCV we will not compromise the quality of our programs. The vision for SSCV is to be the premier snowsports club in the world.  Nevertheless, there are strategies and projects we can pursue to make participation as affordable as possible. That’s our goal.

Kirk Dwyer is the Executive Director of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and former Headmaster of Burke Mountain Academy, where he coached, among others, Vail’s own Mikaela Shiffrin.

Snowboard Results from Copper Mountain

New Year’s Copper Rail Jam 12/31/16

10-13 Boys

1st- Eazy Goebel

4th- Hayden Tyler

6th- Fynn Bullock

8th- Kade Martin

10th- Chase Borders

16th- Clay Copenhaver

17th- Tieg Wachter

20th- Huck Palmiter

14 and over Men

1st- Jack Coyne

3rd- Jeremy Baxter

8th- Joey Greenblatt

14 and over women

4th Montana Braden

9 and under boys

1st- Wyat Fisher

2nd- Skogen Wachter

Open Men

1st- David Retzlaff

Copper Slopestyle & Rev Tour Slope Qualifier

12-13 boys

8th- Clay Copenhaver

8-9 Boys

1st- Ollie Martin

2nd- Wyat Fisher

4th- Carter Shonk

Junior 16-17

1st- Nate Panlilio

Menehune 10-11

1st- Fynn Bullock

2nd- Hayden Tyler

6th- Chase Borders

7th- Tieg Wachter

11th- Kade Martin

13th- Huck Palmiter

14th- Cole Kirkham

Open Men

1st- Dylan Okurowski

3rd- David Retzlaff

Ruggie 7 and under

1st- Skogen Wachter

Youth 14-15

1st- Jack Coyne

6th- Jeremy Baxter

14th- Joey Greenblatt

In total that is 15 podium spots, 10 firsts, 3 seconds, and 2 thirds. 

Eagle County Schools Registration & Open Enrollment Deadline is February 17

All SSCV Full-Time Applicants Interested in Attending Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
(Does not apply to current VSSA students)

By February 17, all full-time SSCV athlete applicants interested in attending Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy for 2017-2018 must (i) complete the Eagle County Schools (ECS) Registration (unless currently enrolled in an Eagle County School in which case you can skip this step) and (ii) the ECS Open Enrollment (regardless of where you are currently in school). Go to www.eagleschools.net at the Parents tab and then Registration tab to do so.

If your child is not a current ECS student you will do registration at the “New Student to ECS Any Grade” button on the above web page and within that registration process you will be able to do Open Enrollment for Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy.  In order to select a school via Open Enrollment, you must “consent” for the district to use Free & Reduced Lunch status so be sure to say “yes” in the system when you are asked that question.  If you do not currently have an Eagle County home address please use 598 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, Colorado 81657 (which is SSCV’s address) in the Community School section of New Student to ECS Any Grade registration area while going through the above process.

If your child is a current ECS student you will do Open Enrollment through the “Open Enrollment” button on the above web page as no registration is needed.

SSCV age class racers commence tech season at Beaver Creek

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) U10, U12 and U14 alpine athletes kicked off their technical season with four GS races on Beaver Creek’s Bear Trap Saturday and Sunday. The Bolle Age Class Races were attended by athletes from Telluride, Crested Butte and Aspen, in addition to Vail. Racers came from as far as northern Idaho.

The hill featured a vertical drop of 207 meters, which made for a challenging course for many of the 186 athletes.

“Course conditions were overall very good considering we just had three days of snow amounting to 16-18 inches, so the surface was really good,” Race Director PJ Jenick said on Saturday. “Thanks an awful lot to Beaver Creek, the groomers and Beaver Creek Race Crew for a first-class job.”

The start arena resembled that of a World Cup race with a full tent and start facade, which is pretty special for these young athletes.

On Saturday, SSCV athletes swept the overall podium in all four races. In the girls’ event, Bayli McSpadden took home top honors with a pair of decisive wins over Emma Resnick and Sophia Lehmann in Race 1 and Riza Pykkonen and Tayor Hoyt in Race 2. On the boys’ side, Samuel Packer squeaked out Will Bettenhausen and Grant Tanner in the first race. In the second race, Sebastian Kohlhofer laid down the fastest time ahead of Packer and Bettenhausen.

“Beaver Creek Race Crew puts on a really top-notch event,” said SSCV Alpine Director Karen Ghent. “It’s great to be able to work with such a professional crew. The conditions were great, and the kids were handling the terrain really well.”

Snow swept in on the Sunday, which softened up course conditions for a second pair of GS races. SSCV again claimed all the top spots with some familiar faces on the podium.

“We woke up to some light, fresh snow on top of a perfectly groomed surface, which didn’t present any issues for our maintenance crew and coaching staff,” said Jenick. “The course held up really well.”

The race was seeded based on the results from a day earlier, rather than just a random computer draw.

“That is an experiment in the division and it is working quite well,” Jenick said. “Most people are becoming aware and accepting of it. … It makes the whole field a little more competitive and definitely an interesting result.”

McSpadden finished .89 seconds ahead of runner-up Resnick, who was followed closely by Kate Emma Burns. In the boys’ race, Kohlhofer picked up another win followed by Nick Kirwood and Hunter Roach. The fourth and final race of the weekend saw some shakeup on the girls’ side with Burns claiming the top spot ahead of Hoyt and McSpadden. For the boys, it was Kohlhofer, Kirwood and Packer in that order.

CLICK: ALL RESULTS CAN BE FOUND AT USSA LIVE TIMING

Special thanks to Brian Ogawa for the images. 

Get in the Gates this New Year

One of the truly unique opportunities we offer at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is the Alpine Bank Get in the Gates recreational race program headed by coach Erik Steinberg.

You want to hear some old ski racing stories? Erik has a few.

Steinberg moved to Vail in 1964 when his father, Tom, was recruited to become the town’s first doctor. Growing up at the foot of Vail Mountain, he became a member of Ski Club Vail and ultimately a Rocky Mountain junior downhill champion. He went on to compete at the University of Colorado, where he was part of four NCAA national championship teams.

After two seasons racing on the Europa Cup, Steinberg was hired by the U.S. Ski Team in 1979 as a men’s downhill coach and helped the storied Bill Johnson win Olympic Gold in 1984. (If you don’t know about the legendary Wild Bill Johnson, a quick Google search should suffice. Let’s just say he made Bode Miller look disciplined.)

Steinberg oversaw the making of U.S. ski racing history as the head coach of the women’s team that produced a World Cup downhill win by Pam Fletcher in Vail. In total, he has coached 41 national champions, and for a period of time (1988-1993), he even served as Executive Director of Ski Club Vail.

Beyond having Erik as their personal coach, members of the Get in Gates recreational race program are afforded the incredible opportunity to literally “get in the gates” on a professionally set course, on a world-class race hill, up to four days per week, all season long for less than $1000 per year. Only a portion of the cost is absorbed by the members. The program is made possible by its title sponsor, Alpine Bank, and other SSCV supporters.

Get in the Gates is perfect for racers eight and older, any community member or part-time resident of the Vail Valley who wants affordable, consistent and safe alpine race training — slalom and giant slalom, more specifically. The program caters to masters racers, town series participants and guest trainees (athletes who may be enrolled in race programs elsewhere in the country and are passing through Vail). Athletes should be at least expert skiers with entry-level racing experience, but higher-level racers will also benefit from the training package.

It is one of the truly special opportunities offered by Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and our way — and Alpine Bank’s way — of giving back to the community. There are currently 45 members of Get in the Gates and we hope to grow the program moderately in the New Year.

The program runs Wednesday (GS), Friday (SL), Saturday (GS) and Sunday (SL) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Golden Peak in Vail. A season-long membership costs $995. We also offer a 10-day punch pas for $500 and a five-day punch pass for $250. Current SSCV members receive a 10 percent discount.

Let us know if we can help you “get in the gates” this winter. Call (970) 790-5121 for more information.

Program Details:

  • Ages: eight years old through Adults and Masters
  • Disciplines: Slalom and Giant Slalom
  • Duration: December 10, 2016 – April 2, 2017
  • Schedule/Locations:
    • Wednesday (GS)
    • Friday (SL)
    • Saturday (GS)
    • Sunday (SL)
    • 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Golden Peak in Vail. Program meets at the top of the lane at 1:30. Check our lane scheduler for lane location. (Click the date and choose the PM reservation time).
  • Cost:  (SSCV membership fee already included & no volunteer point requirement for all Get in the Gates programs)
    • Season Membership: $995
    • 5 Punch Pass: $250.00
    • 10 Punch Pass: $500.00
    • Already a member? SSCV athletes registered in any other season-long programming can receive a 10% discount on Get in the Gates!

 

Bailey, Smith, Andringas highlight SSCV results at US Selections

Emerson Smith skied to second place Wednesday at US Selections in Winter Park. Photo courtesy of the Mogul Skiing Academy/Facebook.

 

With World Cup starts for the top-two finishers on the line, the North American moguls season got underway this week with three days of competition at U.S. Selections in Winter Park, Colo. Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) athletes past and present made big statements in the first major event of the North American winter.

On Monday, former SSCV Freestyle athlete Emerson Smith, who has graduated to the U.S. Ski Team, skied to a podium result, third, behind fellow national team members Bryon Wilson and Joel Hedrick. They were followed closely by brothers Casey and Jesse Andringa, who finished fifth and sixth. For the women, Heidi Kloser, who has rejoined SSCV in an effort to reclaim World Cup starts, finished seventh. Kaitlyn Harrell was 12th. Gabriella Fisher wasn’t far off in 16th and secured a NorAm berth.

“In that first-day contest, we had three of the top six guys,” said SSCV Freestyle Program Director John Dowling. “The super finals just didn’t go our way.”

But on Wednesday, Smith was able to convert, earning a second-place result and starts in the upcoming World Cup events at Lake Placid and Deer Valley. Jesse Andringa was the next best SSCV finisher in seventh. In the women’s event, Heidi Kloser took a step back and finished 10th, while Kaitlyn Harrell was again 12th. She was followed by SSCV’s Hannah Miles in 13th and Katie Coyne in 16th, both of whom secured NorAm bids.

 

Joel Hedrick, Emerson Smith and Abe Maynard on the podium Wednesday. SSCV Photo.

 

“Most of the team did a really good job of securing berths for NorAms,” said Dowling. “Heidi (Kloser) had a little bit of a tough go with a new scoring system on the bottom air for a cork that she was throwing. We got blindsided by a new judging system, which is unfortunate because she was skiing well, but a rule change got the best of us.

“Emerson (Smith) was named to the national team last season and he actually got a (World Cup) start in Ruka. I think that was an eye-opener for him,” added Dowling of the second-place finisher. “He’s been really refining his competition strategy, figuring out how to move through qualifying, finals and into super finals.”

Competition concluded on Thursday with dual moguls. SSCV’s Hunter Bailey, now a member of the U.S. national team, was able to bounce back after finishing 13th and 65th earlier in the week to win the event. He shared the podium with SSCV’s Casey Andringa.

 

Hunter Bailey gets the win in the duals at US National Selections in Winter Park on Thursday. Photo courtesy of the Mogul Skiing Academy/Facebook.

 

“Awesome job by Hunter (Bailey), who had a tough run in his first event, which was disappointing for him. He wanted to be in contention for the World Cup starts,” said Dowling. “When Casey (Andringa) and he met in the semi-finals, that was the dual of the day. Hunter gave it everything. He went huge off the top air. It was one of the more spectacular runs of the week. This win should give him a lot of confidence heading into the rest of the season.”

Another stand-out performance was SSCV’s Matt Leseur, skiing for Bermuda, who made the finals each day improving as he went along: 13th, 10th, and 8th. Similarly, Trevor Wahl finished 12th, 18th and 15th, securing a spot on the NorAm circuit. And 14-year-old John Leseur skied to an impressive 24th-place result in the duals.

“The way our skiers were looking on the hill, especially a lot of those young guys who were getting their first shot at this event, they really represented themselves well. And then for the top guys, I think Casey Andringa put down the best men’s skiing we saw all week, really dominant in the technical aspects. So our guys looked great and it was really positive at all levels.”

COMPLETE RESULTS HERE

 

Hunter Bailey, Jeremy Cota, and Casey Andringa on the podium in the duals Thursday. SSCV Photo.

Nordic Results: Junior National Qualifier Dec. 17-18

Lyle Shipp with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail skates through a flat section during a 10K individual freestyle race at Gold Run Nordic Center on Dec. 17. Phil Lindeman / plindeman@summitdaily.com

A trio of skiers led by Naomi Harding of Ski and Snowboard Club Vail (148) hammer into the finish line during a women’s 10K individual freestyle race at Gold Run Nordic Center on Dec. 17. Phil Lindeman / plindeman@summitdaily.com

Nolan Herzog with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail catches his breath after crossing the finish line during a 10K individual freestyle race at Gold Run Nordic Center on Dec. 17. Summit Nordic Ski Club and Gold Run hosted more than 300 collegiate and ski club athletes for Junior Nordic Nationals qualifying races this past weekend. Phil Lindeman / plindeman@summitdaily.com

Freestyle Individual Start, Dec. 17, Gold Run Nordic Center

Senior Females

5th Hannah Hardenbergh

Females U18

2nd Madeline Donovan

6th Naomi Harding

7th Katja Freeburn

9th Gracie Shanley

15th Emma Blakslee

17th Lyle Shipp

25th Sarah Smith

26th Gaja Wilson

Females U16

2nd Elizabeth Harding

3rd Molly Blakslee

5th Bridget Donovan

8th Sharon Seabury

10th Grace Johnson

13th Sophia Grewal

14th Madilyn Bennett

15th Hayley Diemar

Females U14

2nd Haley Brewster

4th Katy Jane Hardenbergh

6th Emma Reeder

11th Elsa Perkins

13th Allison Bennett

24th Courtney Diemar

Females U12

3rd Isabel Glackin

5th Cora Wilson

11th Madelyn Haerter

Females U10

2nd Lucy Perkins

Freestyle Individual Start, Dec. 17, Gold Run Nordic Center

Senior Males

1st Cal Deline

7th Parker McDonald

Males U20

7th Eric Zdechlik

Males U18

5th Franklin Reilly

7th Collin Wilson

9th Cameron Wolfe

12th Marcus Gore

13th Christopher Seabury

14th Nolan Herzog

17th Christian Wilson

19th Peter Littmen

21st Nick Iskenderian

24th Nicholas Apps

26th Sam Brown

28th Conner McCabe

29th Nathaniel Badger

Males U16

4th Andrew Rogers

10th Ian Hardenbergh

25th Declan Gore

Males U14

8th Conner Larson

9th Ian Rogers

11th Vlad shambarger

13th Dimitri Grewal

24th Brody Nielsen

27th Jackie woods

Males U12

2nd Conner Wilson

6th Reinecker schmidt

7th Evan Sapp

12th Trevor Donovan

18th Hunter Iverson

22nd Finn Sullivan

25th Jackson Bumgardner

Classic Mass Start, Dec. 18, Gold Run Nordic Center

Senior Females

4th Hannah Hardenbergh

Females U18

3rd Madeline Donovan

4th Gracie Shanley

7th Naomi Harding

8th Katja Freeburn

14th Emma Blakslee

17th Lyle Shipp

Females U16

1st Bridget Donovan

3rd Elizabeth Harding

5th Sharon Seabury

6th Sophia Grewal

8th Molly Blakslee

11th Grace Johnson

19th Hayley Diemar

21st Madilyn Bennett

Females U14

1st Katy Jane Hardenbergh

5th Haley Brewster

8th Emma Reeder

9th Allison Bennett

16th Elsa Perkins

26th Courtney Diemar

Females U12

4th Isabel Glackin

6th Cora Wilson

Females U10

1st Lucy Perkins

Classic Mass Start, Dec. 18, Gold Ryn Nordic Center

Senior Males

3rd Cal Deline

8th Parker McDonald

Males U20

3rd Eric Zdechlik

Males U18

1st Nolan Herzog

5th Franklin Reilly

6th Cameron Wolfe

8th Collin Wilson

13th Marcus Gore

15th Christian Wilson

17th Christopher Seabury

18th Peter Littmen

23rd Nick Iskenderian

24th Conner McCabe

25th Nicholas Apps

27th Sam Brown

30th Nathaniel Badger

Males U16

3rd Ian Hardenbergh

5th Andrew Rogers

20th Declan Gore

Males U14

12th Vlad shambarger

11th Dimitri Grewal

13th Ian Rogers

14th Conner Larson

24th Brody Nielsen

Males U12

6th Conner Wilson

10th Evan Sapp

11th Trevor Donovan

14th Jack Diemar

15th Reinecker schmidt

20th Finn Sullivan

23rd Jackson Bumgardner

24th Hunter Iverson