Tristate U14 Championships schedule change and other items!!!

Hey everyone,

Just got word that due to the weather, the Sundown GS start has been moved up to 8am and the Southington SL start has been moved up to 8:30am!

Please make sure to adjust your alarm clocks to get to registration on time.

Also, make sure to fill in your racers “Biography” as Olympian Doug Lewis will be making the announcements about each racer at Southington! You can access the “Athletes Biography” under “Registration Conditions” under U14 Championships, Tri-State Alpine Ski Championships on Adminskiracing.com.

Finally be sure to sign up for extra Banquet tickets on Adminskiracing.com. The “keynote speaker” will be 2-time Olympian Doug Lewis!

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend,

Coach Pat

“Ski fast…Take chances…”

Tristate U12 & U14 Piche Selectees!

Hi everyone!

Congratulations to all of our racers who were selected to the Piche GS Qualifier held at Wachusett Mountain. Kudos and good luck to the following racers who qualified for the Piche Invitational held at Gunstock in New Hampshire!

U12 Boys
Philip Mann 6th place
Jonathan Dase 11th place 1st alternate

U14 Girls

Sage Siegel 5th place
Winnie Mann 10th place 2nd alternate

U14 Boys
Alex Gagnon 7th place

Cheers,

Coach Pat
“Ski fast…Take chances…”

Tristate U12 & U14 News!

Hi everyone!

Just trying to catch up on some news from the past few weeks!

    Eaglebrook/Berkshire East SL

Congratulations to:
U12 Boys
Philip Mann 4th place
Neil Howard 6th place
Quentin Balboni 9th place

U12 Girls
Ellie Smith 5th place

U14 Boys
Dax Roy 8th place
Greg Levin 9th place
Alex Gagnon 10th place

U14 Girls

Sage Siegel 1st place
Frannie Mann 8th place

    Berkshire East GS

Congratulations to:
U12 Girls
Charlotte Van der Linden 10th place

U12 Boys
Philip Mann 4th place
Jonathan Dase 6th place
Quentin Balboni 7th place

U14 Girls
Sage Siegel 9th place

U14 Boys
Alex Gagnon 2nd place
Dax Roy 3rd place

Congratulations to everyone on an intense weekend of racing!

Cheers,

Coach Pat

“Ski fast…Take chances…”

Last minute change: Tristate U12 & U14 SL/GS training this weekend!!!

Hi everyone,

Thanks in advance for your patience as I have news that our training will now be SL on Race Slope on Saturday. Please meet and warm up with Alex, Chris and Sonia at 8:30am. Then head over to the Race Slope to inspect the course. We will set up timing and run the 1st two runs like a race.

On Sunday, we will run GS on Lower Alley Cat. Please meet at the bottom of the Quad to warm up and head over to inspect and run the course. If available, we will set up timing as well.

Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

Coach Pat

“Ski fast…Take chances…”

Tristate U12 & U14 GS & SL training this weekend!

Hi everyone!

Sorry about the late notice but we will be training GS on Race Slope on Saturday and SL on Race Slope on Sunday.
Be sure to remove your chin guard from your helmet and bring your GS skis, (GS poles and arm guards if you use them) for Saturday.

For Sunday, be sure to re-install your chin guard, and bring your SL skis, shin guards and poles with pole guards (if you use them) for Sunday.

See you on Saturday morning at 8:30am sharp outside of the Taconic Lodge!!!

Cheers,

Coach Pat

“Ski fast…Take chances…”

Tristate U12 & U14 SL & GS training this weekend!

Hi everyone!

Anyone who is not participating in the Piche qualifier at Wachusett Mountain will be training SL on Saturday on Race Slope from 8:30am-2pm. Be sure to bring your SL skis, shin guards, poles with pole guards and chin guard. Meet Coach Alex outside the Taconic Lodge at 8:30am sharp!

On Sunday, we will be training GS on Lower Alley Cat from 8:30am-12:15pmish. Be sure to bring your GS skis, poles and remove your chin guard! Meet Coach Alex at the Quad at 8:30am sharp!

***PARENTS!!!*** We can really use your help to tear down “B” netting at the end of the morning session on Sunday. Please report to the pumphouse at the top of Lower Alley Cat at 12noon! Fencing needs to be removed, rolled, tied, dragged down and then stored at the finish shack at the bottom right of Lower Alley Cat.

Good luck to our Piche Selectees and see the rest of you Saturday morning!

Cheers,

Coach Pat

“Ski fast…Take chances…”

U16 Weekend Update

A quick update for our U16s on our weekend plans. You will need BOTH SL and GS skis! The current plan is as follows:

Fri 2/10: The mountain has again approved Friday night training for those who can attend. Several coaches will be on the race slope around 5:30-6:00p for an SL training session in preparation for the race this Saturday. Please take advantage of this if you can and a big thank you to the mountain and the coaches for the time.

Sat 2/11: Have your SL skis sharp and waxed for the SL race at Blandford.

Sun 2/12: Bring your GS gear to the CAT. The U16s will have some GS training on Lower Alley Cat.

See you all this weekend and enjoy the snow!

Catamount Race Report

Greetings,

Headed for the annals of alpine ski racing, February 5, 2017, will be heralded  as a banner day on all fronts. Our course crew had the course set and ready for inspection by 8:30, missing gate judges accounted for and in place for the first run, forerunners at the start area and on course by 9:00, timing system fully operationally after a day of trial-and-error on Saturday, coaches and racers ready to go for a 9:10 first run start, no delays impeding a second run, parents cheering section fired up, Dohr family antelope stew simmering and savored by many, no protests filed, results tabulated and ready for coach review in record setting time (thanks Glen and company), award ceremony capping the end of an exciting and fun-filled day, families safely heading home with several hours of day light to navigate by.

Catamount’s IC attendance of 115 racers surpassed the previous record which stood at 105 competitors; both records were set at our home course.   Sixty two boys and 53 girls accepted the formidable GS challenge.  Aside for a few minor lapses, Catamount racers finished clean and unscathed from their experience.

Trips to the podium were equally represented by our girl and boy teams.  A total of 31 racers (29%) earned this recognition;16 girls (30%) and 15 boys (24%) respectively.  An additional 28 competitors (59 total or 51%)  turned up the heat and raced to top 10 finishes.  Separated by gender, 31 girls (58% of their total) and 28 boys (45%) demonstrated that they posses the requisite skills to advance up the ranks and avoid playing second fiddle to any and all challengers.

An equal number of classes exist for girls (7) and boys (7).  In other words, there is the opportunity for 14 racers to reach the top rung (first place honors) in their respective divisions (U7 thru U13/15).  Ten Catamount racers effectively managed their resources, e.g., attitudes, skills and tactics and definitively earned the accolade of first place  finisher.  Viewed in other terms, Catamount racers were only 29% shy of completing a sweep of first place finishes.

Posting the 2 fastest combined efforts for the day were celebrated by Catamount racers.  On the boys side of the ledger, U12 Ryan O’Claffy’s  execution  of combined skills and effort accomplished this feat.  The Glatt Bros were on a mission and close in pursuit to attain the honor.  Sydney Dohr persevered and out performed the remaining field of girls to claim overall recognition.

Training attendance and our team’s work ethic has been impeccable this season.  Factors such as these contribute to the overall enthusiasm and team achievements.  Bravo!

“If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement”-
Willa Cather

Regards,
John Greaser

Tristate U12 Championships!!!

Hi everyone!

Just a reminder that ALL U12 racers are invited to participate in the Tristate U12 Championships held this year on Saturday, March 4th (SL) and Sunday, March 5th (GS) at Blandford Ski Area.

Remember to register on Adminskiracing.com before noon on Wednesday, February 22nd.

Please click on the links below to see the attached final season’s standings for girls and boys.

Cheers to a great season!

Coach Pat

“Ski fast…Take chances…”

U12 W 2017 Rankings v2

U12 M 2017 Rankings v2