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Bosquet 2017

Greetings IC Parents,

Bousquet Coaching Staff and a return to winter conditions provided our contingent of IC racers with an efficiently orchestrated race. Several members of our coach cadre, Mac and Doug in particular, stepped forward and contributed additional logistic support to ensure smooth sailing (racing) throughout the day.

Compared to our home-based race, fewer racers, 42 boys and 39 girls, trekked to Bousquet. Non-the-less, our racers were energized and closed out a successful season on the up beat. 17 boys (40% of total) and 14 girls (36%) achieved podium status. An additional 13 girls (70% total) and 11 boys (67% of total) completed their season with top 10 finishes.

Throughout the season our U13-15 racers provided a spark to the overall success of the team. Numerous racers from this class achieved consistent podium status. As a group (8 boys and 3 girls) they have earned the right to advance to Tri State for next season. In terms of age and overall ability prowess, they demonstrated that they are prepared to continue their development within the Tri State system. Bravo!

We also witnessed consistent podium finishes from our 11-12 girls and boys as well. Our coaching staff supports and encourages these racers to consider continuing their technical and tactical advancement at the Tri State level of competition. Parents can check with individual coaches for additional feedback. Potential age limits may be introduced on a league basis for next season stipulating an upper level age cut-off for competition. Stay tuned.

A strong turnout for our annual dual GS challenge provided a vigorous and enthusiastic ending to our race season. Thanks to everyone, racers, staff and parents who participated. As is typically the case, the smorgasbord was superb. Hopefully everyone savored the home-style waffle selection provided by the Dohr family.

In parting here are a few pearls of wisdom gleaned from the book, Mastery… by George Leonard:

“We fail to realize that mastery is not about perfection. It’s about a process, a journey. The master is the one who stays on the path day after day, year after year. The master is the one who is willing to try, and fail, and try again, for as long as he or she lives. When your’re climbing a mountain, in other words, be aware that the peak is ahead, but don’t keep looking up at it. Keep your eyes on the path. And when you reach the top of the mountain (podium, finish line, promotion, etc.), as the Zen saying goes, keep on climbing.”

Please share with your racers.

Regards,

John Greaser

Otis Recap

Greetings,

The excursion to the Otis SL race was attended by fewer Catamount racers (39 total) than the average turnout to this competition for the past several seasons. Do in part of course because our U8s were held in lock down at our home base. However, the day turned out to be productive for the contingent of Catamount racers who competed. Although the course set was quite cut and dry, surface conditions presented a stimulating challenge. In spite of this factor, our racers, determined as always, deciphered tactics to pass this test. A few miscalculations culminated in a total of 9 faults (DSQs & DNFs) for the two combined runs. Quite minuscule when tabulated across a total of 78 runs for our racers. Percentage wise this total amounts to 0.1%

Trips to the podium were well represented by Cat racers. Nine girls (43% of total) raced to top 5 finishes. Another 5 girls joined the podium finishers to expand results to top 10 achievements (67% of total). Boys were equally represented on the podium with 7 top honors (39% of total). Seven additional teammates earned top 10 finishes (78% of total). Mathew Glatt, who is on his way to Pische finals, added another “fastest boy” title to his dossier for the season.

With one remaining race, Bousquet GS, one of our goals should be to increase representation for this event. Our racers have demonstrated grit, tenacity, perseverance, and a desire to improve their racing prowess throughout the season. They should have the opportunity to show case their efforts and hard work. Weather permitting, two runs are scheduled for this final competition. All Aboard!

Regards,

John Greaser

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

Interclub Race Results from 02-07-2016

Congratulations again to all the Interclub racers.  Last weekend’s race was a great success and showed just how hard many of our racers have been training.  Below are the results from Sundays race:

CLASS : Girls U7
Place/ Bib /Class/ Team Name /Run 1 /Run 2/ Result
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1 11 GU7 Catam Fotini Schattman 40.98 (1) 43.05 (1) 1:24.03 (1)
2 8 GU7 Catam Yorgia Schattman 41.19 (2) 47.62 (7) 1:28.81 (2)
3 10 GU7 Catam Louisa Prentice 45.24 (5) 44.21 (2) 1:29.45 (3)
4 19 GU7 Butte Kate Livingston 44.82 (4) 45.93 (5) 1:30.75 (4)
5 1 GU7 Butte Riley O’neill 42.44 (3) 48.71 (8) 1:31.15 (5)
6 5 GU7 Catam Ellie Chudy 47.98 (8) 47.22 (6) 1:35.20 (6)
7 4 GU7 Butte Clara Fawcett 51.51 (13) 45.18 (3) 1:36.69 (7)
8 12 GU7 Butte Ella Seymour 47.25 (6) 49.60 (11) 1:36.85 (8)
9 20 GU7 Butte Lina Berscheid 47.76 (7) 49.79 (12) 1:37.55 (9)
10 13 GU7 Butte Margaret Marcum 49.30 (11) 49.17 (10) 1:38.47 (10)
11 7 GU7 Catam Lucie Berenson 49.53 (12) 48.98 (9) 1:38.51 (11)
12 9 GU7 Butte Elah Leshem 51.61 (14) 53.10 (14) 1:44.71 (12)
13 18 GU7 Catam Elizabeth Spensier 55.69 (15) 52.45 (13) 1:48.14 (13)
14 15 GU7 Butte Marielle Kothari DSQ 45.67 (4)
15 16 GU7 Catam Brooke Sullivan 48.40 (9) DSQ
16 3 GU7 Bousq Madelin Harrington 48.87 (10) DSQ
17 2 GU7 Butte Anastasia Vatis
18 6 GU7 Bland Evelyn Paasch
19 14 GU7 Catam Lillian Dase
20 17 GU7 Butte Sidney Schaevitz

CLASS : Boys U7
Place/ Bib/ Class/ Team/ Name/ Run 1/ Run 2/ Result
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1 47 BU7 Catam Ivan Amato 34.63 (1) 34.65 (1) 1:09.28 (1)
2 39 BU7 Catam Titi Bradley 36.33 (2) 39.12 (2) 1:15.45 (2)
3 27 BU7 Catam Eric Chudy 37.84 (3) 40.02 (3) 1:17.86 (3)
4 32 BU7 Catam Nathan Balboni 38.24 (4) 41.16 (4) 1:19.40 (4)
5 43 BU7 Catam Christopher Cashen 38.46 (5) 41.94 (5) 1:20.40 (5)
6 208 BU7 Butte Benjamin Chase 41.41 (7) 41.98 (6) 1:23.39 (6)
7 40 BU7 Butte Aidan Robison 41.31 (6) 44.03 (7) 1:25.34 (7)
8 30 BU7 Catam Oliver Brooks 42.08 (9) 44.32 (8) 1:26.40 (8)
9 24 BU7 Catam Leo Mayer 41.93 (8) 44.68 (10) 1:26.61 (9)
10 25 BU7 Butte Maxmillian Kothari 43.66 (10) 44.47 (9) 1:28.13 (10)
11 44 BU7 Catam Declan Duffy 43.90 (12) 45.70 (11) 1:29.60 (11)
12 33 BU7 Bousq Oliver Kirby 44.97 (13) 46.59 (12) 1:31.56 (12)
13 29 BU7 Bland Theodore DeAngelis 44.99 (14) 47.22 (13) 1:32.21 (13)
14 38 BU7 Bousq John Mullen 43.70 (11) 48.68 (15) 1:32.38 (14)
15 34 BU7 Bousq Tyler Arseneau 48.10 (18) 47.46 (14) 1:35.56 (15)
16 45 BU7 Butte Wesley DeFosset 47.64 (17) 50.65 (16) 1:38.29 (16)
17 31 BU7 Otis Jack Sullivan 46.75 (16) 51.81 (17) 1:38.56 (17)
18 41 BU7 Butte Eli Shaineker 48.31 (19) 52.90 (18) 1:41.21 (18)
19 23 BU7 Butte Cian Bergin 50.17 (20) 54.47 (21) 1:44.64 (19)
20 28 BU7 Catam Aidan Claffey 52.47 (23) 53.06 (19) 1:45.53 (20)
21 42 BU7 Butte JP Menacho 51.61 (22) 54.09 (20) 1:45.70 (21)
22 35 BU7 Butte Jacob Musiak 50.85 (21) 55.61 (22) 1:46.46 (22)
23 37 BU7 Butte Caelen Byrne 45.07 (15) 1:06.13 (24) 1:51.20 (23)
24 21 BU7 Butte Colby Berens 56.06 (24) 1:01.96 (23) 1:58.02 (24)

CLASS : Girls 8
Place/ Bib/ Class/ Team/ Name/ Run 1/ Run 2/ Result
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1 50 Girls Bland Brianna Ottoson 34.13 (1) 35.58 (1) 1:09.71 (1)
2 62 Girls Catam Eleni Schattman 34.52 (2) 36.16 (2) 1:10.68 (2)
3 66 Girls Butte Emma Hare 36.43 (6) 36.55 (3) 1:12.98 (3)
4 52 Girls Catam Piper Morgan 36.19 (3) 36.85 (4) 1:13.04 (4)
5 64 Girls Bland Jenna Renaudette 36.37 (5) 37.15 (5) 1:13.52 (5)
6 70 Girls Bland Kayla Bouchard 36.19 (3) 39.19 (7) 1:15.38 (6)
7 55 Girls Catam Isha Bindra 38.16 (10) 39.11 (6) 1:17.27 (7)
8 65 Girls Catam Sophia Dohr 37.05 (7) 40.40 (10) 1:17.45 (8)
9 56 Girls Butte Adriana Jones 37.91 (8) 39.81 (8) 1:17.72 (9)
10 59 Girls Butte Alice Barrett 37.98 (9) 40.30 (9) 1:18.28 (10)
11 68 Girls Bland Kimura Elianna Uma 40.31 (13) 40.74 (11) 1:21.05 (11)
12 63 Girls Butte PhiloMa Arpels 39.76 (12) 41.63 (13) 1:21.39 (12)
13 53 Girls Butte Eleanor Hicks 40.51 (14) 42.11 (14) 1:22.62 (13)
14 58 Girls Butte Sarah Tiru 41.48 (15) 45.14 (16) 1:26.62 (14)
15 49 Girls Catam Nina Gitlitz 45.25 (17) 44.52 (15) 1:29.77 (15)
16 57 Girls Catam Audrey Meier 44.75 (16) 50.31 (18) 1:35.06 (16)
17 51 Girls Otis Gianna Perfetto 47.85 (19) 49.98 (17) 1:37.83 (17)
18 54 Girls Catam Eowyn Schober 47.03 (18) 52.39 (21) 1:39.42 (18)
19 67 Girls Butte Wilhemina DeFosset 50.67 (20) 51.17 (19) 1:41.84 (19)
20 231 Girls Catam Annabel Peterson 51.36 (21) 51.26 (20) 1:42.62 (20)
21 61 Girls Catam Eden Bohart DSQ 40.84 (12)
22 60 Girls Butte Alexis Eldridge 39.67 (11) DSQ
23 48 Girls Bland Adela Mckinney
24 69 Girls Bland Hanna Ryan

CLASS : Boys8
Place/ Bib/ Class /Team /Name/ Run 1/ Run 2 /Result
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1 75 Boys8 Bousq Kitson Stover 34.03 (2) 35.55 (1) 1:09.58 (1)
2 85 Boys8 Butte Tripp Clark 33.83 (1) 36.10 (2) 1:09.93 (2)
3 84 Boys8 Butte Luca Truitt 37.44 (6) 38.28 (3) 1:15.72 (3)
4 80 Boys8 Butte Richard Fawcett 36.38 (3) 39.78 (8) 1:16.16 (4)
5 83 Boys8 Butte Luke Feller 37.33 (5) 38.88 (5) 1:16.21 (5)
6 74 Boys8 Butte Cameron Berens 37.69 (7) 38.70 (4) 1:16.39 (6)
7 72 Boys8 Bland Jake Kosmider 36.80 (4) 39.96 (9) 1:16.76 (7)
8 78 Boys8 Butte Eitan Leshem 38.54 (8) 39.20 (6) 1:17.74 (8)
9 128 Boys8 Catam Teddy Herrington 39.83 (10) 39.76 (7) 1:19.59 (9)
10 322 Boys8 Catam Logan Fink 38.81 (9) 41.67 (11) 1:20.48 (10)
11 71 Boys8 Butte Peter Beys 40.54 (11) 41.60 (10) 1:22.14 (11)
12 79 Boys8 Catam Drew Pagen 41.71 (12) 44.13 (13) 1:25.84 (12)
13 81 Boys8 Otis Tye Williams 43.74 (13) 43.88 (12) 1:27.62 (13)
14 76 Boys8 Bousq Caleb Dunham 43.89 (14) 44.58 (14) 1:28.47 (14)
15 73 Boys8 Butte Quinn Meyers 44.88 (15) 49.29 (15) 1:34.17 (15)
16 82 Boys8 Catam Luke Olson 47.52 (16) 50.72 (17) 1:38.24 (16)
17 77 Boys8 Catam Nicholas Lubas 51.02 (17) 49.97 (16) 1:40.99 (17)

CLASS : Girls9
Place/ Bib/ Class/ Team /Name/ Run 1/ Run 2 /Result
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1 112 Girls Bousq Madison Digrigoli 33.13 (2) 33.47 (1) 1:06.60 (1)
2 111 Girls Bousq Helena Jankovic 32.98 (1) 34.04 (2) 1:07.02 (2)
3 104 Girls Bousq Eliza Mullen 33.36 (3) 34.89 (4) 1:08.25 (3)
4 86 Girls Butte Natasha Wool 33.76 (4) 35.23 (6) 1:08.99 (4)
5 88 Girls Butte Kirsten Phang 34.49 (5) 34.86 (3) 1:09.35 (5)
6 93 Girls Bland Maggie Stevens 34.52 (6) 34.95 (5) 1:09.47 (6)
7 94 Girls Bland Emma Stevens 36.38 (8) 36.73 (8) 1:13.11 (7)
8 101 Girls Butte Avery Raifstager 37.03 (10) 36.68 (7) 1:13.71 (8)
9 115 Girls Butte Shayla Byrne 37.30 (11) 37.02 (9) 1:14.32 (9)
10 113 Girls Butte Aleksandra Musiak 36.45 (9) 38.04 (10) 1:14.49 (10)
11 87 Girls Catam Logan Williams 37.48 (12) 38.04 (10) 1:15.52 (11)
12 96 Girls Butte Sophia Curletti 37.78 (13) 40.26 (14) 1:18.04 (12)
13 114 Girls Butte Isabelle Failla 39.08 (14) 40.24 (13) 1:19.32 (13)
14 89 Girls Bousq Maya Narofsky 39.52 (15) 41.37 (15) 1:20.89 (14)
15 91 Girls Catam Vanessa Guerra 40.71 (16) 43.08 (18) 1:23.79 (15)
16 90 Girls Catam Annemae Cashen 41.52 (17) 42.43 (16) 1:23.95 (16)
17 98 Girls Catam Sophie Shaw 41.75 (18) 43.38 (19) 1:25.13 (17)
18 95 Girls Bousq Leora Cook-Dubin 44.49 (19) 42.84 (17) 1:27.33 (18)
19 99 Girls Bland Anne Adams 44.81 (20) 48.66 (20) 1:33.47 (19)
20 107 Girls Catam Aveline Pomposello DNF 38.16 (12)
21 108 Girls Catam Clara Struzziery DSQ 54.08 (21)
22 105 Girls Butte Astrid Sprigman 35.15 (7) DSQ
23 92 Girls Butte Cordelia Ramsey
24 97 Girls Butte Maxie Mirin
25 100 Girls Butte Skyelar Weiss
26 102 Girls Catam Esme Eberstadt
27 103 Girls Butte Tessa LaClair
28 106 Girls Catam Carley Bannerman
29 109 Girls Catam Maya Eberstadt
30 110 Girls Butte Elizabeth Kracht

CLASS : Boys9
Pl Bib Class Team Name Run 1 Run 2 Result
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1 144 Boys9 Butte Andrew Kaplan 31.56 (2) 32.00 (1) 1:03.56 (1)
2 141 Boys9 Butte Eli Zolan 32.67 (3) 32.65 (2) 1:05.32 (2)
3 129 Boys9 Bland Keegan Sears 33.93 (5) 34.27 (3) 1:08.20 (3)
4 133 Boys9 Catam Kevin Claffey 33.25 (4) 35.24 (4) 1:08.49 (4)
5 134 Boys9 Butte Patrick Burns 35.17 (6) 35.58 (6) 1:10.75 (5)
6 124 Boys9 Butte Henry Brinberg 35.28 (7) 35.57 (5) 1:10.85 (6)
7 145 Boys9 Catam Charlie Brooks 35.59 (8) 35.63 (7) 1:11.22 (7)
8 122 Boys9 Butte Lawson Venoit 36.94 (12) 37.35 (9) 1:14.29 (8)
9 117 Boys9 Catam Allessandro Amato 36.24 (9) 38.05 (11) 1:14.29 (8)
10 116 Boys9 Butte Nicolau Berscheid 36.76 (11) 37.58 (10) 1:14.34 (10)
11 135 Boys9 Butte Henry Flaton 38.10 (15) 37.24 (8) 1:15.34 (11)
12 139 Boys9 Butte Lucas Tan 37.16 (13) 38.49 (14) 1:15.65 (12)
13 132 Boys9 Butte Ashton Mckee 37.65 (14) 38.72 (16) 1:16.37 (13)
14 286 Boys9 Bousq Albert Curtil 38.36 (17) 38.32 (12) 1:16.68 (14)
15 121 Boys9 Catam Conrad Schlumberge 38.30 (16) 38.58 (15) 1:16.88 (15)
16 131 Boys9 Butte Hudson Failla 38.46 (18) 38.79 (17) 1:17.25 (16)
17 140 Boys9 Butte Brandon Ma 39.36 (20) 39.34 (18) 1:18.70 (17)
18 142 Boys9 Butte Aaron Premisler 38.59 (19) 42.47 (20) 1:21.06 (18)
19 147 Boys9 Butte Matthew Conde 41.89 (23) 41.68 (19) 1:23.57 (19)
20 120 Boys9 Catam Charlie Sullivan 41.00 (22) 43.93 (21) 1:24.93 (20)
21 123 Boys9 Otis Dylan Montbach 42.41 (24) 45.16 (22) 1:27.57 (21)
22 125 Boys9 Catam Gavin Hartka 44.21 (26) 46.26 (23) 1:30.47 (22)
23 119 Boys9 Catam Theodore Kelleher 42.98 (25) 49.00 (24) 1:31.98 (23)
24 148 Boys9 Butte Peter Elmer 36.64 (10) 55.48 (25) 1:32.12 (24)
25 146 Boys9 Butte Jake Marcum DSQ 38.35 (13)
26 136 Boys9 Catam Neil Howard 31.35 (1) DNF
27 127 Boys9 Catam Julian Prentice 39.93 (21) DSQ
28 118 Boys9 Butte William Premisler
29 126 Boys9 Bland Owen Freeman
30 130 Boys9 Catam Sebastian Cynn
31 137 Boys9 Bland Jacob Paasch
32 138 Boys9 Butte Daniel Bergin
33 143 Boys9 Butte George Weiksner

CLASS : Girls10
Place/ Bib/ Class/ Team /Name /Run 1/ Run 2/ Result
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1 158 Girls Butte Emma Nahon 33.09 (3) 33.50 (1) 1:06.59 (1)
2 180 Girls Catam Ryan McKenzie 33.03 (2) 34.06 (3) 1:07.09 (2)
3 181 Girls Butte Isabelle Nahon 33.62 (4) 33.89 (2) 1:07.51 (3)
4 156 Girls Catam Eleanor Smith 33.78 (5) 34.11 (4) 1:07.89 (4)
5 161 Girls Butte Olivia Lapointe 34.06 (7) 35.15 (5) 1:09.21 (5)
6 168 Girls Catam Cecelia Dohr 34.12 (8) 35.16 (6) 1:09.28 (6)
7 154 Girls Catam Cassidy Pagen 34.19 (9) 36.74 (12) 1:10.93 (7)
8 163 Girls Butte Bridget Stephen 36.01 (16) 35.16 (6) 1:11.17 (8)
9 173 Girls Butte Marni Winston 35.27 (12) 36.39 (10) 1:11.66 (9)
10 175 Girls Catam Sydney Weinberg 35.60 (13) 36.20 (9) 1:11.80 (10)
11 157 Girls Catam Georgia Maitland 35.91 (15) 36.43 (11) 1:12.34 (11)
12 150 Girls Butte Juliana McMahon 35.84 (14) 37.20 (13) 1:13.04 (12)
13 165 Girls Catam Charlotte Stevens 35.07 (10) 38.26 (14) 1:13.33 (13)
14 182 Girls Catam Charlotte Van der 35.11 (11) 38.55 (15) 1:13.66 (14)
15 169 Girls Catam Mackenzie Morgan 38.07 (17) 39.64 (16) 1:17.71 (15)
16 174 Girls Bland Madelyn Bouchard 39.10 (20) 40.41 (17) 1:19.51 (16)
17 160 Girls Catam Haley Olson 38.50 (18) 41.66 (21) 1:20.16 (17)
18 164 Girls Catam Sophia Pomposello 39.33 (21) 41.10 (18) 1:20.43 (18)
19 159 Girls Catam Emma Avenia 38.69 (19) 41.96 (22) 1:20.65 (19)
20 155 Girls Catam Amelia Lightfoot 39.55 (22) 41.47 (19) 1:21.02 (20)
21 170 Girls Butte Olivia Zeitler 40.32 (23) 41.56 (20) 1:21.88 (21)
22 162 Girls Otis Ava Consolati 40.54 (25) 43.01 (24) 1:23.55 (22)
23 166 Girls Otis Mary Sullivan 40.42 (24) 43.83 (26) 1:24.25 (23)
24 167 Girls Catam Aila Rahn-Siege 41.85 (28) 43.18 (25) 1:25.03 (24)
25 177 Girls Otis Erin Decelle 41.13 (26) 45.87 (28) 1:27.00 (25)
26 179 Girls Catam Anagret Dohr 43.61 (29) 45.04 (27) 1:28.65 (26)
27 152 Girls Butte Hannah Smick DSQ 35.73 (8)
28 178 Girls Butte Samantha Schaevitz DSQ 42.60 (23)
29 149 Girls Bousq Brodi Rosier 31.29 (1) DNF
30 176 Girls Butte Maud Arpels 33.92 (6) DNF
31 171 Girls Catam Hannah Keegan 41.37 (27)
32 151 Girls Catam Sarah Metcalfe
33 153 Girls Otis Olivia Nayor
34 172 Girls Catam Emma Leifer

CLASS : Boys10
Place/ Bib/ Class/ Team/ Name/ Run 1/ Run 2/ Result
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1 218 Boys10 Catam Parker Levin 31.93 (1) 32.59 (1) 1:04.52 (1)
2 196 Boys10 Catam Matthew Glatt 32.44 (2) 34.08 (2) 1:06.52 (2)
3 201 Boys10 Bousq Alexander Sterneru 32.56 (3) 34.20 (4) 1:06.76 (3)
4 193 Boys10 Catam Phillip Mann 32.70 (4) 34.10 (3) 1:06.80 (4)
5 202 Boys10 Bousq Tommy Dunham 32.98 (5) 34.41 (5) 1:07.39 (5)
6 220 Boys10 Butte Jake Lewis 33.64 (6) 34.46 (6) 1:08.10 (6)
7 212 Boys10 Butte Brendan Shugrue 33.96 (8) 34.92 (7) 1:08.88 (7)
8 213 Boys10 Butte Erik Davis 34.71 (11) 35.03 (8) 1:09.74 (8)
9 223 Boys10 Butte Roey Leshem 33.97 (9) 36.01 (10) 1:09.98 (9)
10 189 Boys10 Otis Mike Gluek 34.22 (10) 35.97 (9) 1:10.19 (10)
11 194 Boys10 Catam Gabriel Pietrucki 34.85 (12) 36.19 (11) 1:11.04 (11)
12 210 Boys10 Catam Michael Glatt 33.89 (7) 37.68 (19) 1:11.57 (12)
13 207 Boys10 Catam Quentin Balboni 35.63 (15) 36.65 (13) 1:12.28 (13)
14 198 Boys10 Butte Ryan Chase 36.17 (17) 36.53 (12) 1:12.70 (14)
15 215 Boys10 Bousq Shamus Gaherty 35.46 (14) 37.38 (15) 1:12.84 (15)
16 204 Boys10 Butte Gregory Meindl 35.67 (16) 37.76 (20) 1:13.43 (16)
17 188 Boys10 Catam Max Mayer 36.21 (18) 37.39 (16) 1:13.60 (17)
18 211 Boys10 Catam Gabe Hova 36.21 (18) 37.60 (18) 1:13.81 (18)
19 186 Boys10 Otis Zachary Montbach 36.40 (21) 37.51 (17) 1:13.91 (19)
20 199 Boys10 Bousq Noah Kirby 36.25 (20) 38.70 (24) 1:14.95 (20)
21 183 Boys10 Butte Digby Shillingford 36.87 (22) 38.49 (22) 1:15.36 (21)
22 184 Boys10 Butte Noah Williams 36.90 (23) 38.55 (23) 1:15.45 (22)
23 205 Boys10 Bland Rudy Charland 39.20 (28) 38.47 (21) 1:17.67 (23)
24 224 Boys10 Butte John Derenches 38.31 (26) 39.62 (25) 1:17.93 (24)
25 221 Boys10 Bland Max Kosmider 37.34 (24) 40.80 (27) 1:18.14 (25)
26 216 Boys10 Butte Jack Sheehan 38.30 (25) 40.22 (26) 1:18.52 (26)
27 192 Boys10 Butte Julian Beadell 39.31 (30) 40.99 (28) 1:20.30 (27)
28 195 Boys10 Catam Lucas Rodrigues 39.22 (29) 41.75 (30) 1:20.97 (28)
29 219 Boys10 Bousq Donald Tanner 40.62 (31) 41.34 (29) 1:21.96 (29)
30 206 Boys10 Catam Cian Keegan 40.78 (32) 42.05 (31) 1:22.83 (30)
31 326 Boys10 Butte Jonathan Tassani 42.17 (34) 43.43 (32) 1:25.60 (31)
32 214 Boys10 Bousq Mitchell Arseneau 41.80 (33) 44.76 (33) 1:26.56 (32)
33 185 Boys10 Catam Charles Kelleher 53.69 (36) 52.87 (34) 1:46.56 (33)
34 217 Boys10 Catam Theo Berenson DNF 36.83 (14)
35 197 Boys10 Otis Nathaniel Gorenste 35.24 (13) DNF
36 321 Boys10 Catam Eddy Rena 38.57 (27)
37 203 Boys10 Catam Elliot Florack 45.15 (35)
38 187 Boys10 Butte Henry Fioriglio
39 190 Boys10 Butte Jet Tober
40 191 Boys10 Catam Jonathan Dase
41 200 Boys10 Catam Max Von Boetticher
42 209 Boys10 Butte Ethan Belmont
43 222 Boys10 Catam Cameron Mullen

CLASS : Girls11
Place /Bib /Class/ Team /Name /Run 1/ Run 2 /Result
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1 226 Girls 10Butte Brynn Bergin 32.72 (1) 33.31 (1) 1:06.03 (1)
2 230 Girls 10Butte Kathryn Barrett 34.16 (2) 35.40 (2) 1:09.56 (2)
3 240 Girls 10Butte Paige Lussier 35.70 (6) 35.43 (3) 1:11.13 (3)
4 225 Girls10 Catam Grace Swartout 34.31 (3) 36.96 (6) 1:11.27 (4)
5 323 Girls 10Catam Isabel Lehrman 35.52 (5) 36.40 (4) 1:11.92 (5)
6 235 Girls 10Catam Louise Albert 35.89 (7) 36.61 (5) 1:12.50 (6)
7 229 Girls 10Catam Ruby Blunt 35.35 (4) 37.21 (7) 1:12.56 (7)
8 232 Girls 10Catam Sorrel Reeves 36.95 (8) 39.28 (8) 1:16.23 (8)
9 237 Girls10 Butte Leah Nelson 39.26 (10) 39.64 (9) 1:18.90 (9)
10 239 Girls10 Butte Julienne Teich 38.84 (9) 40.84 (11) 1:19.68 (10)
11 241 Girls10 Catam Zoe Wells 39.29 (11) 41.29 (12) 1:20.58 (11)
12 238 Girls10 Butte Kaitlin Torres 41.46 (14) 40.52 (10) 1:21.98 (12)
13 234 Girls10 Otis Ruby Francis 40.06 (13) 41.93 (13) 1:21.99 (13)
14 227 Girls10 Butte Lindsay Beckerman 41.56 (15) 43.87 (14) 1:25.43 (14)
15 236 Girls10 Catam Alice Pajeski 40.04 (12)
16 233 Girls10 Butte Ava Bachman DNF
17 228 Girls10 Butte Annay Weiksner

CLASS : Boys11
Place/Bib/ Class/ Team /Name/ Run 1/ Run 2/ Result
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1 261 Boys11 Catam Ioannis Schattman 31.23 (1) 32.10 (1) 1:03.33 (1)
2 249 Boys11 Catam Ryan Claffey 33.15 (2) 32.56 (2) 1:05.71 (2)
3 263 Boys11 Bland Brandon Oleksak 33.84 (3) 35.55 (3) 1:09.39 (3)
4 262 Boys11 Butte John Feller 34.88 (4) 35.57 (4) 1:10.45 (4)
5 253 Boys11 Bousq Riley Crawford 36.70 (7) 39.61 (5) 1:16.31 (5)
6 244 Boys11 Butte Zacharias Shapiro 37.12 (8) 40.85 (8) 1:17.97 (6)
7 256 Boys11 Bousq Charles Heiman 37.69 (9) 40.45 (6) 1:18.14 (7)
8 327 Boys11 Butte Miles Dalmas 37.92 (10) 40.78 (7) 1:18.70 (8)
9 248 Boys11 Catam Oliver Meier 39.11 (11) 41.15 (9) 1:20.26 (9)
10 247 Boys11 Butte Kiernan Freed 40.81 (13) 42.31 (10) 1:23.12 (10)
11 251 Boys11 Catam William Peterson 45.05 (14) 45.20 (11) 1:30.25 (11)
12 246 Boys11 Otis Ian Williams 39.27 (12) 1:00.00 (12) 1:39.27 (12)
13 259 Boys11 Butte Hugh Kane 35.14 (5) DNF
14 254 Boys11 Butte Julian Stutman 35.75 (6) DNF
15 242 Boys11 Catam Milan Savard
16 243 Boys11 Bousq Maxfield Lindner
17 245 Boys11 Catam Gabriel Stanescu
18 250 Boys11 Butte Otto Steinmetz
19 252 Boys11 Butte Luke Vaccaro
20 255 Boys11 Bland Jakub McKinney
21 257 Boys11 Butte Ethan Hine
22 258 Boys11 Butte Zander Kurita
23 260 Boys11 Butte Charles Fioriglio
24 264 Boys11 Catam Luke McMillan

CLASS : Girls12
Place/ Bib/ Class/ Team /Name/ Run 1 /Run 2/ Result
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1 277 Girls12 Catam Ella Keaney 33.91 (3) 33.54 (1) 1:07.45 (1)
2 272 Girls12 Bland Emma Renaudette 33.22 (1) 34.63 (2) 1:07.85 (2)
3 281 Girls 12Catam Laurentia Bentivog 33.38 (2) 34.68 (3) 1:08.06 (3)
4 273 Girls12 Butte Beth Paolini 34.47 (4) 35.25 (4) 1:09.72 (4)
5 276 Girls12 Butte Chloe Nahon 34.69 (5) 35.52 (5) 1:10.21 (5)
6 269 Girls12 Butte Simone Long 35.12 (7) 36.74 (7) 1:11.86 (6)
7 279 Girls12 Butte Sydney Venoit 35.65 (10) 36.31 (6) 1:11.96 (7)
8 265 Girls 12Butte Claire Paolini 35.04 (6) 37.63 (9) 1:12.67 (8)
9 274 Girls 12Butte Liisa Olsson 35.59 (9) 37.96 (10) 1:13.55 (9)
10 271 Girls12 Catam Sydney Dohr 35.49 (8) 38.20 (11) 1:13.69 (10)
11 266 Girls 12Catam Annabel Stevens 36.60 (11) 37.44 (8) 1:14.04 (11)
12 275 Girls12 Catam Bridget Kelleher 36.77 (12) 39.72 (13) 1:16.49 (12)
13 267 Girls12 Catam Shea Coughlin 37.93 (13) 39.16 (12) 1:17.09 (13)
14 270 Girls12 Butte Charlotte Ward 38.30 (15) 41.30 (14) 1:19.60 (14)
15 280 Girls12 Catam Gabriela Malek 38.07 (14) 43.02 (15) 1:21.09 (15)
16 278 Girls12 Catam Maya Silver-Lewis 42.19 (16) 47.57 (16) 1:29.76 (16)
17 268 Girls12 Bland Erin Mikuszews 52.28 (17) 54.19 (17) 1:46.47 (17)
18 282 Girls12 Catam Delphine Cohen

CLASS : Boys12
Place/ Bib/ Class/ Team /Name/ Run 1/ Run 2/ Result
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1 294 Boys12 Catam Alex Bradley 31.58 (2) 32.65 (1) 1:04.23 (1)
2 324 Boys12 Catam Josh Maitland 32.86 (3) 33.72 (2) 1:06.58 (2)
3 295 Boys12 Catam Federico Arengi-Be 32.94 (4) 33.94 (3) 1:06.88 (3)
4 298 Boys12 Catam Nolan Kozlowski 33.63 (5) 34.02 (4) 1:07.65 (4)
5 292 Boys1 Butte Ian Tyson 34.02 (6) 36.01 (5) 1:10.03 (5)
6 290 Boys1 Bland Kamarin Oleksak 35.31 (7) 36.77 (6) 1:12.08 (6)
7 289 Boys1 Butte Samuel Sprigman 37.71 (8) 39.23 (7) 1:16.94 (7)
8 293 Boys1 Bland Kimura Umana-Emman 40.73 (12) 39.62 (8) 1:20.35 (8)
9 288 Boys1 Catam Jasper Gitlitz 38.62 (10) 42.71 (9) 1:21.33 (9)
10 291 Boys1 Catam Cole Pockriss 39.36 (11) 43.57 (10) 1:22.93 (10)
11 285 Boys1 Butte Oliver Sheehan 40.88 (13) 43.75 (11) 1:24.63 (11)
12 284 Boys1 Bland Declan Sears 30.71 (1) DNF
13 283 Boys1 Catam Jonah Dohr 38.17 (9) DNF
14 287 Boys1 Butte Basil Shillingford
15 296 Boys1 Catam Stephan Stanescu
16 297 Boys1 Butte Yves Macaire

CLASS : Girls13/15
Place/ Bib/ Class/ Team /Name/ Run 1 /Run 2/ Result
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1 312 Girls13/15 Otis Teryn Goulet 30.45 (1) 32.30 (1) 1:02.75 (1)
2 308 Girl13/15s Otis Beth Christensen 31.91 (2) 33.64 (2) 1:05.55 (2)
3 310 Girls13/15 Otis Julia Gorenstein 34.53 (4) 36.19 (3) 1:10.72 (3)
4 311 Girls13/15 Butte Shae Zeitler 36.20 (5) 37.87 (4) 1:14.07 (4)
5 307 Girls13/15 Otis Brooke Paykin 36.61 (6) 39.12 (6) 1:15.73 (5)
6 301 Girls13/15 Butte Grace Conde 37.66 (7) 38.90 (5) 1:16.56 (6)
7 302 Girls13/15 Butte Caroline Davis 39.53 (8) 42.31 (7) 1:21.84 (7)
8 304 Girls13/15 Butte Emily Newman 42.06 (9) 44.26 (9) 1:26.32 (8)
9 303 Girls13/15 Butte Naomi Fernster 44.06 (10) 43.95 (8) 1:28.01 (9)
10 300 Girls 13/15Butte Olivia Ramirez 33.07 (3) DNF
11 299 Girls 13/15Butte Tallisker Weiss
12 305 Girls 13/15Catam Oona Albert
13 309 Girls13/15 Otis Auden Naiman

CLASS : Boys13/15
Place/ Bib /Class /Team /Name /Run 1/ Run 2/ Result
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1 313 Boys13/15 Catam Nico Capala 29.95 (1) 30.60 (1) 1:00.55 (1)
2 320 Boys13/15 Otis Colby Curtis 32.77 (2) 31.96 (2) 1:04.73 (2)
3 315 Boys13/15 Butte Nicolas McMahon 35.18 (4) 33.85 (3) 1:09.03 (3)
4 318 Boys13/15 Otis Roelf Weiland 35.50 (5) 35.23 (4) 1:10.73 (4)
5 319 Boys13/15 Butte Alec Bachman 37.29 (6) 37.99 (5) 1:15.28 (5)
6 317 Boys13/15 Catam Emil Rahn-Siege 38.33 (8) 39.69 (6) 1:18.02 (6)
7 325 Boys13/15 Butte Divyaj Parekh 55.59 (9) 55.15 (7) 1:50.74 (7)
8 316 Boys13/15 Butte Garrett Ramsey 34.52 (3) DNF
9 314 Boys13/15 Catam Ian McKenzie 37.82 (7)

Opening Weekend

Hello,

To new and returning families, the IC coaching staff would like to extend a hardy welcome to the 2014-2015 racing season. We are scheduled to officially begin training this upcoming weekend, 12/13-12/14.

Your patience is requested as we undertake the initial process of assigning racers with coaches. For returning families your understanding of this process is appreciated. Please help relieve any tensions that “rookie” parents may feel entering new territory. As we all know, this sorting out task evolves over the course of the entire season.

Parents can help eliminate tensions and inevitable commotions this weekend in a number of ways. If you haven’t done so already, begin by organizing and checking equipment, including clothing, in advance of one hour before departing to the Mountain. Conduct a safety check of all equipment, especially a binding safety check. Make sure the bindings are attached to the skis and boot liners are correctly paired with the matching shell. Hard shell helmets are required by USSA and Tri State. We require goggles as well. New parents may not be aware of the helmet technicality. New parents can help us identify your racer by printing his/her first name on duct tape and attaching to the front of the helmet. Lastly, please transport racers early enough to the Mountain, so they can be at the base of the double green chair 15 min early so coaches can move their racers out of the staging area by 9:00 am.

Our coaching staff has added some new members this year, and several long-time IC coaches have joined the tri state staff. Moving to tri state are Chris Cashen, Chris Divecchio, and Peter Cross. Moving over from the parent ranks to the coaching staff are, Larry Hess, David Kozlowski and Jon Woodruf. Returning after a sabbatical is Karin Tannenbaum. Her Daughter, Kasey, will be a new addition as well. Kasey is an IC and USSA graduate from Catamount. Welcome to you all and the best regards to coaches in transition. Apologies in advance if I did not recognize any new comer.

Thanks to Bob Mayer, father of Max, who has volunteered to manage the IC component of the Catamount Race Site. Peter Chudy remains our faithful president of the IC Parents Association. As always, we are open to addressing all questions, concerns and input that will support the success of Catamount’s IC Race Program.

Regards and see everyone slope side this coming weekend.

John Greaser

Otis Ridge Results

otisGreetings,

Seventy of our U9 and older racers competed in the formidable Otis SL race. In spite of the robust challenges, the Catamount Team managed to complete 119 runs (75%) out of a possible 140 combined runs. Top 5 finishers totaled 19 (10 boys and 9 girls) or 27% of our racers made a trip to the podium. Stretching race times out to include top 10 finishes, we find that a total of 35 racers, that’s right, 50% negotiated the course with vigor to accomplish this result. Breaking the top 10 finishes into a girls and boys designation, we find that both genders pushed hard enough to place 50% of their respective class into this elite category; not an easy feat. Our US ski team can’t boast of a similar accomplishment. Of Catamount’s 21 DSQ/DNF for the day, twelve (12) occurred during the first run. A 75% completion rate, given the high degree of technical and tactical challenges, is quite respectable. Of the 12 racers who misjudged their line, mismanaged their tactics, or whatever, during their first run, all but two returned to attempt to improve with their second run. Over the course of the season, we have witnessed a willingness and determination form our racers to advance their technical skills and race tactics. As evidenced by the display of persistence at Otis, we are reminded that an underlying quality is frequently not given enough attention. As coaches and parents we need to stay vigilant with our encouragement and continue to reinforce the attitude to persist when in the eyes of our racer the choice might seem easier to avoid the bumpy road. Koodos to the 10 who got back in the start gate to take on the 2nd run.

Regards,

John

Butternut Results

ButternutGreetings,

Catamount’s IC race team entered 87 racers in last weekends combined SL/Skills Quest event.  The total left us a few shy of our record setting attendance achieved @ the Catamount GS race.  On average, we continue to register close to an equal number of girls (41) and boys (46).  Of the total boys competing in the single run SL segment, 14 (30%) secured a top five ranking.  Nine additional comrades (total 23) joined the ranks to expand top 10 numbers to 50%  of total.  Out of 7 divisional first place finishes, Catamount  boys are credited with capturing 5 or approximately 70% of the pinnacle slots.  On the other side of the ledger, eight (8) girls or 20 % of total negotiated the challenging course and earned a top 5 result.  Expanding achievements to register top 10 results, we find that 18 (44%) of total girls earned times to qualify for this ranking.   In spite of an array of DSQ/DNFs  that plagued some of the previous weeks fist place  finishers,  one Catamount girl reached the pinnacle spot on the podium.  Sixty seven or 77% of our racers successfully completed the demanding course.  The completion rate is down somewhat from the earlier two races.  Arbitrarily splitting our racers into two groups, U9 and younger and U10 and older, an almost equal number of DSQ/DNF surface.  The younger racers totaled 9 miscues, whereas the older totaled 11.  Looking at these numbers it is probably safe to generalize that the older racers forced tactical errors,  whereas the younger group misjudged entry and exit segments while negotiating the three “combination” gates.  In time, as we all know, our younger racers will develop stronger course identification skills.  Our older racers  (veterans)  do not lack the desire to ski fast.  Over time “tactical” strengths will evolve along with the ability to recognize where tactical adjustments are required in order to increase their chance to complete a course set.  The coaching staff will continue to strive to assist our racers improve their tactical decision making development.  Just a reminder,  no races are scheduled for the immediate weekend.  One additional SL race remains @ Otis and the final race, either a GS or “Kombi”,  is set for the first weekend in March.
Regards,
John Greaser

Blandford and More

Greetings,

Arriving @ Catamount Saturday morning for the usual day of practice, turned out to be not so usual. Shortly afterwards, Coach Michael Purpura arrived and parked along side of my vehicle. We both glanced at each other and surmised that the Mountain was closed. Brillant deduction. After all, we both learned how reasoning flows from “If such-and -such is present, then such- and- such can only be certain” from our combined years of higher education experience . Hey a few weeks earlier we skied the lower terrain off the green chair in the rain. Trying to convince ourselves that same scenario would play out this day as well, we proceeded up to the door of the bubble. Nothing doing. Still feeling undaunted, we spent some time discussing assessment options for the racers, and chatting with a parent and her son, Bode, no not that Bode, regarding the opportunity to join us this weekend. Fortunately, the clouds cleared Saturday night, and without much fanfare, we went on to successfully complete our first race of the season. As a matter of fact 83 of our racers showed up with parents in tow. The average race turnout last year was 74 Catamount racers. Forty four girls competed and slightly out numbered the boys’ turnout by 5. I won’t go into great detail with numbers and results because most of you have access to “live-timing” results on the web. A total of 26 racers qualified for top 5 finishes (31% ). From this total we see that 11 (25%) girls and 15 (38%) boys made the walk to the podium. The percentage of top 10 finishes bumps up for each gender ( girls 34% and boys 59% ). The fastest overall time for the day was earned by Catamount’s John Mueller. Not far behind John are a strong contingent of boys separated only by a ski length or two. Going neck-and-neck for the fastest female Catamount racer was Lael Cashen and Francesca Mann, with Francesca edging out Lael. Now our catamount results certainly deserve applause and recognition. Racers who demonstrated fast times have been showing up for training week after week and training hard. Overall our racers have exemplified a commitment to learn skills and techniques to become a stronger and faster ski racer. And there in lies the key to ski racer development ,i.e., to develop is to grow, to evolve, to move toward fulfillment, Webster dictionary. This is the underlying goal of USSA and Catamount race progran as well. To become a stronger and more skilled ski racer one must develop the requisite skills and techniques. Many of the top Catamount finshers at Blandford achieved this status because they have been putting forth the effort for 2-4 years in the IC program.

Here is a quote from Chip White (USST Head Women’s World Cup Speed Coach):

“Just going fast will only take you so far. If you learn the skills first and build from that base, then as you progress, learning how to ski fast will be easier and eventually lead to a longer and more successful ski racing career.”

Here is another quote to share with your racer:

“Mikaela has been fortunate in having had a coach who views skills acquisition and quality training, particularly during key developmental years, as critical elements to future success. Racing was always secondary to mastery. Mikaela is continually striving for improvement. She can then race feeling well prepared, confident, and supported, which makes that part of the sport so enjoyable for her.” Mikaela’s parents, Jeff and Eileen.

Our coaching staff will continue to provide the necessary support to enhance your racer’s skill foundation on their way to becoming a better developed skier and hence ski racer. In the next few weeks we will be piloting several skill assessments with our racers. The information will subsequently be shared with parents. Please remember to volunteer for the Catamount home race

Regards,

John Greaser