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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

Butternut Race Report

Greetings,
 
Catamount racers kicked off, or more appropriately, kicked out of the start gate with a contingent of 97 competitors at the first race of the season. This total far surpasses any previous turnout for the season’s opener.  Fifty one boys and 46 girls were up for the challenge provided by Butternut’s GS course.  29 (30% of total) racers earned top 5 recognition.  When separated by gender, honors go to 17 girls  (37%) and 12 boys (24%) respectively.  Girls managed to place a team member from each age bracket (total of 7) on top of the podium.  Boys secured a podium rung in 6 out of their 7 brackets.  
 
When extending our focus to top 10 finishes, our racers demonstrated parity with 25 girls and 24 boys respectively achieving this status (49 total or 51%).
 
Vying for a sweep of top 5 finishes in the girls division were U8s and U12s.  Four racers from each bracket landed on the podium.  On the boy’s side, U13-15s narrowly missed a top five sweep with 3 podium qualifiers.
 
The day was fault free with 0 DNFS and DQS. 
 
Over the past several years, Catamount racers have consistently captured honors for the fastest time of the day.  Matthew Glatt kept the tradition alive by posting the fastest boy’s time of the day.
 
Koodos to coaches and parents for the ongoing support and commitment to make IC 2016-17 race season another successful one.  Rain, sleet, sparse cover, you name it, our race family has demonstrated that perseverance and an optimistic attitude can over come adversity.  Across all age groups, our racers have demonstrated improvement in both their technical prowess and tactical race savy.  Looking forward to another record setting attendance for our home race.
 
Regards,
 
John Greaser

Wednesday Night Racing

Hello all racers, racer parents, racer friends, and skiing enthusiasts  ,

Our Wednesday Night Ski Racing league will commence on Wednesday January 11th.  Anyone interested in putting a team together please fill out the team form at : Wednesday Night Racing

This league runs for six weeks.  This is a fun way to gain more practice on a GS course.  Also a fun and friendly competitive atmosphere for all ages.  

Look forward to seeing you there

Steve

Early Race registration

October 2016

Dear Race Program Participants:

Thank you for your interest in the Catamount Race Program we hope you are having a good summer which is almost over and it is now time to think about racing for the 2016-2017 season.

 Take advantage of the early price (will go up after October 31st) for our Race Program, complete the attached Race Application for your child (ren)’s also attached is a Season Pass Application if you have not renewed your passes yet keep in mind the deadline for the passes are November 30th.

 There is a $100 discount for your 3rd child that will be enrolling in the Race Program by October 31st. (First 2 children must be enrolled at full price)

Racing Rgistration Form:http://www.catamountski.com/lessons-racing/racing/16-17_RacingSignUpForm%20updated%2010-5.pdf

Season’s Pass Aplication Form:http://www.catamountski.com/pdf/tickets-passes/SeasonPass2016-2017Application.pdf