In locating the new Slopeside Dormitory, we had to remove the old Arts Building which served in recent years as our Outing Club. The Outing Club was home to our Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding programs. We originally intended to put the new Outing Club into the basement of the Slopeside Dormitory but thought better due to the impact on the height of the building and the potential for fumes and fire from ski waxing.
We had a very good GS training day today after a mixed weather free ski day yesterday.
All athletes have excelled in the Mammoth training atmosphere and are excited about what they have learned.
Alpine team finished their slalom mode of our training and are moving into our Giant Slalom progression sessions. The training lanes have been excellent. All athletes have been testing and running the new Völkl equipment and are finding it to be quit nice.
With a lot of snow and great training we headed down to the natural Mammoth hot springs to kick back after a short workout.
Tonight we are took Silas Howe out to a birthday dinner. As we moved from birthday dinner to relaxation by the fire and Silas doing a birthday dance on stage, we got back to business today. Giant slalom skis ran well and as you can see skiing was not so bad either.
Dublin Alpine ski team is running a summer ski camp at Mammoth Mountain, CA. Weather has been spectacular and the team has been working on slalom alpine fundamentals, brush gates and slalom gate drills. There has been lots of time for free skiing and the team has covered a lot of mountain terrain.
Brewster Academy hosted Dublin School, Vermont Academy, Holderness School, Kimball Union Academy (KUA), Saint Paul’s School, New Hampton School, and Proctor Academy.
A bluebird day and temperatures in the 50s made for challenging terrain for the giant slalom race that took many racers out in the second run. Rolling terrain made for a great race with significant difficulty for those not on their game.
Silas Howe led the Wildcat boys in seventh place with Sean Brown, back in the teens due to some difficulty in the steep part of the coarse. The rest of the boys, Reed Brencher, Nick Runyon, Peter Spang, William Boot and Henry Leuttgen skied well and were competitive with good finishes throughout.
Mya Kerwin and Ann Ratta were sidelined with past injury’s, but were on the course helping with course reports for the other girls. Laura Coffin, Caitlin Hegarty finishing in the top twenty five. New to competition, Madeleine Pelisier in her ski racing debut completed both runs. It was a good day for all.
Overall KUA won the school team event.
- Silas Howe- 7th, 1:10.55
- Sean Brown- 15th, 1:13.82
- Reed Brencher- 24th, 1:17.25
- Peter Spang- 32nd, 1:19.87
- Nick Runyon- 38th, 1:25.32
- Will Boot- 42nd, 138.33
- Henry Leuttgen- 43rd, 1:40.19
- Laura Coffin- 20th, 1:22.63
- Caitlin Hegarty- 27th, 1:26.78
- Maddy Pelissier- 35th, 1:55.77
The championships included both Slalom and Giant Slalom races. Dublin athletes achieved several top finishes. All athletes finishing in the top ten received medals and three Dublin skiers finished in the top ten.
Dublin Alpine ski team came off a rest period from all over New England for Slalom Races against St. Paul, Holderness, Brewster, Vermont Academy, New Hampton, Kimball Union and Dublin. The races were hosted by Proctor Academy for the NEPSAC Slalom Championships.
For the girls: Mari Nakamura St. Paul first, Stina Langenius Kimball Union, second and Ellie Neel third St. Paul. Dublin's Laura Coffin (Keene, NH) fighting the flu was thirty-second and Caitlin Hegarty (Durham, NH) took thirty-third.
For the Boys: Holderness Geoff West took first place, followed by Brewster’s Dexter Hanson and again Brewster took third by Max McDonald. Dublin’s Silas Howe (Amherst, NH) had two solid runs coming in fourteenth, Sean Brown (Hampton Falls, NH) followed in twenty-second with some trouble in the second run, Nick Runyon (Peterborough, NH) thirty-second, Peter Spang (South Hamilton, MA), thirty ninth and Will Boot (Larchmont, NY), who flew in from rest period to race came in fourty-fourth.