U16 PNSA Junior Olympic Team 2014
Congratulations to the U16 racers who qualified for the this year's Junior Olympic Team representing PNSA In Jackson, Wyoming. The CMAC attendees will be:
Sun Cup Downhill
Our U18 Nationals DH racer Andrew Osborne kicked off with a 3rd, and then was 1st on Sunday. Katie Hensien was 1st and 4th. Congrats again to two more Sun Cup DH winners! We had plenty of top scores as the FIS kids came back to race with our U16's. Including move up awards by Tess, Spencer and Katie. Defending Champ Nick Wurden finally got going on the last day to post an excellent 6th place finish, with Charlie getting a couple top 10's. On the girls side, Jordy was very consistent with 3rd and 2nd, as was Alex with 4th and 3rd. Talia came through with an awesome 9th on the last day. The full race report is here
Chappelle Lauba Memorial Scholarship Fund:
February 15, 2014
Today we celebrate Chappelle. What better day than her birthday to reflect on the continued impact of her cheerful spirit and to extend our pledge to the Chappelle Lauba Memorial Scholarship Fund. Over the past year, funds raised in her honor have helped shape the future of other athletes, especially girls. In 2013, all CMAC U14 girls received ZGIRLS training through the Fund. This program developed by Libby Ludlow, a former US Ski Team member, helps girls confidently set goals and build a healthy confident approach to their athletic and life endeavors. In addition, the Fund will begin to branch out in support of more young teen programs. This year we plan to expand the support to youth athletic programs in Bellevue, while we will continue the support for the CMAC kids. Chappelle was a member of the Lake Hills Soccer club, and Bellevue Youth Soft Ball. The fund plans support for a ZGIRLS program to help them with self confidence, self esteem, positive self talk, and provide them with education about healthy life choices which includes positive role models. More information, and how you can help, is available here.
NW Cup at Stevens Pass
Congrats to the superb skiing at the NW Cup at Stevens Pass. The U16 kids joined the FIS kids for this event and this helped CMAC combine for a ton of NW Cup Points. Jordy Harrison become the NW Cup leader on Monday as she won the first SL, and scored another podium on Sunday. Katie Hensien had a great weekend as well, coming in second for both slaloms. Andrew Osborne continued his strong season with a 2nd place SL on Saturday, with many boys scoring points. Christian won a second run of SL, and Mitch had an outstanding 6th place in GS. We again had so many podium finishes and huge move ups the results go on and on. Sydney Janssen got two move up awards and Petie Russell got the other one. On Monday, Alex Oseland scored a 2nd place with Skylar Cooley in 5th. The race report is here.
U16 Qualifier at Mt Spokane
Our U16 group got off to a strong start to the season with numerous podium finishes and lot's of kids scoring points toward the JO qualification. Last year. Coach John Ellis brought the Fog wax, and it was decent weather, so the fog wax went unused at the notoriously foggy Mt. Spokane. This year he was going for perfect weather, so he invented Fog B Gone, and it worked perfectly. We had sunshine and blue skies! See the full race report here.
Andrew Osborne races US Nationals DH and NorAm DH/SG
Andrew Osborne competed in the Copper Mountain Speed NorAm which included 2 NorAm downhill races, the US National Championship downhill and 2 NorAm super g races. Andrew was racing against many different Olympic hopefuls from many different countries including some from the US. Andrew finished all three downhill races with his best result coming in the last downhill race. He finished 76th after starting 89th and had the 34th fastest recorded speed at 68.11 MPH, lowering his points in 2 of the 3 races. Unfortunately Andrew did not finish either of the Super G races. They were difficult courses and some little mistakes cost him a finish in both races. More pictures are in the race report.
Russ Read 2013 Results
Christian Hanseler and Katie Hensien both came away with Third place overall and Katie Holm won the girls move up award. On Monday we all stuck around for some SL training. Thanks to Mt. Bachelor for letting us have some training space. The full race report is here.
CMAC 2013 Sun Peaks Thanksgiving Camp
Check out photos from the 2013 Sun Peaks training camp on SmugMug!
Journey of Hope Fundraiser
"A Downhill Dynasty" - CMAC's Hammond Family
Take a look at an excellent article on the Hammond family and their history with ski racing!
U18/U21 Championship Team 2014
Congratulations to the U18 and U21 racers who qualified for the Western Region Championships at Squaw Valley. The CMAC attendees will be:
Mt. Hood U16 SL/GS Qualifier
We started the weekend in a rain soaked SL, but the salt worked to perfection so the racing surface was excellent. Skylar Cooley started off with a win, with Alex coming in second, and Tess rounding out the top ten. On the boys side, Ty came 3rd, Michael 4th, Devon 5th, Peter 6th, Spencer 8th. This set off a weekend of great racing and results. The weather changed to your typical wet sleet snow that Ski Bowl is know for, but again we continued to have great scores throughout the weekend. Katie won the GS on Sunday followed by another strong team finish with Sky 3, Talia 4, Ella 8, Tess 9, Sadie 12, Abby 15. On the boys side we also had numerous top finishes, with Peter coming 2nd and Ty 3rd, followed by Michael 5th, Spencer 7th, Tristan 9th. See the full race report here.
Founders' Club Scholarships
Thank you to the Crystal Mountain Founders' Club for making scholarships available for next season's U16, U18 & U21 racers. More information is available here. UPDATE 2/14/2014: the application form is now available. Download it here. The application deadline is May 1.
Warm Up Slalom & Frank Nickel's Race Photos
Lots of great photos from the Warm Up Slalom and Frank Nickel's Masters race here. As always, special thanks to Bret for doing this!
U14 Podium Sweep at Hampton Cup
The U14 ladies came out swinging this weekend sweeping the podium! Saturday Katie Holm got 5th place overall, 1st for U14s; Madeline Lafreniere placed 8th overall, 2nd for U14s; Grace Pepin placed 9th overall, 3rd for U14s; and Izzy Buck placed 15th overall, 5th for U14s! On Sunday Katie Holm placed 2nd overall, 1st for U14 girls; Grace Pepin got 9th overall, 2nd U14 girls; and Maddie Lafreniere got 11th overall, 3rd for U14s. For the men’s race Saturday we had a stacked field in the U14 age group with Carter Jenderzak in 4th and Max Shoening in 5th, moving up 39 places. Sunday we had Carter Jenderzak in 1st place for U14s (12th overall) and got the move up award; Conner Niemann 3rd and Will Frohlich 4th for U14s with the 6th-10th spots again all going to CMAC boys! Overall result highlights were Peter Moe Lange getting 5th place on Saturday, Nick Wurden with a 7th place on Sunday and Corbin Kray finishing 9th both days. The full race report is here.
Mighty Mite GS Results
U12 girls, led by Kate Jendrezak, took the top four spots. U10’s were well represented by Poppy Honeybone with an impressive 5th overall finish, while the U8’s were led by Quinn Dennehy and her smoking 12th place overall! Sunday’s results for the girls were nearly identical with the same age group winners as Saturday. On Saturday, U12 boys wisely followed the lead of the girls, with Lewis White taking the top spot, followed by 3 other U12’s. As with the girls, 5th place overall was taken by U10 Karsten Farris, while the U8’s were led by Lucas Broussard. Sunday’s results were similar, with Karsten Farris moving up from 5th to 4th overall! The full race report is here.
Alpental Night Slalom
Christian Hanseler wins night SL for 2nd year in a row! Katie Hensien wins the womens! CMAC had another strong performance at the night slalom at Alpental. It was a typical deep rut night at the summit, so it was business as usual for night skiing at the Summit. Our kids rode the ruts to many podium finishes. It was also fun to have our entire junior team in attendance, all the FIS/U16 and U14's were racing together. Congrats team. The race report is here.
Schweitzer Speed Series
The Western Region Speed Series at Schweitzer saw many fog delays and rescheduled races but ultimately all were completed. The series was all about gaining experience. It was the first running for a downhill at Schweitzer with the new track cut last summer, which added a fun element to the series. All of our athlete showed great patience dealing with multiple delays and learned a lot about the subtleties of speed. It was the first FIS DH races for Charlie, Riley, Braydon, Jordy and Steph. Congrats to Andrew Osborne for 3 top 10s overall, podium finishes in the U18 class and qualifying for the U18 Nationals!
Congratulations to scholarship recipients
Congratulations to Sadie Kerslake for receiving the NAASF Foundation's Robert A. Powers Ski Racing Scholarship and to Alex Oseland for receiving Far West Ski Association Scholarship!
Schweitzer FIS NW Cup Highlights - Jan. 2014
The FIS team had some solid results at Schweitzer in early January. Keith McNabb finished 5th and 6th in the two SGs and 4th in one of the GSs. Andrew Osborne had a 10th place result in SG and a 13th in GS. Lawrence Dickey finished 12th in a GS. For the ladies Jordan Harrision finished 15th one of the GSs and Lily Eriksen CMAC alum finished 6th in one of the SGs.Read the whole race report here.
Mission Ridge NW Cup FIS Slaloms
We started the 2013-2014 season with two Slaloms in Mission Ridge. Overall it was a great start to the season with good snow conditions and small field size. It was the first FIS starts for a few athletes: Corbin Kray, Braydon Hall, Reid Reininger, Jordy Harrison, Allie Frey, Megan Wurden and Sarah Hampson. It was great to get that first FIS race out of the way! Jordy lead the way for the girls, finishing on the podium in her second FIS start. Lawrence Dickey tied for 4th with Christian Hanseler right behind in 6th on the second day. Tasha had her first race since her injury at Mission last season. (Thanks to Scott McCartney for the race report!)