Race Reports

  • 17 Mar 2015 6:39 AM | CMAC (Administrator)

    CMAC had an absolutely fantastic weekend at Schweitzer and came home Buddy Werner Champions for the second year in a row! Collectively the team placed first for the women’s team and men’s team Award as well as being winning Overall Team Buddy Werner Award!

    We had a beautiful Super G race on Friday, and showed PNSA that CMAC likes to go fast! Then we persevered through the wind and rain Saturday for GS and Sunday for Slalom. Overall a fantastic weekend of racing and ALL CMAC athletes had some great personal results!​


    Here are some of the highlights:

     

    SG Awards:

    Women-  Katie Holm 2nd, Isabella Buck 3rd, Anna Gibbons 5th place and winning the move up for 91 places, Kate Jendrezak 9th, Alexi Most 12th moving up 85 spots, Evie Wright moving up 79 spots!!

    Men- Duncan Walker 3rd, Nash Smoll 5th, Julien Broussard 16th with a move up 78, Simon Toribio with a move up of 76 finishing 17th!

     

    GS Awards:

    Women-Katie Holm 2nd, Isabella Buck 3rd, Madeline Lafreniere 11th, Evie Wright moved up 83 spots finishing top 20!

    Men- Duncan Walker 3rd, Nash Smoll 5th, Max Schoening 9th, Lewis White 13th!

     

    SL Awards:

    Women- Katie Holm 1st, Madeline Lafreniere 2nd, Kate Jendrezak 8th!

    Leah Blanchard moved up 43 spots with a top 15 finish! Ashley Ohara moved up 70 spots and crushed her 2nd run!!

    Anna Gibbons moved up 80 spots finishing 16th and won the move up award for the race!

     

    Men- Nash Smoll 6th place (3rd on 2nd run), Julien Broussard 7th Place and moving up 83 spots to win the move up award! Max Schoening and Duncan Walker both were in the top 15!

     

    Men’s Overall: Nash Smoll 3rd, Duncan Walker 4th, Max Schoening 9th! Six in the top 30!!

    Women’s Overall: Katie Holm 1st, Isabella Buck 5th, Kate Jendrezak 8th, Madeline Lafreniere 10th, Leah Blanchard 13th, Anna Gibbons 15th! Six in the top 15!! Nine in the top 31!!


    Check out the photos here.



  • 03 Mar 2015 5:06 AM | CMAC (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Katie Holm and Devon Toribio for qualifying for U16 Nationals at Sugarloaf Maine!


  • 26 Feb 2015 5:41 AM | CMAC (Administrator)

    It was good to see some nice snow at Stevens Pass for the Wild Katz race this weekend.  The field both days had a little over 100 girls and 100 boys, and  CMAC had a nice turnout with about 30 racers attending both days.


    Results for Saturday's GS:

    • U12 girls - Claire Walters - 3rd and Philine Weisbeek - 6th.
    • U10 girls - Quinn Dennehy - 2nd
    • U12 boys - Graham Barwick - 3rd, Michael Guo - 7th, Sam Frohlich - 9th and Nolan Dennehy- 10th
    • U10 boys - Gunnar Trachte - 2nd, Ben Albrecht - 5th, Sawyer Krohn- 10th.
    • U8 boys - Gabriel Caccia - 5th.

    Results for Sunday's SL:

    • U14 girls - Anna Gibbons - 4th
    • U12 girls - Claire Walters - 1st
    • U10 girls - Quinn Dennehy - 3rd
    • U12 boys - Graham Barwick - 7th, Olly Loeser - 8th, Karsten Farris - 9th.
    • U10 boys - Ben Albrecht - 4th, Gunnar Trachte - 7th, Niels Weisbeek - 10th.
    • U8 boys - Gabriel Caccia - 7th.

    A big thank you to Ted Hayes, Hillary Tupper, and Tom Loeser for coaching our kids, leading them through course inspection, and cheering them on.

    Great skiing everybody!"


  • 16 Feb 2015 5:37 AM | CMAC (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the overall U14 champions from CTC, Katie Holm and Jack Smith (MBSEF)! 


    Stay tuned for more details...



  • 12 Feb 2015 6:12 AM | CMAC (Administrator)
    What a great Mighty Might GS race in Green Valley last weekend!  Although the weather was horrible on Saturday and the upper mountain was closed, we hosted both races with great success on Sunday. Our CMAC Mighty Mites skied fast and showed some impressive results.  Great skiing to all! In the first race, the results were as follows:

    • U8 Girls: Haven Bigatel and Samantha Wright earned first and second
    • U10 Girls: Carly Whalen, Ava Schoening, Lucy Kettrick and Sophie Porter earned 1st-5th
    • U12 Girls: Ruby Stamnes, Halle Janssen, Annaliese Frohlich, Philine Weisbeek and Emily Porter earned 1st-5th
    • U8 Boys: Anderson Farris, Evan Jakubek, Gabriel Caccia, Kellen Diercks and Henry Flaggert earned 1st-5th
    • U10 Boys: Winthrop Flaggert, Lucas Broussard, Gunnar Trachte, Peter Schoening and Ben Albrecht earned 1st-5th
    • U12 Boys: Graham Barwick, Michael Guo, Charlie Orford, Sam Frohlich and Ahad Ather earned 1st-5th

    The top five finishers in the second race included:

    • U8 Girls:  Haven Bigatel and Samantha Wright
    • U10 Girls: Carly Whalen, Quinn Dennehy, Ana Schoening, Sophia Porter, Lucy Kettrick
    • U12 Girls: Claire Walters, Annaliese, Ruby Stamnes, Halle Janssen, Philine Weisbeek

    • U8 Boys: Anderson Farris, Gabriel Caccia, Kellen Diercks, Henry Flaggert
    • U10 Boys: Winthrop Flaggert, Ben Albrecht, Gunnar Trachte, Peter Schoening, Tanner Stines
    • U12 Boys: Graham Barwick, Georgie Honeybone, Sam Frohlich, Owen Deem, Tristan Krohn

    A special congratulations to a few kids who posted excellent single run times but didn't get two runs to put together for a podium finish:

    In race #1, Claire Walters and Georgie Honeybone...In race #2, Oliver Loeser and Michael Guo...Great skiing, kids!

  • 05 Feb 2015 9:29 AM | CMAC (Administrator)

    While everyone else in the Seattle area was getting ready for the Seahawks' second run at a Superbowl game last weekend, ski racers and their families headed up to Steven's Pass for a great Northwest Cup GS.  The race went off fairly smoothly, so most people were able to watch the game on Sunday also!  Our racers showed the strength and depth of the CMAC program with 4-5 kids in the top 15 on both the boys' and girls' sides both days!  Our excellent ski race program shines through when you watch a race like this one.  Great skiing across the board!

    On Saturday, congratulations go out to Alex, Jordy, Talia, Tess and Sydney who placed 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 11th respectively!  The rest of the girls finished as follows:  Makaela (16), Megan (28), Sarah (31), Hailey (35), Sierra (36), Abby (43), and Piper (56).   For the boys, we had Andrew, Christian, Ty and Tristan L. in the top fifteen, placing 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 12th!  Great job!  We also had Reed at 17th, Corbin 21st, Will F. 37th, Andy 39th, Conner N. 48th, Jack 54th, Max L. 55th, Justin 56th, Wyatt 59th, Thomas 60th, Sebastian 62nd, Blake 65th, Liam 66th, and Carson 71st. 
    We all wish the best to Peter Moe-Lang, who went down in a toboggan after a big fall on Saturday.  Peter, we hope to see you on the mountain soon!

    On Sunday, CMAC girls who finished on the first page were Jordy (5th), Sydney (6th), Tess (9th), and Sadie (13th).  Following close behind, we saw Megan finish 16th, Hailey 24th, Sierra 25th, Talia 27th, Makaela 30th, and Piper 50th.  CMAC's own Andrew Osborne won the race on Sunday!  Also finishing in the top seed for boys, CMAC had Ty at 8th, Corbin at 13th, and Tristan L. at 14th.  The rest of the boys finished as follows: Devon (21), Will F. (32), Andy (36), Tristan T. (40), Conner N. (43), Jack (44), Justin (47), Blake (49), Sebastian (51), Max L. (52), Wyatt (53), and Liam (55). 

    It's really amazing how many great racers we have as a team, and it's fun to watch the development of skills at all levels of this sport.  Whether the athlete is winning or racing in their first Northwest Cup ever, the excitement abounds; we as parents and coaches support every one of you kids!!!   Keep up all the hard work!

  • 03 Feb 2015 10:03 AM | CMAC (Administrator)

    A small contingent of CMAC U8-U12 racers (Ella Golik, Ruby Stamnes, Gabriel Caccia, Lucas Broussard, Winthrop Flaggart, Tanner Stines, Oliver Loeser, Ahad Ather, Ethan Golik and Lewis White) made their way to Mission Ridge last weekend for what turned out to be an outstanding race with a field of almost 250 PNSA racers. The conditions were perfect for two GS races on rock hard snow. CMAC was well represented at awards with several podium and top 10 finishes. Most importantly the CMAC racers had fun racing and made great progress with their GS technique and tuck turns into the finish. 


    Special thanks to coaches John Phillips and Tom Loeser for doing a fabulous job preparing the racers for each start.

  • 02 Feb 2015 4:49 PM | CMAC (Administrator)


    While the date may have been pushed out a week and snow conditions on the mountain thin, the sun and spirits of athletes, coaches, volunteers and parents were high, which made the Warm-up Slalom a great success.  Being a parent spectator, it was impossible to tell those new to racing and those with a few seasons under their race-suits as all the athletes had jitters at the starting gate - a condition a few gummy bears doled out by coaches and parents instantly cured. In good form, the racers cheered on their team mates regardless of their age bracket, gender or varied ability; veteran parents helped the rookie parents find a good place to watch their racer, give a tip about lunch or info on course inspection protocol. 


    Once the courses were set and inspected, the race was on.  The kids did a fantastic job showing off their skills in-spite of the conditions; the parents, most of whom were as nervous as their racer, did their best cheering, waving and cow-bell jingling.  At the finish, most athletes had smiles, a few had tears but all had a chance to run the course and get the race season (finally) underway!   The volunteers were expert and the coaches prepared, all of which made for a flawless first race.  Thank-you all!


    For a sport that has both team and individual dynamics, this group of U8, U10 and U12 families and coaches should be lauded for the time and support they dedicate to making all of our kids successful athletes.  I was proud to watch our kids respect and appreciate fair-play and teamwork regardless of adversity- whether it was perhaps a fall, missed gate or a team-mate edging out another by hundredths of a second- most of the racers and parents congratulated the others with kind words and encouragement. 


    Finally, following a weekend full of racing, after the gates were taken down and the timing equipment put away, we reached the awards ceremony Sunday afternoon exhausted, excited and very proud.  The athletes received their medals heroically and, most importantly, graciously.  We owe another nod to all coaches, volunteers, sponsors and parents for a fun race, great kids and a strong club.  Thank you CMAC!


  • 29 Jan 2015 9:44 AM | CMAC (Administrator)
    The Hampton Cup race at Mission Ridge showed the incredible commitment to ski-racing that skiers from the Pacific Northwest posses!  Our CMAC coaches and MRST in particular showed amazing resolve in doing everything possible to run a race under difficult circumstances.  We all owe a big "Thank You!" to our coaches for staying out in the rain all day Saturday!

    CMAC earned first place as a team, and many of our skiers showed some great skiing.  On the girls' side, Tess Baldwin placed 2nd overall (1st U16), Talia Toland placed 12th, Megan Wurden 13th, Makaela Bielaski 16th, Leah Blanchard 19th, and Maddie Lafreniere 20th.  Rounding out the girls' side, we had Hailey Holm (24), Anna Gibbons (27), Patsy Kerslake (28), Kate Jendrezak (29), Sarah Wurden (40), Ashley Ohara (41), Alexi Most (55) and Piper O'Kane (58).

    The boys did great too!  Peter Moe-Lang won the race and Ty Ellis got 3rd.  Corbin Kray placed 15th, Max Lafreniere placed 23rd, Conner Niemann 24th, and first year U14 racer Lewis White earned 26th and 3rd place for U14s!  The rest of the boys placed as follows: Duncan Walker (27), Simon Toribio (28), Thomas Buckner (29), Zach Derwin (31), Wyatt Kray (32), Sam Chapman (35), Carson Homewood (43), Adam Moe-Lang (44), Alex Tiscornia (50), Ben-Martin Wilkinson (51) and Julian Sanders (55).  A big shout-out to Sam Chapman for moving up 58 places for his finish!  Also to Carson Homewood for completing his first ski race ever!


  • 23 Jan 2015 7:00 AM | CMAC (Administrator)

    This series was originally scheduled to be a SG/SG, GS/GS over 4 days are was changed and reduced to a single Slalom and 2 GS race due to low snow coverage. The mountain did an amazing job moving the race over into the heart of the ski area where the snow was hard, fast and consistent.


    After a training day in the fog on Saturday, the clouds lifted on Sunday for the Slalom. Approximately 45 Canadians from the BC and Alberta regional teams, as well the ski academies put on quite a clinic for the CMAC skis to see. Even in that great competition, Alex Oseland finished 16th and Jordy Harrison finished 19th. On the men’s side, Tyler Ellis finished 21st and Peter Moe-Lange finished 33rd.


    The weather got even better for Monday’s GS race, and CMAC racers took advantage of the sun! Alex Oseland skied to another solid 16th, and Talia Toland finished 25th. On the men’s side, Peter Moe-Lange finished 16th and Tyler Ellis followed in 23rd.
    Tuesday, the fog was Pea-Soup, but that didn’t seem to slow our CMAC racers much. Alex Oseland was 17th and Talia Toland skied to 26th. Peter Moe-Lange was the top skier from the PNSA in 7th place. Well done P-Moe!

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