Sunday, January 8, 2012

Nationals wrap

Everyone has made it home from Rumford safe and sound, and to our delight, Weston has a full loop of snow! Hopefully cold temperatures this week will allow them to complete the outer loop, but right now there is good coverage, and I was so happy to see all the smiling CSU skiers doing their intervals together. What a great team!

Thanks to some fast and furious racing last week, we qualified three athletes for the US Ski Team trips later this winter. Corey was the top-ranked junior girl, and will be representing the US at the Junior World Championships, in Turkey, and Eli was the top-ranked J1 boy, so will be representing the US at the J1 Scandinavian Cup, in various places in Scandinavia this winter. Eli was also the 8th junior overall, very impressive as he's still a J1! Julia, thanks to her fantastic racing this last week, qualified for the women's J1 Scandinavian Cup trip, and as a J2!

While we're obviously excited about the athletes heading overseas later this winter, they couldn't do it without having great training partners and supportive teammates, and I was thoroughly impressed by the level of skiing shown by all our athletes both at Rumford, and those racing for their high-schools back home. Attitude counts for so much, and CSU has a great attitude!

Now back to the grind, and see you all on the gerbil-loop!

Awww, we all missed Zoe when she had to go home mid-week to go to school.

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