By Caitlin Croft

The U14 Race Season opened with the Mud, Sweat n’ Gears Cup races at Toggenburg and Greek Peak.
Athletes from the western half of the state gathered to see where they stacked up after all of their preseason training.
The State Championships rankings are based on the best 5 results out of a possible 13 results throughout the season.
Each race has a possibility of 3 results (each run and the overall result) with one result coming from the Super-G race which is only one run. Only overall results are reported, not individual runs.

Day One was a Slalom at Toggenburg located south of Syracuse in Fabius, New York.
Ladies: Lillian Rauch of Buffalo Ski Club finished 13th, Emily Kloc (BSC) 18th and Lauren LaSalle (BSC) 39th.
Men: Hannes Aubrecht (BSC) took 20th, Joey Hogenkamp of Kissing Bridge finished 34th, Jacob Sivic (BSC) 35th and Luke Seplaki (BSC) 36th.

Day Two was a Giant Slalom held at Greek Peak in Cortland, New York.
Ladies: Lillian Rauch (BSC) placed 12th, Emily Kloc (BSC) 29th and Lauren LaSalle (BSC) 48th.
Men: Garrett Goetz (KB) found himself on the podium with a 3rd place finish. Hannes Aubrecht (BSC) took 28th, Drew Foley (KB) 33rd, Joey Hogenkamp (KB) 42nd, Luke Seplaki (BSC) 52nd and Jacob Sivic (BSC) 54th.

Tune in next week for full coverage of the U21/19/16 series also held at Greek Peak and Toggenburg.