By Caitlin Croft
Mother Nature was not cooperative last weekend for the U14 Super-G at Bristol Mountain. Due to downpours, the race officials made the call to cancel the event. Alpine Ski Racing is a high risk sport to begin with, and when the weather does not cooperate, it makes it impossible to hold a speed event. Despite the race cancellations, athletes still had speed training that was very productive the day prior.
The U14 State Team was named last week excluding the Super-G result. New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) opted to use the best five results of 12 to name the team. The rule has always been one less than half and with losing the Super-G result ,which would have made it 13 results, the same number was still arrived at 5 results.
U14 State Team West Men: Alex Aubrecht (BSC) 4th, Joshua Jusiak (BSC) 12th, Quinn Langdon (BSC) 25th, Montgomery Nicholl (BSC) 29th and Kissing Bridge’s Wilson Siudzinski is the first alternate.
U14 State Team West Women: Hannah Goetz (KB) 2nd, Julia Patterson (BSC) 3rd, Kiera Kavcic (BSC) 6th, Abigail Fischer (KB) 9th, Madisyn DeLozier (BSC) 10th, Katriana Kivari (KB) 13th, Sydney Minier (KB) 14th, Grace Rauch (BSC) 22nd and Elizabeth Graney (KB) 31st.
Congratulations athletes on this wonderful accomplishment! Thank you to all of the parents, volunteers and coaches who make these events possible. Good luck at States!