The Soldier Hollow Super Qualifier is coming up on Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th! It is a qualifier for Junior Nationals for the U16 and older skiers but there are also mass start races for ages U14, U12, U10, & U8. Friday is classic and Saturday is skate.
Competitors from all over the Western USA will be there trying to qualify for Junior Nationals! As the home club it would be great to represent with a HUGE group!!! Like the WCS this is good event for skiers of ALL ages and speeds!!!
To register for these races you MUST EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following info in your email:
Date of Birth
Races - Sat, Sun or Both
Cost: $30/day for U16 and older. $15/day for U14 and younger.
There is an awards banquet on Friday night at the Zermatt. Cost $15.
Payment: Check to Soldier Hollow or cash. Give to your coach at practice by Feb 1.
Waivers: Submit with payment. They have some at SoHo.
Sun Valley JNQ was a good day for Team Soldier Hollow with two top 15 finishes, lots of sunshine and smiles! Full results here. Jen Jackson sent some photos:
To make our 41 skier wcs series turnout even more spectacular we had 7 Team SoHo kids at the JNq in Sun Valley! Saturday the racing began with a skate sprint. This was our first sprint of the year and almost everyone made it into the heats!!! Check out the full results here.
Sunday, the racing continues with an individual start classic race. Results will be at the link above after the race. Here are a few photos from Jen Jackson:
Team Soldier Hollow came out in force on a beautiful blue bird morning for a race on our home course. Our goal was to have 30 racers and the team blew that goal away with a total of 41 racers!! It was great to see new racers tearing up the track alone side experienced veterans.
Some race highlights include a total Soldier Hollow domination of the J5 and J6 categories. Sophia Burkemo and Sara Livingstone went 1 and 3 in the FJ4 category and Addison McCarthy took second in the FJ2 category. Soldier Hollow swept the MJ3 category with Cole Burnett, Mason Heimburger and Joshua Livingstone placing first, second and third. Full results can be found here later tonight. Thanks to all of those who came out and raced! It was an awesome day for team Soldier Hollow!!!
The next race is the Soldier Hollow Super Qualifier (SuperQ) on Friday Feb 7 and Saturday Feb 8 (more info coming soon). Hoping we can have another great turnout!
The next Wasatch Citizen Series race is coming up quick! Next Saturday, January 25, the fourth Wasatch Citizen Series race is at SOLDIER HOLLOW!
WHAT: Freestyle race. (most people skate but classic is allowed too)
WHEN: Saturday, Jan 25, 10:00am race start
REGISTRATION: 8:30 to 9:30 at the Lodge
COST: $8 for youth. Includes post race lunch and AWESOME raffle prizes!
WHO: Everyone! Youth Ski League, Charter School, Devo Team and Comp Team members, friends and parents are encourage to participate. The Wasatch Citizen Series is designed to be non-intimidating race series for skiers of all ages and speeds. There are categories starting at U8 all the way up to masters 60+! Let's take advantage of this home course event and set a Team SoHo participation record (28 is the # to beat)!!!
Questions? Email email@example.com
Team SoHo had a GREAT day at Mountain Dell with 28 racers and at least 6? new racers!!!
Highlights of the day (aside from the GREAT turnout) was a win by Mason Heimburger in the U12 boys, a second by Fischer Heimburger in the U18 boys and Sophia Burkemo in 2nd in the U12 girls! You can find full results here.
The next race is next Saturday, Jan 25, AT SOLDIER HOLLOW! Let's get over 30 racers this time =)
I was only able to get a few photos:
Saturday there is a classic race at Mountain Dell Golf Course (Off of I-80 between Summit Park and SLC). Youth League, Devo and Comp Team skiers are encouraged to participate! Coaches Morgan and Petie will be at the race to help with kick waxing! Here are the race details:
WHAT: Classic Ski Race. 10:00am START.
WHO: Skiers of all ages and speeds! They have the following youth categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20. Not sure what age group you're in? Check HERE. There are also novice, age group, and open categories for adults, so parents can race too!
REGISTRATION: You can register day of race between 8:30 and 9:30. Cost is $8 for kids.
EQUIPMENT: Skis may be borrowed from the lodge starting Thursday AFTER school. You must check them out at the front desk and return them on SATURDAY after the race.
NEW TO RACING? Perfect! The Wasatch Citizen Series is a fun way to start!!!
QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to skiing with you on Saturday!!! Remember, to arrive early enough to register and learn the course!
Event Website HERE
THank you to everyone who volunteered at U.S. Cross Country Championships and Winter Trails Day. It has been a busy past few weeks and everything would not be possible without the help of our wonderful volunteers!
The best cross country skier from all over the USA have made their way to Soldier Hollow for this week's U.S. Cross Country Championships. Fischer Heimburger is the lone Team Soldier Hollow skier racing this week. He started off the week strong in his first ever 15km classic race by finishing 18th in the U18 category!
Sunday's sprint event, held on the NEW sprint course which goes half way up Hermods Hill, proved challenging and fun. Fischer skied strong but just missed advancing to the Junior heats. He, along with many other Team SoHo skiers, got to watch the sprint heats and learn for the SuperQ and future sprints.
On Sunday, Fischer wasn't the only Team SoHo suit out on course. About seven other Devo and Comp Team skiers got to forerun the event! It was great to see all the blue and green out on course.
The racing continues on Wednesday with the mass start skate races. Go to www.uscrosscountrychamps2014.com for full schedule and results.
In case you missed it, Fox13 had some coverage of the event on the 9:00pm news.