A little video from yesterday's end of year party! In addition to the fun awards we also had our Devo and Comp Team awards.
Stand-Out Performance: Felix Firth, 2nd place SuperQ Classic in TOUGH waxing conditions!
Most Improved: Logan Chamberlain
Most Dedicated: Sara Livingstone
Stand-Out Performance: Fischer Heimburger, demonstrating determination and perseverance in the SuperQ Mass start.
Most Improved: Spencer Brosnahan
Most Dedicated: Ingrid Norton
Kerry Morgan from Park City created this awesome video from the IMD Youth Fest. Truly an AMAZING event! Psyched to have a big crew from Team SoHo next year! Top 20 in each race score points for the Team Award!
This week is Ski Up Week! Last week many of you were invited to join Devo or Comp Team for next season. Here is the scoop:
Invitations were based on the following - age 10 to 13, demonstrates a strong work ethic, proficiency in classic and skate skiing (Charter School or Youth Ski League instructors have been keeping track of skills all season)
Ski Up Week Devo Schedule:
Monday 3:00 to 5:00
Wednesday 4:00 to 5:00
Thursday 4:00 to 5:00
***Meet in the basement for Devo Team practice! Please be on time or you may be left behind!
Invitations were based on the following - age 14+ (for next season), demonstrates a strong work ethic, proficiency in classic and skate, interest in racing.
Ski Up Week Schedule:
Tuesday 3:00 to 5:00
Thursday 3:00 to 5:00
End of Season Beach Themed PARTY!!! Saturday, March 15, 10:00 - 2:00
All current and new Devo and Comp Team skiers and families are invited to our end of season PARTY!
Team Awards, SkierX, Pizza, Costume Contest!!!
Dress in your favorite Beach attire but remember that you may want some long pants/sleeves for SkierX!
Last weekend marked the final challenge of the season! The West Yellowstone Rendezvous, a 25km skate race. If one athlete beat Coach Morgan the team would go out for pizza. For two weeks Ingrid, Sierra, Spencer and Xander worked on their endurance with long skis and longer level 3 intervals. Come race day, all that training paid off!!! Everyone had an outstanding race!
Xander finished 1st for Team SoHo (almost 2 minutes ahead of Coach Morgan) to place 5th overall, 1st in his age group!!! Spencer finished 31st, 5th in his age group. The girls skied most of the race together. Sierra pulled away in the final kilometers to take first in the 13-17 age group. Ingrid wasn't far behind in second! The highlight of the day was that EVERYONE paced really well and skied strong into the finish!!!
Just to make sure everyone (except Coach Morgan) slept really well during the car ride home we got up early Sunday morning and headed into West Yellowstone National Park for a long skate ski! We were lucky to see a herd of Bison along the Madison River. Check out our photos below.
According to Xander, who enjoyed his victory pizza until he couldn't eat another bite, it was "the best race of the year!!!"
Last weekend 8 skiers and 2 coaches from Team Soldier Hollow, TUNA, and PC Nordic all piled into the SoHo Sprinter for a road trip/ski racing adventure (2 more joined us up there)! We drove 16 hours (over 2 days) up to Kelowna, BC, Canada for British Columbia Championships. There we met up with a pretty large Intermountain crew with skiers from Sun Valley, Boise, Bozeman, and Jackson.
There were 3 fun filled days of racing at Telemark ski area (just up hill from the lovely Okanagan Lake). Full results below:
Day 1 - Freestyle Mass Start
Day 2 - Individual Start Classic
Day 3 - Relays!!! (club teams counted for awards. We chose to do USA teams not club)
Overall it was an amazing trip! The kids put together an awesome video that really sums up all the fun.