Saturday was the first Wasatch Citizen Series of the year! We were lucky to have the first classic race of the year on our home course! Petie and his crew groomed out a fun course of mostly natural snow AND one loop was 5km! How often does that happen in December?! Thanks mother nature =)
Team Soldier Hollow kicked off the year with about 20 racers and quite a few podiums! Fischer Heimburger notched a 3rd in his first year as a U18, in the U14 category Xander Burkemo sprinted it in for 3rd. Keeping the ball rolling on the men's side Felix Firth just missed first in a sprint finish for second. Rounding out the day for the boys was Easton Boyer with a win in the boys U10 category. On the women's, Sophia Burkemo and Sara Livingstone led the way with a 2nd and 3rd in the U12 category. The only win of the day was newcomer Adam Brown in the men's novice race! Full results here.
There were lots of parents and Soldier Hollow coaches and ski instructors out racing as well. Great to see such a big turn out. Let's keep it up!!! The next Wasatch Citizen Race is Saturday, Dec 28, at White Pine. All skiers are welcome!!!
I was able to get a few photos, see below. If anyone has any they would like to share send them to firstname.lastname@example.org