Founder's Club scholarships: 2016-2017
Congratulations to the recipients of this year's Crystal Mountain Founder's Club scholarships: Isabella Buck (Gold), William Frohlich (Silver) and Emma Moore (Bronze). Thank you to the CMFC for their continued support of CMAC athletes! See more details here.
SAVE THE DATE: “Setting the Edge” Fun-Raiser Party
On Friday evening, October 7, 2016, CMAC will be holding its very first “Setting the Edge” Fun-Raiser Party! CMAC’s new biennial event will signal the kick-off to next season, bringing together our community of CMAC parents, friends, alumni, sponsors and anyone with the love of skiing and desire to support the spirit of competition. Learn more here.
If you wish to help in anyway with this event, please contact Laura Derwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CMAC Fall Event: Sept. 18th
Save the date: September 18th, 2016! We are hosting our first annual, all-club picnic and gear swap at Camp Long in West Seattle from 12-4 pm. After the kids who are U14 and older finish their fitness testing on that day (10am to noon at the West Seattle Stadium) we will all congregate at Camp Long to have lunch, socialize, buy/sell ski gear, and speak with the coaches about the upcoming season. This will be a great opportunity to see our ski friends again after the summer and to get gear for the kids before the snow flies! Mark it on your calendars and we'll see you at the West Shelter at Camp Long on Sep. 18th! Here is a link to learn about Camp Long!
CMAC would like to thank Silver Sponsor Pacific Project Management for their support to our club throughout the year. PPM is a real estate project management company with offices along the West Coast. Their work focuses on serving clients and leading projects primarily within the medical, life science and commercial office market sectors for interior build outs and new developments. They provide services for Pre-Project Planning, Project Management, Construction Management, Equipment & Furniture Planning and Move Management. For more information, please check out PPM's website www.pacificpmg.com or email email@example.com. PPM is owned by Clark Lindsay, the lucky father of Kate and Carlie Lindsay, who are CMAC U14's.
News & Results
Give Big: Thank you!
Thank you to to 14 donors who contributed $1370 during Give Big! (And we're still waiting to learn the contribution we'll get from the Seattle Foundation.)
U14 Buddy Werner Championship 2016
The Buddy Werner race could not have had better weather, we lucked out with beautiful sun all weekend at Mt.Bachelor. CMAC skied extremely well with the Men's Team placing 2nd overall, the Women's team taking 1st, and CMAC taking 2nd place for PNSA! We had some really great skiing at every level that help contribute to the 2nd place overall, Lewis White Buddy Werner Men's Champion, Evie Wright 2nd Place overall and Aili Moore 4th overall! The full race report is here.
Canadian National Championships
This event is an incredible opportunity for athletes to start fairly close to World Cup racers at a high level race close to home. Corbin Kray raced the downhill before a scary illness got him helicoptered to Vancouver. He is doing well but still recovering. Ty Ellis and Tristan LeCuyer did the Super-G and Super combined races over the weekend, racing against Canadian world cup athletes like Manny Osborn-Paradis. The venue was great, the snow held up well and Ty and Tristian got the opportunity to test themselves against some of the best in the world.
U12 Cascade Cup 2016
We had three fantastic days of ski racing at Mission Ridge on March 18th to the 20th. The first day was the dual slalom where Winthrop Flaggart topped the podium for the boys and Poppy Honeybone placed 5th for the girls.
The next day was the giant slalom. For the girls Annaliese Frolich took first place with Abby Headstrom in 13th, Aleah Waterson 16th, Quinn Dennehy 20th, Poppy Honeybone 23rd and Elise Walthers 25th. For the boys we had four racers in the top ten with Karsten Farris 3rd, Oliver Loeser 4th, Charlie Orford 6th, Tristan Krohn 7th and Ahad Athers 13th.
On Sunday was the slalom. Again Annaliese Frolich took first, Abby Headstrom 12th, Elise Walthers 14th, Poppy Honeybone 15th, Aleah Waterson 18th , and Nora White 22nd. For the boys again we had four in the top ten with Karsten Farris 3rd , Winthrop Flaggart 6th , Oliver Loeser 7th and Ahad Athers 10th.
Annaliese Frolich won the girls overall title. CMAC tied for first for the boys team champions and the CMAC team tied for second overall.
Stevens Pass Wildkatz 2016
February 20-21 saw a fantastic weekend of racing for the Mighty-Mites at Stevens Pass for the annual WildKatz event. Weather was great the race venue challenging, and there were lots of great results by CMAC athletes. Read the whole race report courtesy of Tom Loeser here.
Congratulations to Ty Ellis and Alex Oseland who were invited to race at the U19 Nationals!
Western Region Championships
Congratulations to the CMAC athletes selected for and currently alternates(*) for the WR Championships!
Congratulations to the U14 CMAC athletes selected for the WR Championship Team in Jackson Hole, WY!
Sun Cup 2016
The 2016 Sun Cup DH/SG has decent weather without too much blowing and snowing, and even a little bit of sunshine. We had yet another Sun Cup DH winner: Alex Oseland won a DH event and Tristan Lecuyer came top 5 for the boys, setting himself up to challenge for the Sun Cup title next season. Katie Holm won a SG event, and Ty Ellis placed 2 in SG, so the CMAC speed success continues. We had numerous kids with to 15’s and many with strong move ups and great progress with tucking and jumping. The parents also enjoy the week as much as the kids. With all the great free skiing and awesome après ski, the trip was super fun. The full race results are here.
U14's at Snoqualmie: Webb Moffett 2016
What a weekend! Solid results from the CMAC U14s at Snoqualmie! On Saturday Georgie Honeybone took 1st for his category (7th overall) and Graham Barwick 3rd for his category (11th overall). For the women, Sarah Hampson got 2nd in her category, 5th in the race! U14s Anna Gibbons (2nd in her category 8th in the race) and Kate Jendrezak (3rd in her category, 9th in the race). Evie Wright placed 2nd in her category, with a 6th place overall second run! Ruby Stamnes won in her category with Lilia Artimenia coming in 3rd. On Sunday, Max Schoening 2nd in his category and 7th in the race. U14s Georgie Honeybone 1st in his category, 11th in the race. Graham Barwick with a 3rd place in his category. More solid results for the women with U14s Anna Gibbons 2nd for her category and 6th in the race. Evie Wright got 2nd in her category 9th overall. Claire Walters took 1st in her category. Nice work CMAC! The full results are here.
U16 Western Region Qualifier #1 at Mt. Spokane
U16's rock at the qualifiers! Or as Simon might say we were really "chill". Most scored some points toward Junior Champs qualifications and we also had some nice performances from our rookies. We did get quite entertained by Connor Budd, and Justin Sanders and their spectacular head over heels crashes in the first GS. At first it appeared that they were down for the count, but both got up, shook it off and laid down some incredible fearless runs the next two days. Connor, was only .8 out from the winner on the final run. Our girls performed excellent as well, so many results and strong performances, you'll have to check the results to see the super strong CMAC performance. The full race report is here.
Bruce Titus Subaru Warm Up Slalom
What a great weekend of slalom racing! We led off with the U8 girls, and Danique Weisbeek was the only competitor in her class and was therefore won (and had times that were very competitive with the older girls!) For the U10s, Paisley Bigatel came in first, followed by Haven Bigatel and Ellie Trulson rounding out the top 3. The U12 girls had the largest field and it was led by Annaliese Frohlich, Aleah Watterson and Elise Walters. Finally, the U14 girls we led by Madison Wilson, Lauren Moulding, and Lulu Schopf. For the boys, the three U8 finishers were led by Evan Jaubek, Gabriel Caccia and Gavin Trachete. For the U10s, Sawyer Krohn was on fire not only winning the U10s but second over all age boys and 0.11s out of first place. U10 second and third places were won by Anderson Farris and Win Chandler. The U12s were led by Oliver Loeser, Ahad Ather and Winthrop Flaggert, and the U14s by Mason Miller, Marshall Miller and Quintin Ballweber. On Sunday, we again had Danique Weisbeek as the sole U8 competitor and winner. The U10 girls were led by Lucy Kettrick, Paisley Bigatel and Samantha Wright, the U12s by Abbey Headstrom, Aleah Watterson and Elisa Walters, and the U14s by Madison Wilson, Stellar Bigatel and Carmen Sharpe. The U8 boys finished in the same order as Saturday: Evan Jaubek, Gabriel Caccia and Gavin Trachete. The U10 boys were led by Anderson Farris, Win Chandler and Deeson Patterson. For the U12 boys, Karsten Farris won both his age group and the overall followed by Oliver Loeser and Peter Schoening. The only U14 boy to finish both runs was Marshall Miller. The race report is here.
FAR WEST SKI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Far West Ski Association would like to announce that it is now accepting applications for athletic scholarships for the 2016-2017 season. The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist junior USSA alpine racers in the funding of their racing endeavors. Individuals are selected on the basis of financial need, athletic performance, academics, and community service. Scholarships range from $750 to $1,500 per year. Applications are due by June 30, 2016 and awarded by September 30, 2016 and can be found by visiting our website or contacting David Krupp, Program Chair at 310-925-4143.
Bachelor Speed Series
This was a great wrap up for the speed events for the season. We had some challenging conditions and long days on the hill to get the races completed, but they were incredible races for our CMAC athletes. While athletes from other divisions were certain the race would be cancelled, our athletes were prepping the hill, getting warmed up and ready to race. Alex Oseland had two of her best SG races of her career, cutting her points in half over the two races, winning the first SG. Sierra Smith and Lydia Ringer had great scores and move ups as well. For the men, Ty Ellis and Carson Homewood both cut their points significantly through the speed series.
Spring Series Elite FIS races - 2016
Four CMAC racers and 1 coach attended this series of 6 races and were greeted great weather and an even better field. Alex Oseland, Tyler Ellis, Reed Lower, Peter Moe-Lange and Coach John Ellis enjoyed the Sunshine and were impressed by the strength of the skiers. Unusual for the Northwest, the penalties for the races were generally lower than the average temperature. All of our CMAC racers put forth a great effort during this series and for the most part skied very well. The full race report is here.
Stevens Pass Super GThe Super-G’s at Stevens were on a brand new hill on the backside of the mountain. They did a great job prepping the hill for the inaugural running. It is a challenging hill, with a great steep section on the top, rolls and and gliding in the middle and a really tricky turn off of a jump into the final pitch. I was the referee for both races and we needed to stop and make some adjustments to the course a few times to get athletes through all the gates. Overall CMAC did great at the race, with Abby Orford, Sarah Hampson and Anna Gibbons on the podium the first day, lots of top 5 and top 10 results and great point scores.
U16 REGIONAL CHAMPS AND U16 CAN-AM CHAMPS - 2016
CMAC had a large group of competitors qualify for the Regional champs held at Mammoth Mt. CA, and three boys attended the CanAm champs at Panorama BC. The team went on to the finals and won the U16 overall season title for PNSA. Congrats!
CMAC U16 Championship Team: Will Frohlich, Art Shoenstadt, Conner Niemann, Nash Smoll, Conner Budd, Max Lafreniere, Katie Holm, Maddie Lafreniere, Patsy Kerslake, Emma Moore, Isabella Buck
CanAm Team: Thomas Buckner, Wyatt Kray, Justin Sanders
Northwest Cup Finals 2016
The NW Cup finals proved to be an incredibly fun finish to the season for our FIS and U16 racers (and a few U14s). In the overall events CMAC had some stellar performances this season.
NW Cup overall individual titles:
Read the full race report here.
Bill Johnson Memorial Hampton Cup 2016
Stay tuned for details, but I sure like the look of this podium!
The Arnold Group Mighty Mite GS 2016What a great weekend of racing! Annaliese Frohlich took first, Abby Headstrom second, Quinn Dennehy third (1st for U10) with Poppy Honeybone fourth (3rd U12) and Lucy Kettrick fifth (2nd for U10). The U10 podium had Quinn first, Lucy second, Paisley Bigatel third, Francis Atchison fourth and Josie White fifth. There were no U8 finishers. For the men, we saw Karsten Farris and Ollie Loeser trading 1st and 2nd on the two runs. Karsten took the top spot for the day, with Ollie second and Charlie Orford third. Ahad Ather was the 4th U12, with Winn Flaggert in fifth. For the U10s, Sawyer Krohn was first (5th overall), with Carter Headstrom second, and Win Chandler Third. Wyatt Loeser was fourth and Deeson Patterson fifth. Evan Jakubek won the U8s, with Gabriel Caccia second and Gavin Trachte third. On Sunday, Annaliese Frohlich again took first, and Abby Headstrom again second. Eva Schoening was third, Poppy Honeybone fourth and Payton Abel fifth to round out the U12s. For U10s, Lucy Kettrick was first, Quinn Dennehy second and Paisley Bigatel third. Josie White took fourth and Ellie Trulson fifth. For the men on Sunday, Karsten Farris and Ollie Loeser again traded 1st and 2nd on the two runs and Karsten took the top spot for the day, with Ollie second. Ahad Ather was third, Charlie Orford fourth and Tristan Krohn fifth. For the U10s, Win Chandler was first, with Carter Headstrom second, and Anderson Farris third. Wyatt Loeser was fourth and Jack Lewison fifth. the U8 podium went unchanged, with Evan Jakubek first, Gabriel Caccia second and Gavin Trachte third. Anni Frolich and Karsten Farris were the combined winners for the weekend. The full race report is here.
Stemilt Apple Cup 2016
On January 23-24 a dozen CMAC MM boys made the trek over to Mission Ridge for the Apple Cup to get a feel for the U12 Championship venue coming in March. Conditions were outstanding and a great time was had by all. On Saturday, top CMAC finishers included Ollie Loeser in 5th, Gunnar Trachte 13th, Ben Albrecht 17th and Tanner Stines in 20th. On Sunday, the CMAC crew dialed it up! Ollie Loeser was 2nd, Ahad Ather 4th, Winn Flaggert 8th, Gunnar Trachte 11th, and Tanner Stines 15th.
Schweitzer FIS Speed Series
We had a great FIS Speed series at Schweitzer. The organizers saw some weather coming and pushed both downhill training runs to the first day, followed by two races for the women and one race for the men the next day. Then we worked the second Men's DH and got all the Super G races in by the end of the trip. We had really nice improvement from day to day as everyone found their line and speed tactics. I saw improvements of several seconds closer to the leaders from the first training run to race day. We have several athletes in the hunt for U19 national with strong top 10 and top 15 results. That team will be finalized after the Snow King races next week. Great job! Results from the races are here.
Slideshow from the 2015 Banquet
Here's a great video on avalanche safety. With all the recent snow, this is worth another review.
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