Numerous podium finishes at the U16 Qualifier!
Our U16 group got off to a strong start to the season with numerous podium finishes and lot's of kids scoring points toward the JO qualification. Last year. Coach John Ellis brought the Fog wax, and it was decent weather, so the fog wax went unused at the notoriously foggy Mt. Spokane. This year he was going for perfect weather, so he invented Fog B Gone, and it worked perfectly. We had sunshine and blue skies!
An unusual highlight of the week was an act of true sportsmanship. Peter Moe-Lange placed 2nd in a SL, but he appeared to hook a tip directly in front of many coaches and spectators. The gate keeper did not have him on the DSQ list, so the Referee asked Peter to review his own video. Peter determined that he had hooked the tip and did a voluntary DSQ. Peter is a great skier, and will easily qualify for JO's. He gained a huge amount of respect from the coaches and officials throughout PNSA. Congrats on great skiing Peter!
With way too many top scores and move ups to report throughout the weekend, you'll have to check out the results yourself!
Here is a link to the results: http://www.gossra.org/index.php/news-a-info/results
And from Chris LeCuyer: We all had a fantastic weekend at Mt. Spokane and the first U16 Qualifier of the season. SSRA put on their usual well organized race. For all of you veterans out there, we had glorious sunny weather and nice temperatures. Coach Lauba had a packed house for video session Sunday evening. But wait, there’s a Seahawk NFC champs game on! Priorities… Quite a weekend to see such great results from all of our athletes and get to watch “the game” together!