Monday, December 17, 2012

Where is the snow?!

Well, as I write this weeks blog post, we actually did get a few inches of snow!  However, the forecast is calling for rain...actually tomorrow's forecast is, "A mix of rain and freezing rain in the morning...changing to all rain."  It certainly has been a bit of a struggle for the ski resort of the northeast thus far but had a great two days racing at Sugarbush and Stratton over the weekend.  Alas, we will continue to be productive with the terrain provided and keep building on the great start to our season.

Before I get into the weekend results, I must report on the party the Danzig's hosted for us on Friday night.  The provided us with some amazing chili, cornbread, and salad while the girls were able to decorate some holiday cookies.  It was a fantastic night, thank you Danzig's for opening your home to all of us and providing such a great feast and festive cookie decorating!  Enjoy a few pictures from the evening...

As I said, we had a group of girls head to Sugarbush this past Saturday and Stratton on Sunday for a pair of USSA GS races.  It was very impressive to see the girls jump into their first GS competitions of the year and each athlete came home with something to smile about when it was all said and done!  Saturday gave us a day of sunshine and some career best results for the girls.

USSA VARA Open GS at Sugarbush, December 15th

Elly Bengtsson - 12th, 2nd for U18's, career best 79.06
Neza Stefanic - 14th, 3rd for U18's, career best 82.36
Sophie Leiter - 17th, career best 94.48
Molly Danzig - 21st, career best 103.69
Sarah Rowse - 26th, 112.42
Caroline Armbruster - DSQ2, it must be noted that somehow they didn't see Caroline miss the 2nd to last gate and she showed up on results, scoring a career best 103.11, and she asked to be removed from the results.  Way to go Caroline, you are a great ambassador of MMSC and MMWA!

Sunday the girls raced a VT Cup GS at Stratton in our first wintery conditions of the season.  It was cold, windy, snowing, all of the stuff we love about ski racing!  We also had the chance to spend some time with Erin as she is working at SMS now.  She is pretty happy in her new place but certainly expressed how much she missed all of us, we miss you too Erin!

USSA VT Cup GS at Stratton, December 16th

Sophie Leiter - 10th, bested her result from the previous day scoring a 93.84
Neza Stefanic - 13th
Elly Bengtsson - 16th
Caroline Armbruster -23rd
Sarah Rowse - 26th
Molly Danzig - 27th

We have a group of 5 girls racing at Sugarloaf Tuesday through Friday in 2 Eastern Cup SL's and 2 Eastern Cup GS's, good luck!  Keep your fingers crossed for some snow...

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