Snowboard and SkiCross teams bring strong results and big smiles
Snowboard Program Director Jeff Juneau checked in with an update from his teams' various competitions over the weekend, where athletes took podium spots and achieved personal bests, all while building relationships and self-confidence, allowing the team to reach new heights.
Mont Tremblant NorAm
Emilie-Kate Robinson-Leith- EK rode exceptionally well in her first NorAm starts earning second place in time trials on both days of competition. In heats, she finished in seventh and ninth place, sealing her place on the Canadian Junior World SBX team.
Matt Miller- On Thursday, Matt earned his way into brackets with an impressive 21st place in time trials and 22nd final position after heats. Friday saw him make it into brackets again and finish in 31st.
Justin Giltz- in his first NorAm starts, Justin rode well and showed great potential. He landed outside of brackets both days, but earned valuable experience for his NorAm career. Final positions were 37th and 42nd.
Empire State Games SkiCross
Mazie Hayden and McKenna Latt travelled to Lake Placid in New York State this week for the annual SkiCross event at the Empire state games. Competitors from the Northeast gather to compete at the event that was inspired by the 1984 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games. Mazie earned the Women's win to defend her title, and McKenna skied strong in her first Empire games appearance. Both women are prepared and excited about the first US SkiCross event next week at Sunday River.
Stratton USASA SBX
Another strong showing at Stratton for the KMS Snowboard and SkiCross team. KMS athletes earned podiums in five divisions. Sunday saw KMS Skicross athlete Mazie Hayden join the crew as a part of the coach staff to help out her teammates.
Notable results included our SkiCross athletes McKenna Latt, Joanna Robinson-Leith, and Lindsey LaBaugh all winning their divisions and earning USASA Southern VT titles. Justin Giltz took his recent NorAm experience and used it to take the top Junior spot on Saturday and Sunday, while Liam Scott and Xavier Kennedy continued their podium streak in Breaker Boys. Logan Plourde, Ben Smith, and Henry Wilson also competed over the weekend riding hard and continuing to build experience.