So far this winter Haleakala Racing (see Athlete Bio Page for more info here) and the Mountain Athlete have traveled to 2 competitions. The first was at Whitetail Resort near Mercersburg, PA (1-21/22 USASA Appalachian Region) and the second at Holiday Valley, NY (1-29 USASA Western NY Region). Besides the normal excitement that brews before a competition trip, we had to contend with the fact that Mother Nature potentially was going to interfere with both events - and not in a good way. The spring-like temps and weekly rain showers put adequate snow conditions seriously in doubt. Luckily both facilities were able to build courses and host the competitions each weekend.
|Silver for the Men, Gold for the Ladies|
|Solid last air @ Whitetail|
|Crossing the line first!|
|Gold @ Whitetail|
There were 2 SBX races at each resort and Ale scored gold in all the events (4 Gold Medal total). Coach Jb earned a Silver and 3 Gold Medals for his efforts. Not a bad start to the season, especially considering the limited training/practice time due to the lack of snow in our region.
|Ale lining up the last kicker @ Holiday Valley|
|Jb on course @ Holiday Valley|
We’ve got one more race at Snow Trails (Mansfield, Ohio) on 2-12 before Nationals in April
(@ Copper Mountain, CO). Hopefully there will be snow…and more Gold Medals.
|2 Golds are better than one|