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EASTERN REGION CHAMPIONS
The 2020 Philips 66 Eastern Region Championships in Stratton, VT saw a variety of weather! Sunny and clear for the SGs and SL while the final GS day brought sleet and fog resulting in the race being finalized after 1 run. Not to be deterred, the Eastern Region Masters racers along with several visiting from the Canada Masters were able to throw down some great competition to crown the 2020 Eastern Region Champions!
|14 (90+)||Paul Rich|
|13 (85-89)||George MacNeil|
|12 (80-84)||Philipp Brodt|
|11 (75-79)||Paul Marysko|
|10 (70-74)||Pepi Neubauer||Cynthia Berlack|
|09 (65-69)||Mark George|
|08 (60-64)||Mark Sertl||Nadine Price|
|07 (55-59)||Stephane Ricard||Noreen Knortz|
|06 (50-54)||Andrew Sorokin||Margaret Faber|
|05 (45-49)||Andres MacPherson||Susan Bradshaw|
|04 (40-44) Stephen Koobonneau||Martine Allaire|
|03 (35-39)||Justin Lorino||Adeline Martini|
|02 (30-34)||Daniel Scuderi||Alexandra Mitchell|
|01 (18-29)||Brandon Wilson||Taylor Knortz|
WESTERN REGION CHAMPIONS
The 2020 Western Region Championships were part of the FIS Masters Cup event in Northstar, CA. Racers were scored on results from 5 events: 2SG, 2GS(1-run each), and SL. Northstar did an incredible job hosting the event and putting together 3 days of great courses on a perfect race surface! Congratulations to the Western Region Champions!
|14 (85-89)||Gaetano Demattei|
|11 (75-79)||Knut Olberg|
|10 (70-74)||Pepi Neubauer||Joan Blumenfeld|
|09 (65-69)||Pierre Jeangirard||Deb Lewis|
|08 (60-64)||Richard Slabinski||Amy Lanzel|
|07 (55-59)||Tim Hill||Lisa Ballard|
|06 (50-54)||Ara Papazian||Ingrid Braun|
|05 (45-49)||Jesse Foster||Malissa Austin|
|04 (40-44)||Mike Shklovski||Leeann Lupo|
|03 (35-39)||Phillips Armstrong||Cherie Williams|
|02 (30-34)||Lauren Beckos|
|01 (18-29)||Wolfgang Virostek|
The 2019 Summer Fun Nationals July 12-14, 2019 was a great way to wrap up the season (we were skiing on last year's snow), to start the new season (the U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership season starts May 1st), and to get outside for some skiing in July! Almost 100 racers ventured up to the Palmer Glacier on Mt. Hood for the 31st Annual Summer Fun Nationals. The Scroggins' family welcomed us again for the registration party on Friday and the traditions continued with barbecue dinner on Saturday and pool party on Sunday. Meri Stratton led the the charge coordinating the event, the volunteers, and the trailer full of equipment needed for a "pop-up" race on a glacier where no race infrastructure exists.
Smiles were abundant with great weather, courses, and camaraderie. The view from the top is the first award earned by all before the race even starts. Competitors ranged in age from 7 to 81 years with 10 families in the running for the Eigenvector Fastest Family Award. Awards are earned within age class for most competitors and the top 10 men of the A/B race each day are pulled from their age classes to compete in a Super Seed. Don't be fooled into thinking the young guns dominate the Super Seed as there was a 45 year age range among the group!
Photos are posted at brianrobbphoto.com.
Thanks to Brian for providing the great shots of our award winners below!
GS Super Seed / Junior GS Winners / SL Super Seed
Bob Skoch Cup Memorial Combined Winners
The fastest SL combined times.
Fastest SL Man: Minam Cravens (M1)
Fastest SL Woman: Charlotte Morris (FU16)
Eigenvector FastestFamily Award
The Scroggins Family
(L to R)
Award Sponsor Barry Wise
Tucker Scroggins (M1)
Willy Scroggins (M7)
Tatum Scroggins (FU19)
Atomic Masters Skier of the Year
Atomic Masters Skier of the year Barry Wise (M8). Thank you to Barry for his years of service to and participation in racing and Summer Fun Nationals. Barry is always up for any task needed to keep us all racing and having fun! Barry started the Eigenvector Fastest Family award to make the event even more fun for the whole family.
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Masters had quite the week at the 2019 National Championships in Mammoth Mountain, CA. Masters racers participated in all 4 events, DH, SG, GS, and SL through all types of winter weather. Racers ranged in age from to 20 to 90 and came from all across North America. The weather, which was sunny and clear to start the week, later brought challenges via avalanche closures, wind, snow, and low visibility forcing scheduled adjustments and the cancellation of 2 of the 7 races. Not to be dismayed, racers made the most of the experience getting out for powder turns and spending the extra time catching up with friends over coffees and beers.
On the final night we surprised Bill Skinner with a retirement gift from contributions from Masters racers across the county. Thank you for all the enthusiasm and effort you brought to masters racing and for keeping us all racing for the last 20 years! We look forward to many more years racing with you!
Race photos by Susan Morning can be viewed and purchased - all photo purchases support the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and local youth athletes.
The 2020 Masters Posters and Competition Guides have been printed! Check in with your local division leaders to pick one up! Thanks to Sam Morse for being on this year's poster and the Masters will be cheering for you!
It can be a bit tricky to find out where/how to watch World Cup Racing. See the links below for tv viewing options and calendars of events.
When/where to watch NBC Sports via cable:
Where to Watch on U.S. Ski & Snowboard Website
See details of the Gold Pass which will have events live and on demand:
Details on Coverage, Cost, and How to Purchase Snow Pass (no cable subscription required)
Full list of events covered by the Snow Pass
Other online services offer access packages to many of the NBC Sports channels:
(see websites for specific details)
Hulu, DirectTV Now, SlingTV, YouTube TV
See full schedule and there's a link you can use to add the events to your digital calendar:
FIS Website Calendar
Printable PDF calendars of schedules: (for the tuning room, fridge, cube wall, bathroom mirror, etc)
Official FIS PDF Schedules MEN WOMEN
Schedule Also Listing Times of Events (can be printed as PDF with link at bottom of page)
Posted: October 1, 2019
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