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SSRA BRINGS EEYSL TEAM TROPHY HOME
March 22 (Lookout Pass)- SSRA clinched the Emerald Empire Youth Ski League title on Sunday at Lookout Pass. It was the 7th time that SSRA has won the team title since its inception in 1997. The team trophy is contested by the 7 EEYSL Teams (SSRA, FAST, SARS, INDY, BART, LPRT and SMART). After 9 races, SSRA led the league and claimed the cup. "It is a testament to our team's development, our coaches, our families, and our athletes. We are extemely proud of our team and what they have accomplished," said SSRA Executive Director/Head Coach, Chuck Holcomb. The final team standings were: Place Team WC Points 1 Spokane Ski Racing Association 14,571 2 Schweitzer Alpine Racing School 13,966 3 Forty-nine Alpine Ski Team 4,947 4 Lookout Pass Race Team 2,122 5 Independence Race Team 1,761 6 Bluewood Alpine Race Team 1,615 7 Silver Mountain Alpine Race Team 176 For complete team results, click here. SSRA...
MCCLELLAN REPRESENTS AT U16 CHAMPS
March 22 (Bend, OR)- Cole McClellan represented SSRA and the Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA) at the Western Region U16 Champsionships at Mt. Bachelor, March 22. The four-race event brought together the best who qualified from the five Western Divisions (PNSA, Far West-CA/NV/HI, Intermountain-ID/UT/WY/NV, Northern-MT/WY, and Alaska-AK). McClellan led the athletes representing Inland Northwest teams in all three races and was consistently fast. In the Super G race, McClellan posted a strong 30th (10th for PNSA athletes) place stopping the clock in 1:09.70. The race was won by PNSA's Walter Lafky (MBSEF) in 1:07.22. Cole took 34th in the giant slalom (6th for PNSA) recording a time of 2:21.46. Winston Pretti from the FarWest Division won the race in 2:11.11. McClellan again led the Inland Northwest with his stongest performance of the championships popping a 21st place in slalom (5th for PNSA) stopping the watch in 1:39.59. Cole started the day with the 16th-fastest...
SSRA SUMMER SKI RACING CAMPS 2015
March 19- SSRA will hold its 14th annual Summer Ski Racing Camps at Mt. Hood, Oregon. Dates are: Session 1: June 18-21, 2015 (U8 and U10 only) Session 2: July 11-18, 2015 (U10 and older) Session 3: July 19-26, 2015 (U12 and older) Call Chuck with questions 509.979.7499.
U14's SHINE AT BUDDY WERNER CHAMPS
March 12-15, 2015 (Spokane) Twenty of the finest U14 athletes in the Pacific Northwest traveled to Schweitzer for the annual Buddy Werner U14 Championships. The annual event brings together teams from across the Pacific Northwest Ski Assocaition and ski areas from Oregon, Washington, and North Idaho. SSRA had one of the largest teams in the event with 13 boys and 7 girls competing. After three days of racing, the SSRA men took 2nd overall out of 20 teams. The SSRA women took 5th place and the SSRA Combined team finished a very respectable 4th. Left to right: (back row) Drew Farley, Johannes Liaboe (behind Farley/Dexter), William Dexter, Trenton Gardella, Jake Mamola, Ben Lewis, Tommy Kasimov, Sam Cox, Isabell Simpson, Ginny Lou Garabedian, Olivia Ellingwood, Aditya Varadan, Amy Farley. (front row) Caden Goranson, Jack Dale, Daria Markewych, Grace Harrill, Reilley Anderoson. Not pictured: Rachel Ewers, Adrien Regelbrugge. Reilley Anderson took 8th in SG, Ben Lewis finished 9th. In the men's super G three SSRA men finished...
FARLEY; SCHEIDT LEAD PNSA AT CANAMS
March 15 (Apex, BC)- Jared Farley(left) and Hunter Scheidt (right) provided leadership and fast runs at the 2015 CanAm Championship races at Apex, British Columbia. The March 13-15 event included a super g, giant slalom, and slalom. In the Super G, Jared Farley led PNSA with a 50th place. Giant slalom was next with a PNSA-leading repeat performance for Farley stopping the clock in 44th place. Scheidt was close behind crossing the line in 50th place. The event ended with Sunday's slalom. Scheidt led SSRA and was 2nd for PNSA when he took 52nd place in the two-run cumulative time. Hunter moved up from a start position of 70th
TEAM CHARGES FORWARD AT LOOKOUT
March 8 (Lookout Pass)- The SSRA team travelled to Lookout Pass on Sunday, March 8 for a one-day Emerald Empire Youth Ski League GS race. The team maintained their lead as they attacked the GS piste in brilliant sunshine. Results: Womens GS Mens GS EEYSL Team Standings EEYSL Individual standings The U14 men were led by Jack Dale (1st), Ben Lewis (2nd), Caden Goranson (4th), Johannes Liaboe (5th), and Henry Schafer (8th) The U14 ladies swept the podium with Daria Markewych taking the win, Ginny Lou Garabedian in 2nd, and Isabell Simpson in 3rd. Olivia Ellingwood and Grace Harrill rounded out the podium finishers. Maya Peck was crowned U12 girls champion taking gold in the race. Marion Garabedian was a solid 5th place! Will Emch spoiled the blue podium party with a powerful bronze medal performance. Johan Aden supported in 10th. JoJo Spitz took gold for the U10 boys with Will Emch...
SSRA BYLAW COMMENT PERIOD
Bylaw Amendment Membership Comment Period: SSRA BOD has voted to amend the SSRA Bylaws. The amendment request is to increase the SSRA BOD positions by 2. Therefore, there would be up to 10 BOD positions in any one calendar year. The BOD will be requesting a vote at our Annual Picnic meeting.Thank you, SSRA BOD
MCCLELLAN QUALIFIES FOR U16 CHAMPS; FARLEY, SIMPSON, SCHEIDT GET NOD FOR CAN-AMS
February 24 (Spokane): Cole McCllelan was selected as one of 21 men to represent the Pacific Northwest Ski Association (Oregon,Washington/N. Idaho) in the 2015 Western Region U16 Championships. The event takes place March 18-22 at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon and brings together athletes from 11 western states. Jared Farley, Scot Simpson, and Hunter Scheidt were invited to represent PNSA in Canada at the U16 Can-Ams. "Congratulations to all of our U16 athletes; Cole, Jared, Scot and Hunter. Ski Racing is a lot of fun, and it takes a focused and sustained effort over time to be a really successful ski racer. All of the boys have worked hard since summer training camps and put in the time necessary to reach these goals. They are outstanding athletes and remarkable young men," said Chuck Holcomb, SSRA Executive Director/Head Coach.
TEAM EXTENDS EEYSL LEAD AT LOOKOUT PASS
Feb. 21-22 (Lookout Pass)- SSRA hosted its annual Emerald Empire Youth Ski League races at Lookout Pass on February 21-22. It was an incredible effort as the SSRA membership pulled together to host a race away from Mt. Spokane. Special thanks go to Lookout Pass for their remarkable and unwaivering support! Thank you to all of the SSRA parents, alumni, sponsors, and coaches. Congratualations to the SSRA team for a remarkable two days of racing on "home away from home" soil! For complete results see below: Saturday Results: Womens GS Mens GS Sunday Results: Womens SL Mens SL EEYSL Standings after 3 race weekends (6 races): Team Standings Individual Standings
FARLEY, MCCLELLAN TAKE IT UP A NOTCH, DOWN SOUTH
Feb 16-21 (Bend, OR) The SSRA boys team travelled to Mt. Bachelor to compete in the second round of U16 Qualifiers Feb 16-18. The races, originally scheduled for Mt. Hood, were moved to Mt. Bachelor due to low snowpack. This race was the second and final series to determine which 21 men and 20 women will represent the Pacific Northwest Ski Association in the Western Region U16 Championships taking place March 18-22 at Mt. Bachelor, and the U16 Can-Ams taking place March 12-15 at Apex, BC, Canada. In the giant slalom, Jared Farley was tops for SSRA men with a 13th place finishing in 2:06.51 in a race won by CMAC's Devon Toribio in 2:00.53. Cole McClellan was 2nd for SSRA men in 22nd place in 2:03.53 followed by Hunter Scheidt in 30th (2:10.17) and Scot Simpson in 37th (2:13.16). In the first Super G, Cole McClellan was fast crossing the line in 26th place (8th U16). Flanking McClellan was Hunter Scheidt in...
SSRA TAKES EEYSL LEAD AT SCHWEITZER
Feb 7-8, 2015 (Sandpoint, ID) The SSRA team took the lead in the team cup standings as it braved intense and stormy conditions at Schweitzer. Current EEYSL team standings can be found here. Current EEYSL individual standings can be found here. For complete results click below: Feb 7: Womens GS Mens GS Feb 8: Womens SL Men's SL In Saturday's giant slalom, SSRA U8 girls were anchored by Ava Bot (lower right) taking the silver medal. SSRA U8 boys (see below) were led Luke Falter (3rd), Levi Aden (5th), and Maxwell Burns (6th) for a strong showing. On Sunday SSRA U8 athletes (right) were led by Luke Falter (2nd) and Levi Aden (5th) In U10 GS action on Saturday, the women were paced by Ally Gardella (3rd), Ava Anyan (5th), Sonja Toillion (9th), and Keira Moore (10th). The boys were equally tough with Merrick Banning leading the charge (3rd), JoJo Spitz (4th), Cooper...
MCLELLAN, SIMPSON LEAD SSRA U16 BOYS AT NORTHWEST CUP
Jan 31-Feb 1 (Stevens Pass) The U16 boys travelled to Leavenworth, WA to compete in the Northwest Cup races at Stevens Pass. PNSA's Northwest Cup is the premier racing series in the division for athletes 15 and older. In Saturday's giant slalom, Cole McClellan stopped the clock in 18th place to lead the SSRA boys team. This was also a 4th place finish amongst U16 athletes. Jared Farley finished next in 34th place and 14th for the U16's. Scot Simpson chased in 42nd place overall (19th U16) while Hunter Scheidt ranked 53rd (25th for U16's) at the end of two runs. Sunday's GS race was led by SSRA's Scot Simpson in 39th overall (15th amongst U16's) flanked by Hunter Scheidt who finished 47th (21st for U16's).
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