Truckee High Wins First National Boys High School Title, Bozeman Defends National Girls High School Title

FasterSkierMarch 16, 2006

The National Cross-Country Ski Education Foundation awarded the Roger Weston National High School championship cups to Truckee High and Bozeman High at the conclusion of the 2006 Junior Olympics March 12, 2006 in Houghton, Michigan.

The Truckee Boys team avenged their second place finish to Aspen Valley H.S., CO in the High School standings in 2005 behind senior Matt Gelso who won gold medals in both the classic and the skate races.

After the first days mass start classic race Truckee held onto a slim one point lead over West Anchorage High School. Truckee staked their lead thanks to Matt, his younger brother Dan who was a fifth place finisher, and Andrew Pado who finished 15th in the classic race. Going into the second day it looked to be a battle for the cup, but West Anchorage ran out of luck. Summit High of Oregon skied well again to move up to second place and Durango made a late charge to keep the cup in Colorado, but Truckee’s depth was too much. In the skate race Matt Gelso won again, Spenser Wood provided help with his seventh place finish and young Dan Gelso’s 16th place locked things up. This is the first Boys National Championships for Truckee. Their girls team won the 2004 title

The Bozeman girls team was also locked in a dog fight after the classic race, holding a one point lead over Vermont’s Stratton Mountain School and a ten point lead over Vermont’s Burke Mountain Academy. The Bozeman girls got points from every class in the classic race, with senior Melanie Park finishing 9th, Junior Erika Flowers finishing 8th and Sophmore Kate Dolan finishing 6th. Stratton Mountain almost kept pace behind Sophie Caldwell’s 2nd and Parker Tyler’s 4th, but their third skier was a little off the pace. On the skate day it was all Bozeman as Dolan streaked to victory, Asa Carlson was sixth and Flowers finished 11th.. Stratton Mountain finished distant 2nd, while Liberty Bell High school in Oregon rode a great day to take third place. This is the second consecutive National High School Title for Bozeman.

Boys Standings	Cl	Sk	Total
Truckee High, CA	282	279	561
Ferneyhough, Alex; Gelso, Daniel; Gelso, Matt; Nadell, Jordan;
Pado, Andrew; Shane, Colin; Taylor, Alex; Wood, Spencer; Wright, Tyler
Summit High School, OR	272	266	538
Durango High School, CO	260	274	534
Wood River High School, ID	276	254	530
Boulder High School, CO	271	253	524
Stratton Mountain School, VT	254	268	522
West Anchorage High School, AK	281	232	513
Summit High School, CO	229	252	481
Aspen High School, CO	215	259	474
Forest Lake H.S., MN	239	225	464
Lathrop H.S., AK	223	212	435
South Anchorage HS, AK	216	209	425
Honeoye Falls Lima Central, NY	210	194	404
Liberty Bell HS, OR	203	193	396
Natrona County HS, WY	137	128	265
Lander Valley HS, WY	119	142	261
Marquette, MI	122	124	246
T.C. Central, MI	112	86	198

Girls Standings	Cl	Sk	Total
Allison, Emily ;Carlson, Ase ;Dolan, Kate;Flowers, Erika; Park, Melina;
Pierce, Sarah; Rydell, Claire; Seibert, Casey; Sellegren, Gretchen
Bozeman High School, MT	280	286	566
Stratton Mountain School, VT	279	258	537
Liberty Bell HS, OR	262	270	532
Steamboat High, CO	264	259	523
Park City, UT	222	252	474
Summit High School, OR	228	242	470
Truckee High, CA	229	216	445
Burke Mountain Academy, VT	270	175	445
Wood River High School, ID	207	231	438
Service High, AK	209	224	433
West Valley HS, AK	218	211	429
Grand Rapids, MN	174	212	386
Durango High School, CO	200	182	382
Roseville H.S., MN	177	186	363
Lander Valley HS, WY	170	164	334
Hancock, MI	150	170	320
Laramie HS, WY	142	147	289
Town of Webb, NY	148	132	280
Natrona County HS, WY	141	129	270
Marquette, MI	85	103	188


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