The snow has finally arrived here in Western NY and as usual the race season has arrived with it. This past weekend most of the crew made the trip to Glens Falls for the second JO Qualifier of the year. There were over 500 racers that took part in the festivities. Yea you read that correctly over 500!! That is a big race in any neck of the woods but for NY thats HUGE!!
I could not think of a better place for this race to be either! With that many racers you really want to be sure to have narrow trails, and one big steep hill !!!! It adds to the excitement and to the memories for sure! I do have to give to the entire Underwood family and all of the volunteers big props for pulling the race off and to Reliable Racing who supplied some great gifts to the winners!!
As for the race it went well for everyone. We really had some good results. In the J2 girls race Alyssa continued her excellent season with a solid 2nd place finish just 8 seconds back. In the J1 girls race Amy also had an excellent race finishing 5th. Not to be out done the boy’s went off in the J1 race and all finished in the top 10 with Reed leading the way in 4th, Adam in 5th, and Stefan in 10th.
With all the talking that has been taking place on the NYSSRA Blog I decided it was time for Chad, Marty and I to strap on the skis and get after it as well. I’m not going to lie we had one mission and that was to go 1,2,3 and sweep the podium. The plan did not play out as I had hoped but we were able to go 2,3,6 so it was not a total loss. Thankfully we brought along Steve as he provided our only victory on the day winning the M5 race!!!
Congratulations to Charlie Bencze and Carly Wynn for taking home the J1/OJ boys and girls races!!
On a interesting side note R.N.R is now in 3rd place in the 2009-2010 NYSSRA Club Championship Series. I’m not exactly sure how this whole point thing works but it seems as though it is based on participants not actual results. Meaning if your team has 100 skiers and mine has 10 even if we go 1-10 we still lose?!?! Interesting? Even more interesting is that face that R.N.R current point total is 666.
Beware of the BEAST!!! We are after you all!!!!!