Nationals Wrap-Up

Sverre CaldwellJanuary 9, 2012

We just finished a good week of racing in Rumford for the Sr National Championships.

As a team we were a little off of top form, but everyone gave a great effort and we still had some excellent results. Everything is a learning experience; we are confident that we learned a lot during the week and we are looking forward to the rest of the season.
Congratulations to Anika Miller and Paddy Caldwell for qualifying for the US J1 trip to Estonia. This trip is offered to the top 6 J1 males and females from the US and this year the competitions will be in Estonia. Alums Heather Mooney and Austin Cobb (both now at Middlebury) and Sophie Caldwell (Dartmouth) qualified for: the J1 trip (Heather), the Jr World trip (Austin) and the U23 World Champs trip (Sophie). Gino Pastore is the first alternate for the J1 trip and Izzy Caldwell is the first alternate for the Jr World trip.
Not too shabby after all 🙂
For our current skiers, our highlight moments were Anika qualifying as the top Jr and 6th overall in the womens skate sprint along with Skyler Davis finishing 5th overall in the mens classic sprint. Heady stuff from those two!
Our week ended on a high note with Hamish and Gino placing 4,5 for J1’s, Nick and Mac having their strongest races, Skyler placing 5th overall and Brooke winning the Jr heats (some Jrs made the open heats, but Brooke skied brilliantly to take the Jr heats). Following the races we packed up and drove home (Sverre was very happy to hear that the Giants won).
Moving forward, Sverre, Paddy and Heather leave tomorrow for the World Youth Olympic Games and the rest of the team hits the books and prepares for the Eastern Cup races that will be in Farmington this weekend.
Sorry for the lack of blogging and pictures. We were really busy in Rumford. we will be better and more up to date now 🙂

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