Mount High Race Report
This past weekend the team took the short drive up to sunny Mountain High California where light winds and clear skies filled the mountain for this series of competition. Our team competed in four disciplines including rail jam, slopestyle, slalom, and giant slalom.
On Thursday, our skiers kicked off the afternoon with some Slalom. The course was icy but that didn't stop female skier Jordan Flood from taking 2nd place with an impressive time of 26.25 seconds. From the male side, we had amazing performances from both Morgan Seaburg and Guy Zamir. Later that evening, our athletes gathered around under the lights for rail jam! For this event, each discipline had 15 minutes to battle it out to see who would land the gnarliest trick. For our snowboarders, we had a top finish for captain Logan Lavine taking first place with his cab 180 in. For our female skiers we had podium finishes from Jordan Flood taking first place and Tean Brooks taking third! And for our male skiers, we had a podium finish from captain Austin Calza who took third place.
After a good night's rest, the team was back on the hill for some slopestyle. In this event, each person had two attempts to lay down the best run they could. Our athletes were throwing down trying new tricks and pushing each other to the next level. For our snowboarders, we had Captain Logan taking first place throwing down a creative run full of transfers and boardslides leaving the judges in awe. We also had podium finishes from our very own Josephine and Sierra Scarlett managing to take the 2nd and 3rd spots on the leaderboard. Our male skiers didn’t take any podium spots, but still showed out with Austin, Ben Scheerger, and Guy receiving fourth, fifth, and sixth in the competition. Our female freeskiers picked up the slack however, showing out with a first place finish once again from Jordan, backed up with a third place finish from Adela Hancova.
For the final event of the competition, our athletes showered their inner sonic to absolutely speed down this GS course. The lack of speed suits, shin guards, and pole guards did not stop our racers from performing to the best of their abilities. For womens skiing we had Jordan take second place. For mens skiing we had Varun Suklikar taking seventh place. For womens snowboarding we had Josephine taking first place.
Overall, we are super proud of all our athletes in this race with our school taking 12 medals with 5 first place finishes. Amazing work out there and can’t wait to see how we perform at China Peak!