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The Far West Ski Association Athletic Scholarship Program sponsors scholarships ($500-$1500) to assist USSA licensed junior alpine ski racers. For more information go to the Far West website (www.fwsa.org) select "Member Corner" and click on "Programs." The deadline for applications is June 30, 2014.
The final U16 Qualifier has been completed and the SG results have been posted!
Congratulations to our Had Charger athletes:
Ladies race 1 1999 Haley Louis (SBST), 1998 Kathleen Smith (SBST)
Men race 1 1999 Sam Richau (TMH), 1998 Spencer Crist (SBST)
Ladies race 2 1999 Maia Dvoracek (SVST, 1998 Kathleen Smith (SBST)
Men race 2 1999 Duncan Reid (MMST), 1998 Luke Rodarte (SBST)
Ladies race 3 1999 Haley Louis (SBST), 1998 Amanda Pretty (LTR)
Men race 3 1999 Hiroki Tominaga (SBST), 1998 Russell Malm (MMST)
Selections and travel package will be posted by the end of the week for the upcoming U16 Championships in Jackson.
Congratulations to all of our U16 athletes on a wonderful qualifying season!
The U14 Performance Camp is a development project exclusive to this age class. Each year approximately 50 athletes come together to work on their skills, meet other top athletes from the North.Central and South regions of Far West Skiing and participate in time trials for SL.GS and SG.
This years camp will be held March 10-12, 2014 at Sugar Bowl Resort. This project is by invitation only. Once an athletes name appears on the linked selection list they will be able to sign up for the event.
As of 2.17.14 the South invitees have been posted, and the main selections for the North. Further selections will be posted for the North by Feb. 21 and the Central will be posted next week.
The selections are posted on the U14 Schedules page, along with the race announcement.
February 13, 2014
Yes, you can ski in college. There are many colleges that have ski programs--to name a few, Sierra Nevada College, University of Washington, Alaska, Utah, Montana, New Mexico, Denver, and Boulder; Westminster College in Utah, Reed College in Oregon, Western State College in Colorado. And, in Middle-America there are St. Cloud State University and Saint Olaf. On the East Coast there is Bates College, Colby College, St. Lawrence, Colby-Sawyer College, University of Vermont, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Middlebury College, Boston College, and Dartmouth College. The list goes on. If you have good grades in high school and have the goal to ski in college, you can.
Many of our Far West kids are skiing in college this year. Starting right in our backyard is Melissa Daniels who is a junior attending Sierra Nevada College and on the ski team. Hughston Nortons is at the University of Alaska. Hughston is skiing on the team and is majoring in Aviation Technology. Tenaya Driller is a sophomore at Montana State. Her major is Micro-biology and she is skiing with the JV Montana Wild Cats Team. At the Univesirty of Utah, Mark Engle is a freshman. He raced in a Nor Am in Vail Colorado and finished his personal best in GS and SL, finishing 2nd and 4th. He also skied his first World Cup in Kitzbuhel Austria. His goal is to get back on the US Ski Team and be placed on the B Team. Paige Whistler is a sophomore and is skiing at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She was top finisher in the recent race at Stowe, Vermont. Katie Fitzpatrick is a junior at Bate College in Lewiston, Maine and is skiing on the team. Charlie Klein is also attending Bates College as a freshman and is also on the Bates team. Moving to Canada, Allene Kennedy is a junior at McGill University in Quebec, Canada. Her major is Environment Science. She comes down to the States to ski many races on the East Coast. And, going to the East Coast is Dylan Murphy at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He is ski racing in college and on the Honor Roll. Dylan took 2nd in a Canadian FIS at Val St' Come in Quebec earlier this winter. And, moving down the coast we have 3 of our members skiing at Colby Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. Kenny Wilson is majoring in Environment Studies. In his first competition at Stowe, Vermont he earned Colby- Sawyer College Ski team 23 points and is the top male racer at Colby Sawyer College. Morganne Murphy, a pre-med student, also is one of the top female ski racers at Colby Sawyer. Both Kenny Wilson and Morgan Murphy are in the Honors Program. Scott Cooper is also going to Colby- Sawyer College. He is a freshman and a Political Science/History Major. Just this past weekend he took 2nd place in a race at Gunstock, New Hampshire. Many of the above ski racers were out in Colorado in November with their college ski camps. Ski racing in college is hard, just like ski racing in high school. It is a balance between your studies, training and racing.
The 2013-2014 season bib orders are now open. Every Far West athlete must have the
13-14 season bib. Please follow the directions below to
complete your order:
All Far West Athletes are required to purchase their bib for the 2013-2014 season. Any athlete that has not completed their order by December 25th risks their bib number being reassigned.
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