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Grand Prix Scholarship Winners
Far West Speed Projects: Cook and White Camps - sign up now
Far West Special Awards - A Huge Congratulations!
Far West Ski Association Scholarship - Due June 30th
Journey Sports Consulting - Lester Keller
May 5, 2016
Grand Prix Scholarship Winners
is the qualifying series to the Western Region Jr Champs for U19 and U21. For the 2016 season the Grand Prix series will consisted of 3
weekends of USSA/Far West Qualifier events plus the
Far West Finals tech and SG Series.
Grand Prix series is scored for U19’s as a series to qualify for
scholarships to be used for the following season(2017). The places are determined by
adding up the total World Cup Points earned during ALL the races listed in the
Grand Prix series for that season. Each race is scored by separating the field
by gender. Foreign, out of division, current
USST and U21 and U16 participants in each race are removed and results are sorted prior to assigning WCP’s for each race. Athletes must have competed in at
least half of the scheduled Grand Prix races in order to qualify for the
Congratulations to this years winners.
To view the season long standings click here:
Men's Grand Prix Standings Women's Grand Prix Standings
May the 4th be with you, 2016
Far West Divisional Speed Project - Cook and White Camps
We have been blessed with great snow this season, and programs are able to run their own team camps into the month of June. The Far West U12.U14 Divisional Speed Camp that is run over Memorial Day weekend will be cancelled for this year as all staff is busy with their own programs. This project has been run in conjunction with the Stacey Cook camp over the past few years. Stacey and Chip will be providing two excellent speed progression camps still so check them out and get signed up today!
Speed Camp with Chip White (May 21-25 or weekend only option) for U16's and older and focusing on speed fundamental progression: Gliding, terrain and jumps, full length timed runs and video. For those that do not know Chip's background, our division is blessed to have him back at home after 20 plus years of coaching athletes on the US Ski Team and is considered as the 'winningest' coach of the US Ski Team.
Stacey Cook and Friends Speed Camp: 3 days(May 28-30: Memorial Day Weekend) on snow geared towards U16's and younger and focusing on gliding, jumping and skiing with speed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. See link below for flyer.
Click here for the two camp flyers and get yourselves signed up for great speed training!
April 27, 2016
Far West Special Awards 2016
Each season Far West Skiing takes a moment to honor outstanding
individuals that have gone above and beyond during the season. These athletes,
coaches, officials, etc are nominated by the Far West Divisional Membership and
results were announced at the Far West SG Finals at Mammoth. Each recipient
will receive a plaque to honor their accomplishments.
We would like to Congratulate the following folks for helping make 2015-2016
season a great one!
Far West Volunteer of the Year:
Congratulations to Mike and Karen Rodarte who have poured their hearts into the
Sugar Bowl Volunteer Coordination and Officiating. Their tried and true commitment
was especially noticed during the Western Region FIS event which was challenged
by weather. As the event was shuffled, extended by two days, etc these two made
sure that all stations were filled and making this a successful event.
Thank you Mike and Karen Rodarte!
Outstanding Race Organizer:
The vote came in tied for two race organizers this season. Both have
worked through weather challenges and run well organized events.
Congratulations to Alpine Meadows and Northstar California and thank you!
Stanley Walton, Outstanding Official:
Lucy Schram has done an excellent job as a TD, is willing to work with
the race organizing committe to get things done the right way. Lucy’s
experience as an RA, timer and her knowledge of the rules are extremely
helpful. Lucy is always willing to pick up a TD assignment if there is a
vacancy or a last minute change.
Dave McCoy, Outstanding
Will Colt is the head coach of the U12’s with Squaw Valley Ski Team. Motivating
and keeping his athletes working hard, honest and true and teaching them skills
for racing and life are part of what places him in this spot. He’s a pretty
good announcer, too!
And now onto the athlete recognitions……
Bobby Mehrhof, Outstanding U16:
Payton Norton of Diamond Peak Ski
Team was the Top U16 male in the Far West Wild West Series. His top results at
U16 Regional Championships with a 1st place in GS and SL, helped
qualify him for the U16 Nationals.
AJ Hurt of the National Training
Group and Squaw Valley Ski Team earned Top 5 finishes at U16 Regionals and Top
10 finishes at U16 Nationals.
Jinny Glass, Outstanding
Erik Arvidsson started out at Bear
Valley, moved to Squaw Valley and now on the US Ski Team. Erik had a
breakthrough season with a World Juniors Title in DH, and was the Nor AM SG
title winner. Erik was also recently honored as the Ski Racings ‘Junior of the Year.’
Maureen Lebel of Mammoth Mountain
Ski Team had a great season on the Nor Am circuit and proving herself as a
solid force with her 11t in the Alpine Combined and 12th in SG at
the US Nationals.
Jill Kinmont, Outstanding
Senior Racer YOB 1994 and older):
Marco Sullivan – as he announced his
retirement at the end of this season we celebrate the many years that we have
watched Marco represent the US and the Far West Skiiing community.
Stacey Cook –continuously giving back to the next generation, and
representing the Far West and US around the world.
April 4, 2016
Far West Ski Association Scholarship
Far West Ski Association would like to announce
that it is now accepting applications for athletic scholarships for the
2016-2017 season. The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist junior
USSA alpine racers in the funding of their racing endeavors. Individuals are
selected on the basis of financial need, athletic performance, academics, and
community service. Scholarships range from $750 to $1,500 per year.
Applications are due by June 30, 2016 and awarded by September 30, 2016 and can
be found by visiting our website at www.fwsa.org.
Click on Member Corner/Programs/Athletic Scholarship/ 2016 Application or
contact David Krupp, Program Chair at 310-925-4143.