U14 & U16 State Championships!
It is hard to believe that another winter season is coming to an end. We have certainly gone out on a bang with the U14 & U16 State Championships where we had many top 5 results from Okemo Mountain School and Okemo Competition Center athletes! All of our student-athletes have worked hard all winter and whether they placed competitively or not, their dedication has shown in the improvements they have made.
The U14’s competed at Stratton for the Vermont State Championships this year. Our female competitors were Merina Visnic, Nina Garbarino, Kiera Laurion, Olivia Weeple, Hayden Nelson, Jillian Ludl, Tia Spenlinhauer, Abby Kelleher, Georgia Chadwick, Graham Stein, and Brooke Bergendahl. Merina and Nina took 3rd and 4th in the Super G and 1st and 2nd in GS!
Our U14 male competitors were Josh Rosenberg, Michael Caruso, Christian Carretero, Gabe Dawkins, Kieran Shea, Carter Robinson, Thaddeus D’Andrea, Michael Amato, Cole Firstbrook, and Owen Poodiack. In GS, Josh Rosenberg took finished 1st, along with 4th in Super G and 2nd in Slalom. These results granted him the title of the Overall U14 State Champ!
We are also proud to announce that for the U14’s, Josh Rosenberg, Michael Caruso, Cole Firstbrook, Christian Carretero, Merina Visnic, Nina Garbarino made the Eastern Championships! Keira Laurion, Olivia Weeple, Gabe Dawkins, Mike Amato also made the VT/NY Invitational!
Our U16s competed at Sugarbush for the VT State Championships. Our female competitors were Reilly Shea, Jenna Mirabile, Maeve Esler, Sarah Bassett, and Erin Kelleher.
Our male competitors were Drew Visnic, John Kelleher, Ryan Thomson, Christopher Amato, Joseph Flaherty, Freddie Brogden, Brady Spenlinhauer, Brennan Hynes, Quinn Riordan, Seth Tobin, and Henry Lavion. Our top results came in with Drew Visnic who won 1st place in the Slalmon and finished 3rd overall!
As for continuing the season, Drew Visnic, Ryan Thomson, John Kelleher made Eastern Championships. Brennan Hynes, Freddie Brogden, Chris Amato, and Joe Flaherty also made Eastern Finals.
Congratulations to all of the Okemo Mountain School and Okemo Competition Center athletes for a great winter season! For complete results from any of the above races, click here.