The next generation of aspiring Olympic skiers from Ford Sayre was well represented at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, N.Y., site of the US Ski Association Eastern Region U16 Alpine Ski Championships. Three Ford Sayre skiers were among the East Coast racers who competed on Olympic-size courses for two days of super-G, two days of giant slalom and one day of slalom competition, beginning March 5 and concluding on March 10.
NH Alpine Racing Association (NHARA) sent the top 18 girls and top 19 boys. More than 100 boys and girls in NH competed for those top spots through five qualifying races this winter.
In the girls’ contingent, Courtney Couture competed for Ford Sayre. In the boys’ competition, there were two Ford Sayre skiers: Nils Kingston and Brian Seltzer.
The event at Whiteface was represented by the top athletes in all eastern states. The 150 boys and 150 girls represented the top racers from all states from North Carolina north.
The event at Whiteface was a qualifier for two more events. The top few were selected to attend the Park City Development project hosted by USSA. The next few made qualified to represent the USA at the Can-Am’s races at Mount Tremblant, Quebec. Brian qualified for the Park City Project. Both Nils and Courtney qualified for the Can-Am event, though only Nils attended.
Congratulations Courtney, Nils and Brian!