Ford Sayre Alpine Racing Team skiers set the stage for their upcoming NHARA State Qualifiers with top finishes in the Bob Skinner Cup Giant Slalom at Mount Sunapee on Sunday, January 25. Lainie Taylor led the way for the Ford Sayre girls, winning the U14 class by over two seconds. Ford Sayre’s Pepper Joseph, Maya Holmes, Ellie Stannard, and Katie Stannard all packed in the top ten at fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth respectively. Siena Curtis nabbed her best result to date with a third place finish among the U12 girls, ahead of teammates Molly Hackett, Anna Testorf, Lilly Clapp, and Ella Goodney who finished fifth, eighth, ninth and tenth.
For the Ford Sayre boys, Kyle Rozzi had the top result, taking second in the U14 boys class. Former Ford Sayre and current Cardigan Mountain racer Seth Gray grabbed fourth ahead of Ford Sayre’s Josh Chu. Eric Goodney and Jack Loftus each rode two strong runs to finish seventh and eighth. In the U12 boys class, Camden Dwyer tallied the best result in fourth, ahead of teammates Courtland Doyle, Jack Ross, Forster Goodrich and Connor Hamlin in fifth, seventh, eighth, and tenth.
In another race, the Ford Sayre U14 girls placed five in the top ten at the Tina Sutton Memorial SL at Loon Mountain. Riley Craft placed 5th followed by Willa Mcgough 6th, Maia Garfield 8th, Isla Cotter 9th and Lucy Doyle 10th. James Healy skied to a 7th place finish for the Ford Sayre U14 boys.
Ford Sayre U12 and U14 racers will all compete at Sunapee this Sunday for the first of three New Hampshire State Championship qualifiers.
Ford Sayre Academy U16 and U18 skiers competed in the Tecnica Cup at the Dartmouth Skiway on Sunday, January 25th. Three of Ford Sayre’s girls placed in the top ten. Wren Smith placed 5th, Sadie Lingelbach-Pierce 6th and Caitlin Blinkhorn came in 8th. On the boy’s side, Ford Sayre Academy skier Brian Seltzer captured 2nd place with a total time of 1:11.30.