- Paddy Caldwell nominated to U.S. Nordic Ski Team April 29, 2014
Ford Sayre alum and Dartmouth Ski team member Patrick “Paddy” Caldwell has been nominated to the 2014-2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team.
Paddy was nominated to the men’s D Team along with Ben Saxton of SMS. Paddy is currently a freshman at Dartmouth College and is from Lyme, N.H. Congratulations Paddy!Continue reading →
- Maintaining the Jumps March 14, 2014
Thanks to the Byrne Foundation and many donors, the ski jumps at Oak Hill got much needed improvements this year. They are located just to the north and east of the parking lot at Oak Hill.Continue reading →
- Junior skiers excel at end of season races March 13, 2014
2014 USSA Cross Country Junior (J2) National Championships
March 1-9th, 2014 at Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, VT
Three local skiers qualified for the New England team competing in the National Junior Championships for cross country skiing: Ford Sayre and Dartmouth skier Sam Merrens (MU20, age 18-19); Ford Sayre skier Adam Glueck (MU16, age 14-15); and Norwich, Vt. resident, independent affiliation skier Kirsten Miller (FU16, junior women, age 14-15). This was quite a distinction as it designates the best junior skiers in the country. Adam Glueck achieved All-American status with his 6th place finish in the 5km classic race on Monday, March 3rd. The New England team took back the biggest prize in national junior cross country ski racing, winning the Alaska Cup as the best team at the 2014 USSA Junior National Championship. Last year the Alaskan team had bested New England when the championships were held in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Other local skiers of interest were Erin Perryman FU20 who is a Lebanon High School grad, currently skiing for St Lawrence University and Zane Fields MU18 who skis for the Woodstock ski team. Norwich resident, Elise Hardy FU18 raced for the Far West team as she currently attends the Sugar Bowl Academy in California.
Sam Merrens (MU20, junior men, age 18-19)
23rd (out of 54 competitors) in Mon., 3/3/14, Individual Start, 10k Classic, 30:00
38th (out of 52 competitors) in Friday, 3/7/14, Mass Start, 15k Freestyle, 42:43
Adam Glueck (MU16, junior men, age 14-15)
6th (out of 63 competitors) in Mon., 3/3/14, Individual Start, 5k Classic, 14: 57* All American status
26th (out of 61 competitors) in Friday, 3/7/14, Mass Start, 5km Freestyle, 14: 00 (Adam was taken out of contention early by a large crash on the downhill section after the start)
Kirsten Miller (FU16, junior women, age 14-15)
35th (out of 63 competitors) in Mon., 3/3/14, Individual Start, 5k Classic, 18:10
13th (out of 63 competitors) in Friday, 3/7/14, Mass Start, 5km Freestyle, 15:08
organizer’s website: http://www.jn2014stowe.com/
full results: http://www.jn2014stowe.com/results
see more photos at: http://losborn.smugmug.com/share/FordSayre
NENSA J2 Championships
March 7-9, 2014 at Rikert Nordic Center, Ripton, VT
Ford Sayre skier and Hanover High School student, Sara Spencer, racing for the New Hampshire team:
36th (out of 92 competitors) on Fri. 5K Freestyle. 16:32
34th (out of 94 competitors) on Sat. 5K Classic, 20:11
28th (out of 94 competitors) on Sat. 1K Freestyle sprint , 4:58
Ford Sayre skier and Thetford Academy student, Erik Lindahl skiing for the Vermont team
18th (out of 95 competitors) on Fri. 5K Freestyle 13:32
54th (out of 96 competitors) on Sat. 5K Classic, 17:22
13th (out of 96 competitors) on Sat. 1K Freestyle sprint, 4:09
Team Vermont came in first place of the five states (NY, NH, VT, MA, ME)
organizers website: http://www.frostmountainnordic.org/j2champs.html
full results at: http://www.barttiming.com/XCski/j2f2014.htm
- Jumping at Oak Hill March 10, 2014
K32 is the largest of the ski jumps at Oak Hill. Ski jumps are measured from the point of entry into the air to the bottom of the landing hill where it begins to flatten out. That “critical point” on the landing hill is referred to as the “Kritische Punkt” in German, hence the “K” in the name.Continue reading →
- Silver Fox Trot 2014 was a big success! March 4, 2014
HANOVER, NH — The Ford Sayre Memorial Ski Council welcomed families from all over New England to Garipay Field, on the campus of Dartmouth College, for a full day of nordic racing on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Races for every level between lollipoppers and masters skiers brought almost 300 skiers out to ski the expertly groomed courses, and over 160 skiers raced in the BKL events.
In the first- and second-grade girls race, Sarah Glueck of Ford Sayre (03:49), Virginia Cobb of Mansfield Nordic (03:55), and Sadie Bell of Putney Ski Club (04:00) lead the way around the 1km loop. Alan Moody of Craftsbury Nordic (03:17), and Christian Blix (03:57) and Wyetme Murray of Ford Sayre (03:58) filled the podium for the boys race.
In freestyle races, Cormac Leahy of Craftsbury Nordic (05:54) won the boys third- and fourth-grade race, just slightly ahead of Ford Sayre’s Evan Nichols (05:55) and West River Nordic’s Finegan Bailey (06:03). Liza Bell of the Putney Ski Club (05:58) was the first girl around the 2km loop, with Ava Thurston of Mansfield Nordic (06:01), and Elsa Bolinger of Ford Sayre (06:09) coming in second and third.
The fifth- and sixth-grade girls had a fantastic sprint to the finish as Madeline Kitch of Eastern Mass BKL (09:25) edged out Craftsbury Nordic’s Quincy Massey-Bierman (09:27), and Ford Sayre’s Lucy Glueck (09:41) finished third. Griffin Wright of Craftsbury Nordic (09:41) set a blistering pace around the 3km loop to win the boys race, with Ford Sayre’s Daniel Bandler (10:28) and Eastern Mass BKL’s Luca Rugiero (10:54) rounding out the top three.
James Kitch of Eastern Mass BKL (10:40) finished one second ahead of West River’s Neil Thorley (10:41) in the seventh- and eighth-grade boys race, with Eastern Mass BKL’s Oliver Snow (10:45) in third. Mansfield Nordic’s Olivia Cuneo (11:06) flew around the 4km loop to win the girls race, with Ford Sayre’s Ingrid Miller (12:23) and Perrin Milliken (12:33) finishing second and third.
In the women’s citizen race division, Ford Sayre’s Sara Spencer won the U16 race in 15:08. Hilary McNamee of the Dartmouth Outing Club/Ford Sayre BKL coach won the J1/women’s race in 12:36. Emily Hannah, Dartmouth Ski Team, came in 2nd with a time of 12:56 on the 4.7km course.
In the men’s citizen race division over 9km, Cameron Woodworth of the Dartmouth Ski Team pulled away from the field and won with a time of 21:02. Ford Sayre had a strong showing with Tucker Cadow finishing 6th in a time of 22:08. A trio of Ford Sayre skiers almost had a photo finish with Colin Pogue (13th, 23:20), Jay Davis (14th, 23:21) and Sam Gurwitt (15th, 23:22) finishing strong. Richard Powell finished 16th, in 23:29 and his son Chris Powell placed 19th in 24:28.
SFT-2014-RESULTS posted here
Some photos of the eventContinue reading →