Killington Mountain School (KMS) student-athletes
were in various states in the Northeast this past weekend, Feb.
9-10, picking up multiple podium spots in a variety of
FREESKIING TEAM TAKES TOP-10
The freeskiing team travelled to Seven Springs, Penn., for the
second Rev Tour stop of the season. Steady winds threw an
additional challenge at the athletes all week, but both KMS seniors
Dan Rosenblum, of Stamford, Conn., and Ari Schneider, of Rutland,
were able to put those challenges aside and ski their way into
Rosenblum and Schneider both "stomped" their finals run,
according to the coaches, and the judges agreed-Rosenblum took
second and Schneider seventh in the event.
As competition turned to slopestyle, it was freshman Tec
Calcagni, of Rutland, who led the way, putting down an impressive
pair of runs and missing finals by just one spot.
After a brief stop in Killington, the team headed to Sunday
River for the Maine Open, the third stop in the East Free Tour.
Weather forced cancellation of the halfpipe event, but the team
responded with seven top-10 results from Sunday's two slopestyle
events. Seventh-grader Chloe Pultar led the team with a pair of
second-place finishes, while junior Jack Sylvester took third in
both men's events. Calcagni took fifth in the first and seventh in
the second competition, while pipe specialist Rosenblum was able to
step up in the second competition with an eighth-place finish.
SNOWBOARD TEAM GRABS MORE PODIUMS AT
In a double-header race day with both slalom and giant slalom
races, the KMS Snowboarding Team collected three podiums at
Bromley. P.J. Goodwin won both the slalom and the giant slalom in
her age class, while Gavin Ferguson took third in his.
TOP-10 MOGUL RESULTS IN NH AND FRANCE
Senior Allison Benedict travelled to Europe for Europa Cup moguls
competitions and took a pair of top-10 finishes at France's La
Rosiere, earning fourth in Tuesday's moguls competition and 10th in
Wednesday's dual moguls event. She is currently headed to Valmenco,
Italy, for another Europa Cup competition. With her experience in
last year's World Junior Championships there, she will be ready to
apply her knowledge of the hill in this competition.
In a pair of Eastern Championship Series events at Waterville
Valley, KMS competitors captured seven podiums and 14 top-10
finishes. Freshman Trevor Wahl, of Furlong, Penn., led the way with
a win on Saturday and was joined on the men's podium by sophomore
Myles Frendel, while sophomore Abe Studler rounded out their top
10; Hannah Soar led the women with a second-place finish, just
edging third-place Kat Spilman and fourth-place Christina O'Brien,
of Pittsfield, while Georgia Wood landed in seventh and Olivia
Giaccio, of Chittenden, just missed the top 10. Wood led the way on
Sunday, winning the women's event, while Frendel took second for
the men and Soar rounded out the podium count with a third-place
finish in the women's event. Studler and Wahl just missed the men's
podium, while Ali Dibase and O'Brien rounded out the top 10, with
John Lauria ending the day in 11th.
To learn more about alpine, snowboard, freestyle, and freeride
training and opportunities, visit www.killingtonmountainschool.org
or call 802-422-KMS1.