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Wrapping up the 2017/18 Season!
Mar 11, 2018, 1:15 pm


There are only Three Rules on this Team.


1. Be a great person.  2. Be a great student.  3. Be a great athlete.   In that order. 



Wow! 21 skiers from our team took the Pepsi Challenge and skied 8, 25, or 50k!

Congrats & be proud of that post season accomplishment!! 


The banquet was super fun and full of wonderful stories of the season and a super great night to celebrate our four seniors!  

Lots of great company, food, memories, awards and smiles were shared. 




The ski season of 2017/18 was "seriously fun" and more...   

THANK YOU to all who were a part of it - this team couldn't do the things we do, without your support!


A huge heartfelt THANKS to the following folks that make up our crew during the season..



Ass't Coach Jack Jeffery, Jr. High Coach Austin Dane

Jr. Nordic Club Coach - Josh Peterson 

Volunteer Coaches- Ashley Loe, Jack Greenlee, Don & August Galloway

Wax Tech's & Equipment repair guys - Keith Johnson, Jack Greenlee, Brooke Beyer

Favorite Groomers- Rich Grayson, Chris Shuck

Favorite Giant's Ridge people- Benji Neff, Pepsi Deb Maki

Booster Club President - Sandy Tardiff 

Dan Zamlen Scholarship - Dale & Sally Zamlen - we love you guys. 

Senior Captains- Callie, Christine, Kayla, Jared 

Team Photographers Parents- Angie Garland, Brooke Beyer, Amber Heikkila, 

All of our Parents & Grandparents- WOW- you guys rock! 


Season Awards 


2017/18 Most Improved Boy Varsity Skier:  Parker L. 

2017/18 Most Improved Girl Varsity Skier:  Anna G.

2017/18 Most Improved Boy JV Skier:  Kevin H.

2017/18 Most Improved Girl JV Skier:  Stephanie K.

2017/18 Most Improved Boy Jr. High Skier:  Carter S.

2017/18 Most Improved Girl Jr. HIgh Skier:  Lauren B. & Klara D.

2017/18 Rookie of the Year:  Aaron N.

2017/18 Ski Award  "Success, Kindness, Inspirational":  Christine H. & Jared C. 

2017/18 Dan Zamlen Memorial Scholarship: Kayla R. & Christine H.

2017/18 Letter Awards Briar, Anna, Kevin, Isaac, Paker, Reid, Tylen, Christine, Kayla, Stephanie, Jack, Sarah,

Jared, Natalie, Callie, Hannah, Aaron

2017/18 State Meet Participant Award Christine H. 


Team Awards 


Silver Academic - Boys Team GPA 3.61

Gold Academic -  Girls Team  3.86 

All State Academic - Christine; GPA over 3.90 




What's NEXT ??

Us coaches are already planning out next season, so be ready to capitalize on this season's progress! 


And YOU?  Need to...

1. Keep skiing as much as you can. It's warm. It's daylight. It's the fastest snow of the season! 

2. Skiers are made in the SUMMER. Training started the day after the state meet! 

3. Join G.U.T.S. 2018- starting in June. Keep connected with your ME / VA / EG/ MIB friends &  teammates! 

4. Never forget your number 1 goal- TO LOVE SKIING. ALWAYS.


See ya on the trails, at the track meets, tennis match, golf course, & on the baseball diamond.





I am skiing the Pepsi Challenge because...

it's my training for next ski season.
my coaches are making me.
I haven't been on all the GR trails yet.
Gotta outski Chaz & Josh on the 50k.
Pepsi Deb Maki is the best.

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