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Eastern PA Ski Council Race and Day
March 8, 2015
If you weren’t there than you missed a great day of skiing, racing and cheap lift tickets, plus all the fun of Nastar Pins, lots of door prizes and especially the chaos.
The snow during the week added to the great conditions, $25 lift tickets and extra activities for the racers and families.
How could you go wrong with that scenario? Well, we had 144 racers up from last year’s 80 racers plus some families enjoying the day totaling 225 people. The banquet room was too small even though I told BC we needed the whole room. We were moved but not to a more conducive setting. Needless to say the Committee was not happy. The Nastar registration took longer than we hoped but that was because we had a lot of new to Nastar racers and their information had to be entered. We won't ever complain about new racers. We got through it but not smoothly and we apologize for that especially with the snafu in the results.
The results of the races are posted on the bottom of this article but here are the highlights.
Main Line Ski Club Rockstar Team finished first with a time of 288.11 pretty darn fast taking home the Council Cup. The second fastest club in line with the new rules was Mack A Team. They took home the B Trophy with a time of 296.75. The Master’s Trophy went to Main Line Ski Club Masters Team. Their combined time was 323.75 not so very far behind the young guys considering you must be 60 years of age to be on this team. Are you getting a sense that Main Line has some pretty fast racers in their club? The Wissahickon Ski and Snowboard Club Snowboard Team had the fastest snowboard team with a time of 406.64
The fastest people on the hill in their respective areas are as follows:
|Joe Hershey LSC 68.59
||Jen Haas ML 73.76
|Roman Matusinsky Mack A 69.31
||Stacy Kearney ML 77.37
|Dave Moore ML 69.40
||Melanie Foy ML 80.36
|Dave Demko LSC 70.92
||Sarah Leach FDSC 85.40
|Jacques Bodin ML 74.15
||Ellen Reap ML 98.64
|David Wadas ML 75.20
||Sue McMullen FDSC 99.61
|Peter Rubincam Wiss 83.37
||Hillary Bond Wiss 88.58
|Mike Ilg Wiss 97.40
||Andrea Warminton Wis 145.30
|Pat Jones Wiss 100.89
||Dana Klepadlo Wiss 145.57
The Frank Cressman Trophy for the fastest 60 or over person went to Lancaster’s Steve Rheault with a time of 34.84.
In Nastar, the medals were awarded by the Race Officials so I didn’t get a count of them.
We would like to thank Bear Creek Race Crew which is topnotch at the mountain and gets us through the race as quickly as possible. Thanks to all of you.
We would also like to give a big thanks to our sponsors of door prizes because they make it fun no matter what the clock tells us. Our sponsors were Bonnie Fontana from Buckman’s Ski Shops, Linda Irvin from SkiPA.com and EWSRA, Salters Ski Shop, Unique Pretzels and the Race Crew from BC Nastar. Thank you again for all of your support in our endeavors.
Congratulations to all who attended and won and for those who missed by a little keep on racing and we will see you next season.
Paul J. Prutzman, Senior Alpine Director
Open Class Race Master's Race Snowboard Race