Junior Nationals kicked off racing on Tuesday March 6th in Soldier Hollow Utah with the interval start Classic distance races. By the end of the day, Team New England had 2 new National Champions, 4 podiums, and 13 All Americans (athletes who finished in the top 10 of their age group races). A nice way to kick off Junior Nationals! Team New England has 45 athletes and 13 coaches/wax techs here in Utah for the US Ski & Snowboard Junior Nationals this week.
Congrats to Will Koch, SMS, who took first place in the U16 men’s 5k distance race, and to Finn Sweet, Craftsbury Nordic, who was second!! Always fun to see team mates on the podium together!
And congrats to Ben Ogden, SMS, who took first place in the U18 men’s 10k. And Rena Schwartz, GMVS, who was third in the women’s U20 5k distance race.
Link to full results on summittiming.net can be found HERE
Link to some great photos taken by Paul Beirman (dad of U16 JN athlete Quincy) HERE