Wednesday March 7th was the Freestyle Sprint Day at the US Ski & Snowboard Junior Nationals here in Soldier Hollow Utah. A bluebird sunny sky and warming temps greeted our athletes (and wax techs) as they headed out for a full day of qualifying races in the morning, and then head to head heats in the afternoon.
Team New England qualified 30 of its 45 athletes into the afternoon heats. At the end of the day, we had 2 new National Champions, 3 podiums, and 11 All Americans (athletes finishing in the top 10 of their age group).
A huge congrats to Will Koch, SMS, for his second National Title in two days! Will was first for the U16 men in the sprints today.
Huge congrats also go out to James Kitch, CSU juniors, for his first National Title and first place win in the U18 men’s race today. Team mate Ben Ogden, SMS was second. Nice to see two New England athletes share a podium again ~ two days in a row!
Full results can be found HERE on summittiming.net