NENSA is proud to announce the Eastern Regional Championship Team. This list of athletes demonstrated exceptional performances and would have been invited to a regional event that was designed to take the place of Junior Nationals due to the pandemic. Before we roll out the teams, it’s important to note the most impressive performances of the year — it was the actions of clubs and states that allowed for athletes to train, compete and thrive — despite limitations in travel. Not only is it apparent that athletes learned to ski faster in 2021, but also they rallied together and as teams learned valuable lessons of self reliance, while developing a thirst for competition that will only make us stronger when we’re on the other side. The entire New England skiing community should take pride in how it conducted itself this winter — we prospered and now can look forward to a summer of training and adventure — temper your activity this spring because like you, we might be a little excited over-excited to see snow fly again!
We also need to acknowledge that there was adversity this season and racing opportunities weren’t equal across states, the nation, or the world. Every level of competition was affected. However, worldwide racing persisted at whatever level it could sustain — New England state guidelines were perhaps some of the most oppressive — yet we did our best and feel athlete recognition and continuity of programming is an important step to keep us in stride. FIS and U.S. Ski & Snowboard points were frozen, meaning that you could not move backwards in your world and national standing. You will also see downward point trends for eastern athletes if you search those lists. Along with Bullitt Timing we created a Junior Ranking List through the ebbs and flows of a very unique season. While there are nuances to any form of ranking in this climate we endeavored to give every athlete the best opportunity to illustrate their skill and fitness.
The following list of teams include a state based quota above typical Junior National qualification. We are hopeful to host an Eastern Regional Elite Group camp in late June — please note the basis for these invitations is based on U.S. Ski & Snowboard rankings — but Eastern Regional Team placement will determine alternate opportunities.
U16 Girls – Emily Appleby, Francisca Feist, Lily McDermott, Mirra Payson, Sarah Kirincich
U16 Boys – Alexander Scopinich-Burgel, Nathan Doughty, Quinn McDermott
U20 Women – Amelia Tucker, Clara Lake, Ella Nichol, Evelyn Walton, Francesca Kitch, Mary Elliot, Mica Bodkins, Sofia, Scirica
U20 Men – Benjamin Buchheit, Col McDermott, Linden Niedeck, Lucas Daly, Sam Gallaudet, Ted Yee
U16 Girls – Elise Creagan, Kayley Bell, Sylvia Harvey
U16 Boys –Benjamin Condit, Ellis Slover, Luke Streinz
U20 Women – Abigail Streinz, Brynne Robbins, Emma Charles, Hannah Chipman, Lucy Glueck, Sierra Aponte Clarke
U20 Men – Caden Cote, Caleb Hunter, Joey Rouhana, Miguel Sanclemente, Nate Livingood, Zachary Ross
U16 Girls – Adah Chapman, Addison Englund, Anna Bentley, Ava Rothe, Molly Ellison, Sarah Glueck, Wyethe Murray
U16 Boys – Aiden Bondaz, Sawyer Weale, Simon Phipps, Tyler Watt
U20 Women – Agnes Macy, Ann Rightmire, Catherine Stow, Charlotte Whitcomb, Elsa Bolinger, Katie Watt, Lili Baer, Lillian Bates, Marlia Richer
U20 Men – Adam Carlisle, Clint Macy, Dirk Andrew, Keelan Durham, Mitchell Townsend, Samuel Murray, Spencer May, Theodore Mollano
U16 Girls – Julia Thurston, Miley Bletzer, Virginia Cobb
U16 Boys – Charlie Krebs, David Shycon, Fin Bailey, Leo Circosta, Luke Rizio, Micah Bruner, Tabor Greenberg, Wyatt Teaford
U20 Women – Anna Lehmann, Ava Thurston, Camille Bolduc, Charlotte Brown, Charlotte Ogden, Emma Crum, Emma Strack, Hattie Barker, Ingrid Miller, Isabelle Serrano, Nina Seemann, Quincy Massey-Bierman, Rebecca Cunningham, Rose Clayton
U20 Men – Aidan Burt, Aiden Casey, Brian Bushey, Carson Beard, Cormac Leahy, Elvis McIntosh, Finn Sweet, Jack Christner, Jack Lange, Jack Young, Jed Kurts, Joe Graziadei, Mathias Boudreau-Golfman, Neil Guy, Samuel Clark, Tzevi Schwartz, Zander Martin
Congratulations to all and we look forward to seeing you on the trail or rollerskis soon!