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State Champion Spotlight: Shelby Cowin

Our next state champion spotlight is Shelby Cowin of Greenville.  She was the 2017 Class B Giant Slalom state champion.  She also won the GS in 2016.  We asked her about her state meet and her plans for next year.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

 To mentally prepare for the race I tend to stay pretty relaxed and keep my head in the game instead of away focusing on other things coming after the race. I always ski better when I stay calm and don't overthink the outcome. To physically prepare I train hard for the week before and take a day or two of rest before race day.  Also, the night before every race I eat pasta.   

 2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

 I am pretty relaxed most of the time but when I start to get nervous I just focus and warm up, or make small conversation with my coach and teammates.  I ski much better if I stay calm and don't overthink the course, or have a mental plan of just attacking the course the whole way down.

3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

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State Champion Spotlight: Allison Acritelli

We next profile Allison Acritelli of Spruce Mtn. who was the 2017 Class B Slalom state champion.  She helped her team have a big day 2 and came back to win the state championships.  We asked her about her team's big second day, her season goals, and her state meet preparations.

1.) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?                                        

My preparations leading up to the state meet was to train a lot. I participate at a race camp program at Black Mountain. We train every day during Christmas break then every Saturday and Sunday until the second or third week in March. I also train at Kents Hill with my school team Mondays and Thursdays.                           

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

I feel as though the pressure was pretty low. My emotions with my team was everywhere on the other hand. We were excited just to be racing but also tired from waking up early. We function as a family, not just a team. 

3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

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State Champion Spotlight: Annesley Black

We continue our state champion spotlight with Annesley Black of Cheverus.  She was the 2017 Class A Slalom and Giant Slalom state champion.  We caught up with her and asked her about her season, her successes, and her favorite memories.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet? I followed the same training and preparation routine that I followed all season. Even though states was a big race, I tried to prepare as if it were any other race. 

 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet? I treated it like a regular race, keeping my emotions under control and trying not to make too much of a big deal out of it. Ski racing can be an extremely mental sport, but I try and focus on going fast and having fun.
 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

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State Champion Spotlight: Nick Newman

We begin the State Champion Spotlight this week, spotlighting the state champions of each discipline.   Our first spotlight is Mountain Valley senior Nick Newman who was the 2017 Class B Giant Slalom state champion.  We asked him a few questions about his season, his goals, and his future plans.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
  Leading into the state meet my goal during training was to get two solid race runs in, and then call it good if I was happy with those two. 
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
Over the years of ski racing I've never had nerves ever really be a huge issue, but this year I just kept my self busy before races to keep myself from worrying about it. During the meet I just went straight back to the top of the course the maintain my focus.
 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

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2017 Leavitt Duathlon Photos

Winnie the Pooh, Togas, bright colors, bearded creatures, and more all made an appearance at the 2017 Leavitt Duathlon.  It was a great end-of-season fun event that was capped off by hot chocolate and sweet treats. CLICK HERE to see photos and to download them.  Thank you to all for coming!

2017 U16/EHSC Maine Nordic Team

    

 

 

 

 

It was a cold but exciting day at the 2017 U16/EHSC Maine Nordic Team Selection race at Black Mtn.  Congratulations to all who qualified to be on the 2017 U16 Maine Nordic Team and on the 2017 EHSC Maine Nordic Team.  The U16 team will compete March 10-12 at Titcomb Mtn.  The EHSC team will compete March 17-19 at Mountain Top, Vermont.   RESULTS |  DW ACTION PHOTOS | RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

Beat Hunger in Maine Fundraiser Thank You

A huge thank you from Nathan Delmar, the Good Shepard Food Bank and all that will benefit to all those that participated and donated in support of today’s Beat Hunger in Maine fundraising slalom race held at the Kents Hill Slope.  The event had over 50 participants and raised $1200.00 to help feed those in need in the state of Maine.  This $1200.00 will buy roughly 6000 pounds of food or in other terms nearly 4800 meals.  A truly amazing result, thank you to all!!

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