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2018 Eastern Conference Annual College Fair

Please join the USCSA Eastern Conference members at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to learn more about college racing and competition programs in the Northeast. Representatives from our member schools will be on hand to answer your questions about what opportunities exist for competing in college.  Sunday October 14th, 10:00am-2:00pm

2018 State Champion Spotlights

And that wraps up our 2018 State Champion Spotlights.  Congratulations to all!  Here are all of the 2018 state champion spotlights:

2018 State Champion Spotlight-Ian Geikie  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-AJ Noyes  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Annesley Black  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Shelby Cowin  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Killian Lathrop  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Connor Jackson

2018 State Champion Spotlight-Isabelle Jandreau  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Roy Varney  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Jen Wilbraham  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Ethan Livingood  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Nick Neveu  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Max Bartley  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Niko Naranja  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Emily Carty  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Sophia Laukli  |  2018 State Champion Spotlight-Gaelan Boyle-Wight

2018 State Champion Spotlight-Gaelan Boyle-Wight

Our next spotlight is Gaelan Boyle-Wight of Telstar.  He won the Class C Classical at Fort Kent and also won the MVC Classical.  We asked him about his preparations, his favorite memories, and more.  

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

In the long-term, my preparations leading up to the state meet were quite general, and training proceeded as normal. The short-term consists of the week leading up to the races. I was excited, but also nervous. By telling myself to stay cool and focus on my own health I was able to stay in a relaxed mode. Until the day of the races, of course. Besides that, I just focused on eating a lot of peanut butter.

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

Read more: 2018 State Champion Spotlight-Gaelan Boyle-Wight

2018 State Champion Spotlight-Connor Jackson

Our next spotlight is Connor Jackson of Edward Little.  He won the Class A Giant Slalom and also helped his team win the KVAC Alpine title.  We asked him about his results, his plans for next year, and more.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ?  I trained everyday and on the weekends I did the Mount Abrams program and trained with them as well as with my team.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet? 

Read more: 2018 State Champion Spotlight-Connor Jackson

2018 State Champion Spotlight-Sophia Laukli

We now spotlight Sophia Laukli of Yarmouth who was the Class B Classical and Freestyle state champion.  She also won the WMCs, the Sassi Memorial, and was on the New England team at Junior Nationals where she received All-American status.  We asked her about being at Junior Nationals and her season successes.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ?
For my training, I focused on shorter and easier workouts with some intensity to make sure I was well rested for the races. I went up early with the team to make sure I was familiar with the courses as well.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Read more: 2018 State Champion Spotlight-Sophia Laukli