Huskies Reach Podium in First Races Since Start of Pandemic

New York State recently had the first ski races since the pandemic shut down the ski season. Northwood Alpine ski team participated with the U16 and U19 women on Saturday, January 9 and the U16 and U19 men on Sunday, January 10. Both races were at Whiteface, Northwood’s home mountain in Wilmington, near Lake Placid. The Huskies competed against collegiate ski racers from schools like St. Lawrence and Clarkson.  

It certainly felt good for our racers to be back in the game but it took a lot of organization and work from the Northwood and NYSEF coaches and staff. Despite — or maybe because of — the new COVID-19 measures put in place, it all ran smoothly.  

Athletes have been working hard for this day the entire year. They had a rigorous and consistent dryland first trimester, a training camp in Colorado for the FIS boys starting in late October and a training camp in Maine for the FIS girls starting December followed by training at our home mountain since January 4th. 

Our best results for Northwood were Audrey Higgins-Lopez ‘21 with a 2nd place and Norah Dempsey ‘21 with a 5th place ‘21 on Saturday. Andrew Van Slyke ‘20 got 4th place and Jake Reynolds ‘19 a 5th place on Sunday.  

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