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Sharing the road with fall colors

Mary enjoyed the beautiful fall weather recently with a bike ride to the Snow Bowl.  The colors are in full force right now!

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Swimming with the Men's Team

KBR. Swimming. Hunting. School.

Sleeping. Eating. Going to class. Working out. Doing homework. Sleeping. Eating. Going to class. Working out. Doing homework. Sleeping…….

Yup, I’d say the gang is following a pretty good routine lately. Check out some pics from the first two weeks on campus.

[caption id="attachment_4368" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Girls Team at Kelly Brush Ride Girls Team at Kelly Brush Ride[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4366" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Swimming with the Men's Team Swimming with the Men’s Team at Dog Team Tavern[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4367" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Rob Hunting with his Dad and Dog Rob Hunting with his Dad and Dog[/caption]

 

 

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Congrats Hig on the win in NZ

Congratulations to Hig Roberts who graduated last spring and has been training and racing this summer to make a bid at national team criteria.  His recent win and podium in NZ will give him an opportunity to springboard onto further greatness.   His win earned him a 7 point FIS result and his podium produced an 11.  He currently holds 9 FIS points which lowers his world ranking from 166th to about 50th .

Best wishes Hig.  Way to represent Middlebury as a recent alum.

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Pushing off to a new year

First years are on campus.  Upper classmen arrive on Friday to help set up for the Kelly Brush Ride and then turn some pedals in the ride on Saturday.  Here comes another school year.    10 seconds…….5,4,3,2,1, GO!

hood picMurphy Roberts at Mt Hood this summer.

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Murphy

Nice Riding….questionable soundtrack.

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZb-ROnT9ww

 

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Incoming first year Riley Plant checking in from California

Cross-training! Riley plantRiley plant climbing

 

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Skiing In Italy

Amanda Reilly (second from right) and Katy Greene (far right) taking a short break for a photo op in Stelvio, Italy.

greene reilly stelvio camp

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Spring River Restoration Community Service

The Middlebury Alpine guys and girls participated in a tree planting and river restoration project in May in which they planted over 500 Willow shoots and contributed to the restoration of over 1000 ft of river bank on the New Haven River.  Their efforts contributed to the goals of the larger restoration project to stabilize the stream bank to prevent erosion and contribute shade to the river.  In future flood events the river will benefit as will the water quality in the stream in the future.  Thanks team for your hard work.  Plenty of digging and planting done.

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End of Year Team Dinner

Last night we brought the team together at Flatbread Pizza Co. to celebrate the season, present end of the year awards and thank some of the important people that help make what we do as a Middlebury Ski Team possible.

A special thanks went out to the staff at the Snow Bowl, including Peter Mackey, Ron Quesnel and John Nuceeder.  Bob Prasch attended and we thanked him for his role as our faculty affiliate.

Andrew and Stever presented the following awards

Senior Awards to Hig Roberts, Liam Mulhern and Nick Bailey

MVP – Yina Moe-Lange and Hig Roberts

Bubba Kenney Award-Christoph Niederhauser

Randi Stromstad Award- Elle Gilbert

The team also presented gifts to the captains as well as a plaque to officially name and designate “Hig’s Wall” in the team room.

[caption id="attachment_4157" align="alignnone" width="1000"]James with the plague that will designate the wall that Hig uses as "Higs Wall" James with the plague that will designate the wall that Hig uses as “Higs Wall”[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4158" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]seniors, Hig, Nick and Liam. thanks for a great four years! seniors, Hig, Nick and Liam. thanks for a great four years![/caption] [caption id="attachment_4159" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]Most Valuable Player (skier) Hig and Yina Most Valuable Player (skier) Hig and Yina[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4160" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]Randi Stromstad Award to Elle (alpine) and Stella (nordic) Randi Stromstad Award to Elle (alpine) and Stella (nordic)[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_4161" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]Bubba Kenney award- Christoph Niederhasuer Bubba Kenney award- Christoph Niederhasuer[/caption]
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After The Clean

Spring Cleaning

It’s been at LEAST 5 years since we put a serious hum on the ski room. Yesterday, the Alpine and Nordic teams got together on their hands and knees and scrubbed that ski room with more intensity than a fall workout. If team members aren’t in class today it’s because they inhaled so much wax dust and grime that they had to get it surgically removed today in order to breathe again.

Here’s to hoping these knuckleheads can keep it looking more like the “after” picture for more than just three days!

Thanks everyone for your help – the room looks unreal!

Before The Clean

 

 

After The Clean

 

 

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