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CONE Named National Alpine Skier of the Year

Middlebury College alpine skier Rob Cone (Killington, Vt.) has been named the National Men’s Alpine Skier of the Year by the United States Collegiate Skiing Coaches Association (USCSCA). Cone had a stellar sophomore season at Middlebury in 2015, winning the NCAA Championship in the giant slalom.

No men’s alpine skier in the east dominated the carnival circuit this year like Cone. He earned the GS Leader Award from the EISA and was a first-team selection. Cone won the first three giant slalom events of the season, placing second and third in two others. His slalom results were equally impressive with three second-place efforts and one third. Cone finished the carnival season ranked first in the east in the GS and second in the slalom.

At the NCAA Championships in Lake Placid, New York. Cone became the first men’s individual skiing champion to represent Middlebury atop the podium since Robert MacLeod took home the men’s slalom title in 1989. His top finish in the GS earned him All-American honors for the second time in his career (2011). Cone’s finish aided Middlebury to win the team national title in the GS event.

 

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NCAA Championship: HUGE SUCCESS

wow. wow. wow. wow. wow. wow.

AMAZING week of racing at Whiteface Mt. in Lake Placid, NY. Thanks so much to Willi Steinrotter and John Norton for their hard work all winter long getting that hill in tip-top shape.

If you missed the action on Thursday and Saturday here are the links to the NCAA replay:

 

http://www.ncaa.com/video/skiing/2015-03-12/nc-skiing-championship-day-two-giant-slalom-fullreplay

 

http://www.ncaa.com/video/skiing/2015-03-14/nc-skiing-championship-day-four-slalom-fullreplay

The team did an amazing job at the championships. Rob Cone clinched his first NCAA Giant Slalom title with a first team All-American honors, Chris McKenna had a 3rd place podium finish as well in the Giant Slalom with a first team All-American nod as well, Mary Sackbauer was 9th in the Slalom earning a second team All-American honors, and Rob Cone was 10th in the Slalom earning himself another All-American honor! As an Alpine and Nordic combined team, Middlebury placed 8th. Congratulations to all our NCAA competitors. Super fun week of racing.

[caption id="attachment_4585" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Rob Cone Wins the GS Title Photo Cred: Dennis Curran Rob Cone Wins the GS Title
Photo Cred: Dennis Curran[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4586" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Chris McKenna racing to a 3rd place finish. Photo red: Dennis Curran Chris McKenna racing to a 3rd place finish. Photo red: Dennis Curran[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4587" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Rob waving the Middlebury Flag. Photo red: Dennis Curran Rob waving the Middlebury Flag. Photo red: Dennis Curran[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4588" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Chris on the Podium at NCAAs. Photo red: Dennis Curran Chris on the Podium at NCAAs. Photo red: Dennis Curran[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4589" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Rob Cone and Chris Mckenna on the Podium at NCAAs. Photo cred: Dennis Curran Rob Cone and Chris Mckenna on the Podium at NCAAs. Photo cred: Dennis Curran[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4590" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Mary Sackbauer skiing into 9th overall. Photo red: Dennis Curran Mary Sackbauer skiing into 9th overall. Photo red: Dennis Curran[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4591" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Katelyn Barclay skiing into the finish at the Slalom at NCAAs. Photo cred: Dennis Curran Katelyn Barclay skiing into the finish at the Slalom at NCAAs. Photo cred: Dennis Curran[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4592" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Group Photo of the NCAA team and Middlebury Fans. Photo red: Dennis Curran Group Photo of the NCAA team and Middlebury Fans. Photo red: Dennis Curran[/caption]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Carnival. St. Lawrence Carnival at Whiteface

Lets go Panthers!

 

 

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2015 Winter Carnival

 

 

 

2015 winter canival sched poster

 

 

 

 

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Fast Start to Carnival Season

Phew, glad the first one is under our belts.

There’s so much anticipation entering the first carnival weekend that sometimes you feel like you really can’t enjoy the skiing that’s going on.  Whelp, I definitely enjoyed this carnival weekend’s skiing – that’s for SURE! 3rd place overall on the weekend is definitely something to be happy with considering the competition! 3rd place also  reminds me that we didn’t hit our FULL potential. AKA – Middlebury Skiing can be EVEN FASTER than 3rd on the weekend! Truth.

Regardless, a HUGE congrats to Rob Cone for his GS win and to Chris McKenna on being Mr. Consistent with a 3rd place finish in the GS. Those guys really know how to put it down the hill. And the cool thing is that our other carnival guys are right with them AND beating them in training! TEAM STACKED.

[caption id="attachment_4548" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Rob Cone Cone racing back in 2011 Won this weekend’s GS at Bates Carnival[/caption]

With solid performances on our women’s side as well, we really did start the season off on the right foot.

Congrats to Nordic Teammate,  Heather Moon-Dawg Mooney, on her insane DOUBLE VICTORY this weekend. This chick scored some massive points and I’m dubbing her the “Middlebury Skier of the Week.”

We just finished up an awesome high-volume session at the bowl pictured below, and can’t wait to get out there tomorrow and continue the push towards the weekend.

[caption id="attachment_4549" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Training SL on Allen Training SL on Allen[/caption]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Save the Date. Winter Carnival Reception February 14th, 6 pm

Save The Date:

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Middlebury Ski Team Alumni, Parents and Friends of Skiing

Winter Carnival Reception

 

You are cordially invited to join current Middlebury Ski Team members, as well as the coaching staff, in celebration of the Middlebury Winter Carnival.

 

WHEN:    Saturday, February 14th, 2015

6:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Two Brothers Tavern (lounge downstairs)

Middlebury, Vermont

 

The reception will include light food and beverages.

 

We hope to see you there.

 

Sincerely,

Stever Bartlett – Alpine Ski Team

Andrew Johnson- Nordic Ski Team

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Bagels and Buddies…and Donuts :)

Always the favorite day of the year for both our Middlebury College team and the Middlebury Ski Club! Thanks for a great day on the hill, Buddies! Best of luck to everyone this racing season! Get out there and have FUN!

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Men’s Team at Sugarloaf FIS Races

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Masters Training Day Fundraiser

The Middlebury College Ski Team is offering a one day slalom training day tailored to the needs of masters ski racers. Train at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl on The Cameron and The Lange which are two outstanding training trails. Benefit from training with NCAA Division I athletes and from coaching by Middlebury College Ski Team coaches Stever Bartlett and Abby Copeland. For more information visit www.middleburyskiing.org  or check out our facebook page. Keywords Masters training Middlebury.

Thanks for your interest in the training day.  We are still running the training session, but our aspirations to train GS in the morning won’t be possible.  We will adjust the schedule and run the day as we have in the last few years, training slalom in the morning and slalom again in the afternoon after the break.  My apologies for not being able to pull off the gs element.  It is more of a fencing and preparation issue.  The snow is adequate and will be great for the day of slalom.

The schedule is below.
CAMP Tuesday December 23rd – Morning and Afternoon

 

SCHEDULE:

 

8:15 – 8:45 Registration, Bagels, juice, fruit, coffee and welcome words
9:00 – 11:30 sl drill courses and sl training
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and Sprongo/computer video Review
12:30 – 2:30 Slalom Warm up course and Full Length Timed Training
2:30 – 2:45 Cool Down and review

 

Cost:
$120 per athlete. Includes lift ticket. All proceeds go to the Middlebury College Alpine Ski Team.

 

Cash or check is preferred on the day, however Credit Card can be used at the ticket window at the snow bowl.
Register: Limited to first 20 athletes. To reserve a spot

Contact Stever Bartlett. shbartle@middlebury.edu  (802) 282- 2880

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Colorado-Camp Debrief

Colorado camp this November was AMAZING. The group of athletes we have this season are dedicated, excited, supportive, and just plain fun. We were able to run through our drill progression and get tons of GS training in at Loveland and Vail. Couldn’t be more excited to start the season off this weekend at Sunday River with some FIS Slalom races.  Good Luck, Panthers!

[caption id="attachment_4467" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Women's Team at Vail Women’s Team at Vail[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_4468" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Senior Women and Abby Senior Women and Abby[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_4469" align="aligncenter" width="300"]VICTORY VICTORY[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_4470" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Chris, Ghassan, Elle, and Christoph Chris, Ghassan, Elle, and Christoph[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4472" align="aligncenter" width="300"]2015 Alpine Team 2015 Alpine Team[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4473" align="aligncenter" width="300"]2015 Women's Team 2015 Women’s Team[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4475" align="aligncenter" width="273"]2015 Men's Team 2015 Men’s Team[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4471" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Thanksgiving 2015 Thanksgiving 2015[/caption]

 

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