Nick B. finishes 6th overall in the 2012 PARA J3 State Derby

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Nick B. finishes 6th overall in the 2012 PARA J3 State Derby

Congratulations Nick !  Competing against (44) of the best racers from Pennsylvania race clubs during the three day event, Nick gave HVRC its first ever top ten finish in a state level event; finishing 10th in the Super G.  He followed that up with a 9th place in Saturday’s Slalom, which included a 4th place in the last run of the day.  His efforts in the Sunday GS netted a 7th place podium spot that included 6th place finishes in two of the three runs. 

Nick’s overall result has earned him a spot on the 2012 PARA State Team and an invitation to attend the Eastern J3 Finals that will be held March 8-11 at Killington, Vermont.  HVRC is very proud of Nick as he has put together quite a season!  Nick received all kinds of support (phone, texts, radio, and in person) during the weekend from club members and coaches, which was much appreciated. 

We have one practice this Saturday from 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM.  This will be a fundamentals practice with ski school instructors.  Meet the coaches outside old Glaciers. 

Our 6th Open Cup is scheduled on Imperial at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, February 25th.   This is a change from the original schedule.  Please make sure you are available to help or have arranged for a substitute when you are scheduled to assist.  We have been advised that the Croatian Race at HV will also occur on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 PM.  We will need help setting and running this race.  This race is our other volunteer effort for HV.  Please advise J.Eicher or. R. Manson if you are able to assist.  We are also asking that our J1-J3 racers assist with this event.  PLEASE NOTE:  As these races are occurring the same day, we will use the same course for both races.  The Open Cup start time will be moved to 12 Noon to allow us to run both races.  Set-up begins at 10:00 AM and teardown usually occurs about 3:00 PM.  

J1 – J2 racers planning to compete in the PA Cup #6 (GS, #7 (SL, and #8 (GS) at Elk Mountain on Friday/Saturday/Sunday, February 24th  – 26th should be registered by now.  Please let the coaches know if you are planning to race so we can advise you on procedures.  

J1 – J6 racers planning to compete in the Wisp Classic Slalom on Sunday, February 26th should be registered by now.  Please Note:  This race is not being used for derby qualification.  Let the coaches know if you are planning to race.  Several racers are planning to compete.  Todd and Steve will be coaching for this race. 

Our annual HVRC annual banquet is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th.  Practice on this day will be a dual slalom competition for club members.  If you have not already done so, mark your calendars.  Paying club members will  be free at the banquet.  There is a dinner charge for family members and siblings.  Randy Myers will once again provide the entertainment after dinner.  More details will be forthcoming.

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