2017 High School State Meet Recap

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Wisconsin State Meet at Mt. La Crosse, WI

On behalf of the Holy Hill Race Team, we wanted to congratulate everyone on a fantastic job at the state competition this past weekend.  Despite the conditions, our athletes performed quite well and we are very proud of them all.

Athletes from HH that competed at the State Meet are as follows:

Girls

Danielle Sylvestor – Slinger

Katie Tooher - Wauwatosa

Anna Deubel – University Lake School/Brookfield Academy Co-op

Charlotte Doering – Homestead

Martha Daniels – University School of Milwaukee

Isabel Ullrich – Divine Savior Holy Angels

Anna Meyer – Cedarburg

Kate Gehl – University Lake School/Brookfield Academy Co-op

Kristina Hopkins – University School of Milwaukee

Eily Brumder – Arrowhead

Samantha Larson – University School of Milwaukee

Grace Dempsey – Wauwatosa

Alyssa Messer – Oconomowoc

Grace Murphy – University Lake School/Brookfield Academy Co-op

Sarah Dempsey – Wauwatosa

Peyton Farley – Cedarburg

Meghan Quadracci – Divine Savior Holy Angels

Katie Ullrich – Divine Savior Holy Angels

Marie Major – University Lake School/Brookfield Academy Co-op

Macy O'Malley – University Lake School/Brookfield Academy Co-op

 

Boys

JP Friend – Arrowhead

Connor Krause – Brookfield East

Brady Carlson – Oconomowoc

Christian Spencer – Kettle Moraine

Sam Spencer – Kettle Moraine

Josh Buhr – Menomonee Falls

Connor Carlson – Oconomowoc

Alec Hering – Homestead

Matt Malone – Marquette

Joe Gehl – University Lake School/Brookfield Academy Co-op

Max Behrens – Oconomowoc

Joe Doering – Marquette

J.B. Burbach – Marquette

Harrison Kraut – Kettle Moraine

Henry Von Hagke – University Lake School/Brookfield Academy Co-op

Matthew Raab – Arrowhead

Congrats to the Girls 1st place Overall winner for all three events, Danielle Slyvester who took a 2nd place in Super G, 5th place in SL and 7th place in GS.  Other notables in the overall standings, 7th place overall - Katie Tooher who took 14th place in Super G, 13th place in SL and 6th place in GS.  12th place overall – Anna Deubel taking 3rd place in Super G, 2nd place in SL and 47th place in GS.  16th place overall – Charlotte Doering taking 19th place in Super G, 23rd place in SL and 14th place in GS.  19th place overall – Martha Daniels taking 35th place in Super G, 17th place in SL and 19th place in GS.  This would round out the top 20 overall standings.

Boys notables for overall placing are as follows, 6th place overall -  JP Friend taking 9th place in GS, 5th place in Super G and 8th place in SL.  8th place overall – Connor Krause taking 16th place in GS, 13th place in GS and 3rd place in SL.  9th place overall – Brady Carlson taking 11th place in GS, 17th place in Super G and 9th place in SL.  10th place overall – Christian Spencer taking 8th place in GS, 16th place in Super G and 14th place in SL.  This would round out the Top 10 overall standings.

Lastly, we would like to congratulate those athletes who have the opportunity to compete at the Eastern High School Nationals to be held March 11th and 12th at Attitash Mt., NH.

Good Luck to the following qualifiers:

Girls: Anna Deubel, Danielle Slyvester, Katie Tooher

Boys: Connor Carlson, Connor Krause, JP Friend, Brady Carlson

Once again, congrats to all athletes who competed and if anyone is interested in looking at the results in greater detail, they can be found at www.explorelacrosse.com.

 

WJR Scholarship

Wisconsin Junior Race League (WJR) is a non-profit organization that promotes healthy competition through downhill ski racing. Wisconsin Junior Race League is offering a $500.00 Scholarship to any boy and girl WJR participant with at least three years competing in the WJR program to further their education and pursue a productive and rewarding life. This scholarship is by no means a sponsorship to pursue skiing endeavors. 

Race Day- Frequently Asked Questions

Race Day- Frequently Asked Questions

Come with a winning attitude.  Bring your smile, enthusiasm, willingness to learn and have fun.

1.The night before the race, check all ski equipment and clothing. Have your assigned race bib.  This is your race bib uniform for the whole season and you cannot enter the race without wearing your bib.  It is a good idea to put your name and team on the inside just in case it is lost. 

2. Bring extra equipment and gear.  This even means hand and toe warmers, snacks, water and extras of mittens and sock. Make sure skis, boots, poles, HARD HELMETS and mouth guards are labeled and in the car the night before! Tune the skis! It really matters to have waxed and tuned skis and check the din settings for the boots are secure in the bindings.  Waxed and tuned skis help your athlete learn to handle speed, ice, and variable snow conditions.  If you do not wax and tune skis it will hurt their progression.  Les Moise is a good source for learning all about ski tuning and your coaches can help as well.  Just ask.

3. Once you arrive at the race place, purchase your lift tickets for yourself and your racers.  If you are assigned to help at a race, you will need to be on skis.  We encourage at least one adult member of the family to come prepared to ski to help their child out if needed.

4. Look for the HH Coaches (RED jackets)

5. Course inspection (which is done with coaches) begins one half hour before the race.  We begin lining the racers up for the race at the top of the hill.  If you and your racers get separated from the group, go to the top of the hill and look for the HH coaches.  Each of your racers will have a HH sticker placed on the front of their helmets, so that at the races we can easily identify who is on our team.  Parents are not allowed on the racecourse for inspection.

6. Race start times to be determined, but usually by 9:30 or 10:00 the race has started.

7. Each racer will have the opportunity to start and ski his/her run.  After the first ski run, the course is taken down and a new course and run is started.  The combined times of both races gives the racer their individual times.  All class U8-U12 Wisconsin Junior Racers or HH team members will receive a ribbon/place.  The place of the racer determines their start order for the next race.  The more you come to races the better chances for an earlier start place time.

8.  Parent Help on Race day – we will have POD Parent of the Day sign up sheetsfor gatekeeping jobs, assisting with child line up at the top of the hill, bringing coats down to the bottom, video taping your child.  When it is HH Race Day everyone will be given job assignments and it is a fun day to meet new friends and have fun.

9.  Race Day Attire – We have mentioned the basics , warm clothing, race bib ,gloves, hand warmers, feet warmers, neck warmers and even a race suit.  Race Suits are not required but does “give an edge” for many reasons.   You can shop around for deals but also talk with other team parents for gently used clothing.  

Race Day Checklist

  • Pack Car the night before
  • Race Bib with name and phone # written on it
  • Tuned Skis
  • Hard Eared Helmet
  • Poles
  • Goggles
  • Boots
  • Money for Lift Tickets
  • Gloves
  • Water/Gatorade
  • Snacks
  • Skis for parents in case your athlete needs help.

Race Day Run Order

The run order for races will go from youngest to oldest, girls first followed by the boys. For example: the U8 athletes girls start first followed by U8 boys, U10 girls, U10 boys, U12 girls and U 12 boys. 

Each racer will have one run and then the second run will be a new race course.   The combined times of the two runs will determine the racers points.   Please refer to WJR scoring and more important WJR RACE RULES!

Practice 12/20 and 12/21

The Hill will be Closed until Friday Evening. Please check the website for confirmation on Friday and Weekend Hours.

That being said, we will still be holding practice Tuesday and Wednesday from 6pm-8pm for advanced racers.  In order to participate your athlete must have the skill set, strength and comfort on skis, to be pulled behind a snowmobile up the hill!  

We highly encourage that all new racers do not participate in this practice due to the level of difficulty involved.  Safety is a top priority to our race team staff and we would not be holding practice if we didn’t feel that using snowmobiles wasn't a safe alternative.
 

Christmas Camp is scheduled for next week Tuesday- Friday. The website has the most current information and schedule. We are also in need of parent volunteers for lift operations.

Christmas Camp Volunteer Operations Sign Up

 Please make sure to check the website and our HHRT Events Calendar for any news and updates.

www.hhskiclub.com/hhrtevents

Don't forget- 2 important dates coming up

We will have our pre-season parent meeting on Wednesday, November 9th from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Make sure to join us in the chalet to get all your questions answered about the upcoming season, gear and more!

HHRT Applications are also do on November 11th. Copies will be available at the meeting for you to fill out or you can download one and mail it in. 

Questions? Contact Michael Britton at michael@hhskiclub.com