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MRST’s Bodily Top American in B.C.

APEX, B.C. — Mission Ridge Ski Team’s Hannah Bodily was the top U.S. finisher at Thursday’s Miele Cup Gunbarrel super-G race here.

Bodily finished in 18th place in a time of 1:31.54. Charley Field of Whistler, B.C., won the FIS women’s event in 1:22.13. Bodily’s teammate, Mattie Wise, came in 35th in 1:37.17.

In the men’s super-G race, Blake Ramsden of Whistler, B.C., took first in 1:18.29. Mission Ridge’s Carl Noges would have had the 13th best time but he suffered a disqualification.

The Miele Cup series continues Friday with super-G races for both the men and women.

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Kyla Miller third in Super-G

Ridge skier has her third strong performance this week

SANDPOINT, Idaho — Kyla Miller picked up her third top-5 Northwest Cup finish in a row by capturing third place in Saturday’s super-G at Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

The Mission Ridge Ski Team athlete completed her run at the FIS event in 1:21.06. Linnea Baysinger, 16, of Team Alpental Snoqualmie, was first in 1:19.26, followed by Amanda Smith, 17, of Canada, in 1:20.19.

Miller, 15, finished in fifth in both Thursday’s and Friday’s giant slalom races at Schweitzer.

Teammates Lindsay Ahmann (19th place), Hannah Bodily (30th), Taylor Bauernfeind (51st), Mattie Wise (59th), Katherine Robinson (71st), Caroline Taylor (74th) rounded out Saturday’s performances in the super-G.

In the men’s giant slalom at Schweitzer, Danny O’Neal was the top Mission Ridge skier on Saturday, coming in eighth place with a time of 2:11.09 for his two runs, according to results posted on live-timing.com. Teammates Austin Dean, 14th, time of 2:13.96, and Max Tobler, 15th, 2:15.01, also cracked the top 15 of racers on the day.

Mission Ridge’s Carl Noges, who captured both Thursday’s and Friday’s super-G, didn’t finish his second run Saturday, according to the website. He was in second place after the first run.

Other MRST athletes in Saturday’s giant slalom: Ben Holmberg, 20th; Josh Sanborn, 28th; Frederick Williams, 43rd; and Jacob DeRuwe, 53rd.

The Northwest Cup stop at Schweitzer concludes Sunday with a ladies super-G race and a men’s giant slalom race.

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Granstrom and Wales qualify forthe US Ski Team

After very strong performances during the 2010/2011 season that include multiple Nor-am wins Brooke Wales and Colby Granstrom qualified for the 2011/2012 US Ski Team, and World Cup spots. You can check out the nominations here. This is Brook’s first year on the US Ski Team. Check out her US Ski Team Bio. This is Colby’s 5th season with the US Ski Team.

Congratulations to both of you!

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Colby Granstrom to race the fabled Hahnenkamm Slalom

Mission Ridge Ski Team Alumni Colby Granstrom got the call up to the major leagues earlier today for the biggest slalom in World Cup skiing. The Hahnenenkam will take place in Kitzbuehel Austria Sunday January 22, 2011. 45,000 spectators were on hand for todays downhill, and even more are expected for Sundays slalom.

This is Granstrom’s second World Cup Start this season. Earlier today he scored his first Europa Cup points of his career with a 28th pace in a slalom race in Oberjoch, Germany.

Granstrom will start 63rd tomorrow. The top 30 qualifiers from the first run qualify for the second and final run.

Locally Universal Sports will have television coverage of the race at 11:00 AM.

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The Little Team That Could

Colby-GranstromIn a season where we had 2 athletes qualify for World Junior Championships, Colby Granstrom win the overall gold at World Juniors, Brooke Wales win the Junior Super-g Title at Nor-Am Finals, and end the season ranked 113th in the World in Super-g, a season in which Cai Yamamoto and Alec Jones finished ranked 2nd in the nation in Super-g, 1st in the nation in Downhill respectively for their age, Gage Managhan won the Northwest Cup Slalom Title, Clare Wise won the Western Region Junior Championships and the Northwest Cup GS Title, Kyle Coxon brought home 2 silvers from the Western Region Junior Champs, and a season where the Mission boys brought home the Northwest Cup Overall Title it is easy to sit back and say what next, what do we do better.You don’t get to write such a long sentence with out a plan and there is always a vision driving the improvements to strengthen the program.

So where are we headed? Well I am hoping that we can reach a new era of financial stability so that we can afford the people and things that have lead to such great success in the past 4 years. I want sustainability for the program so that it can take its rightful place as historical powerhouse of ski racing. No more peaks and valley’s. How? I would like to see a capital campaign that yields 3 things:

  1. A building housing our dry land conditioning facility, offices, and vehicle storage.
  2. State of the art snowmaking from the top to bottom of Skookum to the bottom. So that we can host early season training, control the conditions, and create the safest, and most durable racing surfaces in North America. This will also allow us to host more races and bring more money into the Valley.
  3. An annuity that allows a buffer for any unforeseen issue that may happen giving the team financial stability to ride out the unknowns of the future with out having to interrupt or change the quality for the program offerings.

The goal is there and a plan to get it done is being developed. With your help I am hoping for a bright future.

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