Nordic Sprinters Shine at the 2014 Junior Nationals in Stowe, VT
Photo Credit: Steve Knight Photo
Today marked the second day of racing at the Junior National Championships at Vermont's Trapp Family Lodge. The morning featured 1.4 kilometer sprints qualifying, with medal heats in the afternoon. Winners of the final heats are:
Male under 20 - Fabian Stocek, Team New England
Male under18 - Peter Holmes, Unleashed Coaching
Male under 16 - Forrest Hamilton, Team New England
Female under 20 – Heidi Halvorsen, Team New England
Female under 18 – Julia Kern, Team New England
Female under 16 – Amanda Kautzer, Loppet Nordic Racing
Awards for today's medal races were presented by Johannes von Trapp, President of the Trapp Family Lodge and Brewery, and by Skida Apparel Company founder Corinne Prevot, as well as Patrice Spyrka of Jakroo Custom Apparel.
Tonight's festivities include a Coaches Dinner at the Piecasso Pizzeria on Stowe's Mountain Road.
Monday night was Parent's Night at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Moms and Dads of the more than 370 competing young athletes met for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and talk of the day’s races. Organizer Kristina von Trapp Frame commented, "When my dad decided to start a cross country ski program next to the family's little Lodge back in 1968, he never imagined it would come to this kind of amazing celebration. We are so grateful to be a part of all this."
The competition continues on Friday, March 7, with 5k and 10k Freestyle heats. Thursday is an official training day.
For more information, contact Kristina von Trapp Frame at 802-253-8511, or go to www.jn2014Stowe.com.
About the Trapp Family Lodge: Situated on 2,500 acres overlooking the classic New England village of Stowe, Vermont, the Trapp Family Lodge is a world renowned four season resort. Owned and operated by the von Trapp family that inspired The Sound of Music, the 96 room hotel and its two adjacent vacation home communities feature Austrian-inspired architecture and European-style accommodations. The resort boasts superb mountain views, old world comforts and activities for all ages and all times of year; cross country skiing, mountain biking, tennis, hiking. www.trappfamily.com