Hey A Team,
We always have an interesting and different experience at our Killington A Klassic event! I would like to congratulate Jamie L. for her awesome win at the duals on Sunday and for that matter the dual win at Bristol the week before👏🏻. These titles are huge and show Jamie’s incredible ability to charge and get it done in a super aggressive dual format!
That being said Killington is notoriously a super challenging course and with that comes the mental anguish/needs for regrouping and readjusting our technique for these courses. For any of you who are upset about their results/training we have to remember that being in the A program is much more than a title, it is truly an earned honor via a great amount of work! Meaning new A team athletes are learning to walk, not run at the events we compete at each week. With each event comes its own challenges. I would like to encourage everybody to realize these challenges and we as a team will work together with athletes and coaches to make the next week better and more productive. We learn from challenges, we learn from the sport and in the end it’s about strategizing, sometimes reassessing, moving ahead, having fun and taking something away from freestyle.
Pics from Hank Kosinski at Killington for personal use: https://hankkosinski.smugmug.com/Skiing/SKIING-2018-2019/SWSC-2018-2019-SEASON/SWSC-Killington/
This coming Sunday & Monday (training Saturday) we have the Lake Placid/Whiteface Bumps & Jumps event. This event will be directly following the World Cup competition they are hosting on Friday. So another challenging course- but always well designed and many of our skiers over the years have enjoyed it.
Singles competition is Sunday morning you can get to the Wilderness comp run via the Gondola-which opens at 8:30...training starting at 8:50-10:20 which is a long training session. The same schedule goes for duals on Monday. Here is the link to the official schedule: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10OS3xyQfc7ziAs-3qOf0P0Cq5oGEW7TuSX4cUHhblkg.