On Wednesday, February 8th, both boys’ and girls’ alpine ski teams competed in the Dave Rockwell Giant Slalom (GS) championship, an event that forms half of the competition for the Berkshire Ski League (BSL) cup—currently on display in the lobby of the Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center, after returning home last season. Both teams performed very well.
For the boys, V-former Nate MacKenzie turned in a career-best BSL performance, taking second overall. VI-former and captain Bray Wilcock finished fifth, while our other captain, V-former Jackson Borwick , battled back from a tough first run to turn in a best-in-race second run and finish in eighth place overall. IV-former George Frick took 11th, III-former Bryce Shuler took 16th, and IV-former Troy Bernier and V-former Brian Bohaty finished in 19th and 20th respectively. Rounding out the team, V-former David Watkins took 25th. No other team finished so well, in a competition with 85 racers, and so the Berkshire boys were victorious.
On the newly-formed girls’ side, there are as of yet only three teams, all of whom raced in the same heats as the boys. Still, the Berkshire girls skied well, taking second just behind Miss Porter’s School. Notable performances include III-former Krissy Govertsen’s 22nd place finish, as well as IV-former Julia Slyer’s 32nd place and IV-former Emily Hubbard’s 35th place.
We coaches are very proud of our teams! Next week, we compete in the NEPSAC Class B New England championships at Berkshire East.