From Michael Creager ’15:
Interested in Ski Week!? We know you are, its okay to admit it to yourself. Come to our Informational meeting at 9:30pm Thursday (10/23) to hear about how you can experience, the legend, the myth, and the shenanigry that is SKI WEEK 2015!!
We don’t even have to ask the question, we know you’re game for Ski Team too! That meeting will directly follow the Ski Week meeting at 10:15 the same night!
Be There. Be The Dog. Woof.
Here’s a Facebook Link.
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Exely 150 (Tischler Hall)
Michael Creager ’15 writes:
Interested in coming on Ski Week, the annual Wesleyan ski and snowboard trip to Jay Peak, VT? Of course you are! Come to the info session, where we’ll be giving out the details on this year’s voyage up to Grampa Grunts for the last week of winter break (January 13-18, 2013).
After we talk about Ski Week, we’ll be having a meeting for anyone interested in joining Wesleyan’s Ski Team. No alpine racing experience necessary, but you should feel competent on skis – and if you have any racing experience, you should definitely head our way. And new this year: our race league will now be holding a freestyle competition for both skiers and snowboarders, as well as racing for snowboarders.
Have questions? Interested in either ski week or ski team but can’t make the meeting? Email us at wesleyanskiteam(at)gmail(dot)com.
- DATE: October 24th
- TIME: 9pm
- PLACE: Exley 150
Pictured: Dylan Penn ’15. Photo via The Wesleyan Connection.
Did you know that Wesleyan had Skiing and Snowboarding teams? Did you know that they are just as awesome as they sound?
On February 16 and 17, the club teams participated in the McBrine Division League Championships up in Vermont. The Women’s Ski Team qualified for USCSA Eastern Regionals after coming in fourth overall, and the men took first place qualifying for Regionals. Michael Creager ’15 and Chris Delaney ’14 came in second and third in the entire Men’s Ski Division.
Not to be outdone, the Wesleyan Snowboarding Team also vanquished the competition. Dylan Penn ’15, Atticus Swartwood ’14, Lina Mamut ’13, and Zach Kaufman ’16 qualified for nationals. This is the snowboarding team’s first year as a club, and Mamut commented, “I’m stoked that Wes got the opportunity to compete in a snowboard league. As a senior, after years of just watching skiers go at it, it’s been incredibly fun to be able to compete with snowboarders from other schools in Slalom and Giant Slalom.”
DJ Wesleying comin’ atcha with a hot new collab from Sam Masur ’12 and M-M-Matt Timmons ’12:
It’s SKI WEEK TIME
Anyone interested in coming on the annual Wesleyan ski and snowboard trip to Jay Peak VT (Ski Week) should come to the informational session in the Woodhead Lounge. We’ll be giving out all the necessary information for the beautiful trip up to Grampa Grunts during our winter break. (Disclaimer: You DON’T need to already know how to ski/snowboard to come on ski week!)
This will also be a meeting for Wesleyan’s Ski Team. So anyone interested in alpine racing should come as well. No experience necessary – we’re very low key.
Anyone unavailable but still interested should email us at wesleyanskiteamBOOPgmailBOOPcom
Date: Tomorrow, Nov. 6
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (Exley next to glass connection to Hall Atwater)
Congratulations to the Men’s and Women’s ski teams for a great season.
The Men’s team was second in the McBrine Division behind Marist College, which earned them a place to Regionals at Waterville Valley, NH this past weekend. Led by strong racers Rory Stamp ’12 and Ben Mackoff ’10, the team competed in Slalom and GS against teams such as UMass, WPI, Boston College, Brown, and MIT. Jon King ’07, Brian Studwell ’09, Mike Gaines ’10, Elliott Skopin ’11, Sam Masur ’12, and Captain George Bennum ’09 were some of the other top placers this season.
The Women’s team earned 4th place in the McBrine Division behind Yale, Springfield, and URI, which did not qualify the entire team to go to Regionals, but did garner Captain Alison Schonberger ’09 with enough points to allow her to go individually to Regionals as the at-large racer from McBrine. Carolyn Szaiff ’11, Liz Valentin ’11, Anneliese Rapp ’11, Chandra Galbiati ’12, and Emily Gershen ’12 were top placers during the regular season.
The team is looking forward to next season, and is always looking for more interested people. Most of Wesleyan’s skiers never raced before coming to Wes, and some had little skiing experience. The McBrine Division is also trying to create freestyle and snowboarding leagues for next year, so if you are interested in any of the above email wesleyanskiteam (at) gmail (dot) com.