SUGAR BOWL SKI TEAM & ACADEMY FREERIDE ATHLETES CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THEIR WINNING STREAK AT SECOND TJFS COMPETTION

Norden, CA(February 3, 2017) – Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy (SBSTA Freeride athletes continued their podium streak with two girls dominating their fields at the second stop on the TJFS tour at Alpine Meadows. Blessed with amazing snow, Tallulah De Saint Phalle and Hallie Conyers-Tucker skied their way into the top three finishes. Tallulah De Saint Phalle was on the podium in third place for the 11 – 14 girls, and Hallie Conyers-Tucker was second for the 15 – 18 girls. Competition was strong with record numbers of athletes competing.

Trevor Tanhoff, Director of Freeride Programs said, "The Freeride team coaches are excited by the consistent and aggressive skiing by Tallulah De Saint Phalle and Hallie Conyers-Tucker thus far into the TJFS season! Other highlights are Drake Riina and Aaron Shray climbing the ranks and continue to be athletes to watch out for!  The concentration of talent in the Tahoe region is intense, especially amongst the 15-18 year old boys category. Cooper Davis, Louis Norris and Cooper Patterson continue to flirt with podium finishes during these events and promise to finish strong in the remainder of the series. 

The Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy (SBSTA) is a nationally recognized Alpine and Nordic ski team and ski academy that has produced multiple US Ski Team members, NCAA collegiate competitors, national champions across all age groups, and numerous nationally ranked athletes.  Sugar Bowl Academy located in Norden, CA is the country’s only ski in/ski out ski academy. Sugar Bowl Academy inspires and empowers passionate, highly motivated students, setting the stage for competitive skiers to seek and celebrate challenge with grit, grace and courage. Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy student-athletes thrive on the dual pursuit of rigorous academics and competitive skiing in an environment that celebrates hard work and the pursuit of worthy goals.

 

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SUGAR BOWL ACADEMY NORDIC SKIER, HANNAH HALVORSEN FINISHED 11TH AT WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Norden, CA (February 1, 2017) - Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy (SBSTA), The World Junior Championships taking place in Soldier Hollow, UT are a chance for the United States to shine on the world circuit in Nordic skiing. This event is Hannah’s first opportunity to compete at the World Junior level after competing in the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Norway. Martin Benes, Director of Nordic Programs at Sugar Bowl Academy said, “She spent considerable time over the summer and fall working on her classic sprinting, it was good to see that focused effort pay off. She has improved technically and fitness-wise where she can be competitive with the best junior women in the World.

Fasterskier, quoting Hannah after the race, “I felt confident that I skied tactically well in the quarter and that if I did the same and still felt strong I could move on from the semi. Unfortunately the pace was just too fast for me. I am really happy with my first world junior race. I have been looking forward to this race for a long time and I dreamed of a podium today, however I skied my best and was not fast enough.” Hannah placed sixth in the semifinals and eleventh overall. The hard work and dedication through intense workouts is paying off for Hannah at Sugar Bowl Academy. Martin said, “It is affirming that the preparation that we do here at SBA is competitive on an International level. Hannah is continuing to ski well and impress us with her dedication.

The Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy (SBSTA) is a nationally recognized Alpine and Nordic ski team and ski academy that has produced multiple US Ski Team members, NCAA collegiate competitors, National champions across all age groups, and numerous nationally ranked athletes.  Sugar Bowl Academy located in Norden, CA is the country’s only ski in/ski out ski academy. Sugar Bowl Academy inspires and empowers passionate, highly motivated students, setting the stage for competitive skiers to seek and celebrate challenge with grit, grace and courage. Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy student-athletes thrive on the dual pursuit of rigorous academics and competitive skiing in an environment that celebrates hard work and the pursuit of worthy goals.

 

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SUGAR BOWL SKI TEAM & ACADEMY FREERIDE ATHLETES PODIUM AT FIRST TJFS COMPETITION OF THE 2017 SEASON

Norden, CA(January 24, 2017) – Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy (SBSTA), hosted the 10th anniversary of the Tahoe Junior Freeride Series (TJFS) at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort last week securing podium finishes even in the face of the most challenging weather yet. TJFS is a four-stop regional event that competes in the Far West division with over 270 competitors. Competitors earn points towards the national IFSA ranking. The Far West teams were rewarded with epic powder conditions, perfect for the big mountain terrain of the Disney Nose at Sugar Bowl.

 SBSTA Freerider competitors have been working hard throughout the fall to increase their strength and coordination through workouts in the gym and at Woodward. Trevor Tanhoff, Director of SBSTA Freeride Programs said, “The SBSTA Freeride Team has been training hard all year leading up to defend home turf  advantage and it paid off! Two of the four ski divisions were won by SBSTA student-athletes, Tallulah De Saint Phalle and Cooper Davis. Hallie Conyers-Tucker, a SBSTA senior, took 3rd place in the 15-to-18 year-old girls division. Other top 10 places included Louis Norris, Drake Riina and Cooper Patterson.”  This weekend, January 27-29, 2017 the SBSTA Freeride Team heads to Alpine Meadows for stop #2 of the TJFS!

 The Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy (SBSTA) is a nationally recognized Alpine and Nordic ski team and ski academy that has produced multiple US Ski Team members, NCAA collegiate competitors, national champions acrossall age groups, and numerous nationally ranked athletes.  Sugar Bowl Academy located in Norden, CA is the country’s only ski in/ski out ski academy. Sugar Bowl Academy inspires and empowers passionate, highly motivated students, setting the stage for competitive skiers to seek and celebrate challenge with grit, grace and courage. Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy student-athletes thrive on the dual pursuit of rigorous academics and competitive skiing in an environment that celebrates hard work and the pursuit of worthy goals.