Led by captain Jack Theberge ’21, the team of thirty students ranging from seventh to twelfth grade has made the most of the season during the pandemic. Ms. Cushman, Mr. Rohrer (A previous member of the Alpine Ski Team), and Mr. Trautz led the team together through the difficulties of the pandemic. Of course, the Alpine Ski team had to make adaptations to its training and racing schedule. The most substantial change is that the ISL cut JV racing for the season to help mitigate contact and reduce the number of students congregating. Normally, most ISL schools would race with an average of twenty students per team; however, this number has been reduced to seven. Due to Nashoba Valley closing on Mondays and Tuesdays due to an expected decrease in those skiing, the team has had to adapt to practice on Thursdays and Fridays. Throughout most of the scrimmages, the Alpine Ski Team performed well as it raced to first place. The team has won all scrimmages except for one. Jack Theberge ‘21 stated, “This ski season, as weird as it was, was one of my favorite seasons in my 6 years on the team. Each Wednesday I got to race with new faces from the upper and middle school which was very unique. I enjoyed competing with the new guys and racing side by side with some great future talent. All the fun practices, exciting races, and unforgettable chairlift rides made for a fantastic senior experience.” The Panel congratulates the team on a great season of working together and making the best out of the pandemic.
Alpine Skiing: A Successful Season
by Luke Hoganon March 9, 2021