Nordic Skiing Season Recap
The Nordic Ski Team, led by captains Brian Lee ‘24 and Lev Tolkoff ‘24, recently finished off an outstanding season with a final record of 36-9. The team, despite having no seniors, continued to be a force in both the Lakes Region and New England leagues, ultimately finishing 3rd in the Lakes Region and 4th at the New England Championships. Led by Coach DeCaprio ‘16, with assistant coaches Coach Weiter ‘16, Coach Calloway, and Coach Kirby, the team dominated in its “Friday Night Lights” races against the Rivers School, Phillips Academy Andover, and Middlesex.
The Lakes Region Championships saw the team competing at Proctor Academy for a podium spot in the Lakes Region. Ultimately, the team placed 3rd in both the race and the final season standings, behind only the Dublin School and Proctor Academy. Of the scoring skiers, William Walton ‘25 finished 3rd overall with a blistering 13:05 time for the 4.8K course, followed by first-year skier Jack Kastner ‘25, scoring 11th with a time of 15:20, Eita Fuse ‘26, scoring 14th with a time of 15:55, and Fitz Courtney ‘26, scoring 17th with a time of 16:16.
The team also performed well at the NEPSAC New England Championship Race, placing 4th behind Gould Academy, Dublin School, and Proctor Academy. The race consisted of two segments, a 6K classic skiing race, and a 4 x 2.6K skate skiing relay race. In the 6K classic, Walton finished 9th overall with a time of 18:56.0, followed by Kastner, finishing 26th with a time of 22:34.6, Courtney, placing 28th with a time of 22:56.2, and Lev Tolkoff ‘24, scoring 30th with a time of 23:59.6. Furthermore, in the skate relay, the “A Team,” consisting of skiers Jack Kastner, Fitz Courtney, Lev Tolkoff, and Will Walton, placed 4th with a time 33:10.4, and the “B Team,” consisting of skiers Daniel Xie, Ezra Lee ‘25, Davis Woolbert ‘25, and Brian Lee, finished 11th with a time of 38:04.3.
Ultimately, despite the poor winter conditions and lack of snow, the Nordic Skiing team performed incredibly well this year. When reached for comment, Coach DeCaprio stated, “I’m impressed by the hard work of the skiers this year, despite the tough winter.” The Panel would like to congratulate the Nordic Ski team on a successful season.