Hello AWS athletes and parents! 2021 is off to an exciting start! Locally, athletes have skied in the first high school races of the season, raced the second Anchorage Cup, and wrapped up weekend two of "Not-Besh-Cups." Internationally, Gus completed all eight stages of the Tour de Ski in historic fashion. In the opening High School race, AWS skiers went 1-2 for both men and women. Congrats to Alexander Maurer, Aaron Power, Meredith Schwartz, and Quincy Donley for their podiu
We are so very proud of Alaska Winter Stars athlete Gus Schumacher placing 18th overall in the Tour de Ski, a new record best for American men. Jason Albert's take says it best: "In summation: Schumacher nailed his first career Tour de Ski."
Gus has been training hard with AWS for over ten years - it was only a matter of time before he started making history on the World Cup!