JWCH & Besh Cup Recap

What a weekend we had! On Saturday Gus Schumacher anchored the US relay team win a historic second place at the Junior World Championship in Goms, Switzerland. We are all so proud of Gus’s incredible performance as the anchor leg and the entire US relay team for their achievement. This is the first US boys relay medal and best ever relay finish for the USA at JWCH.

For more details please read a great article on the fasterskier web page:

http://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/saturday-rundown-relay-silver-u-s-men-loomis-4th-final-noco-event/

Relay Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoIY8J-8-LM&t=0s

This isn’t the first time that AWS skiers have made history overseas. In 2009, AWS skiers Andrew Dougherty, Tyler Kornfield and Scott Patterson made up the USA’s three-person relay team that earned a historic 2nd place at the Scandinavian U18 Cup in Foldal, Norway. Now AWS skiers are making history again at an even higher level with Gus’s relay medal and JWCH.

This weekend was also the last of the Besh Cup races and the AWS skiers dominated.

First day classic style AWS Podiums:

U12 Girls; 1st place Heidi Schumacher

U12 Boys: 1st place-Murphy Kimball, 3rd place-Elias Soule U14 Girls: 2nd place-Meredith Schwartz U16 Girls: 1st place- Quincy Donley U16 Boys: 1st place -Alexander Maurer U18 Boys: 1st place- Eli Hermanson

Master’s Women: 1st place overall- Alison Arians

Freestyle AWS Podiums: U12 Girls; 1st place Heidi Schumacher U12 Boys: 2nd place -Ronan Woods, 3rd place-Elias Soule U14 Girls: 2nd place-Meredith Schwartz U16 Girls: 1st place- Quincy Donley (Overall 5km winner)

8 AWS skiers qualified for Team Alaska for 2018 Junior Nationals at Soldier Hollow.

U16: Quincy Donley, Maya Brubaker, Tatum Witter, Alexander Maurer U18: Molly Gellert, Caitlin Gohr, Gus Schumacher, Eli Hermanson

AWG Team:

U14 Meredith Schwartz U16 Neena Brubaker U18 Nadia Dworian, Luke Fritzel

Congratulations to all AWS skiers and good luck with rest of your ski season.

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