January -overview

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 podiums! Rounding out the top ten for AWS were Mark (4), Cole (9) Elias (10), Neena (4), Sammy (5), Tatum (6), and Mina (8).

In the Anchorage Cup Classic 15k, Alison Arians placed 5th among a competitive collegiate and professional field while Zander placed 9th as the first junior in the men's field. Meredith and Quincy placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 5k for women while Mark and Murphy finished 1st and 2nd for the men. In the 3k race, Miya won with Ilsa close behind in 2nd for women and Liam Dudley took 2nd place for men.

This last weekend was the Matanuska Nordic Series in place of Besh Cups 3 and 4. Saturday was a classic distance race and Sunday was a skate distance race. Here are some of our top results:

Saturday Classic:

Zander Maurer-2nd place U20

Aaron Power 1st place, Mark Eggener- 3rd place U18

Meredith Schwartz- 2nd place U18

Tatum Witter- 2nd place U20

Murphy Kimball, Elias Soule, Cole Flowers 1, 2, 3 U16

Sammy Legate1st place, Olivia Soderstrom (U14) 3rd place U16

Brynn Rathert- 3rd place U14

Jack Levegue-1st place U12