Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FLITE Team at US Junior Nationals

US Junior National Championships
Park City Mountain Resort
Park City, Utah
March 19

Teammates Lexi Crotty, Elissa Cole and Marissa Vastka traveled to Park City for US Junior Nationals in Single Moguls.
Lexi Crotty, Elissa Cole, Marissa Vasatka
Sixty eight of the top female mogul skiers in the US under the age of 19 converged on Park City to lay claim to be the best of the group. Some very talented skiers passed through the course, as there were many great story lines to be told.

Our team performed very well with the following results:

Results from Junior Nationals:
Elissa Cole- 37th
Lexi Crotty- 44th
Marissa Vasatka- 48th

We are very proud of our athletes and everything they accomplished this season!

Coaches and Athletes post competition

Team EVL at US Junior Nationals
Lexi Crotty, Elissa Cole, Marissa Vasatka, Macy Putnum, Matt DiDinato, Nick DiDinato, Maggie Ryan

Vasatka, Cole, Crotty


Selfie on the lift 

Well wishes from our great hosts

Evening decompression with our great hosts- The Meierhofers 

Canadian Nationals- Robbie Andison

Saint-Côme, QC
March 22

HoliMont FLITE Team Alumni Robbie Andison, who is skiing for Ontario Mogul Team, had a very productive weekend at Canadian Senior Nationals. 

In Single Moguls on Saturday, Robbie finished the day in 8th Place. To follow up that impressive finish, he took on the field in duals, having even more success; finishing in 3rd place.

Alex-Anne captured the title by defeating Audrey Robichaud (Quebec City, QC) in the final and shortly thereafter, Marc-Antoine defeated Ontario Provincial Team member Robbie Andison (Oakville, ON), 17, in the men’s final.

Men's Singles Full Results

Men's Duals Full Results

Day 3: Eastern B Championships- Dermott takes top spot in young guns

Eastern Freestyle B Champs
Holiday Valley Ski Resort
Ellicottville, New York
March 22

Young Guns: Slopestyle

Sasha MacGregor: 9th in age; 10th overall

Evan Dermott:  1st in age: 1st overall

Evan Dermott finished 1st Overall in M11 and Overall Combined Young Gun Champion for the combined 3 events over the weekend. Evan is the repeat Overall Combined Young gun Champion.

Overall Male Podium Evan Dermott 1st Place
M11 Podium Evan Dermott 1st Place

M11 Overall Podium: Evan Dermott 1st Place


Juniors: Aerials
Alliy Hansen- 1st in age; 3rd overall

Lucas Goodin: 2nd in age; 3rd overall
Sean Ryan: 3rd in age; 8th overall
RJ Cancilla: 7th in age; 15th overall
Michael Kennedy: 8th in age;16th overall
Brandon Crotty: 9th in age; 17th overall

F17 Podium Alliy Hanen 1st Place

M13 Podium Sean Ryan 3rd Place

Overall Female Podium Alliy Hansen 3rd Place

M15 Podium Lucas Goodin 2nd Place

Overall Male Podium Lucas Goodin 3rd Place

Overall Weekend F17 Podium Alliy Hansen 1st Place

Overall Combined Female Podium Alliy Hansen 3rd Place

Day 2: Eastern B Championships- Dermott Flys to Top Spot

Eastern Freestyle B Champs
Holiday Valley Ski Resort
Ellicottville, New York
March 21
FLITE Team celebrates Successes

Young Guns: Aerials

Sasha MacGregor: 6th in age; 7th overall

Evan Dermott: 1st in age; 1st overall
Julian Robertson: 6th in age; 8th overall

M11 Podium: Evan Demott 1st Place
Overall Male Podium: Evan Dermott 1st Place

Junior: Moguls

Rookie Annie Dietrich led the FLITE Team athletes with her 9th place finish in her first Eastern Championships.

Annie Dietrich: 7th in age; 9th overall
Alliy Hansen- 3rd in age; 23rd overall

Sean Ryan: 4th in age; 9th overall
Cameron Evans: 8th in age, 15th overall
RJ Cancilla: 13th in age; 27th overall
Brandon Crotty: 21st in age;41st overall

F17 Podium: Alliy Hansen 3rd Place

Day 1: Eastern B Championships

Eastern Freestyle B Champs
Holiday Valley Ski Resort
Ellicottville, New York
March 20
Young Guns: Moguls
Four FLITE Team Young guns took part in the Mogul Competition on Yodeler.
Sasha MacGregor: 8th in Age; 8th overall
Abby Hayes-Vickers: 2nd in Age; 20th overall
Evan Dermott: 3rd in Age; 3rd overall
Julian Robertson: 14th in Age; 17th overall
F9 Podium- 2nd Place Abby Hayes-Vickers
Abby Hayes-Vickers
M11 Podium: Evan Dermott 3rd Place
Junior: Slopestyle

Three HoliMont FLITE Team athletes qualified for Slopestyle in the Eastern Freestyle Championships.
Alliy Hansen represented on the female side, while Sean Ryan and Brandon Crotty were representing for the males.

Alliy Hansen: 2nd in Age; 4th overall
Sean Ryan: 8th in Age; 17th overall
Brandon Crotty: 10th in Age; 28th overall
Waiting for Slopestyle Run

F17 Podium Alliy Hansen 2nd Place

Johnston gets nod for Canadian Junior Nationals

Johnston gets nod for Canadian Junior Nationals
Silverstar Mountain Resort
British Columbia, Canada
March 23

Parker Johnston has been tapped to represent Ontario in the Canadian Junior Nationals even in Silverstar BC.

The Canadian Jr. National Freestyle Ski Championships brings together Canada’s best and brightest athletes to compete for national titles in the disciplines of moguls, dual moguls, air, big air and slopestyle. They consider this event to be the “jewel" in their Canada Cup events crown and look forward to seeing strong new talent emerge from our coaches and athletes every year. This year, they are very proud to introduce the new U14 combined category. The U14’s will compete in moguls, dual moguls, slopestyle, big air, and the new “Air“ format introduced in 2014. The goal is to support skiers to be more versatile competitors, and ultimately achieve their goals!

Good Luck Parker!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Eastern Freestyle A Champs

A Champs
Waterville Valley Ski Resort
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
March 11

Five FLITE Team athletes; Bubba Antkiewicz, Parker Johnston, Lexi Crotty, Marissa Vasataka and Elissa Cole, qualified to compete in the Eastern Freestyle A Championships. All of the athletes except for Bubba, are in their first year competing in  Eastern Freestyle As.

Waterville Valley Ski Resort hosted the Eastern Freestyle A Championships. Lower Bobby provided the athletes some of the steepest, most challenging mogul course to date. All the athletes embraced the challenge, and had a great time attempting to conquer the 31* pitch, with a long middle section of moguls that made even the best bumpers legs burn!

The Championship event consisted of Singles on Saturday and Duals on Sunday.

FLITE Team was led by Elissa Cole who finished in the Top 10, landing in a tie. Elissa won the Tie Breaker for 9th place as here time was faster than the athlete who tied her score. Marissa Vasataka finished in 18th and Lexi Crotty finished in 25th.

Males were led by Bubba Antkiewicz who finished in 19th, while Parker Johnston ended up in 28th.

Males led the day off competing in their brackets, trying to get in the final 8 from a field of  51. Parker Johnston, ranked 44th, went against 21st ranked Kyle Bell from Mt Snow in his first dual. Parker started the day out on a positive note, advancing to the round of 32. Bubba Antkiewicz kept the momentum going from the 27th spot, skiing against 38th ranked Andrew Klein from the Killington Mountain School.  Bubba advanced to the round of 32 with his victory.
The females saw 17th ranked Elissa Cole run against 16th ranked Kasey Hogg from Killington Mountain School. Elissa was edged out of the duals contest, her role shifted to supporting her teammates that were left in the competition.
Lexi Crotty, ranked 25th, ran against and lost to 8th ranked Jessica Mulder from Stratton Mountain School. Lexi's weekend ended, after her ability to compete was in question late in the week as she battled Strep Throat heading into training on Friday.
Marissa Vasatka was the last lady standing. Marissa, ranked 28th, went against, and lost to, the 5th ranked Savanah Forehand from Stratton Mountain School. While our high flying FLITE girls were grounded, it was time to shift to cheering for the boys left to battle into the round of 16.
Parker squared off against fellow EVL Freestyler Matt DiDinato from Holiday Valley, the 12th ranked dualer. In the end, Parker lost his battle to continue. Bubba faced off against the 6th ranked Cameron Robinson from Killington Mountain School. Bubba lost his dual to the eventual Silver Medalist in the Championship.

Elissa Cole, second from left, 9th Place