Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Invites for Regional Champs

Mardi Gras weekend just got a little busier. HoliMont FLITE Team athletes will be competing in the NY/NJ/PA Western Regional Championships at Holiday Valley the weekend of March 9-10.
The top male and female athletes in the disciplines of Moguls, Aerials and Slopestyle will descend on Holiday Valley to display their talents.
Aerial and Slopestyle competitions will be held Saturday March 9th, while Moguls will be Sunday March 10th. Athletes are invited to march in the Mardi Gras Parade in the Village on Saturday evening.
FLITE Team Athletes who qualified for Regional Champs:

Aerials

Females:
Marissa Vasatka
Elissa Cole
Lexi Crotty
Magdeline Vasatka
Kenedy Cooper
Alliy Hansen
Riley Morrell
Hayleigh Holland
Samantha Morrell

Males:
Parker Johnston
Griffen Hansen
Lucas Goodin
Evan Dermott
Sean Ryan
Brandon Crotty
Mitchell Wayland
Jake Wayland

On the Alternate List is:
Jared Smolinski
Calvin Elliott
Reese Cooper

Moguls

Females:
Magdeline Vasatka
Lexi Crotty
Marissa Vasatka
Elissa Cole
Kenedy Cooper
Hayleigh Holland
Alliy Hansen
Emma Hawkes

On the Alternate List is:
Samantha Morrell
Riley Morrell

Males:
Parker Johnston
Lucas Goodin
Griffen Hansen
Jared Smolinski
Reese Cooper
Sean Ryan
Ryan Henri
Evan Dermott
Cameron Evans

On the Alternate List is:
Nicholas O'Neill
Brandon Crotty

Slopestyle

Females:
Lexi Crotty
Alliy Hansen
Hayleigh Holland

Males:
Griffen Hansen
Lucas Goodin
Parker Johnston
Spencer Williams
Jared Smolinski
Jake Wayland
Sean Ryan
Ryan Henri
Evan Dermott
Brandon Crotty
Mitchell Wayland


Congratulations all FLITE Team athletes! Keep up the AWESOME work!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

THANKS!

Thank you to everyone for a FANTASTIC FLITE Cup weekend. We couldn't have done it without the supporting cast from HoliMont, Parent Volunteers, Coaches and support staff as well as our generous sponsors and supporters. Thanks to Park Place Installations for the GREAT Samsung Flat Screen TVs, Coffee Culture, UB Orthopaedics, Sol Epoxy, Royal Bank of Canada, City Garage, Dekdebruns Ski Shop, Red Door Ski Shop and Mud Sweat and Gears. Your support is truly appreciated !

Sunday Funday Bumpin' @ FLITE Cup-

Sunday brings the two day FLITE Cup to a close with a field of 97 Mogul competitors.
FLITE Team athletes put their best ski boots forward and gave it their best shot with a great showing on the female side, sweeping the podium overall; while the males had a very strong day as well.

On the Female side of the action, FLITE Team not only stormed the overall podium, but also swept the F4 Podium while taking 6 of the top 10 spots in females.

Magdeline Vasatka 1st in age, 1st overall
Lexi Crotty 1st in age, 2nd overall
Kenedy Cooper 2nd in age, 3rd overall
Elissa Cole 3rd in age, 4th overall
Marissa Vasatka 4th in age, 7th overall
Alliy Hansen, 4th in age, Tied for 10th overall
Emma Hawkes 7th in age, 13th overall
Hayleigh Holland 8th in age, 15th overall
Samantha Morrell 11th in age, 23rd overall
Riley Morrell 4th in age, 24th overall

In males:
Parker Johnston 1st in age, 6th overall
Griffen Hansen 2nd in age, 9th overall
Lucas Goodin 8th in age, 14th overall
Evan Dermott 1st in age, 15th overall
Spencer Williams 9th in age, 16th overall
Jared Smolinski  11th in age, 18th overall
Reese Cooper 3rd in age, 19th overall
Ryan Henri 12th in age, 22nd overall
Sean Ryan 4th in age, 27th overall
Mitchell Wayland 19th in age, 36th overall
Michael Kennedy 5th in age, 39th overall
Nicholas O'Neill 22nd in age, 40th overall
Calvin Elliott  23rd in age, 45th overall
Jake Wayland 10th in age, 53rd overall
Brandon Crotty 10th in age, 54th overall
Matthew Voelkl 5th in age, 58th overall

For the combined awards, Park Place Installations donated a 32" Samsung Flat Screen TV for the Overall Combined Male and Female winner from the 3 events of the weekend.

In Females, there was a tie for 3rd Place between HoliMont's Elissa Cole and Kenedy Cooper. Through the tie-breaking procedure it was calculated that Elissa Cole edged Kenedy out by 3.71 points.  In Second Place overall was Magdeline Vasatka.
Rounding out the weekend the Overall Combined Female winner was Lexi Crotty.

On the male side, in 3rd place was HoliMont's Griffen Hansen, followed by HoliMont's Parker Johnston in 2nd Place. In 1st Place Overall Combined Male winner was Wyatt "Bubba" Antkiewicz from PA Freestyle.

For the overall Team Award, of combined events over the weekend:
3rd Place- PA Freestyle
2nd Place- Holiday Valley
1st Place- HoliMont

Magdeline Vasatka F3 Winner

F4 Podium Elissa Cole, Lexi Crotty, Kenedy Cooper

M-6 Winner Evan Dermott

M5 Winner Parker Johnston

M2 2nd Place Winner Griffen Hansen

M3 3rd Place Winner Reese Cooper

Female Overall Mogul Podium Kenedy Cooper, Magdeline Vasatka and Lexi Crotty
Jay Park presenting Combined Female Awards to Elissa Cole, 
Kenedy Cooper, Lexi Crotty and Magdeline Vasatka

Jay Park presenting Combined Male Awards to Griffen Hansen, 
Bubba Antkiewicz and Parker Johnston

FLITE Team celebrates Victory! 

Reasons to smile! 



Excellent Job this weekend, and all season long FLITE Team! 








FLITE Cup: Aerials

The FLITE Cup weekend got off to a flying start with FLITE Team athletes taking to the air.
Many of our athletes demonstrated some of the best aerial tricks they have ever performed on their way to personal achievement.
The Double Aerial Event held on "The Jump" displayed some great flipping from our athletes as Magdeline Vasatka, Marissa Vasatka, Lexi Crotty, Parker Johnston, Lucas Goodin and Griffen Hansen displayed their flips for the first time on home snow to our loyal fan base at HoliMont.

In Aerial 1 we had the following results:
Marissa Vasatka- 1st in age, 1st overall
Magdeline Vasatka 1st in age, 2nd overall
Elissa Cole 2nd in age, 3rd overall
Lexi Crotty 3rd in age, 5th overall
Kenedy Cooper 4th in age, 6th overall
Alliy Hansen 3rd in age, 10th overall
Hayleigh Holland 5th in age, 11th overall
Riley Morrell 2nd in age, 12th overall
Samantha Morrell 7th in age, 14th overall

The Female Overall Podium was a HoliMont sweep! The girls rocked 6 of the top 10 spots in the first aerial comp.

On the male side, HoliMont FLITE Team stole 2/3rds of the Podium and half of the spots in the top 10!
In Aerial 1 we had the following results for the males:
Parker Johnston 1st in age, 1st overall
Lucas Goodin 2nd in age, 2nd overall
Evan Dermott 1st in age, 5th overall
Griffen Hansen 1st in age, 8th overall
Sean Ryan 2nd in age, 9th overall
Brandon Crotty 4th in age, 13th overall
Mitchell Wayland 7th in age, 16th overall
Reese Cooper 3rd in age, 17th overall
Jared Smolinski 8th in age, 20th overall
Jake Wayland 4th in age, 21st overall
Calvin Elliott 9th in age, 24th overall

The second Aerial Event brought much of the same as the females placed 6 in the top 10, and stole 2/3rds of the podium.

Lexi Crotty 1st in age, 1st overall
Kenedy Cooper 2nd in age, 3rd overall
Elissa Cole 3rd in age, 5th overall
Magdeline Vasatka 2nd in age, 7th overall
Alliy Hansen 3rd in age, 8th overall
Marissa Vasatka 5th in age, 9th overall
Riley Morrell 2nd in age, 11th overall
Hayleigh Holland 6th in age, 12th overall
Samantha Morrell 7th in age, 13th overall

Once again on the male side, 2/3rds of the podium belonged to FLITE Team; while we placed 5 males in the top 6 spots!

Griffen Hansen 1st in age, 1at overall
Parker Johnston 1st in age, 2nd overall
Lucas Goodin 2nd in age, 4th overall
Sean Ryan 2nd in age, 5th overall
Evan Dermott, 1st in age, 6th overall
Jake Wayland 2nd in age, 11th overall
Mitchell Wayland 6th in age, 15th overall
Jared Smolinski 8th in age, 17th overall
Brandon Crotty 5th in age, 18th overall
Calvin Elliott 9th in age, 21st overall

All in all a GREAT opening in the 3 part series for the weekend FLITE Cup!


A Champs

Eastern Freestyle A Champs was held in Stratton this weekend. HoliMont put a bid in to host them when nobody offered to host them; but in the end, Stratton won the bid on the Finals.
So on the road to Stratton went A Athletes Maggie Ryan, Finn Hayes-Vickers and Taylor Morrell.
In Saturday's action, Maggie Ryan took 2nd place while in Men's Taylor Morrell finished 36th and Finn finished 51st.
In Dual Moguls Sunday, Maggie made it through 2 rounds before getting beat in the competition.

For complete results : http://services.easternfreestyle.org/results/Rpt2013/30_M.pdf

Monday, February 11, 2013

Buffalo Aerial Assault

FLITE Team took the air this Sunday at the Buffalo Aerial Assault held at Buffalo Ski Club on Sunday February 10th.

The weekend began with a training session on their jump site which saw many personal feats established. Lucas Goodin and Parker Johnston performed their first front flips on snow, which they added to their jump arsenal on competition day.

The format was a Double Air Meet, which had 45 athletes showing their best tricks in the air; and the skills were impressive!

In the First onslaught, the females rocked it out with Maggie Ryan throwing her Back X and Back Lay to take 2nd overall.

Females:
Maggie Ryan 2nd in age, 2nd overall
Marissa Vasatka 1st in age, 4th overall
Elissa Cole 2nd in age, 5th overall
Alliy Hansen 4th in age, 6th overall
Lexi Crotty 3rd in age, 10th overall
The females swept the F4 Age Division yet another event.

In males, we had some high flying action with Lucas and Parker tossing their front flips right out of the gate.

Lucas Goodin 3rd in age, 8th overall
Parker Johnston 1st in age, 9th overall
Sean Ryan 2nd in age, 11th overall
Evan Dermott 1st in age, 13th overall

Final Results for Event 1: http://services.easternfreestyle.org/results/Rpt2013/27_A.pdf

In the second Assault, the females cut it loose placing 2 HoliMont FLITE Team females on the podium. Maggie Ryan took first place, while Elissa Cole stormed the podium for a third place overall finish.

Maggie Ryan 1st in age, 1st overall
Elissa Cole 1st in age, 3rd overall
Marissa Vasatka 2nd in age, 6th overall
Lexi Crotty 4th in age, 9th overall
Alliy Hansen 4th in age, 10th overall

In males, Parker Johnston landed just over 4 points shy of the podium for a 4th place overall finish.

Parker Johnston 1st in age, 4th overall
Lucas Goodin 3rd in age, 8th overall
Sean Ryan 3rd in age, 9th overall
Evan Dermott 1st in age, 24th overall

Final Results for Event 2: http://services.easternfreestyle.org/results/Rpt2013/27_A2.pdf

This event was an open event, available for both A and B level competitors. It gave a great opportunity for some of our B athletes to see what they will be doing in a few years, if they stick those landings and keep working it in the air.


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Historic A

History was made Sunday at HoliMont as the first ever USSA Eastern Freestyle ECS A Mogul meet was held in Ellicottville; a cultivating grounds for freestyle skiers.

Thursday, Program Director Corey Hacker learned Killington had to cancel their event due to unfavorable weather. Corey rallied HoliMont's troops, and in 3 days, put together a great Double A event for athletes to compete in.

Athletes came from HoliMont, Holiday Valley, Killington Mountain School, Stratton, Mt Snow, Waterville Valley, Hunter, PA Freestyle, and Bristol Mountain.

In the first comp, Maggie Ryan grabbed second place behind Allison Benedict from Killington.
On the male side of the actIon, Robbie Andison took the top spot while Taylor Morrell finished in 22nd, Finn Hayes-Vickers in 23rd and Matt Cove in 26th.
Final Results: http://services.easternfreestyle.org/results/Rpt2013/46_M.pdf

In the second comp, Maggie Ryan once again finished in 2nd place behind Benedict. Robbie Andison nailed the top spot down in the second comp, while all the other males improved their previous results. Finn Hayes-Vickers finished in 14th, Taylor Morrell in 21st, and Matt Cove improved to 25th.
Final Results: http://services.easternfreestyle.org/results/Rpt2013/46_M2.pdf

Great job FLITETEAM in being a part of EVL History!

Holiday Valley Freestyle Extravaganza Day 2

HoliMont FLITE Team showed up huge on Sunday at Holiday Valley for the second day of competition.
FLITE Team females dominated taking 5 of the top 6 spots overall; storming the podium for the sweep in the F4 division. The males had a very strong day; setting some personal best scores for our athletes. First time competitors had a very good day spreading their their wings taking FLITE.

Females:
Elissa Cole 1st in age, 1st overall
Lexi Crotty 2nd in age, 3rd overall
Magdeline Vasatka 2nd in age, 4th overall
Kenedy Cooper 3rd in age, 5th overall
Marissa Vasatka 4th in age, 6th overall
Alliy Hansen 4th in age, 12th overall
Emma Hawkes 8th in age, 14th overall
Hayleigh Holland 10th in age, 17th overall
Samantha Morrell 11th in age, 22nd overall
Riley Morrell 3rd in age, 25th overall

Males:
Griffen Hansen 1st in age, 7th overall
Lucas Goodin 5th in age, 8th overall
Parker Johnston 1st in age, 10th overall
Jared Smolinski 6th in age, 11th overall
Sean Ryan 2nd in age, 13th overall
Reese Cooper 4th in age, 15th overall
Ryan Henri 9th in age, 17th overall
Travis Goodin 10th in age, 22nd overall
Cameron Evans 5th in age, 23rd overall
Nicholas O'Neill 19th In age, 36th overall
Matthew Voelkl 4th in age, 46th overall
Evan Dermott 5th in age, 48th overall

Moguls:
Females top 3
Elissa Cole took the overall top spot, with Lexi Crotty securing 3rd overall

Combined overall results from Saturday's Slopestyle Events and Sunday's Mogul event had Lexi Crotty taking top overall female and Griffen Hansen taking 2nd place overall.

Final Results:  http://services.easternfreestyle.org/results/Rpt2013/21_M.pdf

















Saturday, February 2, 2013

Holiday Valley Freestyle Extravaganza Day 1: Slopestyle

After some crazy weather changes swept through WNY this week, ski areas had to do some shuffling to get their events off.
Holiday Valley changed their venue, running the dual Slopestyle event Saturday.

HoliMont FLITE Team had a VERY impressive showing on the back side of the mountain.

Slopestyle 1:
In female action, Lexi Crotty took first overall, with Alliy Hansen sharing a spot on the podium in 3rd place and Hayleigh Holland finishing 8th.

In male action Griffen Hansen took the top spot in Slopestyle 1 sharing the podium with Lucas Goodin who nailed 3rd place.

Females:
Lexi Crotty 1st in age; 1st overall
Alliy Hansen 1st in age; 3rd overall
Hayleigh Holland 4th in age; 8th overall

Males:
Griffen Hansen 1st in age; 1st overall
Lucas Goodin 1st in age, 3rd overall
Parker Johnston 1st in age; 9th overall
Spencer Williams 3rd in age; 10th overall
Jared Smolinski 4th in age; 11th overall
Jake Wayland 6th in age; 13th overall
Sean Ryan 2nd in age; 14th overall
Ryan Henri 6th in age; 17th overall
Evan Dermott 1st in age; 18th overall
Brandon Crotty 7th in age; 27th overall
Mitchell Wayland 12th in age, 30th overall

Great showing FLITE TEAM!!!
Final results SS1: http://services.easternfreestyle.org/results/Rpt2013/21_S.pdf

In Slopestyle 2, FLITE Team continued their excellent results with laying down some smokin' laps in the park.

In the second session, Lexi Crotty and Griffen Hansen once again stormed the podium; with Lexi taking the top spot and Griffen taking second place. Hayleigh Holland joined Lexi on the podium for her personal best run securing 3rd place.

Females:
Lexi Crotty 1st in age; 1st overall
Hayleigh Holland 3rd in age; 3rd overall
Alliy Hansen 2nd in age; 6th overall

Males:
Griffen Hansen 1st in age; 2nd overall
Parker Johnston 1st in age; 5th overall
Lucas Goodin 1st in age; 6th overall
Spencer Williams 3rd in age; 9th overall
Jared Smolinski 4th in age; 11th overall
Sean Ryan 3rd in age; 12th overall
Ryan Henri 5th in age; 13th overall
Jake Wayland 4th in age; 14th overall
Evan Dermott 1st in age; 17th overall
Mitch Wayland 9th in age; 22nd overall
Brandon Crotty 5th in age; 23rd overall

Way to represent FLITE Team!

Final Results SS2: http://services.easternfreestyle.org/results/Rpt2013/21_S2.pdf