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U12 Season Recap:
From snow angels to zombies to rhythm these U12 girls and boys rocked it this year! And not just on the hill, word on the street is Carly Rae Jepsen has contacted the U12 KPRT’rs to join her backup group for their amazing vocals and dance moves to the hit song “Call Me Maybe”. This group of athletes played hard all season to accomplish both the goals set for themselves as well as their coaches. The amount of focus and discipline these racers demonstrated far surpassed all expectations. Every athlete was open and looking for technical advice, eager to improve. Sometimes they felt it as it came naturally and other times it had to be really worked for, staying positive and focused. There was not one time we saw an athlete after their “bad” run without a smile on their face. That says it all... These U12’s sure know how to HAVE FUN, SKI FAST and EAT CANDY!
Once upon a time there lived 2 special princesses, who needed everything done for them and that is, still an understatement. They trained hard and they skied with one goal in mind, to impress their great leader, whom was more of a servant than anything else. The two queens in training required their servant to appear on late night TV shows staring none other than, you guessed it the two princesses. The princesses got first class rides down the mountain. What I mean by first class ides, is they rode down the mountain on their servants back. Yes, that is right and sometimes two at a time. Yes the servant has his back worked on. They got escorted down the mountain many times by their servant. Pokey was their favorite run, because of this the servant feared for his life every second. When it came down to acing these two princesses knew how to drive .......... wait for it........ wait for it......... a mini van. Ha! the servant finally strikes back. No, really these girls do know how drive down a race course and they both go fast. The question is though, are their minds thinking about winning the race, or are they just trying to meet the demands of their servant, so they get another free ride? Only two princesses truly know the correct answer.
Now on to the 3 mouseketeers, they were the knights of this great kingdom of snow. They stood tall and fought off the princesses with all their might. I can not lie, sometimes they hid their tails and ran, which was a good idea. They hit every jump they could find and always said they went bigger than the other, but who’s counting, no one. But wait, the servant has been keeping count, for he sees and remembers all. The quiet one was the winner this year. He goes bigger than all, so big that at ski races, air bags call his name in between runs. Yes Willie that would not be you. But Willie you are a dreamer and your drive will inspire you to build a snow gun at home and train day and night for this great title. Yes folks that are reading this, we are still talking about the KPRT. Finally it comes down to the last mouseketeer, this one is quick, just like the others. But he is sneaky about it and trains like no tomorrow. (Not like the rest don’t, but it builds the suspense) The ways of the black belt guide his energy and give him the extra push to fly out of the start, for the bottom of the race course is his goal. Really lets be honest he was always faster when the princesses where at the top. (I don’t blame him, the human ear can only take the sound of Jakey for so long until the mind goes off the deep end.) Towards the end of the season his mind tried telling him that the fastest way down a race course was to fall a few times. But through this he pushed and came out on top, he did. This is the story of the great kingdom of snow for it will be a year to remember. Our kingdom of U14’s ski fast and train hard, but most of all we have lots of fun!
U16 Season Recap:
The KPRT U16’s were ready for anything this season! A mighty bunch of six were they...working hard on skills, mastering the “Hirscher” on even the steepest of trails, one ski slalom course training, and looking fantastic at the ski prom. Oh, that and showing up on race day and laying down some impressive results! Maya and Maddie made it all the way to the U16 Eastern Championships at Sugarloaf, and Adam represented KPRT at the Eastern Finals over at Attitash. Emma, Nicole and Richard showed what they were made of at the States at Ragged, with Emma winning both events and Richard having a top 10 on day one and a fourth place second run on day 2. Nicole impressed us all season...in her first year of ski racing kept steadily improving results every single race!