On the heels of a series of strong showings at regional races, an incredible number of Holderness School skiers have qualified for state, national, and international competitions.
Twenty-nine Holderness ski racers qualified for the LaFoley New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association (NHARA) State Championship, an event that features the top 70 male and female U16 athletes in New Hampshire.
Five skiers have qualified for the U18 National Championships hosted in Vail, CO from March 1-7. Those skiers include Emma Reynolds ‘22, Jasmine Whittaker ‘22, Finn Boissoneault ‘24, Evan Gramas ‘23, and Gap Year athlete Dylan Welch. U18 Nationals feature the top-ranked skiers in the country, and participants will compete in Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom, and/or Slalom races.
Nordic skiers wrapped up the independent school championship season with the girls team winning the Lakes Region Championships and being named NEPSAC Champions. Elsa Granholm ‘23 is headed to Minneapolis, MN for Junior Nationals in March. Regional championship teams will be announced shortly, and we look forward to qualifying several skiers for those championship races later in March.
Gap Year Athlete Luke Kearing recently returned from competition in Kvitfjell, Norway, where he raced alongside the US Ski Team in the Europe Cup Downhill and Super-G Series. The Europa Cup is an international alpine skiing circuit organized by the International Ski Federation. This is Luke’s second season competing in the Europa Cup.
Qualifying events for snowboarding, freeski, and Big Mountain are ongoing.