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Record Number of Alpine Athletes Qualify for U16 National Championships
March 29, 2018
The Stratton Mountain School Alpine Program is excited to have eleven athletes attending U16 Nationals in Wenatchee, WA this year. This is the largest number of SMS athletes to qualify for U16 Nationals in the history of the school. Additionally, Stratton Mountain School is sending more athletes to U16 Nationals than any other ski academy in the nation.
“We are proud to have so many athletes representing Stratton Mountain School at U16 National Championships this year. To watch these athletes compete at a national level, and to send the largest number of athletes out of any ski academy is truly a testament to the success of the SMS Alpine Program,” stated Stratton Mountain School Headmaster Chris Kaltsas.
U16 athletes include Tess Beyer ‘20, Jenna Braun ‘20, Jane Gutchess ‘20, Chloe Lathrop ‘21, Matilde Schwencke ‘21, Owen Croce ‘20, Erik Holm ‘21, Aiden Mann ‘21, Jay Poulter ‘20, and Bobby Stevenish ‘21. Eliza Sullivan ‘22, a U14 ski racer, qualified for U16 National Championships after an outstanding performance at U14 Eastern Championships earlier this month.
“This is a significant accomplishment for our Alpine program showing how the program has grown and developed into one of the nation’s best. We are proud of our athletes and our program,” stated Alpine Program Director Mike Morin.
Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS is accredited by NEASC, is a member of NAIS, and is an official U.S. Ski & Snowboard Development Site.