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Junior Awards Event May 25 … Website Redesign Completed Recognizing young athletes, new look for this site The Junior Awards Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25; it will be held at the clubhouse. Bring your own chairs as we will be outside. Choice of pulled pork sandwich or hot dogs. Also included are chips, cookie and a beverage (water, pop or juice box). Please email an RSVP with your choice of pulled pork or hot dog ( Free-will donations encouraged and will be very much appreciated! We’ve completed the redesign of the St Paul Ski Club website at This copy is current as of May 20, 2021, and will NOT be updated! There’s a link on the new site, under the “More” tab in the navigation bar, which will bring you back to THIS older site. It will remain available for some time so folks can review some information which may not be carried forward to the new site. The new site adapts automatically to smaller screens. Swanson & Schreiner Shine at Junior National Championships SPSC pair represented Central Division March 9-13 - by Sue Swanson The fact that Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club held the 2021 Junior National Championships was, itself, a triumph. Despite the Covid 19 restrictions on spectators and one crazy day of weather, the week was a great end to a season that almost wasn’t. Central Division sent a contingent of 20 athletes, the biggest group there.St. Paul Ski Club’s Adeline Swanson (U16 jumper and member of the junior national team) and Sophia Schreiner (U20 jumper) joined teammates, Anna Zigman (U20 jumper) and Nathan Krotz (U16 jumper) who represented both the St. Paul and Minneapolis ski clubs. All four jumpers did a great job competing for the Central Division. Adeline had an equipment mishap which disqualified her from the individual jumping event, but coaxed everything she could out of a borrowed pair of junior skis to team up with Anna Zigman and Estella Hassrick (from Blackhawk Ski Club). The girls all put in solid performances to take 2nd place in the team jumping competition. Later that evening Adeline teamed up with Charlotte Ripp (from Cloquet Ski Club) to snag 2nd place in the team Nordic combined event. She can’t wait to collect her bribe of a cheeseburger from coach Brian Wallace! Sophia Schreiner put in a solid performance in the U20 Female individual jumping event by finishing 9th. The U20 class was stacked with several members of the national and junior national teams. She then teamed up with Sandra Sproch (from Norge Ski Club) and Charlotte Rip for a 5th place finish in the team jumping event. Anna surprised everyone (except us) in her first appearance at Junior National Championships. She put down some great jumps to finish 5th in the U20 female individual event and helped solidify the 2nd place finish for her team. Nathan Krotz thrilled everyone with his stylish jumps and caught the announcer’s eyes with his long locks of hair flowing in the wind. He finished 11th in a tough U16 male class. Then he teamed up with Karl Thompson (Cloquet), Carter Lee (Flying Eagles Ski Club) and Jacob Fuller (Norge) to place 4th in the team jump event. St. Paul Ski Club congratulates these amazing jumpers for all their hard work and accomplishments this season! Western Regionals Report … Utah Olympic Park Mar 5-6 SPSC girls show strength & heart in Park City by Sue Swanson RESULTS When you’re 5 and competing in Nordic Combined against kids almost twice your age, the cross country race takes a lot out of you. But when your older sister jumps in to ski ahead and encourage you through the toughest parts and finish, you can do anything. Even if it means pulling yourself and your skis over a jump by arm strength and sheer will. That’s what Lomax did! And what do you do when your race is over? Cheer like mad for your older sister Sadie (age 10) to finish her race. That was how the cross country portion went for St Paul Ski Club’s McCrank sisters. They showed tremendous heart that afternoon. On Friday evening, they showed off their jumping skills, putting in winning performances on the 20m. Sadie jumped to a new PR of 27.5m on the 40m hill. photo by Sue Swanson … click image to enlarge L-R: Kodiak (brother), Sadie, Adeline, Lomax Adeline Swanson took first place on the 68m U16 female class with jumps of 61.5 and 66 meters. Then, with winds threatening to cancel competition on the 90m, they dropped the trial round and cautiously started the first round of competition. photo by Sue Swanson … click image to enlarge Confident in her capabilities, Adeline put down a jump of 92.5 meters, the longest ride of the round. Conditions improved for the second round. Just about every jumper improved. Adeline once again had the longest jump of the round of 94.5 meters, winning the competition on the 90m as well. Later this week, USANordic National Junior Championships will be held in Steamboat Springs, CO. Adeline and Sophia Schreiner will join a strong field of Central Division jumpers. Winter Ski Jumping Season Ends With Slush Cup March 5 It was a night of costumes, not competition … fun evening for all We’d hoped to get another night of jumping next week, but the current streak of warm weather is expected to continue, and as often happens, the season gets cut a bit short. But we moved our annual “Slush Cup” event up a week, and had a perfect evening to enjoy it. We had action on our 10 and 20 meter hills, just jumping for fun, no judges, no scoresheets, just enjoying the last flights of the 2021 winter season. Here are a few photos from the evening’s festivities! CLICK TO ENLARGE Dave Edlund Memorial Tournament Friday February 26 Adeline Swanson lights it up w/ flights of 49.5 & 48 meters; record is 52 The St Paul Ski Club welcomed 38 ski jumpers to the only Friday eve medal competition of the season! Kids of all ages competed on a beautiful night on all four of our jumps. The longest flights were blasted out by Adeline Swanson in the U16 women’sclass. Thanks to Jess Rovin & Trevor Edlund for the AWESOME new logo. Support our Club and Programs by Shopping Online! Please consider this as holiday shopping season approaches ... We’re continuing to partner with, which offers you convenience and good deals, and earns money to support our club throughout the year! Click “S” logo below, for information about, and click the logo in the left column to enter the shopping portal! .
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News Highlights Swanson & Schreiner represented Central Division team for 2021 Junior National Championships in Steamboat Springs. See story at right. ____________________
Photos courtesy of Sue Swanson, Gretchen Zigman, Melody Schreiner