The Sise Cup is the most prestigious award within the New England Masters and is bestowed to the top man and woman points holders at the end of each season. With an epic battle between two top women and a dominant seven-time winner for the men, 2023 was an amazing race season.
Slaloms and GS galore, but alas, no Super Gs…
West Mountain was the scene for GS and Slalom races by the Mid-Atlantic Masters Ski Racing on February 18 and 19 with an icy track as the strange winter continues. Matt Dodge claimed the title of fastest man on the mountain in both disciplines.
Masters Eastern Championships at Stratton
In a challenging season for ski racing, Stratton Mountain was the scene for the 2023 Masters Eastern Regionals from January 25 to 28, 2023. Friday’s scene was set for the Slalom Championships with Giacomo Migliori taking first overall, a feat he would accomplish in Saturday’s GS Championship as well. Jason Beland came in second at +0.82, followed by Bastien Martini in third at+1.00. Alexandra Mitchell finished first for women and fourth overall. Maggie Sellar came in second at +8.72 and Deborah Adams at +11.29.
NEMS races two New Hampshire legendary mountains
For East Coast ski racers, Waterville Valley and Canon Mountain are the places where East Coast ski racing came of age. After a five year hiatus, New England Masters Skiing returned to Waterville for 2 GS races on Friday, Jan. 20th. The races took place on the legendary World Cup trail, an opportunity that drew some of the best Masters skiers in the region. On Saturday, Jan. 21st, Masters moved to Canon Mountain for the Hochgebirge Challenge Cup Slalom race, the oldest team ski race in the United States.
New England Masters Ski Racing releases 2022-23 schedule
Looking to release your inner Mikaela and Kilde and race the ski slopes? New England Masters has a full schedule of Super G, Gs and Slalom races and training throughout the region. Racers from 18 to 100 race by age groups with National Championships in March.
The World Cup Dilemma
World Cup soccer was designed as a celebration of global unity and diversity through sport, but not in 2022.
The Queen of Killington
Mikaela Shiffrin returns to Vermont for the Heroic Killington Cup, scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend 2022, and it will be the last chance to see the US Women’s Alpine ski team compete on the East Coast of the US. Next year, the competition moves to Canada’s Mont Tremblant.
A Positive Role Model takes Center Stage
Frances Tiafoe is becoming the new American tennis superstar. It looks like he will use his gifts far beyond the tennis courts. I would like my kid to have his picture on heir wall. This is how a role model works.
The Sports World Comes to Jerusalem
The 21st Maccabiah opened with a parade of 10,000 athletes at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem with US President Joe Biden joining Israel’s President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Yair Lapid in attendance.
Maccabiah returns to Israel
On Sunday, at Newark airport, seventeen women gathered with their coaches to leave for Israel and represent the United States playing field hockey at the 21st Maccabiah Games.