Wednesday, February 8, 2012

UVM Winter Carnival 2012

Good evening!

This past weekend was the UVM Winter Carnival at Stowe (see photos below). It is fun for a number of reasons including:

  • Many of the parents get to attend the event. This mean a lot of SMC support in the form of cheering and food.
  • This is sort of like our home hill since we train their twice a week.
  • The sun was shining 80% of the time. Who doesn't love that?
  • I had my best collegiate finish EVER! I placed 11th in the Giant Slalom which bumps me up in the rankings/start list/nationals qualifiers list. It was very exciting and I hope to continue into this weekend at Dartmouth.
Once again, I played paparazzi. The team can be annoyed with me all day long because I love many of the photos I am taking and some of them got new Facebook profile pictures out of the whole thing. Most the time they don't even have to smile because I am taking candids. The following photos are the UVM Winter Carnival in photos.


Here is second roll on the Stowe GS Hill on Day 1. As you can see, we were working with sunny skies and great snow!
















This is Kelsey Redden during her first run. I was bummed that I didn't capture her face in this shot. On the other hand, it shows how on-edge and close to the panel she is. 












The next day was slalom. Ashley Langlands, who did not race this carnival, fore ran the men's race under snowy skies, rocking her pink helmet as always.














For second run, we saw warm temperatures and a beaming sun. Hear are Kelly and Mrs. Middelton viewing a second run start list at the bottom of the race hill.




















Timothy Spangler, made a huge jump on the first run of the slalom. This photo was taken over Waterfall about 2 gates before he skied out of the course on second run. Despite that, our men had a great day, finishing 4th in the rankings.






Featured here are our top 3 men: JD Levine, left, Carl Oscar Green Bredengen, middle, and Fredrik Sandell, right. All three of them place in the top 20, which was very exciting!



Now we are back in the school week and I am supposed to have the countries of the world memorized by tomorrow at 1:10 pm...... #ridingthestrugglebus. I feel seriously behind on this one. Life will go on, however.

Also, I am sitting in my PJs in my bed and I have a meeting with my boss in an hour, so I will talk to you all later! If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask me by email: ghall@mail.smcvt.edu or anonymously: www.formspring.me/

xoxo
Gabbi

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