MAST Update Week Twelve: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Good EVENING MAST Families and Coaches:
Another busy week ahead. Only two and a half weeks remaining. I am very excited about the improvements you continue to make. I encourage you to keep working hard to reach technical nirvana and tactical harmony.
Feb 3 Metro East Race at Welch Village
A. Team Selections
Everyone who stated an intention to race on Thursday will be entered in the race. See the attached roster of race entries. If you are not listed and wish to race, EMAIL ME DIRECTLY. We are competing against Hastings, Mahtomedi, and St. Thomas Academy. If your name is listed and your plans have changed, please email me directly.
B. WELCH Lift Ticket
Again, we are asking families to cover the cost of the lift ticket to the Metro East races. To purchase a Welch Village lift ticket, please click HERE: Welch Lift Ticket Purchase.
C. Race Day Schedule.
7:30-8:15AM Drop off Skis at Pershing Park with Coach Joel or at 4800 Harriet with Coach Mark.
We have two buses scheduled to pick up athletes from both SW and Washburn at 2:00PM on Thursday. The buses will not have trailers so we need everyone who will be riding the buses to drop off skis and poles BEFORE SCHOOL. Once again, Joel will be stationed at Pershing Park between 7:30 and 8:15AM to collect your skis and poles. I will be collecting the same at my home: 4800 Harriet. I will confirm this, but you should be able to bring your boots and race clothing/gear to school again. Once again, I will ask you to change quickly at school and to boot up on the bus once you arrive at Welch.
E. Welch Village Waiver
Anyone racing on Thursday needs to have a Welch Liability Release on file. Most of you completed this prior to our race at Welch on Jan 11th. In fact, I think everyone who is racing on Thursday has already signed the waiver. Please check to be sure however. If you still need to complete it, here is a link: Welch Village Waiver
F. Race Workers Needed
Parents: Please sign up to work the race if you are able. Gate judging, course working, bib collection, scoreboard recording.... all the fun stuff that makes a race run smoothly.https://signup.com/go/GJGWrhh
G. Bus Chaperones
We need a couple of parents to ride the buses to and from Welch Village with the athletes on Thursday, Feb 3. Specifically, one or more parents to ride the bus from Washburn and one or more to ride the bus from Southwest. Please send me an email if
you can ride the bus.
February 5th Supplemental Training
We had a fantastic afternoon/evening of training at Wild yesterday. We set a supplemental training attendance record at 62 athletes. Great effort and wonderful spirit. We have one remaining. Thirty racers are already signed up. All athletes are invited.
Supplemental Training Sign Up Here
Afton Invite Race Results
What a fun day at Afton on Friday! Thank you to all the coaches who attended and worked the race. We had the race well covered with coaching. Thank you. Congratulations to the athletes. You represented MAST very well. With 97 of our skiers participating, race results left some very happy and others disappointed. Everyone was committed to bringing out their best performance. Results are attached. Congratulations to those who skied themselves onto the podium.
Varsity Boys (in a field of 133 racers)
Chalie Smith 5th
Erik Arnold 7th
Parker Hunt 10th
Varsity Girls (in a field of 123 racers)
Gabby Harritt 19th
JV Boys (in a field of 96 racers)
Eric Hemer 6th
Elliot Vap 10th
Elliot Loes 15th
Stuart Durand 17th
Will Cheveny 18th
JV Girls (in a field of 99 racers)
Dana Smith 3rd
Maddie Graff 7th
Ramie George 10th
Josie Bitney 12th
Sylvia Pulkrabek 15th
Sophie Jorgenson 17th
Frankie McConville 18th
Eva Voyakin 19th
We also had some nice success in team competition.
Please consult the website for up-to-date training times and lanes. If we are skiing on lanes 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8: PLAN ON USING THE ROPE TOW. BE SURE TO WEAR MITS THAT CAN HANDLE THE WEAR AND TEAR THAT THE ROPE TOW DISHES OUT. You will get two to three times as many laps in the courses by using the rope. So use it if we have those lanes.
See you tomorrow.