Tuesday, December 9, 2008

CRMS Thanksgiving Ski Camp @ Copper Mountain

We had a great time over Thanksgiving Break skiing at Copper Mountain with a good chunk of the team. The snow was typical of early season skiing in Summit County, but this has never seemed to hold back the passion and fun of our crew!!

Throughout the season, we will be using video analysis on a regular basis to improve our technique. This is the first installment that was taken at Copper. Keep an eye on these videos, and watch the team grow and improve with each day, kind of like a chia pet...sort of. 


Friday, November 21, 2008

Men and Women's Records Crushed in the 2008 Red Hill Time Trial!


After 5 weeks of dryland training the Telemark, Alpine, Nordic, and Off-Piste teams converged in the parking lot of Red Hill to partake in the annual time trial that marks the last day of dryland training. Many of the men were pushing to beat the 20.04 minute mark set by Jake Sakson and several of the women were competing to crush the 24 minute record set by Zoe Larmer last year. Others were looking to simply best their own personal records and still others were engaging in their first time up the course.

From the top of the course Hannes Thum's voice over the radio counted down the mass start and a pack of 50 plus athletes surged up the road, onto the 3 Gulch Trail to the Blue Ribbon trail and finally straight up the grueling last section to Mushroom Rock.


Telemark athlete Nick Malik squeeked by Jake's 2007 record by coming in as the first runner at 20.02 and Alpine athlete Jaqueline Larouche crushed last year's womens record by a clean minute by coming in at 23.

The Telemark Team followed up the run with a monster pasta feed at Liza' and Meghan's house which included an extraordinary round of butt-darts meets whip cream Russian Roulette and an absolutely stunning brownie cake by Meghan.

Results:

Click here for 2007 Results

Red Hill Time Trial: Three Gulches Trail November 20, 2008
20 2 Malik Nick M Telemark
20 8 Marsh Duncan M Telemark
20 19 Deveney Rob M Off-Piste
20 35 Bingham-Johns Noah M Telemark
20 36 Lubchenco Luke M Telemark
21 26 Madigan Peter M Telemark
22 6 Smith Dylan M Telemark
22 11 Carlson Jared M Telemark
22 25 Roh Steve M Telemark
22 26 Maxwell Robin M Off-Piste
22 27 Kennedy Hayden M Telemark
22 54 Butcher Brian M Telemark
23 9 Larouche Jacqueline F Alpine
24 0 Warner Thorne M Telemark
24 7 Wilcox Johnny M Off-Piste
24 6 Stevens Same M Telemark
24 30 Franz Sage M Off-Piste
24 46 Lenkin Grady M Telemark
24 46 Cranmer Ethan M Alpine
25 47 Kim Han-Jun M Alpine
26 32 Kaufman Elliot M Nordic
26 32 Kaufman Sam M Nordic
26 58 Bell Sam F Alpine
27 25 Henderson Alex M Off-Piste
27 27 Lederer Brooke F Telemark
27 52 Hobby Adam M Telemark
28 5 Alocer Juan Pablo M Telemark
28 30 Sugnet Angeline F Alpine
29 1 Bohanan Kelsey F Telemark
29 27 Masters Catherine F Alpine
29 29 Coates Kat F Alpine
29 49 Gabow Kyra F Alpine
30 4 Strong Mima F Nordic
30 5 Hamilton Dylan M Off-Piste
30 31 Heitzman Peyton F Telemark
30 42 Schacter Sydney F Alpine
31 9 Walker Katie F Off-Piste
31 10 Overstreet Gracyn F Telemark
31 30 Deveney Maggie F Nordic
32 55 Reed Lily F Alpine
32 53 Duncan Catie F Nordic
33 43 Gomez Shade F Alpine
34 14 Heitzman Jessi F Off-Piste
34 42 Gomez Trevor M Telemark
35 42 Williams Julia F Alpine
36 30 Cantu Maddy F Alpine
36 38 Dingley Graham M Off-Piste
37 52 McKinley Elli F Off-Piste

Monday, November 17, 2008

Diving Board Sesh!!! ... and Basketball???


Yes, we are a competitive telemark ski team. And yes, in the past week we have dominated the bowling alley, basketball court, and even the pool. The diving board sesh has been in the works for weeks. We got shut out last week when the pool was completely drained. We got shut out for the first hour today since operating hours didn't begin till 4. At last we hit the pool, but not before a killer game of full-court basketball. It was a nice chance to wake-up the potentially sore legs after our first day on snow and turned out to be a rousing, scrappy game. Who knew the tele team had such skills?


As we'd hoped, the diving board was the perfect tool for us to work on aerials- take-offs, spotting landings, body positioning in the air, and sicko moves that require more training before being attempted on snow. Several of the boys have been at this routine throughout the summer and fall. They continued to work on inverted moves, while others focused on springing off the board and staying upright through the progression of 180s, 360s, and beyond. It was a blast! Many laughs and great progress all around!


Gracyn with a clean 180

Dillon getting inverted

Luke teaching Kelsey how to spring off the board


Steve Roh comin' in hot!

Jared spotting the landing on the 180

Sam lookin' steezy

First Day on Snow!

Great energy, bluebird skies, and the usual hordes of skiers marked the third annual Copper Mountain early season training session. The day added a critical layer to dryland training by getting some of the early season leg burn out of the way, as well as gave us a head start on teaching the Telemark turn to new athletes. We divided up and ripped hard in the morning, soaked in the sun and loaded up on Burrito Grande's for lunch, hit the rail park, and then logged two more runs before the day ended.Duncan Marsh getting some grindage.
Kelsey Bohanon sizes up some of her first rails.
Sam Stevens getting his glide on.
Charrine Chontouris slays her first day ever on skis.

Medals Testing, Day 3 - Bowlerama!

Medals Testing, Day 3 - Bowlerama!

The crew showed up to dryland today under the premise that we would be suffering through a new phase of Medals Testing that was just published by the US Ski team, which required 70's and 80's disco attire. Faces were ashen and worried about another suffer fest after a week of Medal's Testing, but that all changed when we pulled into the bowling alley. The CRMS Telemark Team owned El Jebowl this Thursday afternoon! The 7 year-old birthday party on the other side had nothing on us as we honed our core strength with the ultimate medicine balls.

Luke Lubchenco rolls another between the legs strike.
Adam "Crocket" Hobby
"Extreeeeeeeeeeeem"
Peter Madigan with some monster steeeeeeeeese.
Gracyn Overstreet laying finding the quickest way to the gutter.
Steve Roh on his way to victory.
Trevor Gomez and Juan Pablo spreading the love.
Peter Madigan and Kelsey Bohannon rolling retro style.
Gracyn Overstreet hooking up with perfect form.
Meghan Detering shows us all what it means to dress for a hard day of dryland and Dylan Smith stalks another set of pins.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Medals Testing Day 2




Push Ups
Dillon Smith 25
Noah Johns 15
Luke Lubchenko 42
Andrew Halloran-Taylor 21
Duncan Marsh 21
Peyton Heitzman 26
Brooke Lederer 16
Peter Madigan 42
Joan Sundeen 30
Gracyn Overstreet 16
Charinne Contouris 1
Jared Carlson 31
Nick Malick 37
Steve Roh 30
Meghan 33

Guys Push Up 100%: 75
Girls Push Up 100%: 56
Guys Push Up Record: Jake Sakson 59
Girls Push Up Record: Peyton Heitzman 26
Crunches
Dillon Smith 39
Noah Johns 51
Luke Lubchenko 57
Andrew Halloran-Taylor 32
Duncan Marsh 43
Peyton Heitzman 43
Brooke Lederer 48
Peter Madigan 44
Gracyn Overstreet 40
Charinne Contouris 24
Jared Carlson 48
Nick Malick 30
Steve Roh 43
Meghan 39

Guys Crunch 100%: 70
Girls Crunch 100%: 67
Guys Crunch Record: Luke Lubchenco, Alex Padgett 56
Girls Crunch Record: Brooke Lederer 48
Hex Jumps
Counter Clockwise listed first, then Clockwise
Dillon Smith 21.32 21.01
Noah Johns 16.14 17.44
Luke Lubchenko 16.9 17.67
Andrew Halloran-Taylor 22.04 23
Duncan Marsh 18.81 16.97
Peyton Heitzman 25.86 26.94
Brooke Lederer 21.45 21.41
Peter Madigan 17.67 17.1
Gracyn Overstreet 18.92 19.01
Jared Carlson 18.4 18.95
Nick Malick 17.15 16.62
Steve Roh 20.39 18.82
Kayo 18.35 19.82
Meghan 20.24 20.06
Liza 21.24 25.29

Guys CRMS Hex Record: Noah Johns 16.14
Girls CRMS Hex Record: Gracyn Overstreet 18.92

Box Jumps
Dillon Smith 47
Noah Johns 88
Luke Lubchenko 75
Andrew Halloran-Taylor 30
Duncan Marsh 62
Peyton Heitzman 33
Brooke Lederer 36
Peter Madigan 69
Gracyn Overstreet 37
Jared Carlson 41
Nick Malick 64
Steve Roh 57
Meghan 59

Guys Box Jump 100% = 105
Guys Box Jump CRMS Record: Noah Johns 88
Girls Box Jump 100% = 95
Girls Box Jump CRMS Record: Kelsey Lewis 43

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Medals Testing- Day 1


It's official...the tele team is one burly crew! We hit the track today for the first leg of medals testing. Back in it's second season, the program has proved to be a great success. We have benchmarks for returning athletes to attempt surpassing this year, while new team members are pushing to establish a baseline and also chase previous records. It was an exciting day where records fell, new champions were crowned, and EVERYONE left their heart (and drool) on the track. See below for timed results and highlights of the 40 m, 400m, and mile runs.


40 Meters

All four returners topped their sprint results from last year. Noah set a new team record with Steve Roh at his heels, just .03 behind...in jeans! More importantly, a strong effort by all!


2007 2008
Dillon Smith 4.89 4.81
Kelsey Bohannon

Noah Johns
4.6
Trevor Gomez 5.7
Kelsey Lewis 5.1
Sam Stevens 5.52 5.25
Luke Lubchenko 5.2 4.93
Juan Pablo Alcocer

Andrew Halloran-Taylor
5.52
Hayden Kennedy 5.53
Duncan Marsh 5.1 5.08
Brian Butcher

Peyton Heitzman
5.7
Brooke Lederer
5.72
Peter Madigan
4.84
Joan Sundeen

Gracyn Overstreet
5.96
Adam Hobby
5.53
Hannah Horn

Thorne Warner

Charinne Contouris
6.22
Jared Carlson
5.36
Nick Malick
4.94
Grady Lenkin

Steve Roh
4.63
Kayo

Meghan 5.33 5.43
Liza




SEASON RECORD 4.89- Dillon Smith Noah Johns- 4.6
RECORD
Noah Johns- 4.6





400 Meters

Three of the boys bested last year's times by 3-7 seconds! Peter set a blazing new team record and everyone finished with times under two minutes.


2007 2008
Dillon Smith 1:13 11 1:07 4
Kelsey Bohannon

Noah Johns
1:03 5
Trevor Gomez 1:22 83
Kelsey Lewis 1:16 25
Sam Stevens 1:18 00 1:11 00
Luke Lubchenko 1:10 21 1:07 20
Juan Pablo Alcocer

Andrew Halloran-Taylor
1:38
Hayden Kennedy 1:22 83
Duncan Marsh 1:04 98 1:10
Brian Butcher

Peyton Heitzman
1:26
Brooke Lederer
1:21
Peter Madigan
1:02 2
Joan Sundeen

Gracyn Overstreet
1:30
Adam Hobby
1:16 50
Hannah Horn

Thorne Warner

Charinne Contouris
1:58
Jared Carlson
1:12
Nick Malick
104:10:00
Grady Lenkin

Steve Roh
1:06 7
Kayo

Meghan 1:11 00 1:16 7
Liza




SEASON RECORD 1:04 98- Duncan Marsh 1:02 2- Peter Madigan
RECORD
1:02 2- Peter Madigan





Mile

The brutal mile. It had us all deep in the pain cave, but we emerged victorious! All returners topped their times from last season-- Duncan cut his time by more than 30 seconds, Sam by more than a minute!!! Brooke set a speedy pace for the women, finishing well under the typical 8 minute mile. But the greatest accomplishment of the day was seeing every athlete stumble across the finish line, legs burning, lungs gasping for air. This is one tough team! Bring on the snow!




2007 2008
Dillon Smith
7:22 3
Kelsey Bohannon

Noah Johns
6:30 8
Trevor Gomez 8:13 --
Kelsey Lewis 7:38 --
Sam Stevens 7.36 28 6:34 2
Luke Lubchenko 6:33 66 6:31
Juan Pablo Alcocer

Andrew Halloran-Taylor
10:36
Hayden Kennedy 6:48 --
Duncan Marsh 7:06 -- 6:29 5
Brian Butcher

Peyton Heitzman
8:57 2
Brooke Lederer
7:31 45
Peter Madigan
6:17 3
Joan Sundeen

Gracyn Overstreet
9:26 3
Adam Hobby

Hannah Horn

Thorne Warner

Charinne Contouris
11:59
Jared Carlson
7:38 4
Nick Malick
6:38 48
Grady Lenkin

Steve Roh

Kayo

Meghan 8:52 -- 8:18 45
Liza




SEASON RECORD 5:49 00- Jake Sakson 6:17 3- Peter Madigan
RECORD
5:49 00- Jake Sakson


















































































































































































Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Red Hill Run - 11.06.08

We ran Red Hill for the second time last Thursday. The frigid weather put some fire under our tails, and we improved our times across the board. In nine days, we'll look to defend our title as the fastest dry land team. Stay posted for information regarding the Red Hill Time Trial on Thursday, November 20th!

The times listed below are in minutes:

Dillon Smith - 23
Kelsey Bohannon - 30
Noah Johns - 22
Trevor Gomez - 34
Sam Stevens - 21
Luke Lubchenko - 21
Juan Pablo Alcocer - 34
Duncan Marsh - 21
Peyton Heitzman - 32
Peter Madigan - 32
Gracyn Overstreet - 33
Adam Hobby - 26
Hannah Horn - 32
Charinne Contouris - 44
Jared Carlson - 26
Nick Malick - 23
Grady Lenkin - 26
Steve Roh - 23
Amon Barker - 30
Kayo - 24

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ultimate Tournament & Balancing Acts


On Tuesday, the tele team put its ultimate frisbee skills to the test by challenging the other dryland programs (off-piste, snowboard, and climbing teams) to a huge Ultimate Tourney. While our already epic dryland season will not likely be remembered for this day, we are proud to say we gave it our best effort. Stylin' in the team color of black, the intimidation of our ninja-like presence could not overcome our lack of skill. In the end, it was the climbers who emerged victorious. With our massive squad of over 20 players, we were fortunate to have subs and also games that evolved on the sidelines amongst extras who were not out on the field. We did not dominate the day, but have had a blast with ultimate this season on many afternoons before yoga.



Subs also learned some of Meghan's magnificent balancing acts! The sidelines were packed with athletes learning to kneel and rotate, stand, and squat on plyoballs. Others attempted the medicine ball toss while standing on two, or even one, legs on the Bosu ball. In each of these exercises we're aiming to improve balance and core and lower body strength-- all tools that will benefit us in various aspects of our skiing over the coming months. Plus it's fun to have a ninja circus side-show on the field to cheer on the team!


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Red Hill Run - 10.23.08

The Tele Team ran up Red Hill for the first time this season. Thursday provided us with an unusually warm afternoon and we headed across the highway to familiarize ourselves with the time trial course. We'll crank up our speed on the Hill over the next four weeks. Our baseline times are listed below (in minutes):

To access 2007 Time Trial Results click here.

Dillon Smith - 25
Kelsey Bohannon - 31
Noah Johns - 22
Trevor Gomez - 38
Sam Stevens - 23
Luke Lubchenko - 22
Juan Pablo Alcocer - 39
Andrew Halloran-Taylor - 37
Duncan Marsh - 23
Brian Butcher - 24
Peyton Heitzman - 33
Brooke Lederer - 29
Peter Madigan - 26
Gracyn Overstreet - 33
Thorne Warner - 25
Charinne Contouris - 50
Jared Carlson - 24
Nick Malick - 27
Grady Lenkin - 28
Megan Detering - 28
Liza Cochran - 26

Friday, October 24, 2008

Communication from the Pain Cave: Dryland Training 2008

Hello Parents and Athletes!

Welcome to the 2008/2009 Telemark Season. We are more excited than ever about this season, which promises an exciting mix of slopestyle, big mountain, and traditional Telemark events.

As Dylan Smith and Luke Lubchenko eloquently mentioned the other day, dryland is as much about mentally preparing for the season as it is physical. In this light we see the next 5 weeks as a critical endeavor for both physical and mental fitness, as well as for the development of a team community.

We are delighted to we working with a team of 24 athletes this year, all of which are bringing their A-game to dryland. We are also exited to welcome Liza Cochrin to the coaching staff.

Friday, April 25, 2008

CRMS/Aspen Ski Company Solar Array Partnership

The ground has been broken on the monster solar array right behind the Jossman Building at CRMS. This is the result of a partnerhip between The Aspen Ski Company and CRMS to add solar energy to the grid. Check out the video of the story.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

CRMS Atheletes Storm the Podium at the World Telemark Free-skiing Championships

CRMS Telemark Team Alumni Nick DeVore takes the World Telemark Freeskiing Title and 18 year old Jake Sakson gave both Nick and reigning champion Dylan Crossman a run for their money by by winning the prelims, finishing 4th in the finals, and winning the super finals - resulting in a 3rd place finish over all in the innagural World Telemark Freeskiing Championships at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska.

Jay Beyer Photo from nickdevore.com

Jake's performance followed a 4th place finish at the Telemark Freeskiing Nationals a week earlier in Crested Butte.

As news trickled in from Alaska over the course of the two day competition, we could hardly sleep. The time difference made it all the more difficult, as midnight became the telephone rally and the only other news came from cell phone text messages:

From Max Mancini: "Jake is in first place going into the finals!!! His line was by far the sickest of the day one. Do u think I can get his autograph?"

From Josh Madsen: "Jake in first after day one... crushing it!"

At midnight after day two we finally connected with Jake to hear the final story. The day one venue had been on a closed slope that, for some reason, athletes could not scout. Snow conditions ended up bizarre and Jake's line result in a billy goat over an Arete on to a 50 degree slope and then a kick turn above an 80 foot cliff, allowing him to navigate over to a 50 foot cliff and a stunning finish.



The kickstep above the 80 footer.

Jake, somewhere in the mix of his prelim-line.
Jay Beyer Photo from nickdevore.com

Airing 50 feet out into the finish apron.

Regarding the line, Jake said, "This was terrifying. I am not religious per se, but afterwards I crossed myself. It was icy and treacherous."

He went on to ski two strong lines in the finals and super finals.

Day 1 Top 4 Results:
Sr Men
Bib Score
57 Sakson, Jake 38
68 Crossman, Dylan 36.8
41 Robinson, JT 36.4
33 DeVore, Nick 33.6

The CRMS Telemark Team and the CRMS community as a whole sends Jake its warmest congratulations for this monster achievement!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

CRMS Telemark Team Video Archives

2005 Telemark Slopestyle Nationals Copper Mountain
video

Three Years in the Life of the CRMS Telemark Team: 1999-2001
video

Fat Boy Quarter Pipe, 2004
video