Stratton Mountain Schoolers are finding numerous podiums

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 3, 2011 3:34 pm

McLaughlin takes third in EAC Super-G; Krause, Kinsella score podium spots

Ten Stratton Mountain School athletes attended the Eastern Alpine Championships in Stowe, Vt., this week and took home podium spots. Postgraduate athlete Prescott McLaughlin, Millbrook, N.Y. placed third in the Super-G on March 1 and scored a career-best 49.10-point result. McLaughlin also took 11th in the Super Combined race and 10th in the second Super-G race.

Senior Nick Krause, Northborough, Mass., landed three, top-10 finishes placing 5th in the Super Combined and 9th in both Super-G races. Sophomore Zach Kinsella placed second for J2s in the second Super-G race. Also scoring career bests were Keith Schuman, Tanner Mottau, Hunter Lathrop, Trevor Lennox, Brian Mangiacotti, Tanner Abadan, Jack Cusick, Thomas Grant and Kieran Mottau.

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Dillon Lovell rules freestyle moguls podium

For the past several weeks, Stratton Mountain School senior Dillon Lovell, Winhall, Vt., has been making the rounds on the Freestyle Moguls circuit racking up podium spots from the East to the West.

On January 29 and 30, Dillon competed in the Rosemary Bowl at Waterville, taking second in both the moguls and dual moguls competitions and earning first place overall. He followed that up at the Stratton Mogul Fest on Feb. 5 and 6 with a repeat second in both moguls and dual moguls. Feb. 12 and 13, Dillon traveled to Utah for the Deer Valley Mogul Grand Prix for two mogul competitions and one dual mogul competition, where he earned 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively. Dillon recently returned from Killington for the Killington Klassic and Nor-Am, where he earned a top-10 in dual moguls.

Dillon is currently competing in New Hampshire at the Eastern Freestyle Championships, and he will travel to Steamboat, Colo. next week for Junior Olympics.

Kennedy takes second at Rail Jam

Stratton Mountain School’s Freestyle athlete Finn Kennedy, Mt. Kisco, N.Y., beat out a large field of freestyle rail riders to take second at the Cold Wars Rail Jam on Feb. 26 at Stratton.

Kennedy placed second in the 14-and-under division. “Finn was really set on doing this event, even after a tough day at Mount Snow’s Slopestyle,” said Jesse Ramirez-Mallis, Freestyle Program Coordinator. “He was impressive and did some of his new tricks with confidence on the large features and really putting in a great effort.”

Eighth-grader Gideon Le Gros, New York, N.Y. placed fourth in the USASA Halfpipe at Mt. Snow last weekend as well. Le Gros heads to Waterville Valley, N.H. this week to compete in the USSA Eastern Championships Slopestyle event