A big thank you to all the athletes, parents, and coaches for making this year’s U14 speed project held at Mammoth Mountain a huge success. The weather has been an issue all season and the U14 speed project was no exception. On the first day of the camp and just days before the camp started, Mother Nature unleashed 100 mph winds and three feet of snow/rain burying the track and fencing. It was truly a Far West team effort to get the venue set up. The camp focused on: skills required for speed and valuable experience starting with tucking and movement with pole jumpers, a great jumping progress lead by Josh Benge inside the team headquarters, followed by some World Cup video, video analysis, two jumping sections once Mother Nature cooperated and a section of Super-G gates on Fascination. Each group rotated through the sections. All athletes gained valuable knowledge, experience, and had ample repetition at each of the stations. All the gained knowledge and experience over the two-day camp lead into a weekend of SG racing. The track started on Hair Jump turning into Gremlins, down St Anton under Chair 23, finishing at the bottom Terrys. Included in the track was the Cliff Hanger jump, providing great excitement for spectators and athletes alike. Looking at the results, many athletes improved their points and gained experience that will help leading into next season and future speed events.
A special thanks to all the coaches for their effort and dedication in helping with set up and making the camp a great success! Michelle Delumyea, Gladys Weidt, Josh Benge, Jim Hudson, Cole Greer, Will Colt, Josh Transue, Mike Shenkel, Evan Weiss, Evan Williams, Byron Leer, Rick Cole, John Albrecht, TD Doug Fulton, and the entire Mammoth Race Department crew for getting the venue race ready in short fashion.
Thank you again! Have a great camp and summer season.