MARQUETTE - Athletes from the Great Lakes Ski Academy will travel to Colorado and California to race over the next two weeks after qualifying for national competitions.
The GLSA's Gabby Gencheff will represent the USSA Central district at the U18 Nationals at Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
She was named to team Central after impressive finishes in the USSA Mid-Am series held over the course of the season.
The Great Lakes Ski Academy qualified 12 athletes for championship competition at Mammoth, Calif., Beaver Creek, Colo., and Winter Park, Colo. In the front row from left are Nathan King, Eric Gencheff, Joe Weber, Brad Seaborg and Adam Skendzel. Top row from left, GLSA assistant coach Dan Menze, GLSA head coach Wendy Maas, Sadah Scheidt, Hannah Johnson, Samantha Ziegler, Natalie Robinia, Hanna Soria, Josie Snyder and GLSA assistant coach Brad Liberty. Not pictured is Gabby Gencheff. (Submitted)
Gencheff is one of only five female racers from Central to qualify for Nationals, where she will compete against 55 of the best 16 and 17 year-old athletes in USSA skiing.
The GLSA also qualified five athletes for the U16 Rocky/Central Junior Championships in Beaver Creek, Colo., and six for the U14 Rocky/Central Junior Championships in Winter Park, Colo.
Hannah Johnson, Samantha Ziegler, Sadah Scheidt, Natalie Robinia, Hanna Soria, Josie Snyder, Nathan King, Eric Gencheff, Joe Weber, Brad Seaborg and Adam Skendzel were named to the Central teams following three days of qualifying races held at Marquette Mountain Feb. 21-23.
The athletes' progress can be followed at www.live-timing.com.