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It’s been a successful season for the Holiday Valley Race Team, and it has the results to prove it. While the latest results can always be found at www.hvskiteam.com, here are some of the recent highlights:

USSA U18-U21 Eastern Finals

Patrick Hylkema opened the USSA U18-U21 Eastern Finals at Gore Mountain with a bang. He finished 5th in the GS.

U16 Eastern Championships at Whiteface

Bella Wylie finished in 21st place in the Women’s SG at the USSA U16 Eastern Championships at Whiteface.

U12/U14 at Piche Invitational

The annual Francis Piche Invitational provides the eastern championships for U12/U14 racers at Gunstock, NH.

Holiday Valley brought home the gold when Laz Rifkin won the GS. More results:

U12 Girls’ GS: Caroline DeRose 16th.

U12 Boy’s GS: Alex Wojnowski 40th.

U14 Girls’ GS: Phoebe Dunn 30th and Hayly Fredrickson 45th.

U14s Strong at Eastern Championships

The U14s traveled to Stowe Mountain, VT, for the USSA Eastern Championships. The HV racers had a strong opening day of SG. Day two brought an even stronger finish with a top ten in the GS. The final day’s SL added a top twenty finish.

Girls’ SG: Katy Wojnowski 15th, Candice Kasahara 17th and Paige Duffy 18th.

Girls’ GS: Candice Kasahara 10th, Paige Duffy 25th and Katy Wojnowski 41st.

Girls’ SL: Paige Duffy 18th.

Three Top Ten Finishes at U16 Eastern Finals

The Holiday Valley racers attending the USSA U16 Eastern Finals, Sunday River, ME, are bringing some medals back to Ellicottville. Day one’s SG brought a top five and a top 20 finish. Day two’s SL yielded another top 10 and two top 20 results. The final day’s GS produced another top 10 and a top 20 result, capping off a great trip to Maine.

Women’s SG: Devynn Martin 16th, Anya Elizondo 37th and McKenzie Galvin 43rd.

Men’s SG: Mack Hurley 5th

Women’s SL: Anya Elizondo 6th and Devynn Martin 17th.

Men’s SL:  Mack Hurley 13th.

Women’s GS:  Devynn Martin 7th and Anya Elizondo 19th.

NYSSRA 2014-2015 Seasonal Awards

The New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) has started to award its 2014-2015 seasonal awards. Here are the first to be announced:

U18-U21 NYSSRA Speed/Tech Award: This award is given for the best combined time from the Empire Cup Series, Bristol Mountain SG #1 and the New York State Championships SL. The 2015 recipient is Aiden Elizondo.

U16 Jan Burnap Combined Award: During the U16 State Championships, one boy and one girl are named for this combined event award using simple place points. Best GS race, best SL race and SG#1 are used for scoring. The 2015 girl’s recipient is Bella Wylie

U18-U21 Sally Davis Scholar Athlete Award: The annual Sally Davis Scholar/Athlete Award is presented to those racers who 1) maintain a 90 average over Spring ’14 and Fall ’14; and 2) are in the top 1/2 of standings as of Feb 1. The 2015 recipients are John Carbaugh, Aiden Elizondo and Patrick Hylkema.

Congratulations to all on these elite achievements.

For the latest results, visit www.hvskiteam.com.

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