What a treat it was to spend the weekend with the SPAC Mighty Mites at Mission Ridge’s 2015 Stemilt Apple Cup. We saw some phenomenal effort from our athletes! All of the early season technique really paid off as athletes tackled the ice on this fun challenging course. Athletes were moving forward, committing to their outside ski, rolling feet and making great body adjustments. They charged the course and gave it their all. Thanks to all the coaches for coming out and making it such a great positive experience for everyone.  It’s so fun to eavesdrop on those finish line coaching sessions!

Congratulations to Tyler Larson with first place for u14 men both days; he captured the men’s overall for Apple Cup for the second year running.  Congrats to Aidan James for 6th place both days for u14 mens and to Maya Stocking for 9th place for u14 womens both days. Saturday also saw Elizabeth Kirstein (U10) with 9th place. Sunday, we had a great turn out from the u8 men with Parker Tichy, Brodie Turner, Tyler Turner and Caden Connor in 3, 5, 7, 8, and 10th respectively. Zach Holton captured Sunday’s u12 10th place position. In women’s on Sunday, Ruby KenKnight placed 4th in u10s, and Cambell Butzlaff 9th in u12s.

Congrats to all the athletes who challenged themselves in this race! Great showing by all.

Here’s a smattering of photos from this fun rewarding weekend. Thanks to Mark Shelley for getting such amazing action shots. Feel free to send more to Kate and we’ll share them here.

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