DCWST Racers Succeed At USSA-PARA Western Region Derby Qualifier In Single-Digit Temperatures

By Klaus Schmidt, Jan. 10, 2017

Twenty-one DCWST Alpine Ski-racers braved single digit temperatures on Saturday, Jan 7th to compete in the first USSA-PARA Western Region Derby Qualifier race of the season hosted by Seven Springs Resort. DCWST racers scored four podium finishes (Ashley Wilhelm, 3nd Place, U19 Women; Johnathan Yoder, 3rd Place, U19 Men; Gregory Morris, 2nd Place, U14 Men; and Timothy Brands, 3rd place, U10 Men) as the U14 and younger racers joined their older teammates who had raced the previous week. The solid performances turned in by all who competed can be attributed to the racing focused DCWST mini-camp conducted over the winter break at the The Wisp.  The U-16 and above DCWST athletes will be looking to build on their good start to the season at the first PA Cup races scheduled for Jan 15-16 at Seven Springs. The younger athletes (U14 and below) will push out of the starting gate again on Jan 22nd when Wisp Resort hosts the GRENIER LAW GROUP USSA-Giant Slalom race for all age categories. Until then the team will be hard at work running drills and practice courses on the mountain to build on the skills they have developed so far.

Full DCWST Results (both runs completed):

U14 - Women:
(USSA Live Timing is not showing the final official results for this age category)
Jaclyn Jacobs - 12th Place
Sidney Willig - 13th Place
Jaclyn Yoder - 21st Place
Brilee Schwinabart - 24th Place

U19 - Women:
Ashley Wilhelm - 3rd Place
Elizabeth Kinnard - 6th Place

U10 - Men:
Timothy Brands - 3rd Place

U12 - Men:
Canyon Levendorf - 11th Place
Walter Brands - 13th Place

U14 - Men:
Gregory Morris - 2nd Place
Martin Moylan - 9th Place

U16 - Men:
Jack Phelps - 9th Place
Travis Brown - 11th Place
Quinn Smith - 12th Place

U19 - Men:
Johnathan Yoder - 3rd Place
Trey Rouse - 5th Place

DCWST Cup: Current DCWST Cup Standings Are Available Here.  (Coming Soon!)


DCWST U16 and U19 Racers Turn In Impressive Performance in Season-Opening Event

By Klaus Schmidt, Jan. 3, 2017

DCWST Alpine Ski-racers from the U16 and U19 age categories participated in the season-opening USSA Giant Slalom race hosted by Seven Springs Resort (PA) on Dec 30th. It was the first race of the new season for team members as they moved into high gear after three days of early season training as part of the DCWST Mini-camp. Alpine Competition Team Head Coach Greg Rouse was extremely pleased with the athletes' individual efforts in a race attended by many of the top alpine ski-racers in the region, likening the race field to one found usually at one of the PA (Pennsylvania) Cup races held throughout the state. DCWST athletes, this time including U10, U12, and U14 racers, will be at it again this Saturday, Jan 7th in Seven Springs as part of the next USSA Giant Slalom race which is also the first regional PA Derby qualifier of the season.

 Women (Overall placing):

1. Meagan Olsen (DCWST Alumna)

10. Ashley Wilhelm

Men (Overall placing):

19. Trey Rouse

20. Johnathan Yoder

28. Matthew Lingle

31. Travis Brown

Team Recognitions