Rowmark Summer and Fall Ski Camps:
Congratulations to all our Rowmark Ski Academy and Junior Program athletes and staff for a great season and a big thank you to the parents for all their support. We would like to especially thank Rowmark parents John Hijjawi, Ken Jacquin and Marcy Stearns for their exceptional volunteer efforts at our team tents at various race series throughout the season.
Rowmark has a busy summer and fall ahead of us starting with our first on-snow camp of our 2019-20 preparation period at Mammoth Mountain, CA June 8-17. We have over 50 Rowmarkers from U12-U19 ages attending this camp. Mammoth had record snow fall this winter, so we expect great ski conditions.
After Mammoth we transition into an eight-week dryland conditioning block before our U14-19s head to our second ski camp August 9-18 at Mt. Hood just before school starts back up. We then head into conditioning mode through the fall with all age groups.
In late September our U19 juniors and seniors will be off to Schnalztal, Italy for their third ski camp September 27-October 11. Our race season preparation period comes to a close with November camps in Aspen, CO and Sun Valley, ID before getting on snow here at the Utah Olympic Park and Park City Mountain shortly after.
Congratulations to our Rowmark graduating class of 2019, including five graduates within the Rowland Hall graduating class of seventy-one students.
Photo from left: Anya Mulligan, Elena Zipp, Anya Biskupiak, Greg Olszanskyj, Jake Bleil
Each April we enjoy an annual awards banquet to celebrate our season. This gives us a chance to spotlight our athletes both on their athletic accomplishments and character development. We are very proud of each member of our program and enjoy the time they commit to our sport. Below is a list of the key awards from this past season:
Dr. Karl Kjeldsberg Senior Award:
Jake Bleil ‘19
Olle Larsson Skier of the Year Award:
Elena Zipp ‘19
The Northrop Award (Speed Skiing and Academic Achievement):
Mary Bocock ‘21 and Carter Louchheim ’20
Hank Shipman Perseverance Award:
Eliza Hodgkins '19
Alan Hayes Sportsmanship Award:
Dagny Brickson ‘21
Jim Tschabrun Conditioning Award:
Ellie Nichols '20 and Greg Olszanskyj ‘19
Most Improved Award:
Eliza Hodgkins '19 and Mason Schlopy ‘22
Junior Program Awards:
Elisabeth Bocock ‘23
Layla Hijjawi ’23
Most Improved Female:
Lucy Nolan ‘25
Most Improve Male:
Henry Cunningham ‘25
Molly Friedman ‘24
Arden Louchheim ‘23
We would like to further recognize Rowmark Senior Jake Bleil, who also won two prestigious academic awards this spring. Jake was one of only 24 National Merit Scholars from Utah. Jake was also named the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Intermountain Division Scholar of the Year. Bleil intends to put the scholarship funds to good use as he heads to Princeton University, where he plans to study engineering. Congratulations to Jake!
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