On Wednesday, February 13, the Salisbury Ski Team travelled to Mt. Sunapee and returned as NEPSAC champions. The boys finished first overall, barely edging out a talented Pingree squad for the overall win. Salisbury won the GS race, placing all five racers in the top 20. Dan Cone ’14 finished 2nd overall, Eric Macy ’14 was 7th, Nick Shaw ’13 was 11th, Alec Grant was 13th and Erich Kilger ’14 finished 18th, giving Salisbury the lead heading into the afternoon slalom race.
The slalom race was much trickier, and Dan Cone and Eric Macy had difficult first runs, which mean that Erich, Alec and Nick were going to have to ramp up their skiing. They did that with Erich finishing 10th overall, Alec finished in 12th and Nick Shaw came in 17th place.
Coach Gottsegen said, “Overall, I couldn’t be prouder of the boys. Going into the race, we knew that we had a chance to do very well against some talented teams. The entire team came through today and the results were some of the best we’ve had all season.” Hopefully the team can continue our momentum into next week’s league slalom race named for long-time Salisbury coach Carl Williams.