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Skimeisters from the River Valley
This is Nick Woods during Nordic and Alpine competitions. He was recognized as skimeister at the MVC and state championship events. (Photos courtesy of John Bernard)
REGION -- Skiing competitions are a long established tradition in Maine high schools.
Students have an opportunity to compete against surrounded schools in their conference. During the winter vacation week, schools from across the state have an opportunity to compete against other school in the same class (A, B or C). Many skiers tend to specialize in either alpine or Nordic events. Some try all four disciplines (giant slalom, slalom, class cross country and free style cross country) and a few excel in all four.
When young men and women skiers in high school perform outstandingly well in all four skiing disciplines during the annual state ski meet, they can earn the award and title of State of Maine Skimeister. River Valley skiers have successfully earned the award many times while competing in the A, B and C classes.
The museum committee of Chisholm Ski Club and Black Mountain Ski Resort would like to recognize the stellar performances of the River Valley Skimeisters. They have identified winners from 2013 back to 1996. They would like to expand that list and supplement it with pictures and a brief bio. They do know, for example, that Ron Roy, a long time CSC member and volunteer, won the award back in 1952 when the four events included downhill, slalom, classic cross country and jumping.
Please forward information to Paul Jones at email@example.com, or P.O. Box 451, Dixfield, ME 04224, or phone 562-7172. They would like to get the information this summer to prepare the presentation for the 2013-14 ski season.