“It’s only a little club . . . but we do big things.” - Chummy Broomhall
Chisholm Ski Club is located at Black Mountain of Maine Ski Area in Rumford, Maine. The Club has a rich tradition which dates back to the early days of the 20th century at its Spruce Street location and its mid 1900's days at Scottie's Mountain. Over the years the Club has hosted several world class nordic skiing events, including the 1950 World Championships, 1976 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1991 National Biathlon Championships, 1993 US Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1993 U.S. Masters Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1996 National Junior Olympics, 1996 Chevy Truck U.S. Nationals, the 1999 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championship, the 2003 Chevy Truck US Cross Country Championships, the 2004 Chevrolet US Cross Country Championships, the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, the 2010 USCSA National Championships, and the 2011 and 2012 US Cross Country Championships.
The 2019 Bates Carnival and NCAA Regional Championships takes place on February 22-23, 2019. The alpine events will be held at Sunday River in Newry, ME and the Nordic events will be held at Black Mountain in Rumford, ME. For complete schedule, click here.
Julia Pomeroy, a skimeister skiing for Spruce Mountain HS in Jay, won the Girls Class B Giant Slalom Championships at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford on February 21st. The Phoenix Senior had runs of 51.37 and 56.10 to win with a two-run total of 1:47.47. Finishing in second place was Abigal Landry of Telstar with a combined time of 1:49.73. Grabbing the final podium position was Maranacook's Katie Ide, who finished at 1:50.24. Alice MacKay of Mt. Abram (1:50.32), Caroline Welch of Maranacook (1:50.42) and John Bapst's Abbie Tyler (1:50.74) finished in the next three positions.
The Maranacook girls captured the State Alpine Championship with 1,501 points, with Fort Kent coming in second.
In the boys race, Cape Elizabeth Senior Devon Lathrop grabbed the gold with a two-run total of 1:42.93. He was followed by teammate and slalom champion Killian Lathrop, who had a combined score of 1:43.95. Finishing third was Yarmouth's Thomas Morris with a time of 1:44.00. In fourth place was Wisdom's Jacob Roy, who led the field after the first run. Fifth place went to Cape's Tiernan Lathrop (1:45.05) while Lake Region's Logan Davis finished in sixth (1:45.19).
The boys State Class B Alpine Championship was won by Cape Elizabeth with 1,567 points, while Yarmouth came in second ((1,504)
For complete results, go to https://www.chisholmskiclub.org/index.php/mpa-class-b-alpine-championships-2-21-2-21
Abbie Tyler of John Bapst High School had runs of 43.52 and 51.00 for a two-run total of 1:34.52 to win the girls 2019 MPA Class B State Champion Slalom race at Black Mountain in Rumford on February 20. Finishing closely behind the Crusader Junior was Abigal Landry of Telstar, who had a two-run total of 1:34.68. Third place went to Spruce Mountain skimeister Julia Pomeroy with a two-run total of 1:37.11. Rounding out the top six were Riley Sibley of Fort Kent (1:37.92), Dana Schwartz of Cape Elizabeth (1:38.33), and Eleanor Donahue of Yarmouth (1:41.26).
In the boys race, Junior Killian Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth HS was crowned state champion with runs of 39.80 and 44.75 for a two-run total of 1:24.55. Coming in second place was Jacob Roy, and impressive junior skier competing for Wisdom HS in St. Agatha. He had a two-run total of 1:24.69. In third place was Robbie McKee of Maranacook at 1:26.39. Other top skiers in the slalom were Devon Lathrop (127.31) and Tiernan Lathrop (1:28.58) of Cape and Yarmouth Hish School's Thomas Morris (128.85).
Competition continues on Thursday with the Giant Slalom. All scheduled events have been moved back one hour in anticipation of the snowstorm that is predicted for the overnight hours. First runs are now scheduled to begin at 10:00 am.
Gordon Taylor, skiing for the Farmington Area Ski Team, captured the gold medal in the Maine Junior Ski League Giant Slalom Championships under the lights at Black Mountain of Maine on February 16th. Taylor had a two-run time of 1:09.56 to top a field of 66 finishers. Finishing in second place was Riley Jerome of Telstar Middle School with a combined time of 1:11.38. Rangeley's Breezy Quimby took the bronze medal with a combined time of 1:13.12. Charlie Koenig of the Sugarloaf Area Ski Team came in fourth at 1:13.26. Ava Beaudin, an Independent came in fifth (1:14.16) with Nya Wolfe of SAST (1:14.80) taking sixth.
In the Boys GS, Charlie Pye of Rangeley took top honors with a combined score of 1:15.05, Grabbing the silver was Bryce Marcoux of Chisholm Alpine Race Team, finishing with 1:15.12. Taking the final podium position was Jett Lindel of Camden Snow Bowl in 1:15.54. Rounding out the top six were Emmet Marshall of CSB (1:16.57), Asa Stroman of FAST (1:18.05). and Landon Marquis of CSB (1:18.30).
The MJSL Championships continue on Wednesday, February 27th at Lost Valley in Auburn. The Alpine Slalom Championships are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am.
Enfield, New Hampshire native Dennis Page won the 7th annual John Roderick 50k Marathon Race at Black Mountain of Maine on February 9th. The Darthmouth College graduate skied the freestyle course in 2:04:28.0 on a blustery but sunny day in Rumford to capture the gold. Finishing 2nd was Justin Fereshetian with a time of 2:06:00.3. Grabbing the final podium spot was Orono’s Gregory Harkay.
In the women’s 25k freestyle, Carrie Nourjian of Stowe, Vermont took top honors with a 1:19:17.6 time. Jackson, New Hampshire’s Laurel took second.
In the Men’s 25K freestyle, Kyle Rancourt’s time of 1:07:34.1 won him the top spot on the podium for that event. He was followed by Mike Morse (1:10:28.6) and Brett Rutledge (1:10:30.0).
Mark Lena won the Men’s 25k Classical Style in 1:50:26.4.
Julia Lazzaroni of Park City, Utah captured the championship in the women’s 15k freestyle, finishing in 40:15.7. Right behind her were Rachel Zafren of Brunswick, Maine (40:31.5) and Sarah Pribram of Shelburne, Vermont (40:44.3).
In the men’s 15K freestyle, it was Noah Gans taking the gold with a time of 32:58.2. William Watson and Ben Gustafson took the silver and bronze.
Kevin Donohoe won the men’s 10k freestyle with David Holmander coming in second.
Also a part of the day’s festivities was the University of Maine’s men’s 15k freestyle, won by Jordan Fried in 36:19.4. Thomas Wing took second and Isaiah Reid was third.