Alpine Ski Team Wraps Season with State Championship at Burke Mountain
March 08, 2022
It was an exciting race season for TA’s alpine skiers, culminating in the State Championship at Burke Mountain on March 1 and 2. TA sent six skiers from its boys team to the event: Ben Acker, Liam Patterson, Logan Wurtz, Harland Ransom, Isaac Yukica, Oliver Yukica, and Uly Junker-Boyce. Despite a disappointing team finish, there were many moments on the course worth celebrating.
Senior Ben Acker led the TA team with a strong individual performance, earning 39th overall in the Giant Slalom and 37th in the Slalom. Freshmen Isaac and Oliver Yukica traveled back from Utah the night before and still put down solid, consistent runs. Junior Harland Ransom had a “breakout season,” and skied well in both events. Liam and Logan held their own against the competitive field on a challenging course. Uly, Coach Dixon shared, finally agreed to race on race skis, opposed “to the twin tips he has been rocking all year,” and his GS run was his best of the season.
The team graduates Ben Acker, Logan Wurtz, Liam Patterson, and Tucker Gaffney (who was off the slopes earlier in the season with an injury). With the largest team TA has seen in many years, the momentum–and the fun–will no doubt continue next season. Congratulations to every member of the Alpine Ski Team and a heartfelt thank you to dedicated coaches Amy Huyffer and Paul Dixon.