Proctor Night Slalom (Tucker Marshall)
Proctor Night Slalom (Tucker Marshall)

ANDOVER, N.H. — Proctor Academy threw American ski racing’s biggest New Year’s Eve party Tuesday evening (Dec. 31) with its annual Night Slalom Holiday Classic featuring incoming USSA chief executive officer Tiger Shaw as a forerunner and two U.S. Ski Team members setting the pace in a deep field of top collegiate and international racers.

Under bright lights at the quaint Proctor Ski Area in Andover N.H., the race is quickly becoming a classic in more than just name. It’s one of only a few night FIS races hosted in the United States and the only FIS race in the country run on New Year’s Eve. This was only the second iteration of the race at Proctor, which has steadily improved its 140-meter FIS-approved hill, adding state-of-the-art snowmaking, grooming and lighting in the past four years.

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“Needless to say,” head of the alpine skiing program Dave Salathe said, “the race got really popular, really quick.”

The prospect of missing out on holiday revelry didn’t dampen interest. More than 300 athletes wanted in on the challenge. With a start list that eventually capped out at 87 women and 121 men, athletes descended on Blackwater from all over New England as well as international destinations such as Chile, Argentina, Ireland, Italy, Czech Republic, Japan, and Canada

And if racers were looking for a party to bid farewell to 2013 and ring in 2014, Proctor rolled one out, with Shaw garnering rousing cheers on his first run through the gates in years, a tent at the finish, and a fireworks display between the first and second runs followed by a rendition of the national anthem.

“This is a terrific way to spend New Year’s Eve, New England ski racing at its best,” Shaw commented at the finish.

The weather was New England at its winter best: a clear, dark sky, frigid cold and hard snow surfaces.

On the men’s side, contenders included the U.S. Team’s Robby Kelley, 2013 Eastern Cup champion and Middlebury standout Andrew McNealus, Middlebury star Hig Roberts (fresh off competing for Team USA at the World University Games where he garnered a seventh in the giant slalom), and perennial UVM top-finisher Sean Higgins, among others.

It was anybody’s race after the first run with Roberts in the lead, ahead of McNealus in second, Canadian Mathieu Bertrand of Dartmouth in third and Kelley in fourth, all separated by half a second. Finishing sixth in the first run, Higgins laid down what seemed like the unbeatable second run and overall time. But McNealus and then Roberts snuck past him, with Roberts taking the win, by a hair-thin margin of two hundredths of a second. Higgins had to settle for third. Kelley, who was a close fourth on the first run and within striking distance of the win, made a costly error in the second run, and fell out of the top ten.

On the women’s side, the U.S. Team’s Julia Ford had her hands full with Dartmouth’s Lizzie Kistler, young Czech Republic skier Katerina Kotrlova (of Killington Mountain School), and Dartmouth’s fast Kikut twins, Anna and Sara.

Ford seemed poised to take the evening after winning run one, with Kotrlova in second and Kistler in third, all within three tenths of a second. But Kistler took command of the second run, winning it by almost four tenths of a second over Ford, giving Kistler the overall win. Ford ultimately finished second and Kotrlova third.

Top U18 finishers were Burke Mountain Academy’s Aleck Sullivan for the boys, finishing 25th, and Stratton Mountain School’s Alice Merryweather for the girls, in eighth.

 

Men’s Results
RankBibFIS CodeNameYearNationRun 1Run 2Total TimeFIS Points
 1 9 934566ROBERTS Hig1991USA 42.64 46.41 1:29.05 17.87
 2 7 930194MCNEALUS Andrew1990USA 42.86 46.21 1:29.07 18.01
 3 12 930133HIGGINS Sean1990USA 43.37 46.00 1:29.37 20.10
 4 11 930214OLIVER Coley1990USA 43.38 46.64 1:30.02 24.62
 5 8 103527BEADON Christopher1989CAN 43.24 46.99 1:30.23 26.09
 6 13 110266ANGUITA Martin1991CHI 43.68 46.58 1:30.26 26.29
 7 10 930188MARSHALL Tucker1990USA 43.60 46.76 1:30.36 26.99
 8 4 6531115BROWN Griffin1995USA 43.44 47.23 1:30.67 29.15
 9 25 934505BAILEY Nick1991USA 44.13 46.55 1:30.68 29.22
 10 21 103706KIDD Charlie1990CAN 44.34 46.49 1:30.83 30.26
 11 15 930160KELLEY Robby1990USA 43.13 47.74 1:30.87 30.54
 12 67 104333GEDEON-ACHI Ghassan1993CAN 44.51 46.46 1:30.97 31.24
 13 35 6530826ROBERTSON Carter1994USA 44.33 46.76 1:31.09 32.07
 14 34 6530031STENICKA Nicholas1991USA 44.94 46.21 1:31.15 32.49
 15 1 6530250MORSE Ben1992USA 43.42 47.75 1:31.17 32.63
 16 2 103891KELLOCK Jonathan1992CAN 43.93 47.30 1:31.23 33.05
 17 27 934555MULHERN Liam1991USA 44.41 46.85 1:31.26 33.26
 18 24 934511BONEWALD Geoffrey1991USA 43.66 47.61 1:31.27 33.33
 19 23 103881FISHER MCCARNEY Dylan1992CAN 44.03 47.35 1:31.38 34.09
 19 16 6531147HARRISON Charles1995USA 44.38 47.00 1:31.38 34.09
 21 14 6530121FARRELL Brad1992USA 43.72 47.67 1:31.39 34.16
 22 20 6530108BROOKS Dylan1992USA 43.73 47.68 1:31.41 34.30
 23 17 6530498MCKENNA Christopher1993USA 44.04 47.66 1:31.70 36.32
 24 59 6530495MARTIN Max1993USA 44.99 47.09 1:32.08 38.97
 25 49 6531545SULLIVAN Aleck1996USA 45.09 47.18 1:32.27 40.29
 26 26 6530950HAYES Colin1994USA 45.33 47.79 1:33.12 46.21
 27 58 6531371TOMLINSON Henry1995USA 45.11 48.02 1:33.13 46.28
 28 50 6530099ARTSMA Robert1992USA 45.49 48.20 1:33.69 50.18
 29 42 740031SEREBRAKIAN Arman1987ARM 45.06 48.64 1:33.70 50.25
 30 65 6531486FUCIGNA Peter1996USA 45.62 48.50 1:34.12 53.17
 31 39 30388BIRKNER DE MIGUEL Tomas1997ARG 45.39 48.82 1:34.21 53.80
 32 41 6531251RICHARD Max1995USA 45.78 48.46 1:34.24 54.00
 33 29 934627CLIFFORD James1991USA 45.53 48.94 1:34.47 55.61
 34 31 6530262BECK Andrew1992USA 45.79 48.78 1:34.57 56.30
 35 33 6530487KRONE Kevin1993USA 45.96 48.98 1:34.94 58.88
 36 32 103901SUTTON Brandon1992CAN 46.53 49.29 1:35.82 65.01
 37 78 30351GRAMPA Pedro1995ARG 46.64 49.56 1:36.20 67.65
 38 62 930268SPANGLER Timothy1990USA 47.02 49.33 1:36.35 68.70
 39 70 6531123COSENTINO Nicholas1995USA 46.98 49.74 1:36.72 71.27
 40 72 6531108BEGOR Cortland1995USA 46.50 50.31 1:36.81 71.90
 41 81 6531708MCNAMARA P Finn1996USA 46.89 49.94 1:36.83 72.04
 42 56 6530831LENNOX Trevor1994USA 46.93 50.04 1:36.97 73.01
 43 109 6531981SLATTERY Logan1997USA 47.42 50.28 1:37.70 78.09
 44 80 6531593KOFOED Spencer1995USA 46.49 51.56 1:38.05 80.53
 45 61 6530628DIRSTINE Tanner1993USA 47.54 50.65 1:38.19 81.51
 46 118 6531925BLANCHARD Jack1997USA 48.30 50.61 1:38.91 86.52
 46 91 6531678CHARDAVOYNE Justin1996USA 48.28 50.63 1:38.91 86.52
 48 74 6531535QUEIROLO Wyatt1996USA 47.98 50.95 1:38.93 86.66
 49 90 6531873MCCUTCHEON Tristan1997USA 47.79 51.20 1:38.99 87.08
 50 97 6531598JORDAN Colby1996USA 48.02 51.08 1:39.10 87.84
 51 104 6531856GUTSTEIN Grant1997USA 48.22 50.95 1:39.17 88.33
 52 88 6531648HYLAND Christopher1996USA 47.76 51.44 1:39.20 88.54
 53 51 6530272NOLAN Matthew1992USA 47.72 51.80 1:39.52 90.77
 54 68 6530478JACOBS Jake1993USA 48.38 51.18 1:39.56 91.04
 55 89 6531652MACOMBER Clark1996USA 48.44 51.31 1:39.75 92.37
 56 82 6531390GALLAGHER Neil1995USA 48.84 50.95 1:39.79 92.65
 57 92 6531477EYUBOGLU Sabri1996USA 48.58 51.63 1:40.21 95.57
 58 100 6531244COUTURE Matthew1994USA 48.50 51.74 1:40.24 95.78
 59 93 6531209TOWNSEND Henry1995USA 48.31 52.06 1:40.37 96.68
 60 46 6530107BRADBURY Christopher1992USA 47.25 53.20 1:40.45 97.24
 61 115 6531903ZNAMIEROWSKI Ryan1997USA 48.94 51.70 1:40.64 98.56
 62 96 6531850FITZPATRICK Dillon1997USA 49.76 51.20 1:40.96 100.79
 63 30 6530507NIEDERHAUSER Christoph1993USA 51.54 49.48 1:41.02 101.21
 64 112 6531958KLOSTERMAN Paul1997USA 49.33 52.01 1:41.34 103.44
 65 84 30390LATTANZIO Franco1997ARG 49.14 52.48 1:41.62 105.39
 66 101 6531627YOVIENE Andrew1995USA 48.27 54.15 1:42.42 110.96
 67 116 6531947CHERNIN Zachary1997USA 48.88 54.01 1:42.89 114.23
 68 113 6531069LAMBERT Benjamin1994USA 49.83 53.14 1:42.97 114.79
 69 6 104003OVERING Robert1993CAN 55.79 47.32 1:43.11 115.76
 70 99 6531702LAYMAN Brooks1996USA 49.95 53.54 1:43.49 118.41
 71 117 6532047O REILLY Liam1997USA 50.46 53.06 1:43.52 118.62
 72 105 6531765DRUMMOND Speight1996USA 49.53 54.04 1:43.57 118.96
 73 120 6531892WAGNER Kalle1997USA 50.69 52.91 1:43.60 119.17
 74 103 6531548THOMPSON Dakota1995USA 49.38 54.75 1:44.13 122.86
 75 53 6530901FERRI Michael1994USA 45.98 58.65 1:44.63 126.34
 76 5 930047BLACK Hunter1990USA 45.01 1:00.48 1:45.49 132.33
 77 48 6530845BOARDMAN Michael1994USA 45.45 1:03.38 1:48.83 155.59
 78 45 6531520MORSE Sam1996USA 45.59 1:05.53 1:51.12 171.53
 79 121 6531891VAN RAALTE Alexander1997USA 53.62 58.10 1:51.72 175.71
Did not start 2nd run
 114 6531852GALLAGHER Christian1997USA
 85 6531101ABADAN Taner1995USA
 79 6531395STODGELL Spencer1995USA
 36 6531519MOONEY Ryan1996USA
Did not start 1st run
 95 6531282COMBE Jacob1994USA
Did not finish 2nd run
 122 6531928KENNEY Patrick1997USA
 119 6531837BERTRAM Christopher1997USA
 107 6531588WILCOX Colby1996USA
 106 6531461BURDETT Jackson1996USA
 98 6531047FLORIAN Austin1994USA
 87 6531274MARSHALL James1995USA
 77 6530235HANBURY Ian1992USA
 76 6531515MCCROSSAN Andrew1996USA
 73 6530804ROBERTS Murphy1994USA
 71 6531199SHEILS Charles1995USA
 69 6531273LORD Hunter1995USA
 66 6530897PASTERIS Nicholas Kendall1994USA
 60 6530294BOBOTAS Tom1992USA
 57 6531338MANGIACOTTI Brian1995USA
 55 6530237FURRER Cameron1992USA
 44 6530284COFFIN Eric1992USA
 43 6531129EPSTEIN Jeremy1995USA
 40 103895MCCONVILLE Charles1992CAN
 38 6530140MCLAUGHLIN Prescott1992USA
 37 930174LAWRENCE Chad1990USA
 19 6530009OGLE Jay1991USA
 18 6530475HOULE Carson1993USA
 3 103669BERTRAND Mathieu1991CAN
Did not finish 1st run
 111 6531862PEAKE Elijah1997USA
 110 6531513MATEL Samuel1996USA
 108 6531654OSUCHOWSKI Jesse1996USA
 102 6530148OOT Matthew1992USA
 94 6531556WHYTE Robert1996USA
 86 30331MURTAGH Federico1994ARG
 83 6531507LASH Max1996USA
 75 6531202SPANGLER Peter1995USA
 64 6531237VANZON-BORWICK Jackson1995USA
 63 6531392COLLOPY Ryan1995USA
 54 6531156KINSELLA Zach1995USA
 52 6531086WILLIAMS Michael1993USA
 47 30357DUKE William1995ARG
 28 304050WATANABE Takehiro1993JPN
 22 6530493MACOMBER Sam1993USA

 

Women’s Results

RankBibFIS CodeNameYearNationRun 1Run 2Total TimeFIS Points
 1 2 539379KISTLER Lizzie1992USA 46.11 46.09 1:32.20 24.84
 2 1 538855FORD Julia1990USA 45.87 46.45 1:32.32 25.65
 3 4 155741KOTRLOVA Katerina1994CZE 46.02 46.88 1:32.90 29.55
 4 14 539660KIKUT Sara1993USA 47.07 47.37 1:34.44 39.90
 5 10 539617BARCLAY Katelyn1993USA 47.15 47.40 1:34.55 40.64
 6 15 539652HAYES Emily1993USA 47.47 47.24 1:34.71 41.72
 7 26 539356CASTON Rose1992USA 46.93 48.37 1:35.30 45.69
 8 17 6535600MERRYWEATHER Alice1996USA 47.50 48.12 1:35.62 47.84
 9 8 539694STRONG Anne1993USA 48.05 47.81 1:35.86 49.45
 10 32 35164GRAMPA Maria1993ARG 48.12 47.85 1:35.97 50.19
 11 7 539853KLEIN Morgan1993USA 48.11 48.11 1:36.22 51.87
 12 16 539974HUSSON Emily1994USA 48.29 47.94 1:36.23 51.94
 13 12 539502COTTRILL Sarah1992USA 47.98 48.42 1:36.40 53.08
 14 19 539172SHAW Kara1991USA 48.42 48.08 1:36.50 53.76
 15 35 6535167CONNACHER Michelle1995USA 48.81 47.80 1:36.61 54.50
 16 22 6535185GREENE Katy1995USA 48.65 48.20 1:36.85 56.11
 17 18 496222LOPEZ Clara1996SPA 48.75 48.48 1:37.23 58.66
 18 11 175041LEMGART Charlotte Techen1993DAN 48.21 49.05 1:37.26 58.87
 19 24 539934GILBERT Elle1994USA 49.30 48.08 1:37.38 59.67
 20 3 539087BARRY Caroline1991USA 48.68 48.74 1:37.42 59.94
 21 46 275026SWEENEY Kristen1995IRE 48.82 48.63 1:37.45 60.14
 22 27 6535497SKOVRAN Alexandra1996USA 49.35 48.36 1:37.71 61.89
 23 30 6535107HILL Rainie1994USA 48.93 48.91 1:37.84 62.77
 24 6 35202RONCALLO Manuela1996ARG 49.00 48.95 1:37.95 63.51
 25 31 6535624DONNAN Gibson1996USA 48.95 49.12 1:38.07 64.31
 26 48 6535781SHAW Eva1997USA 48.89 49.23 1:38.12 64.65
 27 20 6535043ZELIFF Caite1994USA 49.38 48.82 1:38.20 65.19
 28 45 539980KANNEGIESER Isabel1994USA 49.51 49.46 1:38.97 70.36
 29 33 6535542ANTONELLI Brielle1996USA 49.78 49.24 1:39.02 70.70
 30 47 6535454HULLEBERG Greta1996USA 49.69 49.56 1:39.25 72.25
 31 36 539918ROOS Nicole1994USA 49.67 49.74 1:39.41 73.32
 32 34 539695TROXELL Courtney1993USA 49.68 49.87 1:39.55 74.27
 33 21 6535109COWIE Eliza1994USA 49.52 50.10 1:39.62 74.74
 34 87 6535753KAPLAN Amelia1997USA 51.24 49.64 1:40.88 83.21
 35 63 6535771NAWROCKI Rachel1997USA 50.80 50.33 1:41.13 84.89
 36 70 6535810STEFFEY Amanda1997USA 51.02 50.38 1:41.40 86.71
 37 40 6535263STOBIERSKI Lauren1995USA 51.04 50.64 1:41.68 88.59
 38 51 6535601MOSENTHAL Teagan1996USA 50.63 51.06 1:41.69 88.66
 39 53 6535482PIER Ellyn1996USA 51.13 50.89 1:42.02 90.87
 40 25 6535504STOLAR Sammi1996USA 51.25 50.86 1:42.11 91.48
 41 39 6535063WILCOX Kelsey1994USA 50.70 51.62 1:42.32 92.89
 42 58 539935WHATLEY Eliza1994USA 50.59 51.96 1:42.55 94.44
 43 41 6535187HADDEN Whitney1995USA 50.88 51.70 1:42.58 94.64
 43 37 6535169CORDINGLEY Nicole1994USA 52.49 50.09 1:42.58 94.64
 45 43 6535426CAMERON Elizabeth1996USA 51.95 50.97 1:42.92 96.93
 46 74 6535770NAWROCKI Marika1997USA 51.84 51.18 1:43.02 97.60
 47 50 539993TURKO Kylee1993USA 50.97 52.17 1:43.14 98.41
 48 52 539994SOLOMON Michelle1992USA 51.70 51.71 1:43.41 100.22
 49 57 539950SMITH Willow1994USA 51.05 52.38 1:43.43 100.36
 50 76 6535769NAWROCKI Alexx1997USA 52.36 51.48 1:43.84 103.11
 51 55 6535049TAYLOR Nicole1994USA 51.75 52.36 1:44.11 104.93
 52 9 539460CHARDAVOYNE Paige1992USA 52.80 51.57 1:44.37 106.68
 53 71 539630CHOMA Christie1993USA 52.32 52.13 1:44.45 107.22
 54 49 6535229ROWLAND Jennifer1995USA 51.73 52.76 1:44.49 107.48
 55 23 539902VOLK Jocelyn1994USA 51.92 53.11 1:45.03 111.12
 56 60 6535501SPENCER Payton1996USA 52.39 52.82 1:45.21 112.33
 57 79 6535867FAHEY Jessa1995USA 53.05 52.43 1:45.48 114.14
 58 61 6535487RICE Lea1996USA 52.85 52.81 1:45.66 115.35
 59 65 6535827RICHARDSON Lindsay1997USA 52.39 53.40 1:45.79 116.23
 60 67 6535713HUFTALEN Cameron1996USA 54.04 52.65 1:46.69 122.28
 61 56 6535042BURTON Kaitlin1994USA 53.19 53.67 1:46.86 123.42
 62 86 299688CALDESI Elisabetta1997ITA 53.76 53.24 1:47.00 124.36
 63 66 6535508VAN DEURSEN Molly1996USA 53.56 53.45 1:47.01 124.43
 64 68 6535543ARMBRUSTER Caroline1996USA 54.73 53.24 1:47.97 130.89
 65 69 6535738CLARKE Alexandra1997USA 54.56 54.05 1:48.61 135.19
 66 80 6535854RUBIN Samantha1997USA 53.83 55.01 1:48.84 136.74
 67 75 6535743FLORIAN Erika1997USA 54.79 54.10 1:48.89 137.07
 68 78 6535809DONNAN Ingrid1997USA 54.07 54.88 1:48.95 137.48
 69 83 6535871KLINKENBERG Ingrid1997USA 55.47 54.97 1:50.44 147.50
 70 82 6535852BARBIER Olivia1997USA 55.77 54.96 1:50.73 149.45
 71 84 6535821HAMILTON Annika1997USA 56.31 55.05 1:51.36 153.68
 72 72 6535188HANSEN Maddy1995USA 56.38 55.52 1:51.90 157.31
 73 73 6535836WALSH Emma1997USA 55.03 57.03 1:52.06 158.39
 74 62 6535708JEFFERSON Carly1996USA 1:04.06 52.92 1:56.98 191.47
Did not start 2nd run
 13 539661KIKUT Anna1993USA
Did not finish 2nd run
 81 6535754KATZ Nicola1997USA
 44 6535156BERTRAND Sylvie1995USA
 29 6535175DINAPOLI Kelly Anne1995USA
Did not finish 1st run
 85 6535750HENRIQUES Olivia1997USA
 77 107445MASSON Catherine1991CAN
 64 6535591HOTALING Abigail1995USA
 59 539464CONNORS Leigh Anne1992USA
 54 6535528ERHARD Racheal1996USA
 42 225567MACEY Abbie1994GBR
 38 6535376SHAW Linley1995USA
 28 6535359DALEY Ryann1995USA
 5 539899SCHROER Lisa1994USA