Ski and Snowboard Teams Make it to College National Championships to compete in slopestyle, boardercross, giant slalom, quarter pipe, and alpine racing.
As skiers and snowboarders, we can all relate to how our calf, quad and hamstring muscles feel after a long day on the slopes, tight and possibly achy. Skiing and snowboarding are intensive sports that ask a lot from our bodies, particularly in the hips and legs. As we progress in these sports, our muscles become agile and our movements more graceful.
However, the back and forth commands on the body can still be inadequate for healing the tired and tense muscles. Instead of a hop-to-it morning, and a sit on the couch with a beer kind of evening, try yoga before and after riding to slow down, relax, and strengthen your body’s muscles. Drink plenty of water and reward yourself with a beer afterwards.
Regionals, a slopestyle competition and giant slalom race, took place at Mammoth Mountain this past weekend. Over 20 of SNC’s athletes, both skiers and snowboarders, piled in the school’s vans and made the four hour drive to Mammoth.
ON RIGHT, Post huddle, the women return to the field against Whitman College during the second game of four at the UCSB Lacrosse Tournament.
BELOW, the Lady Eagle’s Lacrosse team driving back through Big Sur after a weekend tournament at University of California, Santa Barbara from Feb. 13-16.
BELOW, SNC’S Women’s Lacrosse Team poses for a team photo at Goleta Beach Park before a weekend of games. The team, which is going through its inaugrual season went 0-4 at the tournament, but came away with high hopes and anticipation for the upcoming season. Their first game is at noon on Saturday, March 1, at University of California, Davis.
The Super Bowl attracts a large crowd for many different reasons and everybody that watched the game got something different out of it. Some watched for the commercials, some for the halftime show, some just watched because everybody else was, but me, I watched to see the Seattle Seahawks kick the living tar out of the Denver Broncos for three to four hours.
Senior Kyle Smaine and Junior Rebecca Roberts will be watching the Olympic games from TV’s, rather than their skis at the top of the run in Sochi, Russia after suffering from injuries in Olympic qualifying events.
We’ve all had the same conversation too many times, it’s an unnecessary downer. Furthermore, it’s a bandwagon rant. The same people who have been known to skip powder days to nurse a hangover are now “devastated” about the lack of snow. Why is it so trendy to complain? Instead of reiterating the obvious, here are a few more productive and positive ways to deal with the drought.
Some people may think of the group of friends that make up Strange Brew and Gremlinz as crews, gangs or even frats, but really they’re just individuals collectively dedicated to sharing the simple passion of having both of your feet atop a board, and documenting their extreme sports experiences whenever possible.
One group of students however, has had snow on their mind long before Boreal opened and long before hiking Mt. Rose was an option. The SNC Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Teams have been prepping for snow since school started in August.
“In the beginning, it was all about running and building a base of endurance,” said Coach Jon Cherry. “Having a base of endurance is crucial to build strength and agility.”