2-26-20 Meisters

Racer Jo Jo Skelley of Wolfeboro, on team Wolfpack, is followed by White Mountains TV videographer Hans Bauer while racing the yellow course during week 7 of Mountain Meister race series at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway Wednesday. Skelley and fellow teammates make the trip from Wolfeboro to race the series. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

CONWAY — Week 7 of Cranmore Mountain Meisters started off Wednesday after the Presidents Birthday Vacation Week layoff with a little bit of a rain while the Meisters crew set the course. By the time racing started, the rain had stopped, and although it was cloudy it turned into a nice warm spring-skiing type day.

We had nearly 300 Meisters racing this week. The Pay2Play option from open until close was for Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence and raised over $350 this week.

It was another great week for the Meisters. Recent Cranmore Snowsports Hall of Fame inductee Eddie Bradley set a scorcher for a course, and we had our first 23 sec runs of the year.

Julien Deniaud took the top spot this week with a 23.94; Richie Scanlon was second with a 23.98 and Trevor Tasker rounded out the top three. For the women, Maddie Glavin was the only woman to break the 25-second barrier with a 24.99, followed by Taryn Palmer, and tying for third were Maggie Flynn and Kayla Kowal.

In the telemark division, Paul Robert won for the men, and Martha Leich was tops for the women. For the snowboarders, Jeff Frechette took the top spot this week for the men, and Cassie Doucet won for the women.

Remember, we have moved the downhill from Week 8 to Week 9 due to a scheduling conflict; thanks for your understanding and spread the word.

Next week we will be having a Costume Contest, so wear a colorful outfit, and we will be giving out a prize for the best costume of the day.

The Pay2Play is again for Starting Point next week. We will have our après ski and live music from Even Better Medicine. For more information on events, go to cranmore.com and click on the events.

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