Nordic skiers of the week!
After a good two days of racing in positively scorching weather, we have our next skiers of the week. A freshman and a senior. The wise and the sprightly. Both racers began their EISA season challenging at the top, and both built on those early results to win an EISA carnival race at Oak Hill, hitting the podium on both days.
So, our skiers of the week...
Peter Wolter enjoyed a strong two days at the Dartmouth carnival. Day one saw the Middlebury senior from Idaho step to the top of the podium, and on day two he traded places with Luke Allan, finishing second.
Wolter was previously an EISA Rookie of the Year, and this season sees a continuation of a prominent EISA career. Expect Wolter to continue, and perhaps improve on, these strong results at his home carnival this weekend.
A quick shoutout to Luke Allan, who tied Wolter on EISA points but unfortunately lost the tie breaker.
After a third place on Friday, Lyons beat out the last two skiers of the week, Bizyukova and Drolet, to finish first in the women's freestyle skate. Like fellow freshman skier of the week, it is Lyons' first EISA carnival win.
Lyons is a freshman at UNH, and before joining the wildcats she skied out of Ottawa, Ontario. This is a natural progression for Lyons after a series of competitive results on and near the podium. Expect the UNH freshman to be the class of the EISA for years to come, along with some of the other fast freshman we've highlighted this year.
A correction had to be made to this post, which previously listed Luke Allan as the men's skier of the week rather than Peter Wolter.
Check back in this tomorrow for the Middlebury course spotlight, and then this weekend for the race recaps!