GNA Skiers Continue Strong Skiing at the State Middle School Championships
Center Sandwich, NH – Feb. 19, 2015 – Gunstock Nordic Association – After a long season of training and preparation GNA skiers continue to notch strong performances. This time around it was with their younger middle school skiers who skied to a second-place finish in the 16th Annual Middle School State Championships (boy’s division). Leading the way for the boy’s in the 4k-skate race and taking the top two spots were up-and-coming GNA skiers Josh Valentine (13:26) and Cal Schrupp (13:51). Mitch Townsend also displayed some fast skiing by finishing in the top third of the race with a time of 18:18. In the girls race Catherine Stow had one of her best races of the season by skiing to a solid 7th place (17:47) out of 107 skiers.
Gilford boys, 2d place
Individual medalists Josh Valentine (gold, center) and Cal Schrupp (silver, right)
Gilford Middle School Nordic Ski Team with GNA coaches Kale Poland and Nina Gavrylyuk
Left to right: Kale Poland, Catherine Stow, Alice Riley (Belmont), Josh Valentine, Cal Schrupp, Tyler Pearson, Mitchel Townsend, Eddie Demers, and Nina Gavrylyuk