The NSW State Championships were held this year at Perisher, the cover across the mountain being the best it’s been for a very long time. All lifts were running and races were positioned on the best stashes of piste across the three main areas of Perisher. Our boarders this year have been the top performers to gain invitation to the State Championships and Louis McCrohon (6Hi), Harrison Waters (9We) and Kris Dahan (11Hi) all flew the flag and raced well in their individual events. Harrison Waters held some tight lines through his Giant Slalom runs, but was unable to seal a top 10 position. Louis McCrohon was racing for the Prep and Junior Schools and raced really well in the Giant Slalom, gaining an invitation to the Australian Championships, but unfortunately missed out in his Boarder Cross event as he slid out on his second run. Kris Dahan, the humble man he is, looked fresh and relaxed at the top of a very technical and challenging Boarder Cross course. He rode the course well, especially as the start was a very difficult set of rollers and put two great times together to finish 5th overall in division 1. Kris continued his good form and slayed his Giant Slalom runs to finish equal 1st with two blistering times, booking himself into the Australian Championships for both his events.
Ryan Nazha (8Mu) flew the flag for the Trinity Skiers, navigating the course extremely well and coming agonising close missing a spot to the Australian Championships by split seconds.
Kris Dahan and Louis McCrohon will be competing at the Australian Interschools Championships at Mt Buller from the 7th-11th of September.
Ben Treloar | MIC Snow Sports
Louis McCrohon (6Hi), Kris Dahan (11Hi) with Mr Treloar