The Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships has been running at Mt Buller for over 60 years and is the single biggest ski race event in the southern hemisphere. This year saw 205 schools entered, and nearly 3000 students competing.
From Monday 20 August to Sunday 26 August our skiers had the chance to compete in the Alpine Giant Slalom, Snowboard Giant Slalom, Snowboard Cross, Ski Cross, Moguls, Cross Country Classical, Cross Country Freestyle Relay, Slopestyle Ski and Slopestyle Snowboard. We had over 30 competitors racing in over 70 events during race week. The conditions were perfect with plenty of sun, mild winds and fantastic snow conditions.
Max Campbell (Year 1) came 10th in Alpine Giant Slalom - 116 competitors.
The Div 6 (Year 1) Alpine Giant Slalom team of Max Campbell, Jaxon Pearce and James Teoh came in 8th place.
The Div 3 Girls (Year 9) Snowboard team of Eliza Baranow, Chloe Nightingale and Alex Feenstra came 4th in both their Giant Slalom and Snowboard Cross races.
Alex Feenstra placed 2nd in the Snowboard Cross and 4th in the Giant Slalom race, setting the fastest run of the day of all girls and all Div 3 boys.
The Year 10 team of Liam Nichol and Brodie Baranow placed 7th in Div 2 boys moguls.
Liam Nichol placed 2nd in Ski Slopestyle for Div 2 boys.
The Year 10 snowboard boys, Jed Grant and Jaryd Coen placed 8th in Snowboard Giant Slalom and 7th in Snowboard Cross.
Amos Jericho (Year 10) placed 9th in Snowboard Slopestyle (Div 2 boys).
Zac Nightingale (Year 11) placed 6th in Div 1 boys Snowboard Giant Slalom.
Based on their results of being placed in the top 15 of their event or in a top-six team, the following students have been invited to compete at the National Interschool’s at Perisher.
|Max Campbell||1||6||Alpine Giant Slalom + Alpine Ski Cross|
|Chloe Nightingale||8||3||Snowboard Giant Slalom + Snowboard Cross|
|Alex Feenstra||8||3||Snowboard Giant Slalom + Snowboard Cross|
|Liam Nichol||10||2||Moguls + Ski Slopestyle|
|Amos Jericho||10||2||Snowboard Slopestyle|
|Zac Nightingale||11||1||Snowboard Giant Slalom + Snowboard Cross|