Ski team off to strong start, succeeds at Squaw

Junior Laura Hiller Ski's Down Slope in Monday's Race
Junior Laura Hiller skis down the slope during Monday’s race at Squaw Valley.

By Juliet Sanders, Staff–

With a rich history of success, Davis High’s ski team has a lot to live up to this season. And only two races into the year, the future is looking bright–and snowy.

The ski team competed at Squaw Valley for its second race of the season on Monday, Jan. 11. Senior Nina Shields was the highest-scoring competitor for the second-place women’s varsity team, finishing fourth. Next came junior Leila Roberts (sixth), followed by sophomore Anna Sanchirico (ninth)

The men’s varsity team took first and saw a majority of its skiers finish in the top 15. The pack was led by seniors Miles Wong and Justin Reno, who took fourth and fifth, respectively. Closely following was senior Justin Bier, who placed eighth.

“I did have low expectation going into this season because so many of our best skiers graduated last year, but after our first two races I’m much more optimistic,” Shields said. “Everyone is working really hard and doing better than we expected.”

Roberts agrees.

“So far the team has done really well. Davis has won both races we’ve had so far and I hope we can keep on winning,” Roberts concluded.

The team is coached by Bob Brewer and assistant John Wolfe–both much-loved by the skiers.

“Bob is by far the coolest guy I’ve ever met,” junior Laura Hiller said. “John is awesome too; he’s such a sweet guy and is really supportive of all the players.”

Ski team’s next race will take place Friday, Jan. 22.

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