Team Frisco Shines On Day 1 Of The International Children’s Games

Team  Summit  and  Summit  Nordic Ski Club athletes, competing as Team  Frisco  had  a successful first day of competition. Every athlete put down  their best runs resulting in a total of 9 podiums on day one of the games.

The games started with 3 podiums for the Summit  Nordic Ski Club athletes in their Classic Distance Race. The boy’s  Bronze  medal  went to Nico Konecny. The girls ended with Nina Schamberger taking the Gold Medal and  teammate Annabelle  Pattenden just behind for the Silver.

“It was  great  to compete against an international field and  today  we gave  it our all!, said  Gold medalist Nina Schamberger. “There were two podium spots earned by the USA and  both  of them going to Frisco.”

While the SNSC  athletes set  the tempo at the Lake Placid  Olympic Nordic center, Team  Summit athletes followed up with an additional 6 podiums at the famous Whiteface Mountain,  home  of the

1980 Winter Olympics.  Flat light and  light rain didn’t deter  the Team  Summit  Athletes. Alex Thisted started the team  off with a Gold medal  in girl's slopestyle. Not to be outdone the boy’s  snowboard team  posted a strong show  with Karis Stang securing the Silver medal  and  Bodie Heflin following up with the Bronze.

The girls snowboard event  wrapped up the day with a podium sweep for Team  Summit  riders.  Alina Cospolich rode  her way to the Bronze  medal, teammate Jadyn Dalrymple pulled  in the Silver and Alyssa Moroco  held on to win the Gold

“All the Team  Frisco  athletes went into the day with the mindset to have  fun, enjoy the experience and  give their all in the competitions.” said  CB Bechtel Executive Director of Team  Summit. “That attitude and  the hard  work put in training before the competition paid  off big time for these outstanding young  people.”

The athletes will be back  in action  on Wednesday for day two of the games. The Nordic athletes will compete in a Freestyle Sprint Race, Snowboarders will compete in Boarder Cross, and  Alpine athletes will pair up with athletes from other  nations in 4 person teams to compete in Parallel Slalom.


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