20th August 2018
Waihi entered a team of 14 boys in the Aoraki Championships this year, 12 skiers (Beau Armstrong, Freddy Backhouse, Jim Cullen, Ben Donaldson, James Groundwater, Harry Hanson, Simon Henriksen, William Henriksen, Morgan Little, Angus Murray, Luke Skinner and Will Studholme), and 2 snowboarders (Edward Bodie-Healy and Harison Staples).
The boys treated the event as a trial to help select teams for the Cheeseman and Porter competitions.
The day started at 7:30am and the boys headed up Mt Dobson. They all took great interest in the course inspection and when racing started the boys all had a clear first run through the slalom gates. This trend continued and the boys went from strength to strength, all posting faster times every run.
Congratulations to Angus Murray who won the Year 7 and 8 competition, and all the Waihi boys said it was the best run they had ever seen.
A massive thanks to all the parents who went to Mt Dobson on Sunday, the team could not have competed without your help.