With the sun setting on Day 3 of the 2017 Subaru NSW State Interschools Championships, athletes, coaches, parents, teachers and cheering squads should now be accustomed to the ebb and flow of the six-day event.

One of the most rewarding parts of the championships is the opportunity for athletes to compete in all disciplines in both ski and snowboard. There is also a great mix of opportunities for individuals in pursuit of snowsports success and for teams to rally together.

Last year saw the Slopestyle event make its debut in Division 1 and 2 and, this year, it has been extended to Division 3. The Subaru NSW State Interschools Championships are now host to: Alpine GS, Snowboard GS, Skier Cross, Snowboard Cross, Moguls, Snowboard Slopestyle, Skier Slopestyle, and Cross-Country. According to a post on the NSW Interschools Snowsports Facebook page, this year, the event boasts over 1500 competitors from 183 different schools. SMGS has 143 students competing, roughly 52% of our Term 3 student population.

Acting Principal, Mrs Kelli Wilson was proud of our students efforts and team-work over the first few days of competition saying,  “Interschools is always a huge commitment from all of our students, staff and Parents. I want to congratulate each and every competitor on their team spirit and their individual determination to represent our School. Good luck for the rest of the competition”

With a stacked events schedule, great weather and ample opportunity for all competitors, our top three highlights from the first few days of the NSW State Interschools include:

1)      The Div 5 boys and girls Moguls team on the podium for their silver medals. For some students this is the first Interschools medal.

2)      All our Primary teams in Snowboarding and Moguls have qualified through to State.

3)      The clean sweep of Div 1 and Div 3 girls Snowboard and Snowboard X teams

After two days of competition, SMGS has had the following podium results:

Moguls

Div 4 Female Team 2nd: Chloe Chilcott, Charlotte Mooney and Abbey Wilson
Div 4 Female Individual 3rd: Chloe Chilcott
Div 5 Female Team 2nd: Sami Stynes-Garratty and Ally Quinn
Div 5 Female Individual 3rd: Ally Quinn
Div 5 Male Team 2nd: Ben Gannon, Billy Brown and Aiden Moore
Div 5 Male Individual 3rd: Ben Gannon

Snowboard

Div 1 Female Team 1st: Georgia Crisp, Cora McCloskey and Rebekah Batson
Div 1 Female Individual: 1st Cora McCloskey and 2nd Georgia Crisp
Div 1 Male Team 2nd: Alec Gordon, Bryn Nicholas and Ben Swift
Div 2 Female Team 1st: Jamie Mawkes, Clem Mobbs and Lucy Joyce
Div 2 Female Individual: 2nd Clem Mobbs and 3rd Jamie Mawkes
Div 2 Male Team 1st: Finn Sadler, Chester Foot and Campbell Oatley
Div 2 Male Individual 1st: Finn Sadler
Div 3 Female Team 2nd: Jess Dickson, Mia Chawner and Hannah Hall
Div 3 Female Individual 3rd: Hannah Hall
Div 3 Male Team 1st: Max Vardy, Flynn Gannon and Fletcher Thew
Div 3 Male Individual 3rd: Flynn Gannon
Div 4 Female Team 2nd: Abbey Wilson, Cassie Nicholls and Ruby Smith
Div 4 Female Individual 1st: Abey Wilson
Div 4 Male Team 3rd: Will Melloh and Garrett Beilicz
Div 5 Female Team 2nd: Olivia Roche, Sami Stynes-Garratty and Ally Quinn

SBX

Div 1 Female Team 1st: Georgia Crisp, Cora McCloskey and Rebecca Matthes
Div 1 Female Individual: 1st Georgia Crisp and 3rd Cora McCloskey
Div 1 Male Team 2nd: Alec Gordon, Bryn Nicholas and Ben Swift
Div 1 Male Individual: Alec Gordon 2nd and Bryn Nicholas 3rd
Div 2 Female Team 2nd: Jamie Mawkes, Clem Mobbs and Lucy Joyce
Div 2 Female Individual 2nd: Jamie Mawkes
Div 2 Male Team 2nd: Finn Sadler, Chester Foot and Campbell Oatley
Div 2 Male Individual 1st: Finn Sadler
Div 3 Female Team 1st: Jess Dickson, Mia Chawner and Hannah Hall
Div 3 Female Individual 3rd: Jess Dickson
Div 3 Female Team 3rd: Lily Jekel and Cat Stynes-Garratty
Div 3 Male Team 1st: Max Vardy, Flynn Gannon and Fletcher Thew
Div 3 Male Individual 2nd: Max Vardy
Div 4 Female Team 1st: Abbey Wilson, Ruby Smith and Cassie Nicholls
Div 4 Female Individual: 2nd Ruby Smith and 3rd Abbey Wilson
Div 4 Male Team 3rd: Will Melloh and Garret Beilicz
Div 4 Male Individual 1st: Will Melloh
Div 5 Female Team 2nd: Ally Quinn, Sami Stynes-Garratty and Olivia Roche

For a full list of results, please visit: 2017 State Interschools results

Day 3 is under way, with students competing in the Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle and the Cross-Country races.  Good luck to all racers for the remaining three days of competition.

To view the Subaru NSW State Interschools Schedule, please visit: 2017 State Interschools Schedule

A day 3 and 4 report will follow after tomorrow’s events.