Well the temperature dropped and wind arrived for the final day of competition in the Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships, setting up an epic battle to the finish with SMGS only 1 gold behind Jindabyne Central School in the medal tally.

The day kicked off with a late venue change that saw the division 1 Snowboard GS moved from Guthega to Front Valley due to high winds. That definitely didn’t deter our girls who locked out both the 2nd and 3rd step of the podium, followed by an individual 2nd place for Cora McCloskey.

Over on Sun Valley, Finn Sadler added to his impressive horde with another individual gold medal in the in the division 2 SkierX, taking his tally to 3 individual gold and 2 team gold.

The division 1 SnowboardX teams were next to hit the Sun Valley course with both our girls (3rd) and boys (2nd) taking to the podium and Alec Gordon taking home an individual silver.

Across the mountain in Blue Cow, division 3 hit Mogul Matt’s for the last time in 2018 with our girls bringing home a solid 3rd place, including an individual 2nd place for Charlotte Wilson.

It was a close fight in the medal tally on the final day but SMGS was edged out of top spot by a very deserving Jindabyne Central School with 21 Gold medals.

After taking out 3rd place in the Primary Co-Ed Overall points score, which is an amazing results considering the size of our Junior School compared to our main competitors, SMSG was announced as the 2018 Secondary Co-Ed Overall Champions, finishing almost 100 points ahead of our nearest rival.

For our Year 12 competitors, today is bittersweet as it marks the last time that they will compete at an Interschools event. Congratulations to follow Year 12 students who have represented SMGS for the last time at the 2018 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships:

  • Abbey Clark
  • Alexander Gordon
  • Bryn Nicholas
  • Cody Maxwell
  • Cora McCloskey
  • Declan Burke
  • Isabelle Beaton
  • Jeremy Davies
  • Kadee Laird
  • Milan Dragovich
  • Rebecca Matthes

We wish you all the best as you embark on your HSC exams and on to the next chapter in your lives. For those of you who will be continuing your snowsports careers, best of luck and know that SMGS will be watching when you hit the big time!

A huge thank you to all the staff, students, parents, family and friends that help make these events happen, especially those who have taken the time to volunteer over the course of the competition.

Enjoy the rest of winter and WooHoo Team SMGS!

Race Day Stats

Max Temp: 2.1c
Weather: Sunny and windy.
Snow Conditions: Better than the last few days

Medal Tally

School Gold Silver Bronze
1 Jindabyne Central School 21 18 16
2 Snowy Mountains Grammar School 18 17 15
3 The Scots College 16 12 6
4 Presbyterian Ladies College 7 4 3
5 Redlands 6 2 8

Team Podiums

Snowboard GS

Division 1 Female Team – 2nd Place
Division 1 Female Team – 3rd Place
Division 1 Male Team – 3rd Place

SkierX

Division 2 Male Team – 3rd Place

SnowboardX

Division 1 Female Team – 3rd Place
Division 1 Male Team – 2nd Place

Moguls

Division 3 Female Team – 2nd Place

Individual Podiums

Snowboard GS

Cora McCloskey – Division 1 Female – 2nd Place

SkierX

Finnley Sadler – Division 2 Male – 1st Place

SnowboardX

Alexander Gordon – Division 1 Male – 2nd Place

Moguls

Charlotte Wilson – Division 3 Female – 2nd Place

Fun Fact – Finn Sadler’s medal haul would have placed him 8th out 95 schools. With the form he’s in at the moment, you could give that boy a toboggan and he’d still take home the gold!