Sparta Ski Teams Qualify For State Championships

Girl Win GS #3 at Mt Peter
2024 Ski Team Seniors Madison, Drew & Sam

Sparta Ski Teams Qualify To Compete At NJ State Championships!

I am thrilled to announce that both the girls’ and boys’ varsity ski teams have qualified for the NJ State Championships and are eagerly looking forward to the competitions. Out of the 24 NJ high school ski teams, the top ten will be competing for the podium. The State Championships will be held at Mountain Creek over two days, with the Giant Slalom competition on Friday, February 23rd, and the Slalom competition on Monday, Feb 26th.

Throughout the entire season, the girls displayed exceptional performance, taking first place in five races and second place in one conference race. Their outstanding achievements led them to secure the 2nd rank in the NJISRA, boasting an impressive 97% win percentage with 33 victories and only 1 loss. Vernon High School currently holds the top position and maintains an undefeated record. Ridge is ranked third.

The boys' ski team has stepped up to the podium in all but one race, ranked 6th in the state and qualifying for States. At the end of the regular season, they hold a solid 78% win rate with 32 victories and only 9 losses. Above Sparta, are four private schools dominating the top spots Delbarton, Pingry, Don Bosco, and Morristown Beard respectively; Ridge is ranked 5th.

We concluded the regular season this week with back-to-back races.

Giant Slalom #3 Conf B & E 2/15/24

On Thursday night the Sparta ski team celebrated our Senior Athletes: Madison Campisi, Drew Young, and Sam Scalera. The girls' ski team emerged victorious in 1st place in the Giant Slalom race at Mt Peter, clocking a team time of 4:16.08. Madison Campisi secured the first position, while Aubrey Zimmermann, Julia Smith, and Sunny Young finished in the 5th, 8th, and 9th positions respectively. The boys’ ski team encountered a few obstacles, yet they successfully delivered 4 racers' finishes. Ryan Grycuk secured the 8th position, Drew Young (10th), Pat Fitzsimmons (16th), and Chase Thonus (29th). Their combined efforts resulted in a fifth-place finish, completing the race in 4:14.89. Delbarton won the race with a time of 3:53.56.

Wishing our Ski Team Seniors the very best of luck: Madison Campisi, Drew Young, and Sam Scalera

Slalom #3 Varsity West Conference 2/16/24

Yesterday evening, we commemorated our success on the podium at the concluding conference race of the season; a varsity slalom race hosted at the National Winter Activity Center. The Sparta girls’ ski team emerged victorious, winning the race with a collective time of 8:02.75, spearheaded by Madison Campisi (2nd), Aubrey Zimmermann (8th), Julia Smith (9th), and Sunny Young (19th). Ridge took second place with a team time of 8:16.17 and Blair Academy finished in third place with a team time of 8:38.21. The boys' ski team secured third place on the podium with a combined time of 7:39.69, led by Ryan Grycuk in 8th place, Drew Young in 10th place, Pat Fitzsimmons in 15th place, and Matt Stites in 32nd place. Pingry claimed victory with a team time of 6:55.82, while Morristown Beard clinched second place with a team time of 7:33.01.

Congratulations to our Spartans who contributed to the team time every race this season:

Madison Campisi, Aubrey Zimmermann, Ryan Grycuk, and Drew Young

View Detailed Race Results

NEXT RACE: RACE OF CHAMPIONS (ROC) at Blue Mountain in PA on 2/22/24

STATS: Here are the final varsity ski team's wins/losses after six conference races.
Varsity Girls - 2nd Place - 33 win - 1 loss 97% Win Percentage
Varsity Boys - 6th Place - 32 win - 9 loss 78% Win Percentage