Six Sparta Racers Go All Out At 2023 Race Of Champions
Sparta's top six All-League alpine ski racers gave it their all at the 2023 NJISRA Race Of Champions held at the National Winter Activity Center in Vernon, NJ on Feb 22nd, 2023.
The Race Of Champions (ROC) is an NJISRA (New Jersey Interscholastic Ski Racing Association) individual championship race to name the annual NJ State High School Ski Team for boys and girls. Only the top 40% of high school ski racers qualify to race, based on league points accrued during the regular season conference races. Each year, the top one-third of NJISRA high school ski racers are honored with the distinguished title of "ALL-LEAGUE".
Competing in the 2023 Race Of Champions for Sparta High School were six "All-League" racers: Team Captain Kanna Pasunuri, Madison Campisi, Aubrey Zimmermann, Drew Young, Asst. Cpt. James Kressman and George Flint. The Race of Champions consisted of one run of giant slalom followed by two runs of slalom running the full length of the race trail. It's a long day of racing requiring focus, strength, and endurance.
Congrats to Drew Young for medaling and taking 10th place overall at the Race of Champions, including a 9th place overall medal in slalom combined. Madison Campisi also had an outstanding day, finishing 11th overall. Team Captain Kanna Pasunuri finished 21st overall. We are proud of our six "All-League" racers for their valiant effort.
MADISON TO JOIN NJ STATE SKI TEAM
For the second year in a row, Madison Campisi will advance to compete at Eastern Regionals in New Hampshire. Congratulations!
Based on combined results from the six conference races and the ROC's, both Madison Campisi and Drew Young were named to the NJ State third teams. Congrats to Madison Campisi for being ranked 15th in the state and Drew Young for 18th. Aubrey Zimmermann and Kanna Pasunuri both made the top 24.
Final State Rankings:
- 15 Madison Campisi - NJ Third Team
- 18 Drew Young - NJ Third Team
- 19 Aubrey Zimmermann
- 21 Kanna Pasunuri
- 27 James Kressman
- 33 George Flint
Rankings are based on points from Conference Races and Race of Champions