By Caitlin Croft
The 40th Annual Empire Winter State Games alpine teams have been announced.
Holiday Valley and HoliMont teams have qualified 25 athletes this year. Below is the list of athletes and their state ranking by World Cup Points.
For boys, Ross Fuller of Holiday Valley qualified in the 7th position, Will Knauss (HO), 15th; Alexander Wojnowski (HV), 18th; and David Rintoul (HO), 19th.
Carson Corey (HV) took the 36th position, Logan Hubert (HV), 49th; Dalton Potter (HV), 89th; Buck Rathbun (HO), 93rd; William Dunn (HV), 100th; and Logan McCulloch (HO), 109th.
For girls, HoliMont’s Simona Muscarella took the top spot in the state ranking first overall. Mary Catherine Mangan (HO) finished in the 6th spot as a first-year U16 with teammate and fellow first-year Madalyn Cummings ranking 14th.
Isabella Stringer (HO) placed 15th, Charleigh Priestman (HO), 17th; Alexandra Smillie (HV), 25th; Alison Martin (HV), 32nd; Sophia Gambino (HV), 44th; Amanda Arteaga (HO), 47th; Rory Sauereisen (HV), 49th; Megan Williams (HV), 56th; and Leah Smillie (HV) 60th.
Gianna Ferrara (HO) took 64th, Halle Stephens (HV), 82nd; Ashley Hubert (HV), 83rd; and Cece Carls (HO), 87th.
Check in next week for full coverage of the three-day event taking place in Lake Placid. Good luck to all of the athletes!