[FWM News] Mammoth Season Finals

Far West Masters news news at lists.farwestmasters.org
Tue Apr 7 13:34:48 PDT 2015

The final event of the 2014-2015 Far West Masters race season wrapped up our warm-and-dry drought 
year with three days of beautiful weather and great course conditions at Mammoth Mountain. 
Mammoth's snowmaking and grooming wizards provided us with the foundation and the always efficient 
Mammoth Race Department put together an opening race day on Thursday with three SG races on the 
World Cup/ADG track. The track was firm but edgeable and there were plenty of smiles all day. On 
Friday we raced a long GS on the same track, with a high start at Redelsberger's Bump, on another 
lovely day with pleasant sunny conditions.

The final day of racing on Saturday was a SL on ADG (Andy's Double Gold) and there were positions 
in the season age class standings and overall gender rankings for next season's leader bibs at 
stake. The final men's rankings for season bibs 7-10 were all decided on the final day of racing, 
so there was some intense tactical strategizing and points computations in preparation for the 
final race runs on the 2015 season!

Complete results are posted on the Race Results page along with the final Season Standings rankings 
for 2015.


On Saturday evening, a relaxed and happy group of racers gathered with family and friends for the 
season finale banquet at the Mammoth Conference Center in the Main Lodge. Along with presentation 
of season awards, a number of items were offered at a Silent Auction to benefit the Scholarship 
Program fund, and the raffle prize drawings culminated with drawings for two pairs of skis donated 
by Elan and Rossignal.

Far West President Dan Simmons acknowledged and thanked the many members of our organization who 
volunteer their time and talents to help put together our racing events. A special dinner gift card 
was presented to Diann Laing, who organized and managed race day checkins all year - an essential 
role that she carries out with great dedication. Following long deliberation by the awards 
committee of a number of well-deserved nominations, the Most Improved Racer awards were presented 
to Kim Wentworth and Bill Archibald, recognizing their significant improvement in the 2015 season. 
The final award of the night was the Teddy Cantanho "Spirit of Masters" award, presented to a 
competitor who exemplifies participation with cheerfulness and joy, as well as contributions to our 
program to encourage others to share the enjoyment of masters racing, and this year's award was 
presented to Mary Feddis.

2015 Season Awards:

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