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Eric D. Dettenrieder Race Camp and Diana Golden / Mills Cup Level 1 Race at Windham

The Adaptive Sports Foundation hosted racers from throughout the region for the Eric D. Dettenrieder Race Camp and Diana Golden / Mills Cup Level 1 Race, February 23th – 26th, at Windham Mountain. The race camp featured U.S. Adaptive Alpine Team Coach Eric Leirfallom, and included three days of gate training, tactics training and technique coaching. There were also indoor sessions on conditioning and nutrition, video analysis, and yoga.

(l to r) Tyler Carter, Jack Wallace, Guest Coach - U.S. Adaptive Alpine Team Coach Eric Leirfallom, ASF Race Team Coach Mary Bozzone and Sherwood Fendryk training during race camp.

Camp attendees traveled from New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, and New York. We had groups for sit-down mono-skiers, stand-up skiers, 3 and 4 trackers, and students with congitive disabilities (skiers and snowboarders). We had two days of giant slalom gate training and one shortened day of slalom gate training (it snowed and rained on Friday).

The Diana Golden / Mills Cup Race took place on Saturday. We had additional competitors from Massachusetts and Connecticut. The race took place on Lower Wheelchair, home of the Windham NASTAR course. The awards ceremony took place at ASF after lunch. Winners from ASF included:

Gold: Robyn Davis, John Eckbold, Amelia Smollens, Zach Elder, Brian Fitzpatrick and Thomas Moran
Silver: Jennifer Romano, Charlie Kleinman, Troy Desmond and Patrick Carroll
Bronze: Heather Huber, Eddie Frangos, Douglas Rogers

Congratulations to all who participated in ASF’s race week activities.

The Golden Cup Series memorializes US and World Champion skier Diana Golden and is intended to promote the sport of ski racing and snowboarding to athletes with disabilities on the East coast. The Mills Cup division of the race was open to participants with cognitive disabilities.

ASF Race Team member Zach Elder running gates on the course during camp.

The race camp was sponsored by the Eric D. Dettenrieder Memorial Fund. The EDD Memorial Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing exciting sports programs to young people with physical and developmental disabilities. EDD has been a generous supporter of ASF racing programs for years and we are truly grateful for their continued support.