Summit Ski Team (SST) athletes were eager to find out who would be awarded this season's recognition awards at annual banquet.
This event takes place annually and this season was held at the Grand Summit Hotel Ballroom at the base of the Canyons Ski Resort. The SST banquet took place on Sunday, April 27, at 5 p.m.
SST athletes enjoyed listening to an end-of-season wrap-up from the director, Matt Brown, addressing the community and team with season-long achievements, followed by a quick word from Jim Fitlow, vice president of the SST board of directors.
Attendees also enjoyed a movie/picture collage of each team before the awards got underway.
"The Summit Ski Team banquet is a time to celebrate the success, and improvements of all Summit Ski Team racers and community members," Brown said. "This year's banquet at the Canyons Grand Summit Hotel had over 250 people in attendance. All our athletes improved immensely throughout the season and we recognized each athlete for their hard work.
Some awards received included:
Sydney Weaver Alpine comp top performer
Janell Donegan Alpine comp hard charger
Jacob Stone Alpine comp most improved
Zach Brown Alpine comp sportsmanship
Annabel Jorgensen Alpine comp sportsmanship
Tyler Young Comp top performer
Annika Drivdahl Comp top performer
Spencer McLaughlin Comp hard charger
Emmerson Ryan Comp hard charger
Cameron Stevens Comp hard charger
Tommy Fendler Comp most improved
Caroline Haaijer Comp most improved
Siana Moffat Comp sportsmanship
Jake Stocker Comp sportsmanship
Carly McAleer Comp development hard charger
Max O'Reilly Comp development hard charger
Denali Fitlow Comp development most improved
Cameron McLaughlin Comp development most improved
Shelby Oraskovich Comp development sportsmanship
Erik Stocker Comp development sportsmanship
Jacob Butler, Annika Drivdahl, Maggie Fogarty, Damian Jones, Emmy Kanarowski, Jack Stoker, T.J. Weaver, Andrew White and Tyler Young were also honored with the Five Year Award for being with the Summit Ski Team for five years.
Additionally, all athletes were awarded with personalized recognition for their achievements. Mike Goar, Canyons Resort general manager, received the SST Community Award for ongoing support to the Summit Ski Team. Sherry Weaver, SST board member, received the SST Service Award and Dean Heavrin, an SST parent, received the SST Volunteer of the Year Award.
The Summit Ski Team is a family oriented ski club directed to providing a safe, fun and motivating environment for area youths learning to ski and race. Participants develop a foundation for lifelong skiing enjoyment through all-mountain skiing, professional coaching, race training, competition and team camaraderie.