University Recreation’s would like to recognize the Ski and Snowboard Club as the Club Sport of the Month for March. They have had a successful month with many individual accomplishments. Read what Competitive Sports Coordinator, Marlene Wong, had to say about this club being recognized for Club Sport of the Month:
“The Ski & Snowboard Club recently went to Snowshoe Mountain where 35 club members bonded and had a great time on the slopes, doing what they love. Over Spring Break, 10 club members went to Vail, Colorado where they got to improve their skills and experience . Also, the club is sent three members to Regionals, two snowboarders and a skier. The skier, Austin Oliver, successfully qualified for Nationals as well.”
Each year the club competes against twelve other universities in the Southeast, showing off their talents and skills. The members have traveled to places such as Wyoming, Quebec, Vermont, Utah, and Colorado to explore and do what they love. The Ski and Snowboard Club are sponsored by Owner Direct and Nectar, who contributes to their competitions. There are weekly club meetings on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Carmichael Gym, room 2037. Take a look below at the interview I had with President, Brady Bell, and learn more about the club and activities the team participates in each season.
UNIVERSITY RECREATION: When does your season start, and how long does your season last?
SKI AND SNOWBOARD: Our season technically goes from January to March because we take five trips each of the first five weekends of Spring semester, and then for Spring Break, we take a trip out west.
UR: What upcoming competitions are you preparing for?
SAS: There are races at all five of our trips; therefore, we have to be prepared for each of them.
UR: Does your team have any recent achievements that you are especially proud of?
SAS: We recently had three members qualify for regionals! Austin Oliver qualified for skiing, and Stefan Coreth and Claire Gibson, for snowboarding. Stefan Coreth ended up qualifying for Nationals as well, but unfortunately was unable to attend.
UR: What is a tradition your team has?
SAS: Snowshoe is always the last trip of the season. We generally rent awesome houses and get as many club members and officers to go as we can, and we always have an incredible time.
UR: What is your favorite thing about being apart of a Club Sports team at N.C. State?
SAS: I would say meeting so many new people who like sports as much as you do. It is a great opportunity to develop new friendships and hang out with people who are interested in the same things that you are.
UR: How often do you practice? What is your typical practice like?
SAS: Unfortunately, we do not have practices because the mountains are not close enough, but we have meetings either once a week or once every other week, depending on the time of year. At the meetings, we talk about upcoming events, fundraisers and trips.
UR: What is it like to travel around and compete against different schools?
SAS: It’s fun to get to know people from other schools. We aren’t as competitive as some of the other schools, but we have fun with it, and it’s interesting to see the skill levels of other schools in the area as well.
UR: What is your best memory about Club Sports?
SAS: All of the new friends we have gained from being a part of Club Sports. There is not a specific moment that stands out because whenever we are together, we always have a great time.
UR: What if someone is interested in the Ski and Snowboard Club? How can they find out more information? Are there tryouts?
SAS: You can visit our website , or you can e-mail us. There are no tryouts, we just have meetings on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Carmichael 2037.
University Recreation would like to congratulate the team on your successful season, and a special shout out to Claire, Austin and Stefan for qualifying for Regionals. Keep up the good work and best of luck next season! If you are interested in being apart of the Ski and Snowboard Club, be sure to check our their Facebook page, or email them. Also, you can attend RecFest next fall and have the opportunity to meet some of the members and learn more about the club.
Forever backin’ the pack,