The annual CNISSF Alpine Ski and Snowboard State Tournament were held this past week at Northstar Resort, in Truckee, Calif.
Mount Shasta had two participants place at State in the final races of the season for the Bears.
Tate Harkness of Mount Shasta was the pre-tournament favorite for State Champion in the women’s snowboard competition. Unfortunately, Tate had a terrible crash during her second GS race, which put her out of the running for this honor. However, she beat all of her competition by at least three seconds in all of her other races, giving her top honors in Women’s slalom. incidentally, she finished faster than all the men’s competitors in those races as well.
Brice Harkness from Mount Shasta High finished 7th in Men’s Ski.
The All-State Top Ten teams in Women’s and Men’s Ski and Snowboard represent a high honor to those who qualify as they are the best ski and snowboard racers across the state of California.
The tournament featured approximately 320 athletes from 25 high schools across the state, ranging from Mount Shasta High School in the north to Rim of the World High School, in Lake Arrowhead,
Other schools competing from the North Division, which Mount Shasta competes in during the regular season were Enterprise, Foothill, Red Bluff, and Shasta.
Foothill High School came home with the Women’s Snowboard Championship. Foothill also finished 4th in the Combined Ski and Snowboard results, and 4th place in the Combined Men and Women’s Ski Team results.