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Washburn Boys Alpine Ski Team Takes 2nd in State

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The Washburn Boys Alpine Ski Team placed 2nd in the state championship held at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota on Feb 13, 2019. Junior Luke Conway placed 2nd overall in the boys' Individual results. Luke posted the fastest 2nd run time on the very steep Helsinki pitch.  Senior Logan Griggs finished on the podium in 8th place and freshman Zach Bion finished just off the podium in 11th place.  Junior Willem Robertson caught a tip and had to hike on the first run but came back to post the 31st fastest time on the second run. Junior Augie Bent had a very good first run that put him in 59th place but on the second run he had some bad luck when his ski popped off unexpectedly. Alpine counts the results

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of a team's four fastest racers, so the race came down to Senior Alexander Heath, our sixth skier.  Alexander, in only his third year of racing, handled the pressure and his nerves extraordinarily well. Knowing he had to stand for his team to stay on the podium, he backed off the accelerator to put two clean runs to together to finish in 60th place overall. His solid finish earned the team enough points to finish in second place, one point ahead of Minnetonka. Edina came in first place 7 points ahead of Washburn. For the girls, senior Ahnika Berg skied very well to finish in 19th place.

Luke, Logan Zach and Ahnika all earned All State Honors for their performances. Way to go Millers!