Craftsbury Pride and Some Gems from the Past

22.Jan.2014 by Hannah Dreissigacker

After a long hiatus from the CGRP blog, I have returned!  I’ve been inspired to do so by the awesomeness of realizing that I’m going to the Sochi Olympics along with two of my original Craftsbury Nordic Bill Koch League teammates.  Its making me so proud for our little ski program!! (which is growing and growing…think how many future Olympians are among us!)

So with no further ado, I present to you a “blast from the past” of Craftsbury VIP’s.  (Not just Ida, Susan and I…keep your eyes out for Lucas, Anna, and Emily among others!)

Amazingly, Pepa let us girls do her hair into lots of tiny braids!   Left to Right:  Ida, Hannah, Emily, Elsa, Anna, Pepa in the middle.

Amazingly, Pepa let us girls do her hair into lots of tiny braids!
Left to Right: Ida, Hannah, Emily, Elsa, Anna, Pepa in the middle.

The Craftsbury Crew on the road at BKL fest (or maybe its Midget's?) Left to Right: Back: Kit Wright, Lucas Schulz, Elsa Sargent, Susan Dunklee.  Front: Emily Dreissigacker, Luc Broadhead, Hannah Dreissigacker, Ida Sargent, George Kiely.

The Craftsbury Crew on the road at BKL fest (or maybe its Midget’s?).  I think we must have been singing something.  Lucas really takes the cake here. 
Left to Right: Back: Kit Wright, Lucas Schulz, Elsa Sargent, Susan Dunklee. Front: Emily Dreissigacker, Luc Broadhead, Hannah Dreissigacker, Ida Sargent, George Kiely.

Luc, Ida and I hiking up to ski at Tuckerman's Ravine.

Luc, Ida and I hiking up to ski at Tuckerman’s Ravine.

Representing USA at "midgets"--the North American Midget Championships.  (quebecois bkl) Lucas, Ida, Susan, Hannah, Kit, Luc, George, Emily and Elsa.

Representing USA at “midgets”–the North American Midget Championships. (quebecois bkl)
Lucas, Ida, Susan, Hannah, Kit, Luc, George, Emily and Elsa.

The Rollerskiing Lineup. L to R: Emily, Dan Broadhead, Alex Schulz, Ida, Hannah, Elsa, Isaac Noyes, Kit Wright, Luc Broadhead, Lucas Schulz, Ethan

The Rollerskiing Lineup.
L to R: Emily, Dan Broadhead, Alex Schulz, Ida, Hannah, Elsa, Isaac Noyes, Kit Wright, Luc Broadhead, Lucas Schulz, Ethan

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This one doesn’t even need a caption.

Sporting our loot at the BKL festival.   I think Ethan (bottom left with the balaclava) might be my favorite character in this picture.

Sporting our loot at the BKL festival.
I think Ethan (bottom left with the balaclava) might be my favorite character in this picture.

Em, Han, and Ida.  Look, Ida and I used to be the same size!!

Em, Han, and Ida. Look, Ida and I used to be the same size!!  Also note that Ida is rocking the earmuff-only look here.  

I have to say, the Craftsbury Juniors look pretty spiffy in their new green and black suits, but we felt really cool in those NEVT fleece vests that Susan’s mom made too.    And now, to bring us back to the present…today I spent the morning skiing with Ida, Susan, and Liz  at a beautiful place high in the Dolomites called Platzwiese.  Susan and I are training in nearby Antholz, Italy for the next two weeks until we head to Sochi.  Ida is training and then racing in Toblach, Italy, and then heading to Sochi right after the world cup in Toblach.  Liz is training with the U-23 team in Toblach before heading to U-23 World Championships in Val Di Fiemme, Italy.  And Pepa, and my parents were there too!  It was a real Craftsbury Reunion in Italy.

Skiing in the Dolomites!

Skiing in the Dolomites!

wahoo!

I will also be documenting my Sochi adventures on my own blog (previously my art blog):  hannahsartventure.blogspot.com