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NO. R-131.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the Mount Mansfield Union High School 2005 Cougars boys’ alpine skiing state championship ski team.


Offered by:  Representatives Barnard of Richmond, Frank of Underhill, Symington of Jericho, Dostis of Waterbury and Minter of Waterbury.

Whereas, the annual state meet, held this year at Bromley Mountain, serves as the culmination of the high school alpine ski season, and

Whereas, the boys’ team from Mount Mansfield Union High School (MMUHS) demonstrated agility and speed as they raced quickly down the giant slalom and slalom terrains capturing the 2005 state championship title, and

Whereas, although the skilled competitors from other high schools’ alpine ski teams proved challenging opponents, MMUHS emerged victorious, and

Whereas, leading the way for this extremely competent crew of skiing enthusiasts was Cougar Nick Young who crossed the finish line first in the giant slalom and third in the slalom, respectively, and

Whereas, when the day’s activities on the slopes had concluded, MMUHS and its rival team from Burr and Burton Academy stood tied with equally low scores, the scoring objective in alpine skiing, of 82, and

Whereas, in order to break the tie, and determine a winner, the judges, in accordance with Vermont Principals’ Association rules, relied on the results of each school’s fifth‑place skier in the giant slalom and slalom, and

Whereas, MMUHS’ Jake Tobi and Ben Foust who were their team’s fifth‑place finisher in each event skied faster than their respective Burr and Burton counterparts, and

Whereas, after this unusual review of the results, the MMUHS Cougars were declared the 2005 boys’ alpine skiing state champions, and

Whereas, the entire team, consisting of skiers Peio Beristain, Andrew Bloch, Josh Cohen, Jeff Davis, Ben Foust, Ben Haller, Brendan Hamel‑Bissell, Zak Lance, Tommaso Miari-Fulcus, Connor O’Brien, Niklaus Scheidegger, Taylor Sisson, Eric Sutherland, Jake Tobi, Vibor Travas, Tyler Wilkinson‑Ray and Nick Young, shares the credit for the team’s terrific season on the slopes, and

Whereas, the guidance of Coach Warren Palmer and Assistant Coach Paul Curtiss was essential for the MMUHS victory, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Mount Mansfield Union High 2005 Cougars boys’ alpine skiing state championship ski team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Warren Palmer at Mount Mansfield Union High School.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont