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NO. R-145.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2005 Harwood Union High School boys’ Nordic championship skiing team.


Offered by:  Representatives Minter of Waterbury, Dostis of Waterbury, Grad of Moretown and Hosford of Waitsfield.

Offered by:  Senator Cummings of Washington District, Senator Doyle of Washington District and Senator Scott of Washington District.

Whereas, Nordic skiing, or as it has become popularly known, cross‑country skiing, involves skiing across varied terrain for short and long distances, and

Whereas, the sport is extremely popular among Vermonters and highly conducive to exciting racing competition, and

Whereas, Nordic ski racers compete in two categories of skiing designated as free style or skating, and the classic or traditional style, and

Whereas, the annual high school championships in this sport follow these formats, and the final scores are calculated based on two separate skiing events, and

Whereas, this year’s freestyle meet was held on February 12 at the base of Prospect Mountain in Woodford in the state’s most southerly climes, and the classic skiing was held to the north at the Trapp Family Lodge skiing area in Stowe, and

Whereas, at both the freestyle and classic competitions, the Harwood Union team completed the day in first place, and thus earned the 2005 Nordic skiing state championship title, and

Whereas, all the Harwood boy skiers, including Darin Franklin, William Gardner, Thomas Griffin, Gerrit Marino, Max Robillard, Ben Smeltzer, Neal Smeltzer, and Stephan Vergura, completed their 2004-2005 season runs in a swift and smooth manner, and

Whereas, much credit for the team’s success can be attributed to the hard work of both Head Coach John Kerrigan and Assistant Coach Tom Strasser, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2005 Harwood Union High School boys’ Nordic championship skiing team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to John Kerrigan at Harwood Union High School.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont