We all gathered at 3AM at UAA to catch a 5am flight to Colorado for the NCAA western region championships. It was a long and difficult journey, but some of us caught up on our sleep along the way.
And guess who flew in from New York City for the weekend to help us this weekend? Mario Roncador! Mario is living the dream these days, flying all around the United States of America and taking care of all kinds of business. He has been a great help to Sara and me this weekend, as Andrew had to miss this trip for the impending birth of a family member. Thank you to Mario for not only helping with the physical work and ski testing, but also for all the great entertainment this weekend! It's been a real pleasure having him back in the UAA team house. (There's a rumor going around that he might come visit us in New Hampshire next week at the NCAA Championships. It wouldn't be the first time an Italian ex-UAA skier showed up at NCAA's to help our team. Check out this flashback from 2013 in Middlebury, Vermont.)
|Sadie, Hannah and The Quail. And Tom|
|Here we are at the RMISA banquet, alpine skiers, coaches and all.|
|Hey, it's Mario!|
|We're getting enough to eat...|