Senior Feature – Jack C.
Capital High School
“He's all in.” Ask anyone who knows Jack about his relationship to ski racing, and that is what you will hear. Jack joined Mitey Mites at age 7 and the fire was lit. He grew stronger and faster with each passing year, and his passion for ski racing deepened into a commitment to train hard, work hard and push himself as fast and as far as he can go.
“When I'm not skiing, I think about skiing,” said Jack. In the off-season his focus on racing continues with dryland, weight training and summer ski camps. He has been known to devote considerable time studying the arcs and lines of World Cup legends.
Jack’s favorite memories include qualifying for and getting to race at the 2018 Western Region Champs in Alyeska, Alaska. This season he qualified for the Elite FIS Tech series at Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl as well.
When asked about his start on skis he said, “It was just part of the family culture.” Safe to say he is kicking the family love of skiing up a notch. Jack plans to take a gap year and spend the 2021/22 season in Jackson Hole’s Post Graduate program for U18-U21 athletes. Then it is off to Maine in the fall of 2022 where he will study hard and turn it loose as a member of the Colby College Alpine Ski Team.
As for advice he might offer to his 6-year-old self? “It’s a journey, not a sprint.”
Here's to taking the Alpine journey all the way!
Congratulations Jack and Good Luck!