The Lakeridge ski teams proved themselves every step of the way in 2019.
At last year's state meet, the Pacers stepped up to take third place in the Boys/Girls Combined scoring, second in boys slalom, second in boys giant slalom, second in boys combined scoring and third in the girls combined scoring.
Now, Lakeridge is ready to get back after it again.
"We have a really strong team this year led by a lot of our seniors," said Lakeridge coach Erin Auel. "We are really hoping that we find success this season both on an individual level and as a team."
On the boys side, the Pacers will be led by the experienced trio of senior Jihoon Pak, senior Ty Glumbik and junior Campbell Brown. In the 2019 state meet, Glumbik was sixth in the slalom, third in the giant slalom and third in the combined scoring. Brown was ninth in the slalom, sixth in the GS and seventh in the combined scoring. And Pak took 17th in the slalom, eighth in the GS and 12th in the combined.
Along with an infusion of new talent, the Pacers are ready to rock.
"We have been really strong on the boys side for quite a few years, gaining strong freshman when we graduate our leading seniors," Auel said. "Our varsity squad put in some effort in the offseason in skiing, as well as their other sports, and I think we are in a good position this season to hopefully find success as a team.
"They've all been working hard in dryland training and we are really hoping for some strong finishes this season."
Auel said she expects Lincoln and Central Catholic to put up a good fight at state, and looked forward to competing with Lake Oswego as always.
Likewise, the Pacers girls team brings back state-proven talent, this year led by senior Campbell Drake, senior Laurel Finlay, junior Carolyn Mount and sophomore Maya Glumbik.
"Our girls team is looking really good as well," Auel said. "If they work together to put down some solid times, we'll see the success follow."
At last year's state meet, Maya Glumbik was eighth in the GS, 14th in the slalom and eighth in the combined scoring. Mount was 23rd in both the GS and slalom, while Drake and Finlay competed as well.
"(We're) looking forward to competing in the state championships in Ashland," Auel said. "We should see strong finishes from Wilsonville and Lincoln … and of course, we have a friendly competition with LO, too."
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