With just a few weeks to go in the FAST and World Cup seasons, the FAST House League Cup is still up for grabs! We’ve had a couple of exciting Friends of FAST races recently and some really strong performances from Cortina athletes have them back in the hunt. Wengen rocked it during the January 25 FOF races but it was Kitzbuhel who lead the way last weekend during the ‘consistency’ challenges, while St. Moritz has probably been the most consistent House all year.
On the World Cup side, Lara Gut-Behrami has been on fire and now leads the World Cup points race for the women over fellow Kitzbuhel-ian Petra Vlhova. Alexis Pinturault (Wengen) maintains his slim lead over Marco Odermatt for Cortina on the men’s side. Weather has really impacted the Ski Cross circuit but Reece Howden (Cortina) and Fanny Smith (St. Moritz) are still in the lead with a couple of races to go and plenty of points up for grabs.
And how about Canada’s Marie-Michele Gagnon! Her February was amazing, with three top-10’s after her bronze at Garmisch-Partenkirchen on January 30. What a month.
Based on what we’ve seen so far, the FAST House Cup could go to anybody and the race days have a huge impact on the points! As of today, standings are as follows:
|Alpine Men||KILDE Aleksander Aamodt|
|Alpine Men||MEILLARD Loic|
|Alpine Women||VLHOVA Petra|
|Alpine Women||GUT-BEHRAMI Lara|
|Ski Cross Men||MIDOL Jonathan|
|Ski Cross Women||EDEBO Alexandra|
|Alpine Men||PINTURAULT Alexis|
|Alpine Men||KRISTOFFERSEN Henrik|
|Alpine Women||GOGGIA Sofia|
|Alpine Women||LIENSBERGER Katharina|
|Ski Cross Men||REGEZ Ryan|
|Ski Cross Women||THOMPSON Marielle|
|Alpine Men||ZUBCIC Filip|
|Alpine Men||CAVIEZEL Mauro|
|Alpine Women||BASSINO Marta|
|Alpine Women||BRIGNONE Federica|
|Ski Cross Men||MOBAERG David|
|Ski Cross Women||SMITH Fanny|
|Alpine Men||ODERMATT Marco|
|Alpine Men||SCHWARZ Marco|
|Alpine Women||GISIN Michelle|
|Alpine Women||SHIFFRIN Mikaela|
|Ski Cross Men||HOWDEN Reece|
|Ski Cross Women||MAIER Daniela|
|Clark McLean||Maddox Yu||Barratt Whitham||Crosby Brown|
|Sienna Pask||Finn Scarff||Julia Newton||Megan Hawkins|
|Eloise Gulyas||Isobel Erhardt||Finley Laird||Roman Beran|
|Nola Morrison||Owen McLean||Nixon Kirker||Aiyana Sazgeber|
|Clara Bakker||Adaira Labine||Haven Falzon-Knoop||Elizabeth Moody|
|Charlotte Chalkley||Carter Donald||Drew O'Connor||Mason Schulz|
|Anouk Demers||Alex Marshall||Akira Salzgeber||Luca Leidums|
|Brooklyn Irving||Kye Kennedy||Benjamin Gillespie||Theodore Yu|
|Parker Egan||London Irving||Rory Anderson||Ava Lawrie|
|Sarah Bentley||Loni Hermary||Chuck Ellis||William Wynveen|
|Sloane Laforet||Teddy Balliant||Mary Wynveen||Jamisey Swansborough|
|MacEwan Ragan||Jake Morrison||Wyatt Feick||Rafa√´l Favreau|
|Violet de Jong||Paxton Jeffery||Logan Pask||Pippa Barron|
|Scarlett Barron||Nora Harrison||Matthew Barclay||Eva Sinclair|
|Marcus Ellis||Kieran Clark||Brooke Sundquist||Nolan Curtis|
|Edan Bolinger||Chloe Rooney||Anna Moody||Quinn Kirker|
|Alana Hamm||Noel McLean||Lorelai Gulyas||James Chalkley|
|Drew Hermary||Ethan Donald||Isabel Gillespie||Gunnar Bilton|
|Katelyn Rayner||Emily Yuill||James O'Connor||Jasper Harrison|
|Finley Laughlin||Mila Domareski||Logan Marshall||Doran Degagne-Noseworthy|
|Forde Berry||Anabella Hamm||Sebastian Ezinga||Bennett Buchholz|
|Amelia Morrison||Lukas Hornseth||Luca Brescia||Sage Demers|
|Clay Feick||Alia Grabas||Gabriel Laforet||Libby Wrigglesworth|
|Seth Campbell||Dylan Siska||Hannah Rodgers||MacIntyre Brown|
|Isla Curtis||Elara Smith||Georgia Aycock||Mae Perz|
|Fyfe Scarff||Ethan Crofts||Eva Redmond||Reid Newton|
|Bode Morrison||Harrison Lunn||Sarah Chalkley||Tessa Wever|
|Nyla Prefontaine||Madden Brescia||Amelie Buchholz||Eloise Yu|
|Sam Horsky||Tatum Villard||Theo Harrigan||Allison Rayner|
|Isla Morrison||Andrew Reynolds||Alexander Hamm||Crew Berry|
|Emma Rooney||Jagger McFarlane||Duncan Prefontaine||Brooke Coward|
|Tanner Lanaras||Elizabeth Crofts||Quinn Rodgers||Nolan McDougall|
|Julia Redmond||Carter Mathezer||Nyah White||Katelyn Moody|
|Evan Shwed||Ewan Thomson||Maya Redmond||Niamh Barron|
|Neva Laughlin||Seth Coward||Grace Laird||Maddox Johnson|
|Hugh McDougall||Kerry Williams||Oscar Wrigglesworth||mikayla horsky|
|Max Goode||Phionna Cleveland||Paige Hay||Tea Koles|
|Arlo Jamin||Aida Morrison||Layne Elliott||Lily Harrigan|
|Jack Hopkins||Alina Fleming||Britta Christensen||Grier McClay|
|Teala Dever||Skyla Wever||Fabienne (Fabi) Zumwalt||Ryan White|
|Hayden Fraser||Sophie Carter||Jacob Pekarsky||Sarah Coffyne|
|Alex King||Keira Hawkins||Sophie-May Tremblay||Duncan Lunn|
|Tyler Clayton||Emmett Koles||Carly Bonham||Blair Magee|
|Will Kirker||Charlie McClay||Carter Smith||Anna Fleming|
|Ann Coffyne||Amy Attalla||Jessica Timm||Niya McFarlane|
|Tyler Miles||Joy Attalla||Zachary Baggott||Bronwyn Gelber|
|Liam Vanhooren||Carter Christensen||Jackson Whitham||Nate Vanhooren|
|Brett Christie||Kaleb Barnum||Ewan Carter||Dylan Timm|
We’re excited to launch FAST’s first House League! Similar to Hogwart’s Quidditch Cup, we will have our own mini-league with each house named after famous ski races from around the world. Each house team will compete against each other throughout the season. The house points system is a dynamic, exciting, and proven way to create a positive climate and culture for athletes and staff.
ON THE FIRST DAY of the training year, incoming athletes spin a wheel to be sorted into a House at random. Due to Covid-19, 2020-2021 season athletes have been randomly sorted into their House Teams. Scroll below to see which team you're on.
EACH HOUSE IS COMPOSED of FAST athletes from U4 to FIS. This allows athletes to socialize with one another across levels and with positive role models beyond just their group setting.
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, the Houses will compete against one another in a variety of competitions (U4-U16 and FIS) by accumulating House points. Individual athletes can also accumulate points for their House based on behavior and event success.
AT THE END OF THE YEAR, the House with the most points wins the House Championship — and all of the honour and glory that comes with it!
Points will be given to athletes (and therefore their respective houses) in a number of ways, including:
To encourage awareness of World Cup Alpine athletes, each house will be assigned six World Cup athletes: two male alpine, two female alpine, one male ski cross, one female ski cross. Anytime the World Cup athlete earns World Cup points, that house will also get points.
To support Team Canada, every time a Canadian Team athletes gets World Cup points, house points are up for grabs via a special challenge to be decided by the Program Director and Coaching Staff.
Congratulations to Kitzbuhel and St. Moritz! Your fellow FAST teammates have earned some points already, and coaches are tallying race results from this weekend so stay tuned to see how your Houses are doing ahead of next weekend.
In other news, we’re launching an exciting addition to the FAST House League points program. Each House has been assigned top World Cup athletes from Alpine and Skier Cross, and when these athletes get points on the World Cup circuit, your House will also get points! So have a look at your assigned racers, and cheer them on during the season! Points will be assigned every week, but every House gets some points to start based on the World Cup points so far this season.
Also – cheer on the Canadian Team! Whenever a Canadian athlete gets World Cup points, the FAST Head Coaches will be running special challenges to see which House gets these points.
This week there is a Women’s Slalom in Flachau, Austria on Tuesday so cheer on your athletes – can anyone beat Petra Vlhova this week? She has been on FIRE in the Slalom events this season, but Mikaela Shiffrin will be gunning for gold. We have two women ranked in the Top 10 for Slalom, so there should be some points coming in for Canada this week in Austria, which means House Points will be up for grabs next weekend. Go Canada, and check here for race scheduling and results.