Race Team / Devo Team

Dodge Ridge Race Team Keeps the Silver Cup for a 5th Straight Season after last weekend’s 2015 Far West Central Series Slalom Race at Bear Valley!

Over 100 total U10 – U14 racers competed in the last race before the Championships

March 18, 2015 — PINECREST, Calif. - This past weekend, March 14th & 15th, the Dodge Ridge Race Team traveled back to Bear Valley for the 3rd and final race of the 2015 USSA Far West Central Series Season. Competitors from China Peak, Badger Pass, Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge all vied for the top spot as the Dodge Ridge Race Team’s strong results secured the overall Central Series team championship and brings the Silver Cup home again for the 5th straight year.

Racing started early on Saturday morning with firm conditions under partly cloudy skies creating a challenging, but fair course despite the spring-like weather. Evan Lear of the Dodge Ridge Race Team (DRRT) earned another win in the U-12 boy division and for the U-10 boys DRRT’s Skyler Kivley finished 2nd followed closely by teammate Owen Bartholow in 3rd. Dodge Ridge racers swept the U-14 boys race with Stash Perry in 1st, Ethan Perry 2nd and Aidan McCarthy 3rd. On Saturday the DRRT girls had a solid day on the race course with Sarah Azevedo in 2nd and Meara McCarthy 3rd in the U-10 group and U-12 skier Rylie Booth in 3rd. For the U-14 girls Ava Law finished 2nd followed by Melody Osterholm in 3rd to round out a successful first day of slalom racing for the DRRT at Bear Valley.

On Sunday Dodge Ridge Race Team skiers once again swept the U-14 boys class with Varun Suklikar in 1st, followed by Ethan Perry in 2nd and Aidan Ferguson in 3rd. For the DRRT U-14 girls Ava Law finished 2nd with Perry Jensen in the 3rd spot. Dodge’s Avery Booth was 2nd for the U-10 girls with teammate Sarah Azevedo in 3rd. DRRT’s Owen Bartholow improved one spot to finish in 2nd on Sunday for the U-10 boys with Skyler Kivley on the podium in 3rd. The pattern of 2nd and 3rd place finishes continued for Dodge racers in the U-12 class with Alexis Ghiglieri in 2nd and Victoria Gast 3rd for the girls with Evan Lear 2nd and Iain Ferguson 3rd for the boys.

Sunday’s strong overall results proved to be just what the Dodge Ridge Race Team needed to retain the Silver Cup at Dodge Ridge for the 5th year in a row despite a season of challenging snow conditions.  Next the top racers move on to the USSA Far West Championships at Squaw Valley, March 26th to the 29th, for the U-14 racers and April 4th to the 7th at Mammoth Mountain for the U-10 and U-12 age groups. The entire Dodge Ridge community wishes the DRRT Silver Cup Champions the best of luck as they take their ski racing season to the next level of USSA competition.

Special Thanks to John Law for providing photos from the races.

Evan Lear 31415

Even Lear, 1st and 2nd place for U-12 boys

Stash Perry 31415

Stash Perry, 1st place for U-14 boys

Varun Suklikar 31415
Varun Suklikar, 1st place for U-14 boys

For more information about the Race Team call us at  (209) 965-3474.

You can also email any questions to:
Sally Harms

 Race Team / Devo Team Schedule & Team Handbook

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Race Team

Racers train each weekend with the goal of competing against other Central Series Race Teams in their age category, U-8 (6-7 years old), U-10 (8 – 9 years old), U-12 (10 – 11 years old) and U-14 (12 – 13 years old). Central Series races consist of four, 2-day races and a state wide 4-day championship in late March for U14′s and in early April for U10 & U12′s. Bear Valley hosts a SL race in January; Dodge Ridge a GS race in February; China Peak a SG/GS race in early March and Badger Pass a SL race mid-March. The Championships are held in late March and early April at Squaw Valley and Northstar. Training is held on weekends and holiday periods with a holiday camp between Christmas and New Years. Training every weekend and competition in races is not mandatory but is highly recommended to maximize your child’s racing and team experience. Helmets are mandatory and a USSA/Far West membership license is required to compete in races. Training begins at 8:30am and concludes at 2:30pm with an hour lunch break.
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Devo Team

  • Includes: Unrestricted 2014/15 Youth Season Pass and all training days.
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When your child is ready to graduate from our Kids Club program, the Dodge Ridge Development Team is the next step. This program is designed to enhance your child’s inherent love of skiing with season long coaching. The team begins after Christmas and meets weekends and holidays for fun filled days of skiing together. All participants are asked to have accomplished all “red level”/level 5 classes or can pass a skill evaluation which will be held on the first day of training. Training will focus on skill and balance development, exploring new terrain and conditions, introduction to gate training and mountain etiquette. Our goal is to ensure your kids have a great time while developing new skills and a love for the sport. Training every weekend is not mandatory but highly recommended to maximize your child’s team experience. Training begins at 9:00am and concludes at 2:00pm with an hour lunch break. Parents are required to pick their children up for the lunch break. USSA memberships is not required. Helmets required.
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Highlights from the Dodge Ridge Race Team’s 2012/13 Season

Congratulations to the Dodge Ridge Race Team on winning the Silver Cup for the 4th consecutive Season!

The Dodge Ridge Race Team continues their winning tradition for the 2014/15 Season,  as they train to bring home the USSA Far West Central Series Silver Cup for another year.

Dodge Ridge Race Team Philosophy

The Dodge Ridge Race Team focus is to develop our athletes with the intention of building a strong race program. Coaches will train racers to compete successfully on all snow conditions and on all terrain. Our coaching staff believes racers will develop strong racing skills by free skiing, drills; terrain based skiing and gate training. Our goal is to develop athletes with a strong skiing ability, which will be used and enjoyed for a lifetime.


Bobby Rapp Memorial Ski Race Scholarship

As a lifelong skier at Dodge Ridge and an 8-year member of the Dodge Ridge Race Team, Sgt. Rapp was born and raised in Sonora, CA before he was killed serving his country in Afghanistan in 2008. Dodge Ridge is honored to be able to offer this race team scholarship fund made possible by the money he left to support Dodge Ridge ski racing. ((Click Here)) to download and fill out the scholarship appplication.

Try Out Process
Try outs will be held for all teams on the first day of training. During this process, coaches will evaluate the basic skiing skills of the athletes to ensure that they are within the range of the group. If required, changes to the child’s enrollment can be made after this review, options will be discussed with parents on an individual basis.

The most important goal of the Dodge Ridge Race Team Coaches is to help the racers develop socially, mentally and physically. The coaches will take a positive approach and strive to establish an optimum training environment. Training will included a variety of training methods and conditions. Combinations of free skiing, practice drills and gate training will be used by the coaches throughout the season in a way to best suit the development of each team, age group and skill level. Come prepared wearing your uniform, your personal protective equipment, your ski equipment in top condition, and your season pass. Helmets are required.

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