The Missoula Telemark Ski Race Series, known to locals as the “Telechallenge” recently finished it’s 32nd season this year. Team Alpine Physical Therapy, with the sporty hybridized anatomical name of “GluTELEus Maximus” finished this year with an overall team standing of 2nd place.
Alpine’s star PT, Brace Hayden, captain of this merry band of telemark skiers, took 4th overall in the 2015 season’s total world cup points. New teammate and co-worker, Morgan York-Singer, also a rising star at Alpine, had a shortened season due to a knee injury while free skiing at Big Sky. We hope to get her back up to Snowbowl’s ‘Moonrise’ bowl next year with her knee-rehab’ed and stronger than ever.
The overall telemark race season was a good one for Team Alpine PT with fast times on rather smooth dual slalom courses and top finishers by GluTELEus Maximus racers. We would like to chalk this up to the pre-season strength training, telemark slalom skill development, and not due to the dwindling numbers of telemark ski racers.
Brace Hayden would like to thank Alpine PT for their continued support (6 years and racing!) on behalf of the Missoula Telechallenge Race series. We couldn’t have such a fantastic evening sport series filled with competitive camaraderie and exhilarating slalom racing without community sponsors.
When Brace isn’t shaving the Thursday evening ice or weekend corn snow, he loves to treat skiers and mountain sport enthusiasts. Call 251-2323 to schedule and recreate without PAIN!