Rockford High School Ski Teams Compete in Regionals

Nick Rupert races Giant Slalom


Karsen Ford and Haley Yeager display their medals

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the Rockford Men’s and Women’s Varsity ski teams competed in the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) 2018 Division 1/Region 1 Championships held at Cannonsburg Ski Area. 152 racers came from 13 schools in Michigan to compete in the Championship. Racers traveled from areas as far east as Flushing and Grand Blanc, as far south as Kalamazoo and Portage, and as far north as Marquette. Even after a period of warm weather prior to the big event, the course conditions on race day held up well under partly cloudy skies, and temperatures were comfortable for spectators and racers alike. RHS Men’s Varsity Team finished 7th place in Slalom, and 11th place in Giant Slalom. The RHS Women’s Varsity Team finished 6th place in Slalom, and 5th place in Giant Slalom.

Three Rockford racers finished individual runs in the top ten, qualifying them for the MHSAA State Competition to be held at Boyne Mountain, Monday, February 26, 2018. Nick Rupert landed in the 2nd place position for Men’s Slalom. He earned a place on the top of the podium with a 1st place finish in Giant Slalom. Both Karsen Ford and Haley Yeager qualified with their Giant Slalom runs. Karsen made the podium with a 3rd place finish, and Haley finished with a tie for 8th. In addition, Karsen qualified to race Slalom at States with her 13th place finish in that discipline.

The final Team Results are as follows:


Men’s Team Results/ Slalom


1st – Marquette (15.0 points)

2nd – Traverse City Central (41.5 points)

3rd – Forest Hills Northern/Eastern (62.0 points)

7th – Rockford (120.0 points)


Men’s Team Results/ Giant Slalom


1st – Marquette (38.0)

2nd – Traverse City Central (43.5)

3rd – Holly/Oxford (61.5)

11th – Rockford (153.0)


Women’s Team Results/ Slalom


1st – Marquette (15.0)

2nd – Traverse City West (36.0)

3rd – Traverse City Central (48.0)

6th – Rockford (110.0)


Women’s Team Results/ Giant Slalom


1st – Traverse City West (16.0)

2nd – Traverse City Central (46.0)

3rd – Marquette (49.0)

5th – Rockford (105.5)