Another Great SMARL Season Comes To A Close, View Photos of Awards Ceremony and Season Standings

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:15 pm
The snowboard teams - Last Run Lounge, Edge of the World, Modern Rustic and Scotland Yards - pose after the final SMARL race of 2012-13.

The snowboard teams – Last Run Lounge, Edge of the World, Modern Rustic and Scotland Yards – pose after the final SMARL race of 2012-13.

By Jesse Wood

Feb. 19, 2013. As usual, the 2012-13 Sugar Mountain Adult Race League (SMARL) was a blast. The Monday-night race league, which is limited to a combined 100 skiers and snowboarders, came to a close with the final races of the season yesterday.

“It’s always a good year,” said Ski Country Sports Bill Leonard, adding that he is amazed that most of the participants raced every Monday night, juggling work, family, weather and whatever else pops up in life. 

To participate in SMARL, you must sign up early, as the spots fill up quickly. Give Ski Country Sports in Banner Elk a call in late October, early November to secure a spot in the league, where good food, beer, camaraderie and winter sports meet. 

View photos of the awards ceremony, team standings and last night’s individual results below.

For photos of past races and an in-depth story into SMARL, click to www.hcpress.com/business/smarl-is-a-continuing-success-because-of-local-support-and-those-working-behind-the-scenes.html


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The top three team standings for the ski category pose: Team Sugar (first place), Banner Elk Cafe (second place) and Ski Country A (third place).

 

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Due to a first place tie between Last Run Lounge and Edge of the World, four snowboard teams stood on the awards podium. Modern Rustic placed second and Good Ole Boys placed third.

 

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The Men’s Individual Ski category also featured a first place tie as Erich Shmidinger and Matt Leonard (left with mustache) figure out – goofily – how to share the first place medal.

 

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Woman Individual Ski Category: Kim Jochl (first), Jessica Hendricks (second) and Carrie Leonard (third)

 

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Men Individual Snowboard Category: Austin Burr (first), Jeff Johnson (second) and Andy McDaniel (third)

 

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Woman Individual Snowboard: Eve Parsons (right, first place) and Lauren PanDolfi stand on the podium. Kim Ellison, who placed third, is not shown.

 

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Masters of Ceremonies – Gunther Jochl, owner of Sugar Mountain Resort, and Bill Leonard, owner of Ski Country Sports, talk during the awards party.

 

 

 

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