2018 Midwest Jr Elite Waterski Team

G2G3B2B3
Alyssa Drake (WI)Tianna Kosek (MN)Sam Weber (NE)Brett Stackpole (IL)
AnnaMarie Wroblewski (OH)Hannah Janzig (MN)Edward Roberts (IL)Will Roberts (IL)
Sophie Janzig (MN)Angelina Sarcevich (MI)Isak Nightingale (MN)Jonathan Leutz (IL)
Cierra Karels (MN)Zoe Zylstra (MN)Ty Kosek (MN)Parker Shull (MO)
Mary Nelson (OH)Amanda Luttschwager Rose (MO)Brendan Schultz (IL)Ryan Shipper (MN)

Most Improved

G1G2G3
Slalom: Taylor Barkwell (MN)Slalom: Tristen Honke (NE)Slalom: Amanda Luttschwager Rose (MO)
Trick: Julie Mishler (IN)Trick: Ali Weber (NE)Trick: Zoe Zylstra (MN)
Jump: Brooke Grisham (KS)Jump: Tianna Kosek (MN)
Overall: Julie Mishler (IN)Overall: Olivia Krick (MO)Overall: Amanda Luttschwager Rose (MO)
B1B2B3
Slalom: Ethan Barkwell (MN)Slalom: Devon O'Callaghan (MN)Slalom: Holden Beinhauer (IL)
Trick: Coltin Bucher (IN)Trick: Tannen Honke (NE)Trick: Harrison Hartzler (KS)
Jump: Jaret Zoellner (IL)Jump: Blake Grisham (KS)
Overall: Dylan Anderson (KS)Overall: Jackson Lanich (OH)Overall: Harrison Hartzler (KS)

2017 All Star Team

Competed at Nationals against the other Regional Junior All Star teams.
1. Sam Weber (NE)2. Brett Stackphole (IL)3. Alyssa Drake (WI)4. Tianna Kosek (MN)
5. Will Roberts (IL)6. Jonathan Leutz (IL)7. Parker Shull (MO)

Check Out Our Newsletters:

  • Greetings From Illinois

    I smell warm weather around the corner after digging ourselves out of snow and ice. Welcome to the February newsletter. Once more, if you’d like this newsletter sent a specific e-mail address, please e-mail me at dleutz@mchsi.com. I still haven’t heard from a few of you on your plans for ski camp. I would like to have a confirmed number soon.

    If you haven’t confirmed attendance to ski camp, please do ASAP!!!!

    Ski Camp This Summer
    The ski camp attendees should be thinking about planning for the arrival and departure to ski camp. As you well know, the team will be going to Cory Pickos Ski School in Florida the week of June 8-13 with pick up and drop off at Panama City airport (ECP). Plan to arrive at Pickos’ on Sunday afternoon or evening on June 8 with departure on Friday evening June 13. As I stated before, each qualified member will be responsible for the deposit of $175. I will let you know next month the deadline for your payment usually around the end of April. Please forward your itinerary to me once your plans are set. I am looking for volunteers to help at ski camp this year. Some jobs that need to be filled: waterperson, photographer, videographer, and transporter. I have always had great help from parents in the past, and they have made the past ski camps very successful. Let’s continue this success. For those parents, here is some links to look for accommodations for the week: skicory.com, vrbo.com, or Daniel.odvarko@gmail.com (318)-789-2084. Please let me know if you will be available to help. If you have any questions concerning ski camp, please email me.

    Junior Development Clinic
    I hope all state associations are considering Junior Clinics. It is a great opportunity for those young skiers. The Midwest board has allocated up to $100 per approved clinic to be used for Midwest junior clinics. Contact Tom Danford, Midwest Treasurer, at tom@danfordcpa.com for more information.

    Don’t forget about the Fundraising, Summer Will Be Here Before We Know It.
    The key to a successful silent auction will be getting quality donations early. A $50 silent auction item will be required this year. If you have ideas, or wish to donate a specific item, or would rather just send a check to be spent toward a silent auction item, please let me know. Some ideas to consider for donations: gas gift cards, airline gift cards, misc gift cards, barbecue grill, new lawn chairs, and flat screen TV. I am open to any other suggestions to expanding this fund which can help all junior skiers. Please forward any ideas on improving the fundraising for the team. Thanks in advance for your help with donations and suggestions.

    Facebook
    We do have a facebook page, but it doesn’t get updated much! This is where you can find it: www.facebook.com/pages/Midwest-Junior-Elite-Waterski-Team/328427380594821. I could use some help with this.

    Contact Info
    Please feel free to contact either one of us with your comments and/or suggestions. I know I will forget things that are important for all and would welcome any help. Here is our contact info:

    Dawn and Darr Leutz
    Dawn’s email - dleutz@mchsi.com
    Darr’s email - dleutz@msn.com

    Ski ya later

    “Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision.” -Muhammad Ali

  • Greetings From Illinois

    Welcome to the March newsletter. Once more, if you’d like this newsletter sent to a different e-mail address, please e-mail me at dleutz@mchsi.com. Thanks to all for your prompt responses in confirming attendance to ski camp.

    Start making your travel plans for ski camp. The date is fast approaching!!!

    New Information About Ski Camp This Summer
    As I stated before, each member going to ski camp is responsible to pay the deposit of $175. A check should be sent to Pickos’ around the end of April to the first of May. The check should be made out to Pickos Ski and Wakeboard in the amount of $175 and mailed to 105 Jump Street, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Other information you should be thinking about, such as, what to bring to camp: casual clothes, beach and bath towels, sunscreen, calling card, laundry bag, set of twin sheets, and any other personal items to make your stay more comfortable. Remember, pick up and drop off should be at Panama City airport (ECP). Plan to arrive at Pickos’ on Sunday afternoon or evening on June 8 with departure on Friday, June 13. Think about scheduling the arrival and departure around other ski camp members that way Pickos drivers only have to make a few trips because to and from the airport is an hour each way. Please forward your itinerary to me once your plans are set. If you have any questions concerning ski camp, please email me. Also, feel free to access Pickos Ski and Wakeboard at http://www.corypickos.com/ for more information on location.

    Fundraising, Fundraising, Fundraising!!!!!
    I know!!! I continue to repeat about fundraising with every newsletter, but for fundraising to be successful, the team needs many quality donations and earlier the better. Remember your donation of a silent auction item valued at a minimum of $50. If you have ideas, or wish to donate a specific item, or would rather just send a check to be spent toward a silent auction item, please let me know. Some ideas to consider for donations: Ipad, Iphone Itouch and Ipod, gas gift cards, airline gift cards, misc gift cards, barbecue grill, new lawn chairs, and flat screen TV. I am open to any other suggestions to expanding this fund which can help all junior skiers. Please forward any ideas on improving the fundraising for the team. Thanks in advance for your help with donations and suggestions.

    Contact Info
    Once again, here is our contact information. Please feel free to contact either one of us with your comments and/or suggestions. Here is our contact info:
    Dawn and Darr Leutz
    Dawn’s email - dleutz@mchsi.com
    Darr’s email - dleutz@msn.com

    Ski ya later

    “You may be leading, then you might be at the back of the pack trying to work your way up. It's just a constant reminder not to give up, and to know that God, in my mind, is really in control.”-Jeff Gordon

  • Greetings From Illinois
    THE SKI SEASON HAS STARTED! My family and I finally had our first tournament of the season in Illinois. But, most importantly this month, we survived yet another Midwest Elite Junior Team’s Ski Camp Adventure!!!!

    We Give Thanks
    Many thanks to Cory and Rose Pickos and the staff for their hard work in making ski camp productive, positive, and fun. The coaching was helpful, the food was delicious, and the beaches were beautiful. We are sincerely appreciative of their dedication for the team and the sport during our week at camp.

    About Ski Camp Next Summer
    Feel free to contact me on suggestions for next year’s ski camp at dleutz@mchsi.com or call (217)473-6642. I am opened to improving the development team and continuing to strive in making the Jr. development team a success.

    Sell, Sell, Sell, Sell…
    The raffle tickets were distributed at ski camp. A letter was enclosed with the raffle tickets. All raffle tickets must be sold. We were able to enjoy some additional activities because of successful past fundraisers so let's keep it going. We need more silent auction items valued at a minimum of $50. Silent auction at Regionals have proven to be the most effective way to raise additional funds for the Junior Development Program. These fundraisers pays for your child’s ski school tuition, teamwear and t-shirts for all of the junior skiers at Regionals. If you have ideas, or wish to donate a specific item, or would rather just send a check to be spent toward a silent auction item, please let me know. Also, the success of last year fundraising enabled the alternates to attend ski camp this year. Let’s accomplish that goal this year. Thanks in advance for your help with donations. We need 100% participation from all of our junior elite families!

    Scentsy Fundraiser
    The Scentsy Fundraiser is still up and running. So feel free to place orders.

    Contact Info
    Once again, here is our contact information. Please feel free to contact either one of us with your comments and/or suggestions. Here is our contact info:
    Dawn and Darr Leutz
    Dawn’s email - dleutz@mchsi.com
    Darr’s email - dleutz@msn.com

    "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." -Pele (Member of three Brazilian World Cup-champion Teams)

  • Hi ALL!
    Wow, Regional’s is just around the corner with Nationals to follow. The summer as flown by. Hope all Junior skiers have been skiing up a storm. Also, I hope Junior Elite Skiers have been very busy selling the raffle tickets.

    Sell, Sell, Sell Raffle Tickets!!!!

    About Ski Camp Next Summer
    I have not received much input on ski camp for next year. Please feel free to contact me on suggestions for next year’s ski camp at dleutz@mchsi.com or call (217)473-6642. I am opened to improving the development team and continuing to strive in making the development team a success.

    Ski Hard
    Good Luck to all Junior Skiers who will be participating in their state championships.

    Sell, Sell, Sell, Sell…
    It is very important to sell most of the cash prize raffle tickets before Regionals, so we can have a successful silent auction. We still need more silent auction items valued at a minimum of $50. Silent and live auction at Regionals have proven to be the most effective way to raise funds for the Junior Development Program. This is what pays for your child’s ski school tuition, teamwear and t-shirts for all of the junior skiers at Regionals. If you have ideas, or wish to donate a specific item, or would rather just send a check to be spent toward a silent auction item, please let me know. Things that I have received for silent auction: a D3 ski, jewelry, Mary Kay Item, woman and man wet suit, and Scentsy candle. Thanks in advance for your help with donations. We need 100% participation from all of our junior elite families!

    One last note:
    The Midwest waterskiing community has lost a Jr. waterski this past weekend, Hally Yust. Our Hearts and Prayers go out to the Yust's Family during this difficult time

    Contact Info
    Once again, here is our contact information. Please feel free to contact either one of us with your comments and/or suggestions.
    Dawn and Darr Leutz
    Dawn’s email - dleutz@mchsi.com
    Darr’s email - dleutz@msn.com
    Ski ya later,
    Dawn Leutz "Don't practice until you get it right. Practice until you can't get it wrong." -Unknown
  • Happy Halloween!


    Greetings from Illinois! Once more, if you’d like this newsletter sent to a different e-mail address, please e-mail me at dleutz@mchsi.com. As a reminder, each Midwest Elite Junior Team member will be required to fill out a personalized bio sheet and provide a photo so we can feature each of our teammates in the 2016 Midwest Regional Guide. I haven’t had much response with the bio sheet. Please send to me before the holidays because I know time will be limited then. Also, I have an earlier deadline.
    Click to download the bio sheet! Please have all your information in by November 30th! New About Ski Camp Next Summer
    Again, the team will be going back to Cory Pickos Ski School located in Destin, Florida during the week of June 12-17. Mark your calendars! The Midwest Junior Development program pays for most of the cost of the ski school tuition, and the skier pays a portion. The tuition money comes from the fundraising that each elite team member is required to participate in. There will be a $200 deposit that is required from each elite team member, but this deposit is not due until around April 1st along with the code of conduct. Deposit is required in order to participate at Cory Pickos ski school Midwest camp. The deposit will be refunded through the money collected from the raffle tickets that will be sold during the summer. All raffles tickets are required to be sold and turned in at Regionals. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Darr and/or I.

    Keep Thinking about Fundraising Ideas The key to a successful silent auction will be getting quality donations early. A silent auction items valued at a minimum of $50 will be required by all elite team members for the Midwest Tent at the Midwest Regionals in 2016. If you have ideas, or wish to donate a specific item, or would rather just send a check to be spent toward a silent auction item, please let me know. Christmas is around the corner, and I know there are many great deals out there to be grabbed. It doesn’t hurt to think ahead and save money. Also, consider asking local businesses in your area to become sponsors. These sponsors could receive recognition on our Midwest Regionals Website, Midwest e-newsletter, and a listing in the 2016 Midwest Regionals Program Booklet. Please get sponsor logos in a jpg format and e-mail them to me. Thanks in advance for your help with donations. We need 100% participation from all of our junior elite families!

    Contact Info
    Once again, here is our contact information. Please feel free to contact either one of us with your comments and/or suggestions.
    Dawn and Darr Leutz
    Dawn’s email - dleutz@mchsi.com
    Darr’s email - dleutz@msn.com
    Ski ya later,
    Dawn Leutz

    "I must go in. The fog is rising." –Emily Dickinson
  • Happy Halloween!


    Greetings from Illinois! Welcome to November newsletter. Once more, if you’d like this newsletter sent to a different e-mail address, please e-mail me at dleutz@mchsi.com. As a reminder, each Midwest Elite Junior Team member will be required to fill out a personalized bio sheet and provide a photo, so we can feature each of our teammates on the Midwest Regional Website as well as in the 2016 Midwest Regional Guide. Please send to me before the holidays because I know time will be limited for both parties.
    Click to download the bio sheet! Please have all your information in by November 30th! Thank you to the members who have already sent it to me. About Ski Camp Next Summer
    Again, I am pleased to announce that the team will be going to Cory Pickos Ski School again which is located in Destin, Florida for those of you who are new to the team. The longstanding tradition of high quality instruction at a week-long water ski camp with top caliber coaches will still be the top priority of this venue. The Elite team member will be responsible for $175 with the remaining amount being picked up by the Midwest Junior Development Team. Our team will be going the week of June 12-17, instruction all 5 days, pick up and drop off at Panama City airport (ECP). There will be a fee set by Pickos Ski School for the transportation, onsite housing and meals, and other recreational activities throughout the week. Mark your calendar today and plan to arrive at Pickos’ on Sunday afternoon or evening on June 12. The team will ski Monday through Friday. Departure will be on Friday afternoon or evening, allowing for ski sets on Friday morning if desired. I will need other parents to consider being a chaperone! Please let me know if you’re interested.

    Fundraising just in time for Christmas We have a fundraising opportunity going on: Thirty-One bags. I sent information in the last newsletter about the possibilities of doing fundraisers throughout the season, so we aren’t rushing around during the summer for 8 weeks trying to sell raffle tickets, collecting silent auction items, and collecting donations. Christmas time is a good time to sell, and Thirty-One has some great items that can be bought for teachers, friends, hairdressers, and neighbors, as well as, a good sale. The Thirty One consultant will be setting up a party that is offering a great kickback in profits of 20%. With that in mind, I am offering a prize for the top seller of as of right now. The skier who sells the most above $500 will get the $175 deposit for camp waived. More information will follow that explains how to access the fundraiser on the website. So, think about selling during Thanksgiving.

    Contact Info
    Once again, here is our contact information. Please feel free to contact either one of us with your comments and/or suggestions.
    Dawn and Darr Leutz
    Dawn’s email - dleutz@mchsi.com
    Darr’s email - dleutz@msn.com
    Ski ya later,
    Dawn Leutz

    "I must go in. The fog is rising." –Emily Dickinson
  • Greetings From Illinois
    Am I smelling warm weather around the corner? Welcome to the February newsletter. Once more, if you’d like this newsletter sent to a different e-mail address, please e-mail me at dleutz@mchsi.com. I still haven’t heard from a some of you on your plans for ski camp. I would like to have a confirmed number soon. If you haven’t confirmed attendance to ski camp, please do ASAP!!!!

    Ski Camp This Summer
    The ski camp attendees should be thinking about planning for the arrival and departure to ski camp. As you well know, the team will be going to Cory Pickos Ski School in Florida the week of June 13-17 with pick up and drop off at Panama City airport (ECP) or Walton Beach. Plan to arrive at Pickos’ on Sunday afternoon or evening on June 12 with departure on Friday evening June 17. As I stated before, each member will be responsible for the deposit of $175. I will let you know later with the details of the deadline for your payment which is usually around the end of April. Please forward your itinerary to me once your plans are set. I am looking for volunteers to help at ski camp this year. Some jobs that need to be filled: water-person, photographer, videographer, and transporter. I have always had great help from parents in the past, and they have made the past ski camps very successful. Let’s continue this success. For those parents, here is some links to look for accommodations for the week: skicory.com, vrbo.com, or Daniel.odvarko@gmail.com -Phone: (318)-789-2084. Please let me know if you will be available to help. If you have any questions concerning ski camp, please email me.

    Junior Development Clinic
    I hope all state associations are considering Junior Clinics. It is a great opportunity for those young skiers. Here is the policy on Junior Development Clinics: $100/sanctioned Jr. Clinic slalom, trick and/or jump with a maximum of Three clinics allowed for a total of $300 per state per year. There is a form on the Midwest website to request funds. Contact me dleutz@mchsi.com for more information.

    Don’t forget about the Fundraising, Summer Will Be Here Before We Know It.

    The key to a successful silent auction will be getting quality donations early. A $50 silent auction item will be required this year. If you have ideas, or wish to donate a specific item, or would rather just send a check to be spent toward a silent auction item, please let me know. Some ideas to consider for donations: gas gift cards, airline gift cards, misc gift cards, barbecue grill, new lawn chairs, and flat screen TV. I am open to any other suggestions to expanding this fund which can help all junior skiers. Please forward any ideas on improving the fundraising for the team. Thanks in advance for your help with donations and suggestions.

    News from the December Fundraiser
    Thank you to the team members that participated in the Thirty-One fundraiser. Our team was able to raise $263.40 with just five members participating. I am pleased to announce Jordan Porter won as top seller. That money will be used for a fun activity during ski camp. Outstanding job team members!!!!!!

    Contact Info:
    Please feel free to contact either one of us with your comments and/or suggestions. I know I will forget things that are important for all and would welcome any help. Here is our contact info: Dawn and Darr Leutz 14 Shiloh Drive Jacksonville, IL 62650 H 217-245-6129 - Dawn’s Cell 217-473-6642 Dawn’s email : dleutz@mchsi.com Darr’s email: dleutz@msn.com

    Ski ya later,
    Dawn Leutz

    “If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting."
    -Dick Vermeil
  • Greetings From Illinois
    I think spring has finally arrived. Welcome to the April newsletter. Once more, if you’d like this newsletter sent to a different e-mail address, please e-mail me at dleutz@mchsi.com. Start making your travel plans for ski camp. The date is fast approaching!!! I need those travel plans emailed to me when you make them..

    New Information About Ski Camp This Summer, Deadline May 10 for deposit
    As I stated before, each member going to ski camp is responsible to pay a $175 deposit. A check should be sent to Pickos’ around the end of April to the first of May. The check should be made out to Pickos Ski and Wakeboard in the amount of $175 and mailed to 105 Jump Street, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Every Junior Skier that is going needs to fill out an application which can be access on http://www.skicory.com /and done on-line. Please let both Pickos and myself if the skier will be staying on site. Things to bring to camp: casual clothes, beach and bath towels, sunscreen, calling card, laundry bag, set of twin sheets, and any other personal items to make your stay more comfortable. Remember, pick up and drop off should be at Panama City airport (ECP) or Walton Beach. Plan to arrive at Pickos’ on Sunday afternoon or evening on June 12 with departure on Friday evening. Think about scheduling the arrival and departure around other ski camp members that way the cost of pick-up of $50 can be split. Please forward your itinerary to me (dleutz@mchsi.com) and Rose (info@skicory.com) once your plans are set. If you have any questions concerning ski camp, please only email me.

    Fundraising, Fundraising, Fundraising!!!!!!
    Donating a silent auction items valued at a minimum of $50 is required. If you have ideas, or wish to donate a specific item, or would rather just send a check to be spent toward a silent auction item, please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help with donations and suggestions.

    Code of Conduct
    Skiers, you will find attached a Code of Conduct form. This last page will need to be signed by a parent and the skier and sent to me prior to ski camp. Please Email dleutz@mchsi.com or send: 14 Shiloh Drive, Jacksonville, IL 62650. In addition, this is when each skier needs to send the $200 deposit to me: 14 Shiloh Drive, Jacksonville, IL 62650, and Payable to Midwest Junior Development Team. The deposit is required and must be sent to me before camp in order to participate at the Midwest camp at Pickos ski school. The deposit will be refunded through the money collected from the raffle tickets that will be sold during the summer.

    Contact Info
    Once again, here is our contact information. Please feel free to contact either one of us with your comments and/or suggestions. Here is our contact info:

    Dawn and Darr Leutz
    14 Shiloh Drive
    Jacksonville, IL 62650

    Home: 217-245-6129
    Dawn’s Cell: 217-473-6642

    Dawn's Email: dleutz@mchsi.com
    Darr’s Email: dleutz@msn.com

    Ski ya later,
    Dawn Leutz

    “You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave-win or lose."
    -Gordie Howe
  • Greetings From Illinois
    Spring is in the air. I hope many of you have been able to get some ski sets in this past month or so. Welcome to the May newsletter. Once more, if you’d like this newsletter sent to a different e-mail address, please e-mail me at dleutz@mchsi.com. I am still waiting on the "code of conduct" signature sheet and Junior Development Team Fee. I must have both before camp or the Junior skier will not be able to attend. Camp is just a little over 4 Weeks away!!!!!

    Congratulations
    Congratulations goes out to all Junior skiers who are graduating in May or June. Good Luck and Best Wishes.

    Reminder About Ski Camp
    As I stated before, each member going to ski camp is responsible to pay $175 as a deposit. As a reminder, a check should have been sent to Pickos’ around the end of April to the first of May. The check should be made out to Pickos Ski and Wakeboard in the amount of $175 and mailed to 105 Jump Street, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Please make sure you fill out the on-line registration which can be access at http://www.skicory.com/.

    Also, please make sure you send me the signature sheet of the Code of Conduct. You can mail it or send it via email along with the Junior Development Team Fee of $200 (check payable to Midwest Junior Development Team). I need both before Ski Camp! One other item, I would also like all Junior skiers not arriving with a parent to bring with them health insurance information just in case of an injury.

    Finally, items to bring to camp: casual clothes, beach and bath towels, sunscreen, set of twin sheets for those who are staying on the site, extra money and any other personal items to make your stay more comfortable. If you have any questions concerning ski camp, please email me.

    Contact Info

    Dawn and Darr Leutz
    14 Shiloh Drive
    Jacksonville, IL 62650

    Home: 217-245-6129
    Dawn’s Cell: 217-473-6642

    Dawn's Email: dleutz@mchsi.com
    Darr’s Email: dleutz@msn.com

    Ski ya later,
    Dawn Leutz

    “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”
    -Wayne Gretzky
  • WELCOME, Jr. WATER SKIERS!
    Greetings from Illinois! Hope this newsletter finds you all well, and I hope most of you have been able to enjoy some nice weather. Welcome to our first 2016-17 Midwest e-newsletter which will be full of valuable information for the Midwest Elite Junior Water Ski Team. Our goal is to keep each team member and their families informed each month. If you’d like this newsletter sent to a different e-mail address, please e-mail me at dleutz@mchsi.com. Each Midwest Elite Junior Team member will be required to fill out a personalized bio sheet and provide a photo so we can feature each of our teammates on the Midwest Regional Website (www.awsamidwest.com) as well as in the 2017 Midwest Regional Guide. The bio sheet is attached! Please have all your information in by November 15!

    About Ski Camp Next Summer
    Ski camp next year will be June 12-16 at Cory Pickos World Ski Center in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

    We Give Thanks
    Many thanks need to go out to the 2016 Midwest Junior Elite Team for their hard work in raising funds for the new Elite Team of 2017. Additional thanks go out to the parents of the 2016 Team for helping at ski camp and the Regional Tent. I had a lot of help, and I really do appreciate it.

    Congratulations to the 2017 Midwest Elite Team
    While all of our junior skiers who compete at the Midwest Regional Championships are considered members of the Midwest Region Junior Team, there are 20 skiers who are named to the Midwest Elite Junior Team. Congratulations to the 2017 Midwest Elite Team members named below!

    G2
    Annemarie Wroblewski (OH)
    Alyssa Drake (WI)
    Claire Meara (MO)
    Emily O'Connor(MO)
    Sophie Janzig (MN)

    G3
    Tianna Kosek (MN)
    Nellie Roberts (IL)
    Hannah Janzig (MN)
    Ashley Meara (MO)
    Lexi Nate (WI)

    B2
    Edward Roberts (IL)
    Gabe Lindaman (MN)
    Will Roberts (IL)
    Sam Weber (NE)
    Ty Kosek (MN)

    B3
    Brett Stackpole (IL)
    Ryan Schipper (MN)
    Vladimir Sarcevich (MI)
    Jon Leutz (IL)
    Parker Shull (MO)




    img_1768 The 2017 Midwest Elite Junior Team
    Fundraising Help Needed So Please Consider
    Our raffle, silent and live auction at Regionals have proven to be the most effective way to raise funds for the Junior Development Program in the past. This is what pays for your child’s ski school tuition, teamwear and ski camp activities. We had success last year in doing fundraising throughout the year. This would spread out the effort through the year instead of compounding within a six week period. Give me feedback on some ideas.

    Contact Info
    Communication is vital to any organization’s success. As always, Darr and I welcome your suggestions, questions and feedback. Here is our contact info:

    Dawn and Darr Leutz
    14 Shiloh Drive
    Jacksonville, IL 62650
    H 217-245-6129
    Dawn’s Cell 217-473-6642
    Dawn’s email: dleutz@mchsi.com
    Darr’s email: dleutz@msn.com


    Ski ya later, Dawn Leutz
    “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

The 2016-2017 Junior Development Team:

G2
1) Alyssa Drake (WI)
2) Claire Meara (MO)
3) Annemarie Wroblewski
4) Sophie Janzig (MN)
5)Emily O'Connor (MO)

G3
1) Tianna Kosek (MN)
2) Nellie Roberts (IL)
3) Ashley Meara (MO)
4) Hannah Janzig (MN)
5) Lexi Nate (WI)
B2
1) William Roberts (IL)
2) Edward Roberts (IL)
3) Gabe Lindaman (MN)
4) Sam Weber (NE)
5) Ty Kosek (MN)
B3
1) Brett Stackpole (IL)
2) Jon Leutz (IL)
3) Vladimir Sarcovich (MI)
4) Parker Shull (MO)
5) Ryan Schipper (MN)

Most Improved Awards:

G1
Slalom: Samantha Hoops (IN)
Trick: Julie Mishler (IN)
G2 Slalom: Elizabeth Ocallaghan (MN)
Trick: Alexis Mishler (IN)
Jump: Claire Meara (MO)

G3
Slalom: Amanda Luttschwager(MO)
Trick: Lexi Nate (WI)
Jump: Nellie Roberts (IL)

B1
Slalom: Colton Bucher (IN)
Trick: Vittorio Bloyer (MN)

B2
Slalom: Ethan Anderson (WI)
Trick: Brendan Schultz (IL)
Jump: Jackson Lanich (OH)

B3
Slalom: Peyton Crowthers (OH)
Trick: Ethan Staver (KS)
Jump: Jack Glendinning (MO)

2016 All-Star Team:

1) Brett Stackpole B3
2) Will Roberts B2
3) Alyssa Drake G2
4) Sammy Stackpole G3
5) Edward Roberts B2
6) Ashley Meara G3
7) Jon Leutz B3

Won 3rd at Nationals!
Midwest Silver Spray Sports Scholarship: Tianna Kosek
Jeff McCoullough Award: Will Roberts
2016 National Junior Team Members: Ben Leutz and Jordan Porter
2016 National Junior Development team members: Jon Leutz, Tianna Kosek, Will Roberts, Edward Roberts, Sammy Stackpole and Brett Stackpole
Click below to download the Junior Development Fund Request form:

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Click below to download the Junior Development Code of Conduct:

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