RFH’s Alex Perkins wins a Silver Medal

April 11th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 8, 2016

RFH Senior Alex Perkins Skis to Silver Medal

At National Championship in Colorado

RFH senior Alex Perkins skis to a Silver Medal finish at the NASTAR National Championship in Colorado.

 

Rumson – Alex Perkins, a senior at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, captured a silver medal at the NASTAR National Championship held at Steamboat Ski Resort in Colorado on March 24-25.

Close to 1,000 of the top-ranked skiers from across the nation raced during two days of competition. Olympians A.J. Kitt and Casey Puckett were the pace setters for the Championship Race in which Alex competed. Olympian Ted Ligety and other members of the U.S. Ski Team were on hand to present the medals to the winners atop the podium. Alex claimed the second place finish in his age group of 18-20 with a time of 21.475. Alex qualified for this National competition with a gold medal victory at the NASTAR Eastern Regional Championship held at Okemo Mountain in Vermont this past January.

This is Alex’s first time to the podium at a NASTAR National Championship and Alex’s first time competing at a national level. Alex has earned gold medals at the last two NASTAR Regional Championships and has qualified for Nationals seven times during the past eight years. However, this was Alex’s first time attending the NASTAR National Championship.

NASTAR is the acronym for NAtional STAndard Race and is the largest ski race program in the world. NASTAR has partnered with the U.S. Ski Team as its premier youth racing feeder program.

18-year-old Alex is the son of Debbie and Bill of Fair Haven. He plans to continue pursuing his passion for ski racing while attending Brookdale Community College next year.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT –

Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Press Release Writer

mkampfe@rumsonfairhaven.org or 908-347-8885