Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Engstrand unable to complete third consecutive state championship.
Brookfield East skiier Erica Engstrand was not able to "three-peat" at the Wisconsin State Skiing Championships over the weekend, finishing seventh overall at Mount LaCrosse. The senior won the slalom, took 10th in Super G and 18th in giant slalom for a total of 29 points, tied for seventh place overall. She had been the individual state champion in 2010 and 2011. The Spartans Michael Amato took fourth in the state on the boys side, taking fourth in slalom, sixth in giant slalom and third in Super G. The Brookfield East boys were 14th as a team and Brookfield Central was 15th. Jack Peterson led Brookfield Central with a 15th-place individual finish.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Finals are Saturday-Monday at Mount LaCrosse.
Brookfield East skiier Erica Engstrand will try to defend her state title this weekend at the Wisconsin State High School Skiing Championships at Mount LaCrosse. Engstrand captured first place overall as a sophomore and junior, skiing steady and avoiding the big mistake while rivals stumbled at key moments. Engstrand tied for second in the last individual meet of the season, and the Brookfield East girls finished fourth, just missing out on a team trip to state. The East boys will be in LaCrosse as a team, led by Michael Amato, who finished second in the last individual meet of the season.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Erica Engstrand and Michael Amato scored gold at Sunburst.
The Brookfield East Girls ski team is heading to the state competition in La Crosse after finishing second at this week's slalom race at Sunburst Ski Hill in Kewaskum. Erica Engstrand (44.53) and Michael Amato (40.97) also individually qualified for state, with one more regular season race set for Thursday at Alpine Valley. On the girls team, Hailey McKenna came in 4th place; Andi Moyer 9th; Shelby Jacob 10th; Chloe Olson 12th. On the boys team, which finished fourth place, Michael Wolff came in 8th individually; Jack Kemnitz 14th and Henry Termuehlen 19th. Competing in the slalom race were 130 skiers from Brookfield East, Brookfield Central, Marquette and Homestead.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Erica Engstrand wins first individually for Spartans in the five-team meet.
The Brookfield East boys were second and the girls fourth in a five-team giant slalom skiing meet on Wednesday at Alpine Valley. Michael Amato was second individually among the boys in 48.85 seconds. Other finishers were Brad Wolff in 10th (57.44), Michael Wolff 11th (58.75), Matt Filliatt 14th (60.98), Greg Spicer 15th (61.53) and Henry Termuehlen 17th (61.71). For the girls, defending state champion Erica Engstrand was first in 52.29 seconds. Shelby Jacob was 10th (59.29), Hailey McKenna 14th (62.50), Andi Moyer 16th (63.42), Clare Procknow 17th (64.10) and Chloe Olson 21st (70.76).
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Engstrand, Amato capture individual gold medals.
Brookfield East again had two first-place individual finishers at the high school skiing meet at Alpine Valley on Wednesday. The East girls took second in the slalom race against Arrowhead, Cedarburg, Mukwonago and Whitefish Bay. Erica Engstrand was the overall winner in 1:07.15. Haily McKenna was 11th and Clare Procknow 12. For the boys, Michael Amato captured first in a combined time of 1:02.36. Michael Wolff was ninth, Jack Kemnitz 20th and Max Termuehlen 23rd as the Spartans were third as a team.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Erica Engstrand skiied fast and avoided the big mistake that befell friends and rivals in 2010 and 2011.
Just stand up. You see, it’s not always the fastest who wins the crown, or the smartest who wears the special gown. Life often picks off the best and brightest with its remarkable array of obstacles and challenges, and success comes to those who remain standing, day after day, while others fall away. Brookfield East junior Erica Engstrand gleaned this lesson from the parents she admires. Her mother was a migrant worker from Texas, off to the fields at age 11. She endured, completed medical school and became an anesthesiologist. Erica’s father, son of a construction worker, is now a general surgeon. Erica might not face similar challenges in everyday life, but the perseverance she saw in her parents’ lives works well on the ski slopes. On …