Upperville native, Bianca Klepper, dominates Podiums with teammates in a strong Season start for Carrabassett Valley Academy U16 Women’s Alpine Team.
They say the top is lonely, but not if you’ve got a built-in podium partner like the U16 Alpine Women at Carrabassett Valley Academy. Bianca Klepper of Upperville, VA, and Ella Spear of Wyman, BE, have topped the podium in nearly every race start this year, signaling a bright future for Women’s Alpine racing at the school.
“Having teammates at a similar level gives these ladies a leg-up on their competition,“ says CVA Women’s U16 Alpine Coach, Emille Garand. “They push each other on and off the course, they’re both incredibly dedicated and focused individuals, it makes for great skiing.”
Spear nabbing 1st, Klepper taking 2nd in the season opener at Sunday River, ME, nearly December, and they never looked back. Volleying for 1st and 2nd became the norm through the next half-dozen races, and this past week they hit the podium again with a 1st place finish for Klepper, and 3rd for Spear at the Slalom races at Shawnee Peak, ME.
Not only is she proving herself on the snow, Klepper, who attended public school in Loudoun County until her freshman year of high school, is one of the Academies top students, enrolled in AP-level classes and maintaining “A” average.