(L-R): 565 Lezley Johansen, 561 Jenny Frost, 568 Lisa Rambol, 569 Gene Kath, 567 Jen Thorkildson,
566 Mark Thorkildson, 560 Mary Parcheta, 563 Bruce Bonde, 562 Andrea Bonde
Not Shown: 564 Sara Ronholm
562 Andrea Bonde
563 Bruce Bonde
is the first time we've ever had a father daughter combination on our
team. They're the two fastest skiers, with handicaps in the
mid-teens. Andrea may have a handicap a 1/2 percentage point
faster, but, because of the handicapping, her dad always gets platinum
and she gets gold. This frustrates her a little bit, but she and
her dad are very close and they enjoy the gentle competition.
Andrea is working on her Masters in soil science at the U of M.
She works as a graduate assistant. Andrea also raced for the University
of Minnesota. Her dad is enjoying his first year of retirement
by skiing and biking.
561 Jenny Frost
Frost is a new member on our team. A great skier, but she'd never
raced before. She did a super job of learning, and qualified for
nationals in the bronze the division. Even though she skis at
Wild Mtn, she made time to go to Buck Hill for the morning race clinic
on Wednesday. She's one of the four ladies that sneakily skipped
a race to go to the ULLR Fest out Breckenridge. Jenny is a
perfect fit for our team; her mother celebrated her 60th birthday the
day before the last race and Jenny threw a kegger for her to celebrate.
Fortunately there was beer left in the keg and Jenny brought it
for the last race on Sunday. There is a persistent rumor that
both she and Sarah rode on a float in the ULLR parade in their
bikinis. This is totally unsubstantiated, but probably true.
565 Lezley Johansen
567 Jen Thorkildson, co-captain
since grade school and fellow members of the Anoka High School race
team. They are the other two skullduggerous characters that
abandoned the team to go to the ULLR Fest. It is a little bit
easier for the all the ladies because Jen and Mark own a condo in
Edwards where they can all stay.
569 Gene Kath
Kath and his wife Marcia. We have an individual picture of Gene,
but this one has a lot more meaning to the team. As everyone got
to know each other and understand that everyone is welcome at our
table. Gene’s wife Marcia and Andrea's mom, Bruce's wife, Beth
came to join us also. Both ladies are very good skiers and they
would go off and ski while their husbands and daughter were racing.
560 Mary Parcheta
568 Lisa Rambol
564 Sara Ronholm
Ronholm is one of two former University of Minnesota racers on our
team. She's also one of the culprits that left us with five
racers on the team one Sunday because to the ULLR Fest in Breckenridge.
Even though it was the middle of January and not warm, there is
a rumor that she's one of the ladies that rode on a float in her bikini
for the final parade. Sara is 1/4 of a second away from having a
handicap in the teens.
566 Mark Thorkildson, co-captain
Mark Thorkelson holding the 10 medals won by the team that day.
Over the years everyone on the team has won so many medals that no one
as a place to store many more. Thankfully Wild Mountain will
give you a pitcher of beer for 10 medals (more beer is always welcome
at our table). Mark has a bag of extra medals in case someone won
a medal they wanted to keep.