All-Eagle Boys Nordic Skiing Capsules


Will Kirby

Mount Greylock, senior

The All-Eagle Most Valuable Player, Kirby wrapped up his senior season with a fourth-place finish at the state meet. Kirby also had two wins during the four-race regular season.

The coach's take: One thing about Will is he's very consistent. He did a wonderful job for us, led us to a state championship. He's one of the better skiers in the league. I dont know what I'll do without him.

-- Hiram Greene, Greylock coach Alex White

Mount Greylock, senior

White was Kirby's primary rival all year, picking up two regular season wins and two second-place finishes. He was Greylock's second-best finisher at state, coming in seventh.

The coach's take: I'd put him in almost the same category as Will. The two were neck and neck almost all season. I think Alex might be a little stronger in classical skiing.

-- Greene

Sean Houston

Mount Greylock, senior

Houston was never worse than fifth during the regular season, giving the Mounties incredible depth behind Kirby and White. He capped his career with a 10th-place result at state.

The coach's take: Sean was our No. 3 man. He did very well. He could never catch Alex or Kirby, but he got up there. He really had a great season.

-- Greene

Matt Wiseman

Mount Greylock, freshman

Wiseman had a breakout season as a freshman, finishing 13th at state. He was never worse than 10th during the regular season, including a career-high sixth in his second race.

The coach's take: It's hard to gauge Matt. He's only in the ninth grade. He really stepped up this year incredibly. He needs more exposure on the snow. He's going to be moving right up next year.

-- Greene

Jake Foehl

Mount Greylock, Sophomore

Another young gun for the Mounties, Foehl was 15th at states after finishing in the top 10 three times. Along with Wiseman, he'll make up the core of the varsity team next year.

The coach's take: Jake wound up a little stronger than Matt. They're both very good. He's another classic example of somone who stepped up from the ninth grade and moved right into the varsity ranks. He was instumental in winning the state title.

-- Greene

Jonah Majumder

Mount Greylock, Senior

Majumder was solid in three regular season races, finishing a season-high fourth after coming in 10th and 12th in the first two races of the year. He was 43rd at state.

The coach's take: He's been around for a long time. He established himself at a certain level. He was very supportive. He was always up there around six, seven, and eight. He skis very well. He's a very, very good skier.

-- Greene

Derek Wood

Mount Greylock, Junior

Wood is consistent like Majumder, with his results hovering around the top 10. His highest result was a seventh in the season opener. He was 34th at state.

The coach's take: I was proud of him. He's such a dedicated kid. He's the kind of kid that never misses a practice, never misses an opportunity to be on skis.

-- Greene

Curran Doyle

Wahconah, Junior

Doyle was in the top 10 twice during the regular season before finishing 25th at the state meet. Coach Kiersten Touponce said Doyle was determined to move up in the results this year, and his preseason training helped him get there.

The coach's take: When he finally got on skis, he was unstoppable. Every training day consisted of him striving to get the best workout possible -- something that clearly paid off.

-- Kiersten Touponce, Wahconah coach


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