On Friday, January  31 the Alpine Skiing portion of Empire State Games started with a Super G at Whiteface. Athletes came from all over New York State and beyond to celebrate the Olympic region and ski fast! New to the first place podium this season was Northwood School (NWS) and NYSEF athlete, Norah Dempsey. Norah, a Saratoga Springs native, took part in NYSEF’s Winter Term program before starting NWS this year. When asked about her transition to NWS, she commented, “there is a great work and train balance, I am able to manage my time and stay on top of my work.”

After a minor hand injury in November, she was ready to end January on top of the podium. When asked about her preparation for the race, Norah said, “I had a really good day of training the day before and was prepared mentally…my coaches have been supportive, providing positive feedback that helped with today’s result.” Some goals for the season is to start to “control my GS skis and continue to improve overall.”

Top results from the Super G on Friday are below:


Norah Dempsey placed 1st

Sonja Toishi placed 2nd

Leah DeFilippo placed 3rd

Madison Kostoss placed 4th

Mikaela Daniels placed 5th

Marie-Jeanne Prince placed 6th

Margaret Cummings placed 9th

Gabrielle Cote placed 10th

CONGRATS to Anneliese Munter who received the hardest charger award (moved up the most places from her starting number).


Jake Reynolds placed 1st

Zane Graham placed 2nd

Hugh Dempsey placed 4th

Brady Mason placed 5th

Dominick DeGuardia placed 6th

Andrew Fogarty placed 7th

Lucas Brumm placed 9th

THANK YOU TO all the staff, coaches and volunteers who makes these events happen!