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Alpine Skiers Head to State Despite Warm Winter

Alpine Skiers Head to State Despite Warm Winter

Congratulations to members of the BSM alpine team as they head to the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Alpine Skiing Tournament! Despite the unusually warm winter, the girls’ and boys’ alpine teams had a strong season with determination to do their best. They recently concluded their regular season at the Section 5 finals on Tuesday, Feb. 6, hosted at Wild Mountain. The girls’ team finished in third place, with Grace Horejsi ‘24 securing third place and Lara DePauw ‘24 securing 10th place. Horejsi and DePauw will go on to compete in the state tournament as individual racers in the girls' division.  

Skiers on the BSM boys’ alpine team also qualified for State after finishing in fifth place at the Section tournament. State qualifiers include Simon McMahon ‘24 who placed ninth and Bennett Erickson ‘25 who placed 12th.  

This year marks the third appearance for DePauw, Horejsi, and McMahon in the State Tournament. For Erickson, it will be his second.  

Last year, McMahon finished eighth at State and Erickson in 50th, earning both skiers All-Conference Awards. Additionally, as part of the team, they secured 2nd place overall and recorded BSM's best state ski finish since 2004.  

The upcoming 2024 MSHSL State Boys and Girls Alpine Skiing Meet will be held on Tuesday, February 13 at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, MN.

More information and tickets are available on the MSHSL tournament website. Regular updates will be provided on this announcement as the tournament progresses.

Good luck Red Knights! We are #BSMProud. 

Update: Wednesday, Feb. 14

Simon McMahon (14th), Bennett Erickson (DNF), Grace Horejsi (5th), Lara DePauw (17th)   

Congratulations on a great season, Red Knights!

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Benilde-St. Margaret's (BSM) is a Catholic, co-educational private prep school for grades 7–12 located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, that draws its over one thousand students from throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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