Ben Jacobs, of Damariscotta and a Carrabassettt Valley sophomore, claimed top spot at the U16 MARA Eastern Championship Qualifier GS on Sun., Feb. 26 at Sunday River. Jacobs has dominated the circuit this season with four wins out of the six MARA Qualifiers this season. With the wins, he is topped ranked skier representing Maine at the USSA Eastern Division Championships.
“They push each other all the time, on and off the hill,” men’s head U16 coach Jeff Beauregard. “The team leaders elevate everyone’s performance, and by doing so, they increase the pace, the practice and the overall performance.”
Jacobs won at Sugarloaf on Jan. 20 at the GS MARA Super G Qualifier, took third on Jan. 21 at Sugarloaf in the MARA super G Qualifeier, second at King Pine, NH in Open Slalom on Feb. 11, third at Shawnee Peak in a MARA SL Qualifer on Feb. 12, and first at Sunday River twice during MARA GS Qualifiers.