Ski Team Wins the State Title
The Central Catholic Men’s Ski team takes home their first Oregon State High School Men's Championship Ski Title since 1952!
1st in Men's Slalom, Men's Giant Slalom and Men's Overall Combined.
The team performed admirably to reach their goal. Jackson Currier ‘21, finished up his 2nd State appearance with a 5th in Slalom, 7th in Giant Slalom, 5th Individual Overall Combine, and a 2nd in Skier-Cross. Felix McCall ‘22 finished up his 1st State appearance with a 12th in Slalom, 10th in Giant Slalom, and an 8th Individual Overall Combine. Dylan Dernbach ‘21 made his 2nd State appearance with a top 20 finish, 16th in Giant Slalom. Christopher Gray ’21 made his first appearance at State and pushed through a knee injury to perform for his team.
Captain Tucker Scroggins ‘19 finished up his 4 years of High School Ski Racing this past week.
He walks away from the Central Catholic Ski Team as:
the 3 time, (2017, 2018, and 2019) Oregon State High School Men's Individual Slalom Champion
2 time, (2018 and 2019) Oregon State High School Men's Individual GS Champion,
3 time, (2017, 2018, and 2019) Oregon State High School Men's Individual Overall Champion, and
the 2019 Men's Oregon State High School SkierX Champion.
Freshman year Tucker also grabbed the Men's 2 place Slalom Title. (He fell in his first run GS and still finished, only to put down a 2nd place finish on the second run GS)
Tucker led his team to the 2019 Men's Team Slalom Title, Team Giant Slalom Title, and to their first High School Men's Overall Combined Team Championships since 1952.
Total State Champions Titles: 12.
Congratulations to Tucker on a crazy ride of high school ski racing. He started as a team of one (freshman and sophomore year) only to grab two more athletes last year to make a full high school team of three. This season added two more to round out a team of a legit five.
On the Women's side, Taitum Scroggins, ‘22 made her first appearance at State and grabbed the 2019 Women's Oregon State High School Skier-Cross 2nd place. Octavia Wilcoxen also made her 2nd appearance at State.
Coach Willy Scroggins is very excited about the prospects ahead. "We have a young team with a lot of raw talent, and we should be a threat for years to come."