Deprey Classic 2022
Under perfectly sunny skies, twenty-two skiers hit the trails at Four Seasons to participate in the annual ski race named after one of Madawaska's Nordic founding fathers, Reno Deprey. A cold night (-13°F) made for somewhat slow conditions with two distance options,10k or 5k, available to skiers. Temperatures snuck above 5° for the start of the race and a mild wind prevailed, making for comfortable skiing. Groomers were forced to wait until early morning before shaping up the wind swept course from the 40mph gusts that pummeled the trail the night before. Most skiers chose skate technique with several opting for the traditional format.
In the 10km event, Luke Streinz took the top spot with the time of 30:49 followed by his older brother, Caleb Streinz in a time of 32:23. The top 10k time for women was turned in by Lydia Streinz with at 38:04. Kylie Streinz earned the top 5k time of 30:03 followed by Madawaska middle schooler Ian Poiesz, using classic technique, at 30:50.
A very special thanks goes out to FSTA race volunteers: Madeline Levesque (registration and bibs), Ross Daigle (timing), Gina Jandreau (timing and photography), Cole Jandreau (drone footage) and groomers Gerry Roy, Colin Jandreau & Yvon Levesque. FSTA would also like to thank race sponsors Reno Deprey and Becky Manley for their continued support for this special race. Julie Cyr Rayder at Nutritious Skin of St. David, is also to be commended for creating commemorative race soap prizes. See you all next year!!