2023 AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT – CLICK HERE
The Berlack/Astle Memorial Award is a grant program named in memory of U.S. Ski Team athletes Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle whose lives were lost in an in-bounds avalanche in 2015. Their legacy lives on through the grant program.
Individual grants are awarded from a pool of funds set aside each year ($5000) by WCS. Multiple need based awards may be made annually based on recommendations from the Eastern and Western Region leadership, the regions where Ronnie and Bryce were associated. The goal to the award is to provide financial assistance that enables athletes to participate projects and competitions that would be out of reach without the additional funding.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Eastern and Western regional offices.
World Cup Supply began in 1991, providing ski areas and events with supplies and innovative solutions. As a part of its mission, it seeks to play a role enhancing safety in alpine skiing, ski racing and other actions sports as a leading authority on race hill safety. It has offices in Bradford, VT and Salt Lake City, UT
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Berlack/Astle Memorial Award Recipients
2023 Mia Hunt, University of Denver
2023 Charlie Koenig, Carrabasset Valley Academy
2022 Maddie Kaiserman, Park City Ski & Snowboard Club
2021 Gray Flanagan, Green Mountain Valley School
2020 Not awarded
2019 Madison Kostoss, NYSEF/Northwood School & Jonathan Davis, Green Mountain Valley School
2018 Georgie Sullivan, Sugar Bowl Academy & Luke Kearing, Sugarloaf Ski Club
2017 Kaitlyn Harsch, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail & Matthieu Cote, NYSEF/Northwood School
2016 Kate Bridges, Nub’s Nob Ski Team & Hayden Terjeson, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation
2015 Fast Skier Junior Alpine Scholarship renamed to Berlack/Astle Memorial Award
WCS Fast Skier Junior Alpine Scholarship
2014 Samantha McClellan, Green Mountain Valley School & Nathan Gunesch, Mount Hood Academy
2013 Hannah Utter, Green Mountain Valley School & Michael Cooper, Sugar Bowl Academy
2012 Sky Kelsey, Aspen Valley Ski Club
2011 Andrew Black, Schweitzer Alpine Race School
2010 Karina Schwartznau, Crystal Mountain Alpine Club
2009 Stephanie Schott, Rowmark Acdemy