Congratulations Tog, TC, and DChan! This is the first time I've had a chance to read this thread--been pretty busy with the exams myself. The EpicSki clan is doing well!
A few more noteworthy results that I'm aware of:
This is old news by now, but I've still got to commend Rusty Guy
for passing the Full Certification (Level 3) exam. As those who know Rusty, or have read his great posts here at EpicSki can attest, he will be a credit to the gold pin.
More recently: EABrown
passed Level 2 at Taos two weeks ago, getting through two levels in one season. I'm looking forward to seeing her with a gold pin next season--she's a great skier and she's worked very hard. Repeat after me, Eileen--"I DON'T lean"....
Last, but certainly not least, Tom Burch's
and Vail Pilgrim's
hard work and talent paid off on Friday at Vail, when I had the honor of handing them the gold Full Certification pin myself. I know how hard Tom's worked, and we all know how much he's contributed to EpicSki. I met VailPilgrim for the first time at the exam, but he too has earned the pin. Both of these guys will attest that it doesn't come easy, but it's worth the effort! Tom and Dave were the only two from my group of eight who passed.
Anyone who's looking for a great ski lesson should not hesitate to ask for any of these guys! I'm as proud to see them wearing the PSIA shield as they are.
Other Bears have attended exams here in the Rocky Mountain Division as well, but I don't yet know how they have fared. To those I've missed here, please accept my apologies. Congratulations to you all, pass or fail--congratulations for the effort, the learning, and the willingness to hang it out there and face the pressure of the exams.
More news when it comes in--there's one more exam this week at Loveland.
Bob Barnes[ April 14, 2003, 07:27 PM: Message edited by: Bob Barnes/Colorado ]