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Bill Jones' family album
by Bill Jones, Ski Instructor
Russell Jones--retired professional ski racer. Finished 17th overall on Pro Circuit best year.
Russell winning a downhill race. Is he having fun?
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Debra Plant--ex-junior racer, former ski instructor, now ski mom of Riley on Middlebury College race team, here in the High Sierra of California
1st place, junior varsity girls, California/Nevada states championships, 2004
Katy Jones, 2005 National Junior Olympics
Meredith Plant. Alumnus of Sugar Bowl race team. Former competitor in western section Junior Olympics, 2005. Once on the Auburn, California, high school ski race team. Also triathlete and competive swimmer. In 2012, on University of California--Davis ski team.
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Meredith at age 14, 2nd place in California/Nevada High School League, 2006
Meredith at age 16, in line for California State champion 2007 with wins in giant slalom and slalom. Raced for University of California--Davis.
Riley Plant, age 6--with 1st place medal;
Riley in April of 2011 was invited to participate with other Far West skiers in a special training program designed to develop participants as candidates for the U.S. Ski Team.
In January of 2012, Riley at 16 was second for his age group in America in giant slalom (his team-mate was 1st) and 40th in the world. He was 20th in America in slalom. Watch this kid!
Another win for Riley at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon, April 11/2014.
racing in 2014: note stance, hand and arm position, lean
Riley, March 2015: on the Middlebury College ski team, selected for the National Collegiate Ski Association national championships. Also raced for Middlebury at NCAA in 2016 at Steamboat Springs. In the giant slalom race were the 34 best college ski racers in America (actually most were recruited from Europe). He finished the two runs in the race and was best of those in the under 21 year class (most of the racers were seniors), best of his Middlebury College team, and 14th best overall in America.
Riley skiing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association races
April 2016: Riley is now ranked for his age group (21 years) 3rd nationally in giant slalom and 29th in the world. Riley is 5th of all ages in the USA in slalom, 46th in the world.
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Riley at Whiteface, Lake Placid, NY 2015
September, 2016: Riley is now ranked 3rd best American ski racer in his age group in giant slalom (25th of all ages) and 29th best in the world in his age group. For slalom he is ranked 6th in the U.S. for his age group (37th of all ages) and 48th in the world for his age group.
Graeme Plant, Meredith's and Riley's father, Bill's son-in-law, heli-skiing in British Columbia.
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