SRRC Athlete of the Week
“On fire”, on a roll”, “in the zone”, all great figures of speech intended to describe that unique state of mind that every SRRC athlete strives to tap into. As all of our team members are dedicated to achieving greatness, we wanted to highlight specific accomplishments of drive, confidence, calm, focus and athletic achievement.
Take a moment and help us celebrate our athlete and help us recognize their achievements while we encourage all to follow their journey. Let us congratulate Julia Turosinski and Akina Kizuka as our SRRC Athletes of the Week.
Julia Turosinski is our skier of the week. Coach Diann says, “Julia has been showing great determination in practices and is visibly applying what she is learning. It is exciting to see her improvement.”
Julia Turosinski Facts
- Began Skiing At Age 6
- Joined SRRC in 2016
- Attends Locust Grove Elementary
- Loves Field Hockey & Dance
- Extremely Flexible
Julia is 12 years old. She began skiing at age 6. She first joined SRRC for the 2016-17 season. She is the only child of Rich and Rachelle. She lives in York, PA with her parents are her 4 year old rescue mutt, Jedi.
She is in the 6th grade at Locust Grove Elementary. She enjoys reading, writing, and art. Julia is an all around student athlete and ready to meet challenges both on the slopes and in the classroom.
Her other interests include Field Hockey and Dance. She is extremely flexible and can bend over backwards and grab her ankles. This is useful when it comes to stretching before competition.
Akina “Ginja Ninja” Kizuka is the snowboarder of the week. Coach Jeff says, “Ginja Ninja continues to progress from her transition from soft boots to hard boots. It’s only a matter of time until this red rocket is contending for a national title.”
Akina Kizuka Facts
- A Family of Snowboarders
- Snowboarding At 12 Months Old
- Joined SRRC 3 Years Ago
- Ranked #1 In Her National Age Group In Slalom
- Attends Green Valley Elementary
Akina is 11 years old. She is the daughter of Makoto and Carrie Kizuka. Her siblings Kaiya (18) and Mika (16) also race snowboards for SRRC. Her family has one dog, Momo the Shiba.
Akina first strapped on a snowboard at 12 months of age. She joined SRRC 3 years ago. She is currently ranked #1 in her national age group in slalom. This is a true sign she is focused on her snowboarding craft.
Scholar & Athlete
She lives in Sinking Spring, PA. She is a 5th grade student at Green Valley Elementary School. Her favorite subjects are science & math. When not skiing, she participates in field hockey & triathlons.