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 athletes and help us recognize their achievements while we encourage all to follow their journey. Let us congratulate Zach Dibeler, Marcella Altman and Jackson Miller as our SRRC Athletes of the Week.
Zach Dibeler is Snowboarder of the week. Zach Attack is the youngest member of the snowboard team but you’d never know it when hits the race course. When Zach hits beast mode, he can lay down high speed carves with the best of them.
Zach Dibeler Facts
- Youngest Snowboard Member
- Snowboarding for 8 Years
- 3rd SRRC Season
- 4th Grader at Hampden Elementary
- Inventor One Day
Zach is 9 years old. He lives with his parents Dan and Courtney, and younger brother Mathew in Hampden Township, PA, along with their dogs Sierra and Copper. He is a 4th grader at Hampden Elementary where he enjoys math and science.
Have Board, Will Travel.
Zach has already been snowboarding for 8 years. This is his third season boarding for SRRC. He has ridden at more than 20 resorts in 7 states and two countries.
Inventing The Snow Wake
His other interests include fishing, going to the beach, creating art, and playing with his friends. He hopes to be an inventor one day.
Marcell Altman is skier of the week for her performance in the Pierre Lallemont Memorial Slalom on Sunday Feb.18, 2018. In one of her runs, she had to stop mid run, due to another skier on the course. She kept her composure and requested a rerun. She ended up winning the U14 category.
Marcella Altman Facts
- Won the U14 division in the Pierre Lallemont Memorial Slalom
- Began Skiing at 21 Months Old
- 7th SRRC Season
- 8th Grader at Pyle Middle School, Bethesda MD
- Fluent in Czech & Studying French & Russian
Marcella is 13 years old. She lives in Bethesda, MD with her family. Her parents Jonathan and Renata, can often be seen helping out on the hill. Younger sister, Isabella is also a member of SRRC. Marcella began skiing at 21 months old. This is her 7th season with SRRC.
Scholastic & Athletic
She is in the 8th grade at Pyle Middle School in Bethesda, but spends her first period at Whitman High school where she is studying Russian. Her favorite subjects are physical education, math, and science. Marcella enjoys kayaking, running, figure skating, and gymnastics. She is fluent in Czech and studies French in addition to Russian.
Setting Goals Early
Marcella is outstanding in the kayak, achieving 3rd overall at the US Whitewater Slalom Nationals in women’s single canoe in 2017. She hopes to compete in World Cups and the Olympics in the future.
Jackson Miller is skier of the week. Jack worked really hard in practice and achieved his first win in the U12 category at the Tussey Slalom.
Jackson Miller Facts
- U12 Category At The Tussey Slalom
- Began Skiing at 18 Months Old
- 4th SRRC Season
- 5th Grader at Indian Rock Elementary
- Plays Electric Guitar
Jack is ten years old. He is the son of Andy and Tammy Miller. Andy is a member of the Roundtop volunteer ski patrol. Jack’s sister Abigail is 12 and also skis for SRRC. He lives in York, PA with his family and their dog Hutt, who is named after the Mount Hutt ski field in New Zealand.
He began skiing at just 18 months. This is his fourth year as a member of SRRC. He hopes to be invited to the Francis Piche Invitational next month at Gunstock ski resort in New Hampshire.
Setting Goals Early
Jack attends Indian Rock Elementary school, where he is in the 5th grade. His favorite subject is math. Besides skiing, he enjoys soccer, tennis, golf, and playing his electric guitar. He is huge fan of the FC Bayern Munich football team and hopes one day to attend a match at the Allianz arena. His dream is to become a professional soccer player.