VERNON, NJ -- The Ridge High School ski team has earned enough victories this winter to compete in the New Jersey State Championships for the 19th straight year.

Ridge competes in the New Jersey Interscholastic Ski Racing Association league. The girls and boys teams have consistently placed in the top three in every regular season race, with many first-place team finishes.

The varsity skiers will race in the giant slalom on Friday, Feb. 21 and slalom on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Mountain Creek Resort.

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For the varsity girls, Liz Ingraham, Annie Mohan, Rachel Novick, Aidyn Thompson, Sofia Benitez and MJ Pinto will race.

For the varsity boys, Rishi Kundargi, Mark Minsch, Sean Caricich, Kieran O’Connor, Zach Pedicone, Chris Campione and Brandon Mark will race.

Head Coach John Fico leads the team with assistant coaches Alex Ballas, Kate Bondy, Ben Carroll, Val Cetrulo and Jamie Scott.