Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH)student Alex Perkins is a skiing star.
The Fair Havenite finished in first-place in the state for his age group, 16 to 17, at the 2015 NASTAR Eastern Regional Championship held at Okemo Mountain in Vermont, according to a release from RFH.
The RFH junior attained the competition honor with a finish time of 20.96 — the fastest raw time of all skiers under the age of 21 — in the Jan. 31 to Feb. 1 event, the release said. The win qualified him for the 2015 NASTAR National Championship held at Aspen Mountain in Colorado.
While NASTAR ranks Alex number one for his age group in the state, he is number 43 in the national NASTAR rankings.
This is the third consecutive year that Alex has taken the podium at the NASTAR Regional Championship, according to the release. He has qualified for competition in the NASTAR National Championship for six of the past seven years.
NASTAR is the world’s largest recreational ski and snowboard race program.
It allows racers of all ages and abilities to compare themselves with one another and with the national champion, regardless of when and where they race. Many U.S. Ski Team stars have competed in NASTAR programs.