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2015 National Championships
Madi McKinstry and Jeffrey Gay were crowned the 2015 National Champions at Sunlight Mountain Resort on Sunday, March 15. This is McKinstry's fourth Championship and Gay's second. They both raced consistently during the weekend with conditions that changed from firm in the morning to soft spring snow in the afternoon. Sharing the podium with McKinstry was Lyta Foulk as the runner up and Sarah Carley in third place. On the men's podium were Tanner Visnick in 2nd place and Cory Snyder in third. The top Citizen woman was Maria Nappi and the top man was Robert Feinberg. There were a great group of junior racers including: Lily Patterson, Matilda Barth, Emma Poper, Rebecca Poper, Adelaide Ryerson and Edwin Ryerson.
2015 Telemark World Championships Conclude in Steamboat Springs
The weather was perfect, the snow was good and the 2015 World Championships came to a close following a challenging Classic Race on Friday, February 27. Amelie Reymond (SUI) continued her winning streak and was crowned as the World Champion based on results of the week. Tobias Mueller (GER) was the Men's World Champion. The Women's Junior World Champion was Argeline Tan Bouquet (FRA) and the Men's Junior World Champion was Nicolas Michel (SUI). Read about the week, see podium photos and all results. To see the video that was live streamed, click here.
Kare Andersen's Sprint Classic
The 30th Annual Kare Andersen's Telemark Festival and race was held on Sunday, February 22. Half the field competed in the USTSA Sanctioned part of the race which included judging for proper telemark turns. In the Women's Expert catagory, Karen Dalury took first place with Paige Williams in 2nd and Sara Ellen Godek in third. The Men's Expert winner was Dylan Weglarz with Garrett Long in 2nd and Norman Miller in 3rd place. Complete Results
InterTele planned for April 2015
InterTele 2015 is an international gathering of Telemark Instructors and Coaches to exchange ideas, compare technique, instructional and coaching strategies and ski together. Other topics, such as promoting growth of Telemark will be brought by participants for on-snow and apres/indoor presentations. Four days, at Snowbird and Alta promises some of the best in sping skiing for terrain and snow cover. Social events include apres receptions, some informal in-condo dinners and a banquet. Open to PSIA and USTSA members. Organized by former racer and USTSA President Scott McGee, now PSIA Nordic Team Coach. InterTele Website InterTele Facebook
2014 World Cup Finals - Rjukan, Norway
2014 Steamboat Springs World Cup