Steve Weglarz, Jr. – Profile

Hometown: Durham, NH
Home Ski Hill/Resort:  Waterville Valley
Birthplace: Lynn, MA
Birthdate: 1961
Education: St. John’s Prep, 1979 UNH 1983 BA Zoology
Personal Sponsors:  Village Ski and Sport, Lincoln, NH

USTSA Sponsors: Karbon, Global Rescue,  Saucer Wax, Minus33, Telemarkdown, 22 Designs

 

My Skiing History:

I started skiing about age 5 at various hills in NH, places like The Highlands, Whittier and King Ridge. My family also explored Cannon and Loon before settling at Tenney Mountain for many years. After college I did ski patrol work at Killington, Squaw Valley and Waterville Valley, which became my own family’s home resort.

I took up telemark in 1993 to relieve boredom, challenge my skills and to access the backcountry. In 2009 I joined WV Snowsports Junior Seasonals program, working with weekend kids groups. When I heard that the Telemark National Championships were coming to Gunstock in 2012 we took several WV kids to compete. 2 of those, Sarah Carley and Dylan Weglarz, are now members of the National Team, and several more WV kids have joined the team since then. As a member of the National Team, I will continue to promote USTSA and the sport of Telemark.

 

My Goals and Motivation:

My goal is to be the fastest within my age group, and to beat some of the younger skiers as well. I’m motivated by the friendly competition among the team and a desire to improve my skills not only for racing, but for better endurance and efficiency in my recreational skiing as well.

 

What I Love About Telemark Racing:

Telemark skiing is not easy and that’s part of what makes it special. It’s like a tribe of individuals who have chosen a path less traveled and will be treated to a unique skiing experience.
Being part of the US Telemark Team gives me a great sense of camaraderie, and I want to share that by recruiting new members. It’s like a family that supports and motivates each other to be our best.

 

Interesting Facts About Myself:

I work in the Residential Energy Efficiency field as a HERS Rater (Home Energy Rating System) and also own a commercial oyster farm. Check out Cedar Point Oysters on Facebook.

I can tell you that people get a lot more excited about oysters than residential energy efficiency!

 

 

Competition Results:

2018 Season Results

Waterville Valley, NH – Sprint, February 24, 2018: 4th place
Waterville Valley, NH – Sprint, February 25, 2018: 5th place

FIS World Cup – Suicide Six, VT
Sprint – January 20, 2018: 31st place
Sprint – January 22, 2018: 29th place, 2 WC points

Karbon Telemark National Championships
Crotched Mountain, NH – March 9-11, 2018

 

2017 Season Results

Karbon US Telemark National Championships, Grand Targhee, WY
March 2, classic 1: 10th

March 2, classic 2: 12th
March 3, parallel sprint: eliminated in second round
March 4, sprint: 15th
Overall: 14th with 19 Combined Nationals Points

Minus 33 Eastern Region Series

Global Rescue Sprint Classic – Suicide Six Resort, VT -January 21, 2017 7th place
Sprint Classic – Waterville Valley Resort, NH – January 28, 2017 8th place
Sprint Classic – Mt. Abrams, ME – February 4, 2017 9th place
Sprint Classic – Wildcat Mountain, NH  – February 5, 2017 9th place
Sprint Classic – Crotched Mountain, NH – March 11, 2017 5th place
Minus 33 Eastern Region Series – Final: 6th place

2015 Season Highlights
Cannon Mountain, 3/12/16, Sprint Classic: 6th place

2016 Nationals- Crotched Mountain, NH:
March 4, Classic #1: 15th
Classic #2: 12th
March 5, Sprint : 17th
March 6, Parallel Sprint: eliminated

2016 Kare Anderson Race, 2/21/16 Bromley, VT
Sprint Classic: 7th (first in age group)

Mt. Abram, ME, 2/6/16, Sprint Classic: 4th

West Mountain, NY, 1/9/16 Sprint Classic: 8th

2014 Highlights
2013/2014 Nationals
Bromley, VT, Men’s Elite:
Sprint Classic 1: 18th
Sprint Classic 2: 17th
GS: 20th
Haystack, VT, Men’s Elite:
Classic 1: 19th
Classic 2: 17th
GS: 20th

2014 Kare Anderson Race: 7th in Men’s Elite