1999 – 2000

National Champions:  Mount Snow, VT – Reid Sabin & Carole Hill
National Championships:  Mount Snow/Haystack, VT

USA hosts World Cup at Big Mountain/Whitefish, MT and at Mount Snow, VT
Big Mountain Results

Reid Sabin win’s his 2nd and 3rd World Cup in the Sprint Classic and the Classic on his home hill at Big Mountain, MT. He would win a total of 6 races this season and claim the overall World Championship title, plus the gold medal in the Classic and Sprint Classic overall.

Cody Thompson wins Bronze in the Sprint (and the Classic) at Big Mountain World Cup.  She would win the Classic in Kimberly a week later and would finish the season in 2nd place overall.

American’s Take FIS World Cup by Storm!

Reid Sabin, Whitefish, MT – World Champion – Overall points and World Champion in the Classic and the Sprint Classic events. 

Cody Thompson (McCarthy), Whitefish, MT – 2nd Place World Cup Overall, has 1st place finish in Classic in Kimberly, BC Canada. 

Chris Rice, Whiteface NY; Salt Lake City, UT; Whitefish MT…chasing the tele dream – 4th place overall points

The US Team finished 3rd overall in the Nations Cup

Overall World Champions:  Pia Riata (FIN) and Reid Sabin (USA)

Reid Sabin with his World Champion medals and trophy. This was a traveling trophy and the World Champion kept it until the next year.

2000 Team Photo2

Back Row: Reid Sabin, Chris Rice, Taug Boschen, Glenn Gustafson, Jef Elliott Front Row: Neil Persons, Cody Thompson, Lori Stahler, Carol Hill, Jimmy Ludlow

“Team Fish”

Seven US Team Members lived and trained in Whitefish Montana during the 1999-2000 Ski season. Chris Rice and Taug Bauschen both moved to Whitefish to train with the locals.   Whitefish had a strong Thursday night Tele League, complete with judges and a large number of telemark skiers.  Local racer Neil Persons had traveled to Europe in 1995 and brought back techniques and influenced his friends to get into the sport competitively.  Glenn Gustafson began racing World Cup that same year and others followed.  Whitefish remained the strength of the US Team through 2007.

Team Members:
(Best guess based on partial information)

Carole Hill – Snoqualmie, WA
Lori Stahler – Holaday, UT
Cody Thompson – Whitefish, MT
Dana Breslau –  Somerille, MA
Reid Sabin, Whitefish, MT
Neil Persons, Whitefish, MT
Glenn Gustafson, Whitefish, MT
Jimmy Ludlow – SLC,  UT
Taug Boschen, – Boulder, CO
Chris Rice – SLC, UT
Jef Elliott- Whitefish, MT
James Johnston ?
Edward Reed?