Anderson and Schmid-Sommer earn Telemark National Titles on Tamarack’s Slopes

  • February 20, 2008

TAMARACK, Idaho – (February 19, 2008) –This past weekend the nation’s best telemark skiers went head-to-head for the championship title on Tamarack’s run, Tango. During three days of competition, the Alpine-Nordic skiers put their skills to the ultimate test as they competed in the U.S. Telemark National Championships.

The telemark race series is compiled of four separate events: the Classic, Sprint Classic, Telemark Giant Slalom, and Dual Pro Slalom. The signature event of the series is the Classic race which requires the competitor to race downhill through slalom gates, jump a specified distance after those gates, and then finish with an uphill Nordic sprint—all within one timed run. The most spectator-friendly competition was the Dual Pro Slalom. This race pairs two skiers together for a head-to-head battle until only the two fastest racers remain.

Kelsey Schmid-Sommer (whom comes from a long line of Boiseans) took the overall women’s national title while Shane Anderson stood atop the podium for the men. Following Anderson for the men were Drew Hauser and Eric Lamb. For the women, Loren Paley took second and Erika Walters finished third.

Women’s Overall Results:
Kesley Shcmid-Sommer: 78 pts.
Loren Paley: 70 pts.
Erika Walters: 57 pts.
Suzzane Pattinson: 55 pts.
Jeannine Poucel: 53 pts.

Men’s Overall Results:
Shane Anderson: 78 pts.
Drew Hauser: 70 pts
Eric Lamb: 60 pts.
Peter McMahon: 53 pts.
Joel Nylander: 52 pts.

For more information on the U.S. Telemark Team and race results visit

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