2008 – 2009

National Champions:  Drew Hauser & Kelsey Schmid-Sommer
National Championships:  Steamboat Springs, CO

Drew Hauser and Kelsey Schmid-Sommer - 2009 US Telemark National Champions

National Champions Drew Hauser and Kelsey Schmidt-Sommer

2009 Nationals Tshirt-logo2

2009 National Championships logo T-shirt

National Championships Results

2009 USTSA Points

World Championships and Junior World Championships – Kreischberg, Austria

The US Junior Team was very successful in Kreischberg.  Lorin Paley received 2 gold medals in the Classic and the Sprint.  Drew Hauser received a gold in the Giant Slalom and a Bronze in the Classic.  Jeffrey Gay received a bronze medal in the GS.  Drew Hauser was the Junior World Champion.

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Lorin Paley on the Podium

Lauren Paley captures 2 gold medals in the Sprint and the Classic races.

World Champions - GS - Drew Hauser 1st, Jeffrey Gay 3rd

Two Americans on the podium. Drew Hauser takes gold in the GS and Jeffrey Gay is the bronze medalist.

Drew Hauser waves the American flag after being announced as the telemark junior world champion in Kreischberg, Austria, Jan. 24.

Drew Hauser’s podium as the Junior World Champion.

World Championships Results

2009 Team Photo

Standing: Ben Paley, Suzanne Pattinson, Peter McMahon. Kneeling: Shane Anderson, Kelsey Schmid-Sommers, Ken Recker, Jeannine Poucel, Cory Snyder, Drew Hauser, Eric Lamb, Erica Walters, Loren Paley, Jeffrey Gay.

Team Members:

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US Telemark A Team
Lorin Paley, Steamboat Springs, CO
Kelsey Schmid-Sommer, Whitefish, MT
Shane Anderson, Cody, WY
Drew Hauser,  Silverthorne, CO
Eric Lamb, Boulder, CO
Peter McMahon, Whitefish, MT

US Telemark B Team
Suzanne Pattinson, Sandpoint, ID
Jeannine Poucel, Seattle, WA
Erica Walters, Steamboat Springs, CO
Ben Paley,  Steamboat Springs, CO
Ken Recker, Steamboat Springs, CO

US Development Team – USTSA established a Development Team this year for racers 17 years and younger.

Cory Snyder, Sugar Hill, NH
Jeffrey Gay, Steamboat Springs, CO – Added after the original team was announced

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