7 Skiers to Compete on the US Regional Ski Team
August 31, 2011 Whitefish, MT– The United States Telemark Ski Association (USTSA) announces the 2011-2012 Regional Ski team roster, filling seven spots with athletes from Montana, Idaho, Colorado, California, Utah, and Australia.
USTSA established the Regional Team in 2010 to recognize athletes, of any age, that have demonstrated a commitment to the sport of telemark racing. This year’s squad features returning competitors, including Cole Schneider of Whitefish, Montana; Katie Ross of Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Chris Henery of McCall, Idaho; Scott Edgerton of Missoula, Montana; Larry Bosche of Berkley, California; Aiden Rohde of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Sydney, Australia ; and Joel Nylander of Bountiful, Utah.
Regional Team members compete in regional and national telemark competitive events and can obtain eligibility to race in FIS World Cup events. Last season, Schneider and Rohde competed in Europe. In year’s prior, both Nylander and Henery also raced in the World Cup events staged in Europe. Nylander has 15 years experience racing for the US National Team. At the 2010 US Nationals, Edgerton was first overall in the Men’s Citizen Division.
This season’s race schedule is still being finalized, but there should be sanctioned races in Washington, Montana, Utah and Colorado. The US will be hosting a series of 5 FIS World Cup events in Steamboat Springs in February and several of these regional team members will compete along with members of the National Team. An announcement of US Telemark National Championships should be made soon and we hope it will be in the east.
“These Regional Team members have a passion for Telemark skiing and racing and they are great ambassadors for the sport on their home mountain”, said Russ Hobbs, USTSA President. “We are excited to see what they can do this season.”