11 members named to the Regional Team
The United States Telemark Ski Association (USTSA) announces the 2012-2013 Regional Ski team roster, filling eleven positions with athletes from Montana, Colorado, California, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts.
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 two returning competitors, including Scott Edgerton of Missoula, Montana and Larry Bosche of Berkley, California. Both racers have been members of the regional team since its inception in 2010. In addition, Garrett Long, former B team member and Nick Resignolo, former Development Team member, have been named to the Regional Team. Long graduated from the Naval Academy last spring and is currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree program at MIT. Racing will provide a good balance to his rigorous studies.
New to the team this season are seven members from New England. All of them attended the US National Championships at Gunstock, NH last March and demonstrated their racing abilities with strong results as well as their passion for the sport. All are committed to help develop a race schedule in New England over the next several years. These New England team members include: Julie Brown of Perkinsville, VT; Sara Godek of Allenstown, NH; Jody Miller of Buffalo, NY, Bill Pammer of Bethel, NY, Keith Rodney of Mount Snow, VT; Devon Wright of Campton, NH; and veteran racer Mark Haberle of Waitsfield, VT. Haberle was a member of the US National Team from 1996-2000.
Regional Team members compete in regional and national telemark competitive events and can obtain eligibility to race in FIS World Cup events. This season’s race schedule is still being finalized, but there should be sanctioned races in Montana, Utah and Colorado and New Hampshire. The US Telemark National Championships will be held in Steamboat Springs February 22-24, 2013.
“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.”