2014-2015 US Telemark Teams Announced

2014 Team photo2-webThe United States Telemark Ski Association proudly announces our team roster for 2014-15. USTSA will field three teams this season, with 6 World Cup Telemark Team athletes, 12 U.S. Telemark Team athletes, and 15 Development Team Athletes.

The World Cup Telemark Team consists of six veteran team members for 2014-15. World Cup team members will compete at World Championships (scheduled in Steamboat Springs) and at least one set of World Cup events in Europe. Three-time National Champion, Madi McKinstry (age 20, from Steamboat Springs, CO) is the lone woman on the squad. McKinstry is a student at Montana State University were she trains with the university’s and Alpine ski team. The men’s team includes five athletes. The reigning National Champion, Cory Snyder (age 22, of Franconia, NH) plans to attend as many World Cup events as possible this season while also finishing his college degree. Tanner Visnick (age 18, of Steamboat Springs, CO) will be balancing the role of racer with that of a college freshman at Montana State University. Birk Larsen, (age 34, of Park City, UT) and Devon Wright (age 21, Campton, NH) both join the top level team for their second season, and Tommy Gogolen (age 32 of Breckenridge, CO) is returning following three knee surgeries in three years.

The U.S. Telemark Team is comprised of three women and two men. U.S. Team members will attend races on U.S. soil, although some may travel to Europe for World Cup races. Sarah Carley (age 18, of Brentwood, NH) will lead the women’s team as 2013-14’s second fastest woman. Carley begins university at Connecticut College this year where she will balance skiing with academics. She is joined by Sara Godek (age 26, of Gilford, NH) and Lyta Foulk (age 16, of Steamboat Springs, CO).   Leading the men is the 2013 National Champion, Jeffrey Gay (age 21, of Steamboat Springs, CO) returning after taking a year off to focus on his studies. Joining Gay will be Mark Haberle, 45, Waitsfield, VT; Chris Henery, 38, McCall, ID; Josh Lanzetta, 36, Rye, NH; Garrett Long, 24, Norwalk, CT; Joel Nylander, 51, Bountiful, UT; Jack Rosenthal, 18, and Bailey Wallisch, 16, both of Steamboat Springs, CO; and Dylan Weglarz, 17, of Durham, NH.

The reformulated Development Team now combines junior and senior racers in one team which includes four women and thirteen men. Development Team athletes will compete in a variety of domestic races this season. Development Team members include Farli Boden, 14, Sandpoint, ID; Taylor Finn, 16, Colorado Springs, CO; Tabi Freedman, 54, New York, NY; Liza Tetley, 21, Campton, NH; Henry Barth, 13, Glenwood Springs, CO; Noah Block, 16, Buffalo, NY; William “Chip” Dorroh, 57, Cascade, ID; Nathan Fogell, 25, Allenstown, NH; Tim Lukens, 39, Barrington, RI; Cedar Mattole, 12, Whitefish, MT; Hardy Merrill, 42, Warren, VT; Norman Miller, 46, Rochester, NY; Bill Pammer, 57, Bethel, NY; Keith Rodney, 44, Wilmington, VT; Steve Weglarz, Jr., 53, Durham, NH.

USTSA will host numerous events around the country this season, including FIS World Championships in Steamboat Springs (February 2015). It has been 12 years since the US has hosted this prestigious event.   Dates for regional races and the National Championships will posted on USTSA’s website this fall.