Cedar Mattole – Profile

 

Hometown: Whitefish, MT

Home Ski Hill/Resort:  Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Mountain
Birthdate: 2002
Birthplace: Whitefish, MT
Education: I am a junior at Whitefish High School

Personal Sponsors: Mattole River Organic Farms

USTSA Sponsors: Karbon, Global Rescue,  Saucer Wax, Minus33, Telemarkdown, 22 Designs

My Skiing History:

I have been skiing since I was three, but I started Telemark skiing when I was only about nine. A few years ago I started racing on the Wednesday night race league on Whitefish Mountain. This will be my fourth season on the US Telemark Ski Team, and my second year on the National Team.

My Goals and Motivation:Cedar 2017 action web

My motivation comes from my coach and friend Peter McMahon (former US Team Member). He has been coaching me for almost as long as I’ve been Telemark skiing. I’ve always looked up to him and he is a role model for me. He has always pushed me to be my best and even past that. I would not be here without him. Also, I am motivated by my coaches and fellow teammates from the Montana Alpine Race School (MARS). I have recently this past season left FVSEF and joined the brand new startup of MARS. It is a team with much potential in the coming years and I am extremely happy to be a part of it. I cannot thank them enough for what they do. I am hoping to get many days in at our new home mountain Blacktail. My goals for this season are to continue climbing up the board at the expert level, improve my skate skiing, and of course try to improve my overall times.

 

What I Love About Telemark Racing:

Telemark racing is something completely different from all other sports, both physically and mentally. When you’re Telemark skiing or racing you feel that you can achieve anything with ease. I believe that it’s by far the most graceful sport and very fun to watch. Also you get to meet good friends and competition, sometimes even both.

Interesting Facts About Myself:

In the off-season I enjoy soccer, pole vault, hiking, biking, fishing, and the occasional rock climb.

 

Competition Results:

2017 Season

Karbon National Championships – Men’s Expert
Classic 1: 12th
Classic 2: 14th
Parallel Sprint: Eliminated in first round
Sprint: 13th

Alta Race – Men’s Expert
Classic 1: 6th
Classic 2: 8th

2016 Season
U.S. Karbon Nationals Men’s Expert Category:
Classic #1: 11th Men’s expert category.
Classic #2: 18th Men’s expert category.
Sprint Classic: 19th Men’s expert category,
Parallel Sprint: eliminated in second round after loss to Cory Snyder.
Overall championship: 14th overall men’s Expert category.

Bridger Bowl:
First place in the under 18 group.

Alta Race:
Sprint Classic #1: 13th overall men’s.
Sprint Classic #2: 13th overall men’s.
2015 Season

2015 US Nationals men’s expert
Sprint#1 13th
Sprint#2 19th
Short sprint 16th
Classic#1 18th
Classic#2 15th

New Years Races mens junior
GS #1 2nd place
GS #2 1st place

 

2014 Season
Steamboat Springs New Years Race – 2nd place J2
Kare Anderson’s Race – 1st place J2
US Nationals – 1st place overall J2
Canadian Nationals – 1st place men’s citizen

2013 US Nationals 2nd place JR

2013 Canadian Nationals 2nd place JR

2012 Fernie BC telecross and g.s. races 1st place JR.