Steve Weglarz, Jr. – Profile
USTSA Sponsors: Karbon, Global Rescue, Saucer Wax, Minus33, Telemarkdown, 22 Designs
My Skiing History:
I started skiing about age 5 at various hills in NH, places like The Highlands, Whittier and King Ridge. My family also explored Cannon and Loon before settling at Tenney Mountain for many years. After college I did ski patrol work at Killington, Squaw Valley and Waterville Valley, which became my own family’s home resort.
I took up telemark in 1993 to relieve boredom, challenge my skills and to access the backcountry. In 2009 I joined WV Snowsports Junior Seasonals program, working with weekend kids groups. When I heard that the Telemark National Championships were coming to Gunstock in 2012 we took several WV kids to compete. 2 of those, Sarah Carley and Dylan Weglarz, are now members of the National Team, and several more WV kids have joined the team since then. As a member of the National Team, I will continue to promote USTSA and the sport of Telemark.
My Goals and Motivation:
My goal is to be the fastest within my age group, and to beat some of the younger skiers as well. I’m motivated by the friendly competition among the team and a desire to improve my skills not only for racing, but for better endurance and efficiency in my recreational skiing as well.
What I Love About Telemark Racing:
Telemark skiing is not easy and that’s part of what makes it special. It’s like a tribe of individuals who have chosen a path less traveled and will be treated to a unique skiing experience.
Being part of the US Telemark Team gives me a great sense of camaraderie, and I want to share that by recruiting new members. It’s like a family that supports and motivates each other to be our best.
Interesting Facts About Myself:
I work in the Residential Energy Efficiency field as a HERS Rater (Home Energy Rating System) and also own a commercial oyster farm. Check out Cedar Point Oysters on Facebook.
I can tell you that people get a lot more excited about oysters than residential energy efficiency!
2018 Season Results
Waterville Valley, NH – Sprint, February 24, 2018: 4th place
Waterville Valley, NH – Sprint, February 25, 2018: 5th place
FIS World Cup – Suicide Six, VT
Sprint – January 20, 2018: 31st place
Sprint – January 22, 2018: 29th place, 2 WC points
Karbon Telemark National Championships
Crotched Mountain, NH – March 9-11, 2018
2017 Season Results
Karbon US Telemark National Championships, Grand Targhee, WY
March 2, classic 1: 10th
March 3, parallel sprint: eliminated in second round
March 4, sprint: 15th
Overall: 14th with 19 Combined Nationals Points
Minus 33 Eastern Region Series
Global Rescue Sprint Classic – Suicide Six Resort, VT -January 21, 2017 7th place
Sprint Classic – Waterville Valley Resort, NH – January 28, 2017 8th place
Sprint Classic – Mt. Abrams, ME – February 4, 2017 9th place
Sprint Classic – Wildcat Mountain, NH – February 5, 2017 9th place
Sprint Classic – Crotched Mountain, NH – March 11, 2017 5th place
Minus 33 Eastern Region Series – Final: 6th place
2016 Nationals- Crotched Mountain, NH:
March 4, Classic #1: 15th
Classic #2: 12th
March 5, Sprint : 17th
March 6, Parallel Sprint: eliminated
2016 Kare Anderson Race, 2/21/16 Bromley, VT
Sprint Classic: 7th (first in age group)
Mt. Abram, ME, 2/6/16, Sprint Classic: 4th
West Mountain, NY, 1/9/16 Sprint Classic: 8th
2014 Kare Anderson Race: 7th in Men’s Elite