Finn Dresen – Profile
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My Skiing History:
I was on my first pair of skis very early on in life. My dad used to take me skiing in a backpack at Crystal Mountain in Washington before moving to Steamboat Springs Colorado when I was two. I skied on alpine skies with the Winter Sports Club before making the switch to tele around age 9. I have continued to grow in telemark ever since and joined the USTSA team during the 2018-2019 season. In addition for competing in telemark I also compete for the Steamboat Sailors Alpine Ski Team, but telemark is still my go to.
My Goals and Motivation:
Graduating a semester early to go compete in World Cup races and get on the podium at nationals.
What I Love about Telemark Racing and Skiing:
First of all I love the community of Telemark skiing. Races are filled with support and donÂ’t feel like an alpine race where there are no real connections. There is also an awesome feeling of just ripping around on a powder day and it seems as if any time I see another Tele skier there is always a conversation and a genuine connection in the sport. It is really awesome to have such genuine relationships that I can thank this amazing sport for.
Interesting Facts About Myself:
In addition to skiing I love to do many things outside. Camping, paddle boarding, and biking are some activities I love to do in Steamboat!
3rd in the Sprint Classic in Eldora
4th in the Duals in Eldora
4th Overall at the USTSA Nationals at Crotched Mountain
3rd in the first Sprint Classic at the USTSA Nationals
5th in the Second Sprint Classic at the USTSA Nationals
4th in the Sprint at the USTSA Nationals
3rd in the Duals at the USTSA Nationals
5th Overall at the 2019 Nationals
4th in the Mens Elite Parallel Sprint at the 2019 Nationals
4th in the First Classic Race at the 2019 Nationals
5th in the Second Classic Race at the 2019 Nationals
6th in the Sprint Classic Race at the 2019 Nationals
Juniors 1st Place – 2018 Alta Sprint Classic 1
Juniors 1st Place – 2018 Alta Sprint Classic 2
11th Place – 2018 National Championship Sprint Classic 1
12th Place – 2018 National Championship Sprint Classic 2
Juniors 1st Place – 2017 Vail Sprint Classic
Juniors 1st Place – 2017 National Championship Sprint Classic
Juniors 1st Place – 2017 National Championship Classic 1
Juniors 1st Place – 2017 National Championship Classic 2
Juniors 2nd Place – 2016 Vail Sprint Classic
Juniors 1st Place – Sunlight Sprint Classic 1
Juniors 1st Place – Sunlight Sprint Classic 2