Owen Wood – Profile

Hometown: Pepperell, MA
Home Ski Hill/Resort:  Waterville Valley Resort, NH
Birthplace: Concord, MA
Year of Birth:  2006
Education: Nissitissit Middle School

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

 

My Skiing History:
–First time on skis at age 2. With Mom practically holding me up.
– Started skiing on my own the following year…spending many years practicing on the “magic carpet” at Wachusett Mountain
– Started skiing in the Waterville Valley Junior Seasonal program at age 7.
– Started telemark skiing at age 8– Started competing in telemark races at age 9
– This year is my second year on the USTSA Development Team

 

My Goals and Motivation:
Go faster and beat my WV coaches and fellow teens in the course.

 

What I Love About Telemark Racing and Skiing:
Free the heel, ski for real.

 

Interesting Facts About Myself:
In the fall I run cross country for my school’s team.

I play in our district’s lacrosse league, mainly defense, but also goalie and midi when needed.

I play saxophone in the middle school band.

During the summer I love to go to golf camp and play golf with my Dad whenever he will take me.

 
Competition Results:

2018-19 Season:

Gore Mtn. Sprint Classic- 2/2- DSQ
Gore Mtn. Sprint Classic- 2/3- 16th Men’s expert category
Gunstock Sprint Classic- 2/10- 16th Men’s expert category
Bromley Sprint Classic- 2/24- 4th Youth Men’s expert category

2017-18 Season:
Junior Men’s 1st and 2nd Place at Waterville Valley in 2 days of sprint classic competitions; Junior Men’s 1st Place at Crotched Mountain sprint classic.

2016-17 Season:
Junior Men’s 1st Place at Suicide Six; Junior Men’s 3rd Place at Wildcat Mountain; Junior Men’s 1st Place at Waterville Valley

2015-2016 Season:
Placed 2nd in my first ever telemark race in the junior men’s division at Crotched Mountain in March 2016.