Ten Westminster Students Named to 2011 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team
Westminster students once again dominate this year’s roster
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SALT LAKE CITY – Once again Westminster students dominate the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s roster with the announcement that 10 of its students – more than 1/3 of the team – were named to this year’s team.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named 28 athletes to the roster, including three Olympic medalists from the 2010 Games in Vancouver. Westminster’s own Bronze medalist Bryon Wilson was named to the team, along with fellow Westminster Olympians Lacy Schnoor, Ryan St. Onge, Dylan Ferguson and Heather McPhie.
“This is my 13th straight year being named to the U.S. Ski Team and even though that is a long time, it's just an honor and pleasure," said St. Onge. “The whole program is excited and energized to really go out there and get better at aerials.”
Westminster currently has more than 40 students on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team who compete in a variety of disciplines, from snowboarding to cross-country skiing.
Westminster’s 2011 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team members include:
*Denotes 2010 Olympians
Sho Kashima, moguls, South Lake Tahoe, CA
*Ryan St. Onge, aerials, Winter Park, CO
*Bryon Wilson, moguls, Butte, MT
*Heather McPhie, moguls, Bozeman, MT
Joe Discoe, moguls, Telluride, CO
*Dylan Ferguson, aerials, Amesbury, MA
*Lacy Schnoor, aerials, Draper UT
David DiGravio, moguls, Farmington, ME
Jimmy Discoe, moguls, Telluride, CO
Landon Gardner, moguls, Missoula, MT
For a complete listing of the 2011 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, visit www.usskiteam.com/freestyle.
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