Westminster boasts 14 Olympic athletes on U.S. Ski Team
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 4:21 p.m. MDT
Westminster College athletes are among the nation's 36 students chosen to participate in the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team this year.
Among those ready to showcase their skills to the Olympic community are World Championship gold-medalist Ryan St. Onge, a sophomore, and Olympians Jana Lindsey and Emily Cook, who are both freshman this year.
"Our team is stacked with athletes who have found success at all levels of competition and we are looking forward to keeping consistency on that front in 2010," head coach Jeff Wintersteen said in a statement. "It's going to be an exciting season for freestyle."
Westminster currently has 39 students on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team, who compete in a variety of disciplines, from snowboarding to cross-country skiing. St. Onge and Cook are members of the U.S.'s A team, as well as Sho Kashima and Emiko Torito. B team members include Lindsey, Byron Wilson, Dylan Ferguson and Lacy Schnoor. David DiGravio, Jimmy Discoe, Landon Gardner, Ani Haas, Holt Haga and Heather McPhie are members of freestyle's C team.
"We're very excited to have so many student athletes here at Wesminster," said Westminster President Michael Bassis. "These world-class athletes bring a variety of experiences to the classroom and help contribute to our unique environment for learning. We wish them great success this season heading toward the Olympics."