Fifteen Westminster Students Make 2009 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team
First Tracks!! Online Ski Magazine
January 24, 2009
Salt Lake City, UT - Ten Westminster students will compete against the world’s top freestyle athletes next week on Deer Valley Resort’s renowned moguls and aerial courses during the FIS World Cup skiing competition to be held in Utah Jan. 29-31.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association recently announced that 15 Westminster students made the 2009 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team and will compete throughout the season for places on the podium and World Cup points required to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The FIS Freestyle World Cup is the highest-level competition series in the sport with events around the globe every season.
Westminster will host a “Meet the Athletes” event to generate excitement and support for the athletes’ upcoming competition season at noon this Monday in the Shaw Center on campus. U.S. Freestyle Ski Team members will sign autographs and talk about what it’s like to be a professional athlete.
Westminster currently has 37 students on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team who compete in a variety of events, from Nordic jumping to cross-country skiing. Westminster’s Freestyle Ski Team members include: Jay Bowman-Kirigin, Emily Cook, David DiGravio, Jimmy Discoe, Dylan Ferguson, Landon Gardner, Ani Haas, Holt Haga, Sho Kashima, Jana Lindsey, Heather McPhie, Lacy Schnoor, Juliana Serra, Ryan St. Onge and Byron Wilson.