Meet the Athletes

Westminster students have competed around the world as members of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard teams. In 2010, 14 student-athletes competed in Vancouver. In 2014, 23 student-athletes competed in Russia, making up 10% of the US team. In 2018, 18 student-athletes competed in the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeonchang.

Westminster Athletes

2018 Pyeonchang

Westminster College congratulates its 18 U.S. Ski & Snowboard student-athletes who competed for Team USA in South Korea. The athletes represented the United States in events like giant slalom, moguls skiing, snowboardcross and Nordic combined. Athletes train at the Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah, while studying 30 minutes away at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. 2018 Team USA members from Westminster College:

*Athlete was injured prior to competing.

Westminster Athletes

2014 Sochi

Westminster College congratulates its 23 students who competed in Russia for the 2014 Winter Games—10% of the US team! The college had more students in the Games than any other traditional college or university in the country. Griffins everywhere are incredibly proud of the four students—and three former* students—who made it to the medals podium:

  • Maddie Bowman: Gold in ski halfpipe
  • Joss Christensen: Gold in ski slopestyle
  • Alex Deibold: Bronze in snowboardcross
  • Devin Logan: Silver in ski slopestyle
  • Kaitlyn Farrington*: Gold in snowboard halfpipe
  • Jonathan Midol*: Bronze (France) skicross
  • Vic Wild*: Gold (Russia) in snowboard giant slalom
  • Maddie Bowman (halfpipe), sophomore
  • Joss Christensen (ski slopestyle), first-year
  • Alex Deibold (snowboardcross), first-year
  • Jessie Diggins (cross country), sophomore
  • Bryan Fletcher (Nordic combined), first-year
  • Taylor Fletcher (Nordic combiend), first-year
  • Julia Ford (alpine), first-year
  • Travis Ganong (alpine), first-year
  • Jared Goldberg (alpine), first-year
  • Faye Gulini (snowboardcross), sophomore
  • Jackie Hernandez (snowboardcross), first-year
  • Lindsey Jacobellis (snowboardcross), first-year
  • Jessika Jenson (snowboard slopestyle), first-year
  • Jessica Jerome (ski jumping), junior
  • Torin Koos (cross country), master of professional communication
  • Devin Logan (ski slopestyle), first-year
  • Megan McJames (alpine), sophomore
  • Heather McPhie (moguls), junior
  • Eliza Outtrim (moguls), first-year
  • Brita Sigourney (halfpipe), junior
  • Leanne Smith (alpine), first-year
  • Marco Sullivan (alpine), first-year
  • Jacqueline Wiles (alpine), first-year
Westminster Athletes

2010 Vancouver

Westminster College cheered on its 14 students who were named to the Winter Olympic Team in 2010. From snowboarding to freestyle skiing, athletes competed for the gold in Vancouver during the winter games. One student, Bryon Wilson, brought home a bronze medal for his performance in men's moguls. "We are absolutely thrilled to have 14 students named to this year's team," said Safia Keller, Westminster's US Ski and Snowboard tuition-grant program liaison. "For a college that boasts just over 3,000 students, it's quite an achievement to have so many phenomenal athletes here."

Westminster students comprised one-third of the 18-member 2010 US Olympic Freestyle Ski team, including:

  • Lacy Schnoor (aerials women)—Hometown: Draper, Utah
  • Jana Lindsey (aerials women)—Hometown: Blackhawk, South Dakota
  • Heather McPhie (aerials women)—Hometown: Park City, Utah
  • Ryan St. Onge (aerials men)—Hometown: Winter Park, Colorado
  • *Dylan Ferguson (aerials men)—Hometown: Amesbury, Massachusetts
  • Bryon Wilson (aerials men)—Hometown: Butte, Montana

Westminster students named to the 2010 US Olympic Cross Country team:

  • Liz Stephen—Westminster first-year; Hometown: East Montepelier, Vermont
  • Torin Koos—Hometown: Leavenworth, Washington
  • Morgan Arritola—Hometown: Ketchum, Idaho

Westminster student named to the 2010 US Olympic Snowboarding team (men):

  • Graham Watanabe—Hometown: Sun Valley, Idaho

Westminster student named to the 2010 US Olympic Skeleton team (men):

  • Zach Lund—Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Westminster students named to the 2010 US Olympic Alpine Ski team (women):

  • Megan McJames—Hometown: Park City, Utah
  • Kaylin Richardson—Hometown: Edina, Minnesota
  • Leanne Smith—Hometown: Conway, New Hampshire

*Athlete was not able to compete.