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Lapanja, Peterson, Sprock named to Junior Worlds team

Lila Lapanja of Incline Village is one of 16 young ski racers who will compete in the 2014 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships.

Lila Lapanja of Incline Village is one of 16 young ski racers who will compete in the 2014 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships.

2014 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Team

Men

Sandy Vietze, Warren, Vt., 7/16/93 (Green Mountain Valley School)

Tanner Farrow, Ketchum, Idaho, 5/21/93 (Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation)

Ty Sprock, Stateline, Nev., 7/25/95 (Treble Cone Ski Academy)

Brian McLaughlin, Topsfield, Mass., 6/24/93 (Green Mountain Valley School)

Nick Krause, Northboro, Mass., 5/12/93 (Stratton Mountain School)

Samuel Dupratt, Park City, Utah, 11/28/93 (Park City Ski Education Foundation)

Sam Morse, Carrabassett Valley, Maine, 5/27/95 (Carrabassett Valley Academy)

Drew Duffy, Warren, Vt., 6/1/95 (Green Mountain Valley School)

Women

Paula Moltzan, Lakeville, Minn., 5/7/94 (Buck Hill Ski Team)

Katie Ryan, Aspen, Colo., 1/3/93 (Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club)

Lila Lapanja, Incline Village, Nev., 12/3/94 (Sugar Bowl Academy/Diamond Peak)

Libby Gibson, Jamaica, Vt., 12/15/94 (Ski and Snowboard Club Vail)

Alice Merryweather, Hingham, Mass., 5/10/96 (Stratton Mountain School)

Katherine Irwin, Vail, Colo., 6/5/94 (Ski and Snowboard Club Vail)

Foreste Peterson, Berkeley, Calif., 10/9/93 (Squaw Valley Ski Team)

Breezy Johnson, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1/19/96 (Rowmark Ski Academy)

Schedule

Feb. 26 – Men’s super G, men’s super combined

Feb. 27 – Women’s giant slalom

Feb. 28 – Women’s slalom

Mar. 1 – Men’s downhill

Mar. 2 – National Team Event

Mar. 3 – Women’s super G, super combined

Mar. 4 – Men’s giant slalom

Mar. 5 – Men’s slalom

Mar. 6 – Women’s downhill

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 16 athletes to compete at the 2014 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships, including three racers from the Lake Tahoe area.

Lila Lapanja of Incline Village, who skied for Diamond Peak and Sugar Bowl, was named to the women’s team along with Squaw Valley skier Foreste Peterson, while 2013 Whittell High grad Ty Sprock of Stateline was named to the men’s squad.

“There is a lot of talent and drive with this young group of athletes and their NorAm results this season reflect the hard work they’ve put in to make this elite team,” said Patrick Riml, U.S. Ski Team alpine director. “The World Junior Championships provide a platform for these young athletes to measure that ability against the best young athletes in the world.”

The athletes will compete Feb. 26 through March 6 at Jasna Resort in Slovakia.