Far West Skiing announces 2014 teams
Far West Academic Team
Abbott, Diana — Forest Charter School
Arvidsson, Erik — Lydian Academy
Arvidsson, Karl — Woodside High School
Auer, Sarah — Big Bear High School
Bajka, Kaycie — Colfax High School
Banales, Alexandra — Bishop Manogue
Bjorkman, Julia — Sugar Bowl Academy
Bowe, Austin — Estancia High School
Cain, Cameron — Heritage Peak Charter
Cashell, Julia — Custom Learning Academy
Cashman, Jordan — Forest Charter School
Colby, Alex — Mammoth High School
Cole, Anna — Bullard High School
Cooper, Matthew — Reno High School
Cooper, Michael — Sugar Bowl Academy
Crist, Spencer — Sugar Bowl Academy
Danagher, Sinead — Sugar Bowl Academy
Deangeli, Claire — Reno High School
Dozier, Grayson — Mammoth High School
Driller, Garret — Forest Charter School
Dunn, Lauren — Sugar Bowl Academy
Dvoracek, Addison — Forest Charter School
Elder, Zach — Wooster High School
England, Nicolas — Forest Charter School
English, Francesca — North Tahoe High School
Foulke, Chelsea — Mammoth High School
Fuller, Jordan — Folsom High School
Goss, Harrison — North Tahoe High School
Hafen, Connor — Big Bear High School
Hagen, Danica — San Luis Obispo High School
Harris, Lyndsay — Classical Academy High School
Heit, Elisabeth — Mammoth High School
Hourigan, Matthew — Forrest Charter
Jobbins, Alec —South Tahoe High School
Johnson, Hannah — Sugar Bowl Academy
Kohut, Danielle — Marymount High School
Kula, Tatum —Forest Charter School
Lambres, Reid —Ponderosa High School
Langager, Sierra —Alta Loma High School
Lapanja, Lila — Forest Charter School
Lebel, Maureen —Forest Charter School
Lebel, Scotty —Forest Charter School
Levin, Larkin —Saint Mark’s School
Longton, Lily Rose —Sugar Bowl Academy
MacGregor, Kayleigh —Mammoth High School
Maidman, Erin —Foothill Technology High School
Masur, Julia —Sequoia High School
Moffat, Kye —Berkeley High School Independent Study
Moore, Shiloh —Friends Christian School
Oakley, Katherine —The Davidson Academy of Nevada
Padgett, Becka —Convent of the Sacred Heart High School
Patterson, Graham —Sugar Bowl Academy
Peckinpah, Ashton —Redwood High School
Plant, Riley —Sugar Bowl Academy
Pokorny, Bozhie —Forest Charter School
Pretti, Amanda —Apex Learning
Rescigno, Megan — Galena High School
Romano, Patrick —Forest Charter School
Ryder, Sierra — Miramonte High School
Santibanez, Max —Nevada Virtual Academy
Schadlich, Daisy — Sugar Bowl Academy
Shray, Julia —Sugar Bowl Academy
Snelbaker, Christopher —Alta Loma High School
Stanton, Sydney —Academy of Academic Excellence
Talbott, Marc —Sugar Bowl Academy
Tidd, Jessica —North Tahoe High School
Traynor, Christopher — Woodbridge High School
Turner, Cole —Menlo-Atherton High School
Weemaes, Pieter —Sugar Bowl Academy
Wehsener, Alexa —Mammoth High School
Wehsener, Jimmy —Mammoth High School
White, Cooper —New Brighton Middle School
Wiliams, Natalie —Nevada Virtual Academy
Wilson, Cody —Chester Sr High School
Ziontz, Max —Santa Monica High School
A number of young local ski racers were recently announced to the 2014 Far West Ski Team and Far West Development Team. The Far West Ski Association also recognized its academic standouts.
The Far West Ski Team is made up of 12 of the top racers in the Far West ranks.
They include five girls and seven boys — Julia Bjorkman, Julia Cashell, Hannah Johnson, Madeline Johnson, Naomi Kelley, Garret Driller, Scotty Lebel, Erik Arvidsson, Riley Plant, Patrick Romano, Marc Talbott and Cody Wilson.
All the athletes are U18s and older and are low point holders in multiple disciplines. Two of the racers were U16 Regional Championship discipline winners in Alaska, and many placed highly at the U18 Nationals during the 2013 season.
They will receive a Far West Ski Team jacket and benefits towards race entries and lift tickets for the upcoming season. These 12 skiers are held to high standards in representing the Far West Division and beyond.
The Far West Development Team, meanwhile, recognizes developing juniors in the Far West. The 2014 squad is made up of five male skiers and five female skiers.
They include Claire Deangeli, Lauren Dunn, Nikita Norton, Natalie Riffel, Sierra Ryder, Nico Monforte, Michael Cooper, Kirk Carlson, Luke Winters and Kyle Moffat.
Many of the skiers are also scholars. In fact, a total of 74 skiers were named to the Far West Academic Team, which is made up of athletes who have competed at the U16 age class or older during the 2013 season and have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher.
These students compete at all levels from divisional racing up to U.S. Nationals and U.S. Ski Team members.
“The Association takes great pride in its many athletes and is equally proud of the academic successes of many of our racers,” said Far West Board President Paul Abbott. “Congratulations to all of these athletes on their academic successes.”
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