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Far West Skiing announces 2014 teams

Julia Bjorkman was one of 12 athletes named to the 2014 Far West Ski Team.
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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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