SquawFree awards eight scholarships | SierraSun.com

SquawFree awards eight scholarships

SquawFree, formerly known as Squaw Valley Freestyle Team, recently awarded eight scholarships for the 2011-2012 season. Based on a combination of their skiing athleticism, dedication, sportsmanship and academic standards, the following athletes received the scholarships after applying in the fall: Pierson Souza, Liam Forsyth, Trevor Semmens, Flether McConnell, Emily Tewksbury, Chancandamp;#8217; Deschamps-Prescott, Grant Ketels and Riley McGuire-McCarthy.SquawFree is a non-profit ski team that has produced a number of Olympic champions along with countless lifelong skiers. The team has adapted over the years to encompass freeride (slopestyle and halfpipe) and freeskiing (big mountain) along with its freestyle (moguls) roots. They currently boast a team of more than 115 young athletes from Reno/Tahoe, the Bay Area and the Central Valley.SquawFree trains six days a week all winter, providing elite coaching from an impressive roster, with athletes traveling nationally and internationally to premiere junior events in all three disciplines.At the highest level, SquawFree plants moguls skiers on the U.S. National Team, with Olympian alumni including Jonny Mosely and Shannon Bahrke. Well-known park skiers C.R. Johnson, Mike Wilson and former athlete and current coach Sean Collin have had great success in freeride skiing careers, with X Games victories and more. Coach Kevin Oandamp;#8217;Meara is one of the top freeskiing competitors in the world, and is helping to produce future freeskiers like Timmy Dutton, Shelly Robertson and JT Holmes.For information on scholarships and more, go to http://www.squawfree.org/scholarships.html. andamp;#8212; Jason Dobbs is head coach of freeskiing, and has proudly coached for the team since 2003.

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