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Truckee residents make 2002 Paralympics ski teams

Staff reports

PARK CITY, Utah – Three Truckee residents were named to the 2002 U.S. Disabled Ski Team. Candace Cable, a Paralympian in 1992, 1994 and 1998, was named to the 2002 cross country A Team. She was the only woman named to the cross country team.

Kevin Bramble was named to the alpine men’s C Team and Jennifer Kelchner, a Paralympian in 1994 and 1998, was named to the alpine women’s C Team

The 2002 Disabled Ski Team includes 13 men and 11 women alpine skiers with six men and one woman named in cross country.The alpine squad includes 14 Paralympians and six Paralympians in cross country.

The Paralympics, so-called because they take place “parallel to the Olympics,” have been held together with the Olympic Winter Games since 1992.

The 2002 U.S. Disabled Alpine Ski Team:

Men’s A Team – Clay Fox (Gillette, Wyo.; LW4), Jason Lalla (Bradford, NH; LW2; 1998 Paralympian) and Chris Waddell (Park City, Utah; LW10; 1992, 1994, 1998 Paralympian).

Men’s B Team – Greg Mannino (Vail, Colo.; LW2; 1992, 1994, 1998 Paralympian), Monte Meier (Hastings, Minn.; LW2; 1994, 1998 Paralympian); Andy Parr (Rockland, Maine; B2), Jake Rife (Pocatello, Idaho; LW3-2; 1998 Paralympian) and Chris Devlin-Young (Waterville Valley, N.H.; LW12-1; 1994 Paralympian).

Men: C Team – Kevin Bramble (Truckee; LW12-1), Adam Fromma (Winter Park, Colo.; LW6; 1998 Paralympian), Dan Kosick (Binghamton, N.Y.; LW2; 1998 Paralympian), Jim Lagerstrom (Dearborn, Mich.; LW4; 1992, 1994 Paralympian), and Joe Tompkins (Juneau, Alaska; LW11).

Women’s A Team – Sarah Billmeier (Yarmouth, Maine; LW2; 1992, 1994, 1998 Paralympian), Muffy Davis (Sun Valley, Idaho; LW10; 1998 Paralympian), Lee Joiner (Red Lodge, Mont.; LW9-1), Csilla Kristof (Las Vegas; LW6), Alison Pearl (Reno; LW12), Mary Riddell (Dove Creek, Colo.; LW4; 1998 Paralympian), and Sarah Will (Vail; LW11; 1992, 1994, 1998 Paralympian).

Women’s B Team – Alison Jones (Colorado Springs, Colo.; LW2).

Women’s C Team – Sandra Dukat (Chicago, LW2), Lacey Heward (Park City; LW11) and Jennifer Kelchner (Truckee; LW4; 1994, 1998 Paralympian).

The 2002 U.S. Disabled Cross Country Ski Team:

A Team- Candace Cable (Truckee; LW11; 1992, 1994, 1998 Paralympian), Steve Cook (Salt Lake City; LW4; 1998 Paralympian) and Mike Crenshaw (Boulder; LW4; 1994, 1998 Paralympian).

B Team – Bob Balk (Long Beach; LW11; 1994, 1998 Paralympian), Scott McNeice (St. Petersburg, Fla.; LW12) and Willie Stewart (Redlands, Calif.; LW6/8; 1994, 1998 Paralympian).

C Team – Rob Walsh (Hanover; B3; 1992, 1994, 1998 Paralympian).


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