|WOLF CREEK, CO (Nov. 23) – The 2014 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team, led by Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT), was named this week in advance of the Dec. 14 FIS Freestyle World Cup season opener in Ruka, Finland. The team was publicly announced at Pagosa Springs Spa and Resort in Colorado on Saturday, Nov. 23 during the Team’s final pre-season on-snow camp at the Wolf Creek Ski Area. The Team also features 2009 World Champion Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA), Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) and Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT). The World Cup tour moves to the U.S. on Jan. 9-11 for the Visa Freestyle International at Utah’s Deer Valley Resort followed by the USANA Freestyle World Cup Jan. 15-18. in Lake Placid, NY, the final domestic stop before the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.|
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SSCV is excited to announce the addition of Vail native Clint Peterson to the SSCV Minturn Tune Shop staff for the 2013-2014 season. “Clint’s background in race service and dedication to competitive athletes are valuable resources for SSCV in the equipment preparation arena,” said Equipment Manager Brian Eggleton. “We are fortunate to be able to bring Clint on board at this point in the season as a member of our already solid equipment service staff,” Eggleton added.
Peterson has more than 20 years of tuning experience, and he fondly remembers watching World Cup service technicians preparing equipment in the basement of the Vail Lodge at the 1989 World Championships. Peterson’s roots in ski racing extend to his family as his father developed the first ski-specific tuning file and high altitude p-tex. Peterson’s experience in Vail includes many years tuning at Buzz’s Boards, and most recently he worked for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team as a service technician and with a number of athletes as a private technician.
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Character, Courage and Commitment (C3) Awards
The core values of Ski & Snowboard Club are Character, Courage and Commitment (the 3 C’s). The C3 Awards were established by SSCV several years ago to recognize outstanding displays of these character traits by our athletes both on snow and off.
A total of six C3 winners will be awarded throughout this season (one winner each month from November through April). The Walter Kirsch Character, Courage and Commitment Overall Season Winner will be selected in April from among the C3 monthly award winners.
ANYONE can nominate ANY SSCV athlete. Nomination Forms are due on: November 29, December 20, January 24, February 21 and March 21 (for both March and April nominations). For the C3 Nomination Form for the 2013-2014 season click here. Nominations must be received by the above dates via (i) e-mail to email@example.com ; or (ii) mail to Sharon Schmidt, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, 598 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657.
Most recently the Chief Operating Officer of the Front Range Ski Club at Echo Mt., Brandon was the Head Coach of BC Alpine from 2010 to earlier this year. Prior to that he was the Head Coach of the Green Mt. Valley School for 5 years and a coach for the University of New Mexico from 2003 to 2005.
Working together with the team of Program Directors including Karen Ghent – Alpine, Ben Boyd – Snowboard, John Dowling – Freestyle, Elana Chase – Freeskiing and Dan Weiland – Nordic and over 100 coaches, Brandon will guide SSCV’s athletic programs.
He joins General Manager Mike Trueblood, a former Comcast executive and University of Colorado ski racing All-American and 12th year Executive Director Aldo Radamus as a member of the SSCV Leadership Team.
Said Radamus: “Brandon brings a great track record of athletic excellence, a history of innovation, tremendous knowledge and varied experiences to Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and our 5 snow sports programs. The explosive growth at SSCV resulting from the introduction of Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy; the first public snow sports academy in the United States, together with Vail’s world class November training venue and other facilities initiatives has created an opportunity to further enhance the support provided to our athletes with the addition of exceptional people like Brandon.”
Adds Dyksterhouse: “I’ve been very fortunate to have worked for and been mentored by some of the greats in ski racing; Dave Gavett at GMVS, Chip Lacasse at UVM, George Brooks at UNM and Bruce Goldsmid at BC Alpine. Nora Pykkonen at FRSC broadened my education in many new areas. These great experiences have afforded me the opportunity to work for one of the leading snow sports organizations in the world. I look forward to contributing to an already incredible staff and building on the momentum created in Vail by Aldo over the last decade.”