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Athletes on the U.S. Alpine Ski Team from Vermont


    Their are only eight athletes on the U.S. Ski team that were born or live in Vermont. The athletes are; Jimmy Cochran, Nolan Kasper, Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Chelsea Marshall, Robby Kelly, Robert Cone, Libby Gibson, and Brittany Lathrop. Jimmy Cochran and Nolan Kasper are on the A team. Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Chelsea Marshall are on the B team. Robby Kelly is on the C team. Robert Cone, Libby Gibson, and Brittany Lathrop are on the development team.
   Jimmy Cochran was born in Burlington Vermont on May 29, 1981. Jimmy started skiing when he was 3. He started Alpine racing when he was 7 years old, at Cochran’s. A small area outside of Burlington. He enrolled at Middlebury College but left after his freshman year in 2002 and  enrolled at the University of Vermont. Jimmy made the U.S. Ski Team in 2004, and he has been on the U.S. Alpine Ski team for 9 years. He sponsors are; Volkl, Fischer, Marker, and Swix. Jimmy is sponsored by NASTAR. He now lives in Keene, New Hampshire.

Jimmy Cochran

   Nolan Kasper was born in Morristown, New Jersey on March 27, 1989. Nolan now lives in Warren, Vermont. He started skiing when he was 3 years old. Nolan attended Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont, before getting a spot on the U.S. Development Team in 2007. Nolan is going to Dartmouth Collage, he has been on the U.S. Alpine Ski team for 4 years. His sponsors on Rossignol, Lange, Uvex, Swix, and Booster Strap.

Nolan Kasper

   Ryan Cochran-Siegle was born in Burlington Vermont on March 27, 1992. He now lives in Starksboro, Vermont. Ryan is cousins with Jimmy Cochran. He started skiing at his family’s Cochran-Siegle ski area in Richmond, Vermont. He went to school at Mt. Abraham Union High School in Bristol, VT. Ryan skis on Rossignol, Shred, and Komperdell. He is also sponsored by T2 and Slopside Syrup. Ryan has been on the U.S. Alpine Ski team for 1 year and made the B team.

Ryan Cochran-Siegle

   Chelsea Marshall was born in Randolph, Vermont on August 14, 1986. Chelsea started skiing at Killington Resort in Killington, Vermont. She started skiing by following her brother’s around when she was young trying to keep up. Chelsea went to the Green Mountain Vally School in 2002. She now goes to Westminster College. Chelsea made the U.S. Ski team in 2004, she has been on it for 7 years. Chelsea skis on Heads, Swix, and Uvex, her sponsors are Killington, T2, and Sister Sweet Tooth.

Chelsea Marshall

   Robby Kelley was born in Burlington, Vermont on May 26, 1990. He started skiing when he was 2 at Cochran’s Ski Area. Robby is cousins with Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Jimmy Cochran. He went to high school at Mt. Abraham High School in Bristol, VT and in the  winter he went to Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy in Stowe so he could ski race. Robby goes to the University of Vermont, and he skis on Head, Shred, and  Komperdell. Robby has been on the U.S. Ski team for one year.

Robby Kelley

   Robert Cone was born on January 12, 1992. He lives in Killington, Vermont. He grew up skiing on Killington Resort. But then Robert stepped up his game and went to Burke Mountain Academy for high school. Robert goes to Middlebury College but for the 2012 ski season is taking a break and going to be on the U.S. Development Alpine Ski team.

Robert Cone

   Libby Gibson was born on December 12, 1994. She lives in Jamaica, Vermont. Libby goes to Stratton Mountain School for high school. For the 2012 season she will be on the U.S. Development Alpine Ski team.

Libby Gibson

 Brittany Lathrop was born on March 20, 1995. She lives in South Londonderry, Vermont. Brittany’s dad was on the U.S. Ski team. Now she is following in his path to become a fantastic skier. Her coaches sent Brittany to the U.S. Development Team tryout camp. She showed that she was a great alpine skier and landed a spot on the development team.

Brittany Lathrop

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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

What is The U.S. Ski Team?


This is the U.S. Ski Teams Logo.

The U.S. Ski Team is the official ski team in the Untied States. There are different parts of the U.S. Ski Team for example; alpine, freestyle, cross country, and ski jumping. There is also a U.S. Snowboard Team. To make the U.S. Ski or Snowboard Team you must excel at a winter sport. On the U.S. alpine ski there are certain teams. The teams are; the A team, B team, C team, and the development team. Here are a few people who are on the A team; Lindsey Vonn, Ted Ligety, Bode Miller, Tommy Ford, and Nolan Kasper. The A team is for racers that are the best in the United States. Here is an example of some racers on the B team;  Mikaela Shiffrin, Chelsea Marshall, Ryan Cochran-Siegle, and Tommy Biesemeyer. Also some people on the C team are; Julia Ford, Robby Kelley, Brooke Wales, and Keith Moffat. Finally, some people on the development team are; Brittany Lathrop, Libby Gibson, Robert Cone, and Katie Ryan. The A, B, and C teams compete in the World Cup races. Works Cited

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Uncategorized