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2013 Ted Beauchamp Scholarship Awarded

larusson-katrinThe Far West Nordic Ski Association is pleased to announce that Katrin Larusson has been awarded the Ted Beauchamp Scholarship for 2013. Katrin is a senior at Sugar Bowl Academy and has been at the top of her age group in ski racing for the past 5 years. Katrin has been a medalist at the US Junior National Championships in each of the last four years and has been the California/Nevada High School State Champion for the last two seasons.

The scholarship is 300 dollars but more importantly is one of the highest honors that a junior Nordic ski racer can achieve in the Far West Division. The Ted Beauchamp Scholarship was set up in 1995 to honor the memory of long time Far West Nordic Board member Ted Beauchamp. Ted gave tirelessly to help kids excel in the sport he loved and Katrin is a perfect young person to honor Ted’s name.

Katrin loves ski racing and training and one of her greatest gifts is her ability to mentor other athletes. She has taken numerous younger skiers under her wing and helped propel them to become the best they can be. Katrin plans to continue her ski racing career as an NCAA racer next year but hasn’t decided which school it will be. Whichever college is lucky enough to get her will be acquiring a dedicated ski racer who will give her all everyday, and will most likely be near the top of the pack in every race. She is someone Far West can be very proud of as she makes her way out into the larger ski racing world.

And, Thank You!, Ted Beauchamp Family; Sue and James, for your support of Far West Nordic Juniors!