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Team Profiles

Savannah Blide
Savannah Blide

Age: 14 Hometown Truckee CA School: Sugar Bowl Academy Team: Far West Age first skied: 3 Favorite Book: Harry Potter Favorite Nordic Athlete: Kris Freeman Favorite Off Snow Sport: Either running or football Favorite Athlete in that sport: Probably Aaron Rodgers . Most Memorable Far West Experience: Any of the trips really…. Best Racing Experience: […]

Peter Carroll
Peter Carroll

Age: 15 Hometown Born in Seoul, South Korea Living in Truckee, CA School: Sugar Bowl Academy Team: Far West Nordic Ski Team, Sugar Bowl Nordic Ski Team Age first skied: 5 Favorite Book: The Inheritance Cycle Favorite Nordic Athlete: Petter Northug Favorite Off Snow Sport: Paintball, Soccer Favorite Athlete in that sport: Oliver Lang, David […]

Raylene Chew
Raylene Chew

Age: 16 Hometown San Jose School: Presentation High School Team: Auburn Ski Club Age first skied: 4 Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series Favorite Nordic Athlete: Magdalena Neuner Favorite Off Snow Sport: Speed Skating Favorite Athlete in that sport: Apolo Ohno Most Memorable Far West Experience: Playing vile pranks on each other in West Yellowstone 2010 […]

Shane Christian
Shane Christian

Age: 16 Hometown Tahoe Vista, CA School: North Tahoe High School Team: Farwest Age first skied: 4 Favorite Book: Enders Game Favorite Nordic Athlete: Petter Northig Favorite Off Snow Sport: Baseball Favorite Athlete in that sport: Pablo Sandoval Most Memorable Far West Experience: Going to the Timberwolves game with Mark Nadell and fellow J2s during […]

Branden Deeter
Branden Garrett Deeter

Age: 17 Hometown Truckee California School: Truckee High School Team: Far West Age first skied: 5 Favorite Book: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson Favorite Nordic Athlete: Kris Freeman Favorite Off Snow Sport: Baseball Favorite Athlete in that sport: Clayton Kershaw Most Memorable Far West Experience: This would have to be going to […]

Laurel Fiddler
Laurel Fiddler

Name: Age: 16 Hometown Mammoth Lakes, CA School: Sugar Bowl Academy Team: Far West Age first skied: 2 Favorite Book: Water for Elephants Favorite Nordic Athlete: Kikkan Randall Favorite Off Snow Sport: Running Favorite Athlete in that sport: Shalane Flanagan Most Memorable Far West Experience: The drive from Boston to Presque Isle Maine. Enough said. […]

Ben Grasseschi
Ben Grasseschi

Age: 20 Hometown Idaho School: sum Team: Far West Far Best Age first skied: 5 Favorite Book: Buford the Little Bighorn by Bill Peet Favorite Nordic Athlete: Far West Team skiers Favorite Off Snow Sport: No Snow!!!??? Favorite Athlete in that sport: snow bunny Most Memorable Far West Experience: Coaching… Best Racing Experience: 2012 Junior […]

Camille Hartley
Camille Hartley

Age: 16 Hometown Truckee, California School: Sugar Bowl Academy Team: Far West Age first skied: 12 Favorite Book: The Book Thief Favorite Nordic Athlete: Kris Freeman Favorite Off Snow Sport: Rafting/Kayaking Favorite Athlete in that sport: don’t have one.. Most Memorable Far West Experience: Junior Nationals last year: the team is so close and so […]

Brandon Herhusky
Brandon Herhusky

Age: 13 Hometown Brockway, Ca School: Incline Middle School Team: Auburn Ski Club Age first skied: 3 Favorite Book: Toodles Favorite Nordic Athlete: Therese Johaug Favorite Off Snow Sport: mountain biking Favorite Athlete in that sport: Todd Wells Most Memorable Far West Experience: My most memorable moment was going to a strength workout over the […]

Peter Holmes
Peter T. Holmes

Age: 16 Hometown Tahoe City School: North Tahoe Team: North Tahoe Age first skied: 6 Favorite Book: Flat Stanley Favorite Nordic Athlete: Marcus Nash Favorite Off Snow Sport: Various Activities Favorite Athlete in that sport: Most Memorable Far West Experience: Soho Best Racing Experience: Super JNQ If you could have one superhero power, what would […]

Katrin Larusson
Katrin Larusson

Age: 17 Hometown Truckee School: Sugar Bowl Academy Team: Sugar Bowl Academy and Farwest Nordic Age first skied: 5 Favorite Book: “Where the Wild Things Are” Favorite Nordic Athlete: Jessie Diggins Favorite Off Snow Sport: Soccer Favorite Athlete in that sport: David Beckham Most Memorable Far West Experience: So many memorable experiences… I love the […]

Patrick McElravey
Patrick McElravey

Age: 17 Hometown Tahoe City School: North Tahoe High School Team: Age first skied: 1.75 Favorite Book: Power of One Favorite Nordic Athlete: Andrew Newell Favorite Off Snow Sport: running Favorite Athlete in that sport: Steve Prefontaine Most Memorable Far West Experience: The giant snowball fight in Presque Isle or da FUNK we bust on […]

Joe Piercy
Joe Piercy

Age: 17 Hometown Martinez, CA School: Sugar Bowl Academy Team: Sugar Bowl Academy Nordic Ski Team Age first skied: 12 Favorite Book: Game of Thrones Favorite Nordic Athlete: Petter Northug Favorite Off Snow Sport: cycling Favorite Athlete in that sport: Jens Voigt Most Memorable Far West Experience: The drive from Boston to Presque Isle. ABC’s […]

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Joanne Reid

Name: Age: 19 Hometown Berkeley, CA School: University of Colorado, University of California Berkeley Team: Colorado Buffaloes Age first skied: 1.5 Favorite Book: Computer Science Illuminated, Cocoa Programming (Steinberg), Calvin and Hobbes Favorite Nordic Athlete: DIGGS! (Jessie Diggins), Dario Cologna, Eliska Hajkova Favorite Off Snow Sport: Underwater Ultimate Frisbee/ Skim boarding Favorite Athlete in that […]

Bria Riggs
Bria Riggs

Age: 15 Hometown Truckee, CA School: Sugar Bowl Academy Team: Far West Age first skied: 3 Favorite Book: The Secret Life of Bees Favorite Nordic Athlete: Kikkan Randall Favorite Off Snow Sport: Cycling Favorite Athlete in that sport: Andy Schleck Most Memorable Far West Experience: Junior National 2011 in Minneapolis, MN: Racing, Mall of America, […]

Gabrielle Rinne
Gabrielle Rinne

Age: 14 Hometown Truckee, CA School: Truckee High School Team: Far West Nordic Favorite Nordic Athlete: Jessie Diggins Favorite Off Snow Sport: Running Favorite Athlete in that sport: Jenny Simpson  

Joelle Romo
Joelle Romo

Age: 18 Hometown Mammoth Lakes School: Sugar Bowl Academy Team: Sugar Bowl Academy Age first skied: 3 Favorite Book: The Help Favorite Nordic Athlete: Kikkan Randall Favorite Off Snow Sport: running Favorite Athlete in that sport: Most Memorable Far West Experience: The epic snowball fight against Team Alaska at the Presque Isle JO’s. Best Racing […]

Annika Taylor
Annika Taylor

Age: 18 Hometown Truckee School: University of New Hampshire Team: UNH ski team Age first skied: 2 Favorite Nordic Athlete: Kikkan Randall of course! Most Memorable Far West Experience: All of the past 5 Junior Olympics! Best Racing Experience: Collegiate circuit this year and US Nationals this year If you could have one superhero power, […]

Evan Vomund
Evan Vomund

Age: 15 Hometown Incline Village School: Incline High School Team: Far West!!! Age first skied: 2 Favorite Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Favorite Nordic Athlete: Andy Newell Favorite Off Snow Sport: Biking Favorite Athlete in that sport: Chris Horner Most Memorable Far West Experience: Road Biking in Sierraville with the comp team, and […]

Eli Yale
Eli Yale

Age: 14 Hometown Truckee School: Truckee High School Team: Auburn Ski Club Age first skied: 3 Favorite Book: Many Favorite Nordic Athlete: Andy Newell Favorite Off Snow Sport: Baseball Favorite Athlete in that sport: Pablo Sandoval Most Memorable Far West Experience: Racing in the super JNQ at Soldier Hollow Best Racing Experience: Crossing the finish […]

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Sam Zabell

Age: 14 Hometown: Truckee CA School: Sugar Bowl Academy Team: Far West Age first skied: 1.5 Favorite Book: The Pearl Favorite Nordic Athlete: Kikkan Randall Favorite Off Snow Sport: Road Biking Favorite Athlete in that sport: Andy Schleck Most Memorable Far West Experience: My favorite experience as a member of Far West was at the […]