Ski Racers…or Rock Stars?
U.S. Ski Team alum Bryon Friedman’s band was featured at the opening ceremonies
of the National Championships. Current Ski Teamer and fellow musician Laurenne Ross
hopped up on stage for an impromptu duet. Watch out, Elisabeth Goergl...
USSA; BEN DRUMMOND; ASP RED BULL/RED BULL CON TENT POOL
The Glamorous Life
Universal Sports commentator and Vermont resident Doug Lewis found a different type of assignment when he provided the on-site PA announcements for Co-chran’s annual Thank God for Snowmaking Race in Richmond, Vt. “Man, that’s a lot
harder than calling a race for Universal,” Lewis said after wrapping up the event. For
one thing, there were no breaks in the action and for another, the folks keeping the
scoreboard were depending on his call to get all the times right. At least he got some
maple syrup out of the deal — except he just happens to live in a sugarbush.
Warner Nickerson is a resourceful and socially responsible dude.
He also loves to ski race and
won’t let a silly little problem like
not having shin guards keep him
off the course. At National Championships in Winter Park, Nickerson got his MacGyver on with
some cardboard and duct tape,
fashioning himself some custom
shin guards in the nick of time to
finish 12th in the slalom.
What do Usain Bolt, Yelena Isin-bayeva, Michael Phelps and
Lindsey Vonn have in common?
Yeah, they’re all sick athletes.
But they also are all Youth Olympic ambassadors. The first three
served at last year’s inaugural
Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and, according to an announcement made by the IOC
this month, Vonn will mentor
athletes at the first-ever Winter
Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck next year.