Athletes and Staff Get Schooled by PSIA Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:31:53 +0000
PARK CITY, UT (April 28, 2015) – When Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) embarked on the first-ever U.S. Ski Team/Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) collaborative cliniclast spring, he never imagined it would create a solid foundation for what would be his most successful season with the U.S. Ski Team to date. But it did. This year, more athletes participated in the educational clinic to learn about what PSIA is about and how its approach to teaching can impact the ski racing world.
Athletes and Staff Get Schooled by PSIA
Duffy & O'Brien Win Golden Ski Award Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:28:56 +0000
PARK CITY, UT (April 20, 2015) – After impressive season-ending results at U.S. Alpine Championships, Nina O’Brien (Edwards, CO – National Training Group; Burke Mountain Academy) and Drew Duffy (Warren, VT – Green Mountain Valley School), an U.S. Ski Team invitee, have been selected by the North American Snowsports Journalists Association-East Region (NASJA-East) as this year’s winners of the Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award. This annual award is given to the most promising male and female junior alpine racers in the east. O’Brien and Duffy will be presented with their awards at the New England Ski Museum’s annual spring reception on Friday, June 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Franconia, N.H.
O'Brien skis to first place at the 2015 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf, ME.
Duffy & O'Brien Win Golden Ski Award
USSA Names Alpine Development Director Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:11:35 +0000
PARK CITY, UT (April 20, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association will welcome three-time Olympian and U.S. Ski Team alum Chip Knight to its staff as its new U.S. Ski Team alpine development director. Knight, who skied on the team for 13 years, will manage the alpine development team, national training groups, regional programs and youth development programs such as SkillsQuest. He will also contribute to the USSA alpine coach education program, club development program, competition calendar development and member development.
Acting as head women’s alpine coach at Dartmouth College for the past five years, Knight will bring a wealth of knowledge about development in the sport of alpine. He has also served as director of skiing at Dartmouth since 2012, managing a variety of administrative tasks for the program. Since beginning his coaching career in 2007, Knight has been drawn to the challenge of teaching and motivating young athletes to compete at their best.
USSA Names Alpine Development Director
Women’s Alpine Staff Adds New Energy Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:14:24 +0000
PARK CITY, UT (April 14, 2015) – Former Italian Men’s Speed Coach Alberto Senigagliesi has joined the U.S. Ski Team women’s alpine speed team staff as head coach, while interim coach Brandon Dyksterhouse will head up the women’s alpine tech team.
Senigagliesi has a significant amount of experience in all aspects of the industry, bringing a holistic background to the U.S. Ski Team. His extensive experience includes a 12-year stint skiing on the Italian national speed team, coaching for Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA), acting as the racing test manager for Rossignol, and, most recently, coaching for the Italian national team. He’s no stranger to the U.S. Ski Team, having acted as a guest coach in 2004 and 2005 for Topolino Trophee and World Junior Championships.
Brandon Dyksterhouse coaches Mikaela Shiffrin.
Women’s Alpine Staff Adds New Energy
Schlopy Joins Legends in Hall of Fame Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:50:24 +0000
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 10, 2015) – Throughout his 18-year career, Erik Schlopy often traveled down the unbeaten path. Schlopy was a three-time Olympian and seven time national champion who had one of the longest and most successful careers in U.S. ski racing history. He was a World Pro super G champion and a bronze medal winner in the giant slalom at the World Championships in 2003. Schlopy’s story is much, much bigger than a tale of his skiing success, though. Throughout his career, Schlopy persevered through multiple injuries and challenges, including a broken back (1993), four knee surgeries and multiple other injuries. Despite these challenges, he managed to fight through and find success.
His dynamic career tells tales of perseverance and tenacity—two traits that he believes transcend the world of sport and have heavy application in the business world.