Author of Story: Kade Krichko
Six athletes have been named by the U.S. Ski Team’s National Development System (NDS ) to represent the U.S. in the Pokal Loka International Children’s Race. Alexandra Skovran (Waterbury, CT), Jessica Reinhart (Onalaska, WI), Breezy Johnson (Victor, ID), Ryan Mooney (Charlemont, MA), Colby Lane (Carbondale, CO) and James Lebel (Truckee, CA) will compete in the 36th running of the race in Skofia Loka/Stari Vrh, Slovenia Feb. 19-20.
This annual FIS international children’s competition is one of three annual NDS projects for J3 alpine skiers (competitors born in 1995-1996). Prior to the event, Green Mountain Valley School will host the team at its training site in Koessen, Austria.
The USSA will field a team of U.S. J3s comprised of three boys and three girls to compete against teams from approximately 25 other nations. Team USA will leave for the event Feb. 12 and return Feb. 21, 2011.
U.S. POKAL LOKA TEAM
Pokal Loka International Children’s Race
Skofia Loka/ Stari Vrh, Slovenia – Feb. 19-20, 2011
Colby Lane, 15, Carbondale, CO (Aspen Valley Ski Club)
James Lebel, 15, Truckee, CA (Sugar Bowl Ski Team)
Ryan Mooney, 15, Charlemont, MA (Green Mountain Valley School)
Breezy Johnson, 15, Victor, ID, (Rowmark Ski Academy)
Jessica Reinhart, 15, Onalaska, WI (Buck Hill Ski Club)
Alexandra Skovran, 15, Waterbury, CT (Green Mountain Valley School)