Hannah Kearney, last seasonís World Cup mogul champion, headlines a list of four New Englanders named to the U.S. Olympic freestyle ski team today
Joining the 23-year-old mogul master from Norwich, Vt. next month in Vancouver will be Dylan Ferguson, a 21-year-old aerial skier from Amesbury, 30-year-old Emily Cook (aerials) from Belmont, and 28-year-old Michael Morse (moguls) from Duxbury.
Ferguson and Morse will both be making their Olympic debuts. The U.S. Olympic snowboarding team, which was named yesterday, also
includes locals Michelle Gorgone, 26, from Boston, Stratton Vt.ís Lindsey Jacobellis (24), Sugarloafís Seth Wescott, (33), Belmont Vt.ís Hannah Teter (23), 26-year-old Kelly Clark from Mount Snow, Vt., and 22-year-old Scotty Lago of Seabrook, N.H.
Hereís the complete freestyle team, according to a U.S. Ski Team
release. Team is subject to final review by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Matt DePeters, Hamburg, NY, 22, 8/20/87
Dylan Ferguson, Amesbury, MA, 21, 8/10/88
Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, Boise, ID, 28, 12/12/81 (2002, 2006)
Ryan St. Onge, Winter Park, CO, 26, 2/7/83 (2006)
Ashley Caldwell, Hamilton, VA, 16, 9/14/1993
Emily Cook, Belmont, MA, 30, 7/1/79 (2006)
Jana Lindsey, Black Hawk, SD, 25, 9/18/84 (2006)
Lacy Schnoor, Draper, UT, 24, 6/12/85
Patrick Deneen, Cle Elum, WA, 22, 12/25/87
Michael Morse, Duxbury, MA, 28, 4/2/81
Nate Roberts, Park City, UT, 27, 3/24/82
Bryon Wilson, Park City, UT, 21, 4/7/88
Shannon Bahrke, Tahoe City, CA, 29, 11/7/80 (2002, 2006)
Hannah Kearney, Norwich, VT, 23, 2/26/86 (2006)
Heather McPhie, Bozeman, MT, 25, 5/28/84
Michelle Roark, Denver, 35, 11/16/74 (2006)
Casey Puckett, Aspen, CO, 37, 9/22/72 (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006) *
Daron Rahlves, Sugar Bowl, CA, 36, 6/12/73 (1998, 2002, 2006) *
* Past alpine skiing Olympians
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.