Duke and McJames’ Independent Ski Racing hires support staff
The recently formed Independent Ski Racing team, made up of former U.S. Ski Team members Hailey Duke and Megan McJames joined by University of Colorado standout Katie Hartman and junior racer Lena Andrews, have taken a big step forward in preparing for next season by hiring a team of support staff.
The group of determined racers made the announcement today (May 30) on their Facebook page that Heli Krug, Jonas Lind, Marc Digesti and Pat Andrews have become part of the team.
Krug will take on the head coaching role, bringing 25 years of World Cup experience. “His accomplishments as well as his resume are unequaled in the sport,” read the announcement. “His philosophies on the sport and life in general will be paramount to the teams success. [Krug] also brings with him an incredible number of connections world wide.”
Lind, a former Swedish National Team coach, will join Krug as an assistant coach.
Digesti will act as a strength and conditioning coach. His current business, PerformancEDU is located in Reno Nevada. Andrews is slated to act as ski serviceman as well as taking care of some of the day to day logistics.
"We feel like we are in a position to create a positive environment for success,” said Andrews. “Each of these athletes has something to prove and we intend to give them every opportunity to do so."
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