Thursday, August 13, 2020
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Letter: Protective gear has to change to protect athletes

I was involved in a serious crash at Stoneham Quebec where I clipped a GS gate causing my right ski to launch with me spiraling into the air and landing with the ski close to my body(chest) and cutting the peak of my helmet along with my chin.

Letter: USST, NCAA: Don’t fix the problem, remove the problem.

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I imagine now is as good a time as any to elaborate further on several of the recent responses to the ongoing...

Letter: Memories of Eric Keck

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As an underclassman at GMVS when Keck was a senior, I have a couple short memories of him I’ll pass along here:

Morgan: Nail the free stuff

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Reading through the recent round of articles, letters and comments related to the friction between USSS and NCAA skiing, the phrase that keeps coming to mind is “Same team! Same team!”

Fall Line: What a discussion it has been!

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Ski Racing Media Chairman Dan Leever chimes in on the college ski racing discussion, officially concluding our series on this issue. As Dan says, we have been inspired by broad engagement from the community demonstrated by hundreds of thousands of visitors to SkiRacing.com, hundreds of comments and letters to the editor. Thank you to all who participated.

Letter: NCAA skiing as a pipeline – a single experience

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Articles that have come out surrounding this issue all have one thing in common: they have some serious truths. However, I think...

Letter: US Ski & Snowboard is responsible to all

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The outpouring of emotion and passion from the heart of young athletes is awesome. I encourage more young athletes to speak out about their experiences.

Letter: Why the U.S. Ski Team is not the dream team

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The day I joined the National Training Group was the day I began to question my love for ski racing. My entire...

Letter: A wake up call to NCAA athletes, coaches, parents

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This in no way represents the US Ski Team's position, this is my opinion and my personal experience from years of competing...

Rokos: The problem with the US Ski Team and college

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College programs operate with solid financial resources and typically excellent facilities, staff and support systems, thanks to the presence of collegiate funding. For the NGB, this is an opportunity to broaden the developmental base.

Letter: US Ski & Snowboard is responsible to all

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The outpouring of emotion and passion from the heart of young athletes is awesome. I encourage more young athletes to speak out about their experiences.

Letter: Why the U.S. Ski Team is not the dream team

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The day I joined the National Training Group was the day I began to question my love for ski racing. My entire...

Letter: A wake up call to NCAA athletes, coaches, parents

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This in no way represents the US Ski Team's position, this is my opinion and my personal experience from years of competing...

Rokos: The problem with the US Ski Team and college

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College programs operate with solid financial resources and typically excellent facilities, staff and support systems, thanks to the presence of collegiate funding. For the NGB, this is an opportunity to broaden the developmental base.

Mangan: On or off the team, ideas for the future

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Strengthening and supporting our college programs benefit the development of our national teams. Or so one would think.

Letter: My perspective on USST, NCAA

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The United States Ski Team and their view on college skiing has been a very controversial topic for years. From my perspective...

Letter: Choices are always difficult

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I am writing to express my opinion on the recent articles about the development differences between the USST and NCAA. I am...

Letter: History of American Independents

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Thanks to Edie Thys Morgan for writing and to Ski Racing for publishing, on June 17, the article, American Independents: Class of...

Letter: Collegiate skiing and the U.S. Ski Team

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Collegiate skiing has a long and storied history in the United States, from the Dartmouth Outing Club hosting the country’s first ski race on the slopes of Mt. Moosilauke in 1927 to Bob Beattie moving from CU to coach the National Team in 1961, and then starting the World Cup in 1967.

Fall Line: USST never gave college skiers a chance

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In his Fall Line column, Ski Racing Media Chairman Dan Leever addresses lack of coordination between U.S. Ski & Snowboard and collegiate programs as evidenced by dialog in the Alpine Collegiate Working Group. Leever takes a deep dive into the issue, discussing some of the history, challenges and ideas for how to make the system better.

Letter: US Ski Team myopia

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Thank you for this opportunity to speak to the USST for its lack of cooperation with the collegiate system.

Letter: USST’s failure to American athletes

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The article “USST, NCAA butt heads over NorAm schedule” is nothing new to me, but the arrogance surrounding Tiger Shaw is appalling....

Letter: Chip is right

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In my opinion Chip (Knight) and Todd (Brickson) are on the right track when it comes to managing the number of starts for our developing athletes.

Read: Our culture is community. Time for us … to shine.

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When you combine smart and passionate people with a shared vision, an openness to change, a culture of innovation, and a spirit...

Haber: My favorite American performances of the 21st Century

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From Daron Rahlves and Lindsey Vonn to Mikaela Shiffrin and Tommy Ford.

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