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Bobbie Sprock Memorial Scholarships - Due October 14th

Matthew Trabert Memorial Scholarships - Due October 14th
Rick Hom Memorial Scholarships - Due October 14th
2015 Academic Team - due by September 15th
Far West Masters Scholarship - Due Sept. 15
Updates for 2015-2016 season

Grand Prix Series Winners!


June 24, 2015
Bobbie Sprock Memorial Scholarship

In honor of Bobbie Sprock, who along with her husband Vern owned Sierra Ski Ranch from 1950-1993, her family has established the Bobbie Sprock Memorial Scholarship to acknowledge athletes who will be U19’s and older who excel in ski racing, have strong character, demonstrate academic excellence, have a financial need, and must be members in good standing with Far West Skiing. There are eight (8) scholarships available in the amount of $250 per athlete.

To apply for this scholarship, all applicants must complete and submit an online application. Applicants must be prepared to type in responses to the questions attached below, and upload (jpeg, pdf or docx) of your USSA athlete history, 2 letters of recommendation, your most recent report card, 2 photos (1 head and shoulders and one action shot). All applications must be completed online by Wednesday, October 14th at 5:00pm. No applications will be accepted late, and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Far West Skiing Board of Directors will announce the recipients of this scholarship on its website on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015.

Click here to apply online.

Questions regarding this scholarship can be directed to the Far West Skiing office, 530.559.4130 or lucy@fwskiing.org.


June 24, 2015
Matthew Trabert Memorial Scholarship

In honor of Matthew Trabert, a long time Far West racer out of Diamond Peak and moving to Team Savage later in his career. He attended the J3 Junior Olympics, and Western Region Tech Series. After retiring from the Far West division he was the Nevada State High School Champion and went on to University of Nevada Reno.

The Matthew Trabert Scholarship acknowledge athletes who will be 2nd year U16’s  and older who excel in ski racing, have strong character, demonstrate academic excellence, have a financial need, and must be members in good standing with Far West Skiing. There is one (1) scholarship available in the amount of $500.

To apply for this scholarship, all applicants must complete and submit an online application. Applicants must be prepared to type in responses to the questions attached below, and upload (jpeg, pdf or docx) of your USSA athlete history, 2 letters of recommendation, your most recent report card, 2 photos (1 head and shoulders and one action shot). All applications must be completed online by Wednesday, October 15th at 5:00pm. No applications will be accepted late, and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Far West Skiing Board of Directors will announce the recipients of this scholarship on its website on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015.

Click here to apply online.

Questions regarding this scholarship can be directed to the Far West Skiing office, 530.559.4130 or lucy@fwskiing.org.


June 24, 2015
Rick Hom Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was formed by family and friends in 1993 to honor Rick Hom, who was the product manager for Head Skis and San Marcos Boots at Head Sports and was considered a ‘1-in-a-billion’ as a World Cup ski and boot tech before passing on September 16, 1992. Rick was from the Bay Area and grew up skiing in the Lake Tahoe area.  He also worked as the ski technician with the Squaw Valley Ski Team in the early 80’s and he loved ski racing.

To help keep Rick’s spirit and love of skiing alive, the Rick Hom Memorial Scholarship provides financial means to assist young, deserving skiers in continuing their racing careers. This scholarship targets athletes that will be U19 or U16 racers for the upcoming season, who are striving for excellence in school and on the race hill, while showing enthusiasm and sportsmanship. Athletes must show a financial need and be members in good standing with Far West Skiing. There are two scholarships available in the amount of $2,000 per athlete.

To apply for this scholarship, all applicants must complete and submit an online application. Applicants must be prepared to type in responses to the questions attached below, and upload (jpeg, pdf or docx) of your USSA athlete history, 2 letters of recommendation, your most recent report card, 2 photos (1 head and shoulders and one action shot). All applications must be completed online by Wednesday, October 14th at 5:00pm. No applications will be accepted late, and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Far West Skiing Board of Directors will announce the recipients of this scholarship on its website on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015.

Click here to apply online.

Questions regarding this scholarship can be directed to the Far West Skiing office, 530.559.4130 or lucy@fwskiing.org.

  RICK HOM MEMORIAL SKI SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS  
1993-94 Kristin Strathearn Squaw Valley Ski Team Alpine Meadows, Ca
1994-95 Kathryn (Kari) Keller Team Breckenridge Breckenridge, Co
1995-96 Sara Schleper Ski Club Vail Vail, Co
1996-97 Marco Sullivan Squaw Valley Ski Team Olympic Valley, Ca
1997-98 Madailein Sparks-Krebs Green Mountain Valley School Waitsfield, VT
  Peter Anderson Jr Waterville Valley Academy Waterville Valley, NH
1998-99 Aaron Bolduc Jackson Hole Ski Club Jackson, WY
  Grant Martin Breckenridge Ski Club Breckenridge, Co
1999-2000 Megan Hughes Burke Mountain Academy Killington, VT
  Kimberly Stephens Park City Ski Team Park City, UT
2000-01 Lisa Perricone Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
  Ashley Thornton Mt. Bachelor Ski Ed Foundation Bend, OR
2001-02 Nathan P. Asoian Ski Club Vail Vail, Co
  Jenny Gilman Taos Sports Association, Taos Ski Team Taos, NM
  Jacob Dudek Park City Ski Team Park City, UT
  Patrick Duran Green Mountain Valley School North Fayston, VT
  A. Marsh Gooding Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
  Sterling O. Grant Buck Hill Ski Racing, Team Amery, WI
  McCabe Mallin Aspen Valley Ski Club Aspen, CO
2002-03 A. Marsh Gooding Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
  Tucker Vest Burton Team Summit Breckenridge, CO
  Claire Abbe Buck Hill Ski Racing, Team Burnsville, MN
  Travis Ganong Squaw Valley Ski Team Olympic Valley, CA
  Charles R. "Chad" Kruger Wilmot and Holy Hill Ski Team Burlington, WI
  Chelsea Marshall Green Mountain Valley School Pittsfield, VT
  Elizabeth Woods Crested Butte Academy Aspen, CO
2003-04 Megan McJames Park City Ski Team Park City, UT
  Ian McKnight Team Summit Durango, CO
  Eric Davis Team Summit Dillon, CO
  Lauren Eder Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Hailey, ID
  Bobby Paulus Team Summit Silverthorne, CO
  Tina Roberts Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
  Kelsey Roddick Chestnut Mountain JR Race Team Galena, IL
2004-05 Kelsey Roddick Chestnut Mountain JR Race Team Galena, IL
  Martin Harris Heavenly Ski Education Foundation South Lake Tahoe, CA
  Nicolas Tomczyk Park City Ski Team Park City, UT
  Lauren Eder Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Hailey, ID
  Cory McConnell Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
  Katie Hartman Team Summit Breckenridge, Co
  Molly Leonard Crested Butte Academy Fraser, CO
  Lane Shipley Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
2005-06 Laura Hoff Squaw Valley Ski Team Winton, CA
  Trevor Leafe Burke Mountain Academy Monroe, NH
  Zach Collins Snowbird Sports Education Foundation Salt Lake City, UT
  Angel Collinson Snowbird Sports Education Foundation Snowbird, UT
  Corrie Ellis Jackson Hole Ski Club Victor, ID
  Julia Ford Holderness Schoool Plymouth, NH
  Kelsey Roddick Crested Butte Academy Galena, IL
  Madison Shepard Team Winter Park Kalamazoo, MI
  Kelley Fitzpatrick Meadows Race Team Keizer, OR
  Molly Leonard Crested Butte Academy Fraser, CO
  Tucker Marshall Green Mountain Valley School Pittsfield, VT
  Nicolas Tomczyk Park City Ski Team Park City, UT
2006-07 Kaylee Cortopassi Mammoth Mountain Ski Team Mammoth Lakes, CA
  Anton Hilts Mt. Bachelor Ski Ed Foundation Bend, OR
  Christopher Acosta Winter Park Competition Center Winter Park, CO
  Zach Collins Snowbird Sports Education Foundation Salt Lake City, UT
  Julia Ford Holderness Schoool Plymouth, NH
  Alex Jerred Ausblick Ski Race Team Oconomowoc, WI
  Kristin Leggett Killington Mountain School Killington, VT
  Anna Marno Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
  Tucker Marshall Green Mountain Valley School Pittsfield, VT
  Derek Strand Park City Ski Team Kamas, UT
  Linsey Wright Mount Snow Academy Brattleboro, VT
  Taylor Wunsch Smuggler's Notch Ski Club  Swanton, VT
2007-2011 NO SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED    
2011-2012 Julia Bjorkman Sugar Bowl Academy Norden, CA
  Hannah Johnson Diamond Peak Ski Team Incline Village, NV
2012-2013 Garret Driller Squaw Valley Ski Team Olympic Valley, Ca
  Nicolo Monforte Squaw Valley Ski Team Olympic Valley, Ca
2013-2014 Maia Bickert Heavenly Ski Education Foundation South Lake Tahoe, CA
  Michael Cooper Sugar Bowl Academy Norden, CA
2014-2015 Maia Bickert Heavenly Ski Education Foundation South Lake Tahoe, CA
  Francesca English Squaw Valley Ski Team Olympic Valley, Ca



June 17, 2015
2015 Far West Academic Team-Due by September 15th

The Far West Academic Team recognizes current U21-U16 athletes(during the 14-15 season) in the Far West whose grade point average for the previous season’s spring semester was 3.5 or better. Athletes are invited to send a legible copy of the spring report card to the FWS office by September 15, 2015 in order to be named to the Far West Academic Team. 

Transcripts or2015 Spring Grade Reports can be emailed, mailed or Faxed to the Far West Office.

Far West Skiing Administrator 

PO Box 2664
Truckee, Ca 96160
tel: 530.559.4130
fax: 1.866.739.2993
email: lucy@fwskiing.org


June 10, 2015
Far West Masters Scholarship - Due by Sept 15th

            Thank you for your interest in the Far West Masters Scholarship Program. We encourage all Far West Skiing Alpine athletes 14-20 years old  to apply. We will occasionally fund exceptional athletes who are 13 years old. In the past we have also made awards to athletes who have been turned down in previous years and to athletes who have previously won a scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of (and in order of importance)  exemplary work ethic, academic scholarship, citizenship, financial need, and race results.

            Applications are due September 15th 2015. Awards are made by early November. Funds are then placed into racers’ accounts from which they may draw upon during the season for racing expenses.  In return for funding, the Masters ask that recipients forerun one of their races and speak at an awards ceremony.  The experience has proven to be quite fun as it allows a junior athlete to show off his or her stuff and to thank the Masters in person for their support.  Your participation by speaking and selling raffle tickets at our awards parties is an important contribution to our fund raising efforts and it helps to teach about “giving back”. 

We are here to help, so please consider applying to this program. As always, it is an honor to receive applications from such a great group of athletes. Thank you in advance for applying.

                                    Eddie Mozen, Masters Scholarship Fund Chairman


Apply online by clicking here!


 June 4, 2015
FW Alpine Competition Committee - Athlete Rep, application due by August 1st

The Far West Alpine Competition Committee (ACC) is looking for a second Athlete Representative. This person will be the voice between the athletes and the Far West ACC. Athletes must be of the U16 age class and older and be willing to participate in communications and meetings with the Far West ACC.

Interested athletes must send in a short description of why they are interested, qualifications, basic skiing information (age class, program, etc), and how you feel you can contribute to the ACC. This is due by August 1st at 5:00pm.

Any questions, please contact Lucy in the Far West Office.

May 27, 2015
Updates for the 2015-2016 season

Some items to be aware of heading into the 2015-2016 season:

1. USSA membership for the 2015-2016 season is now open. Please note the U18 age class has been changed to U19.

2. 2015-2016 equipment matrix (all questions regarding equipment need to be addressed to your coaches/programs)

3.  All U14 and older athletes must use helmets that meet the new FIS standard for all USSA GS.SG and DH competitions. These helmets carry a FIS standard sticker on them. Further information can be provided by your coaches/programs.

4. FIS level athletes: In order to compete in the Southern Hemisphere, or Canada, all athlete must have a 120 USSA points in at least one discipline. First year FIS athletes may compete in the Southern Hemisphere during the summer of 2015, as long as they meet the minimum points standard.

5. FIS has removed the 25 start limitation for first year FIS athletes. 

 

April 28, 2015
Grand Prix Scholarship Winners 2015

The Grand Prix Series is the qualifying series to the Western Region Junior Championships for U18 and U21 athletes. The series continues with the Far West Tech and Far West Speed Finals. The Grand Prix series is scored for Srs/U21's and U18's as a series to qualify for scholarships to be used for the following season (15-16 season). The places are determined by adding up the total World Cup Points earned during ALL the races listed in the Grand Prix series for that season. Each race is scored by separating the field by gender into Srs/U21's and U18 classes. Foreign, out of Division, current USST and U16 participants in each race are removed and results are sorted by class prior to assigning World Cup Points for each race. Athletes must have competed in at least half of the scheduled Grand Prix races in order to qualify for the scholarships.

Congratulations to this years hard working athletes as they will receive scholarship funds to be used during the 2015-2016 season! Funds will be available beginning June 1st, 2016.

 

 
U21.SR Ladies U21.SR Men
1st $300 Not Awarded Toy, Robert
2nd $150 Not Awarded Not Awarded
3rd $100 Not Awarded Not Awarded


   


U18 Ladies U18 Men
1st $300 Futral, Sabrina Goss, Harrison
2nd $150 Oakley, Katherine Wolfe, Kevin
3rd $100 Kennedy, Erica Murphy, Sean


  Final Standings can be found on the Standings and Selections Page under 'Far West Grand Prix Series'



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