March 2020 Update

Wow…where has the time gone?! Daylight savings in next weekend and it will be spring in about 2 1/2 weeks! Hopefully everyone is having a great winter season. Here’s some updates…

RACE UPDATES
Lots of races have been happening all over the World. The US had 5 athletes at the World Cup in Andora and then 6 athletes at the World Cup in Germany. The next World Cup will be held at the beginning of April in Italy. Should the US hold a World Cup? We hope to in 2022…stay tuned!

A few US races to note are the following National Championships. Take a look at your newly crowned Teams and Youth Individual & Vertical National Champions! You can also see them posted on the website.

TEAMS National Champions- Audi Power of Four, Aspen CO
Senior Men – John Gaston / Max Taam
Senior Women – Kate Zander / Jill Seager
Master Men – Tim Faia / Dirk Friel
Master Women – n/a

YOUTH INDIVIDUAL National Champions – Wasatch Powder Keg, Brighton UT
Junior Men – George Beck
Junior Women – Samantha Paisley
Cadet Men – Rush Peterson
Cadet Women – n/a
*Viking Boys – Emmett Itoi
*Viking Girls – Corrine Higgins

YOUTH VERTICAL National Champions – Wasatch Powder Keg, Brighton UT
Junior Men – George Beck
Junior Women – Elliot Singer
Cadet Men – Sam Burke
Cadet Women – n/a
*Viking Boys – Griffin Williams
*Viking Girls – Anibel Erickson
(*14&under unofficial category)

Upcoming NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Shedhorn Race, Big Sky MT
Individual – Sat, March 14th
Vertical – Sun, March 15th
Read all the race details on the COSMIC website and Sign Up NOW!

MARKETING UPDATES
Check out the new USSMA Promo Video
Check out the new USSMA Hats!

ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The USSMA Athlete Advisory Committee is working closely with ISMF AAC and we appreciate and THANK ALL of you racers whom take the time to fill out all post World Cup Surveys. We will share all findings and results as season nears the end.
We are also very actively listening to your feedback and compiling all info in a document to help us continue raise the level and consistency of US based SKIMO racing across the US.
As you may remember last year’s survey, we will be conducting similar survey in 2020. Please be on a lookout for email message with a link.
Feel free to emails us anytime with any questions or concerns at aac@ussma.org.

Happy Spring Skiing!

~USSMA

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