By Eli Brown, Fischer USA Nordic Race Service Director
September 2, 2004
Watch out! Fischer brings another strong and deep squad of athletes to the trails this winter. Leading the squad of US Ski Team athletes is New Hampshires own Kris Freeman. Kris, coming off two breakthrough seasons, and a great summer of training (over 90 hours on snow this august in New Zealand!), is coming into another exciting season racing for Fischer. Kris is now one of the top Fischer athletes in the world (member of World Cup Red Group) and is racing on the full Fischer system (skis, boots, bindings) exclusively.
As energy builds towards the Olympics in 2006, Fischers commitment to the US Ski Teams efforts is as strong as ever. Veteran ski teamer, Carl Swenson (NH), New comers Andy Newell (VT), and Rebecca Dussault (CO) as well as Kris’ brother Justin (NH) round out the team. On the Development team; Kikkan Randall (AK), and Lindsey Weier (MN) give us hope for the future.
Other Fischer athletes gearing up for another great year are US Biathlon Team members Rachel Steer (AK), and Sarah Granroth (ME). On the US Nordic Combined Team Johnny Spillane (CO) leads teammates Carl Van Loan (NH), Jed Hinckley (NH), Eric Camerota (UT), and Brett Camerota (UT). On the US Disabled Team Paralympic Gold Medalist Candace Cable (CA) is joined by teammates Bob Balk (CA), and Jonathan Arnow(NV).
The Subaru Factory team is gearing up for another great season of Nor Am and Marathon domination. Veteran members include New team members include Canadian Ivan Babikov (top North American at last years Birkie), comeback kid Rob Whitney (MT), and NMU graduate Caitlin Compton (MI).
Andrew Newell http://www.xskifilms.com
USST Development Team
Kikkan Randall http://www.kikkan.com
US Biathlon Team
US Nordic Combined Team
Carl Van Loan
US Ski Jumping Team
US Diasbled Team
Subaru Factory Team www.dreamofit.com
Nathan Schultz http://www.nsavage.com
Lars Flora http://www.larsflora.com