Teton Valley Idaho and Wyoming — Hunter Karnedy, who has raced and coached at Burke
Academy, St Lawrence University, as well as in Sweden and Norway, has been selected as the head
coach for the Teton Cross Country Ski Club's (TXC) Race Team.
Karnedy, a 2008 graduate of St. Lawrence University, grew up in Vermont. In High School,
he was the Division 2 State Champion, qualified for Junior Nationals twice and earned All
American both times. In college, he was in the top 30 racers at Nationals, and placed in
the top 20 in the NCAA championships which he attended twice. He also placed 4th in the
Lake Placid Loppet in his junior year.
“I am so excited to start working with TXC.Â They have made the decision to really step it up and create a program where skiers have all the necessary pieces to really achieve their goals. I am so pumped to get involved with a program that is looking down the road and has some big ideas about where they want to go in coming years.
“We're very excited to have Hunter come on as the first professional coach for our team,”
said Bob Gammelin, member of the TXC board. “For our size, Teton Valley has a huge number
of kids interested in Nordic skiing, and we also have tremendously strong skiers. I
believe the Teton Valley deserves to have a first rate Nordic race program. Hunter has the
skills and energy we need to make our program a whole lot of fun and to compete
successfully. Our board has been planning to grow in this direction for 5
years, so it really is the realization of a dream.”
Karnedy will begin coaching duties in September.