Over the past few months we have added a number of new bloggers to the FasterSkier blogroll. Since the end of the winter, US Cross-Country Ski Team members Morgan Arritola and Morgan Smyth have joined the ring.
Smyth scored the first World Cup points of career this season, and looks to build upon that success heading into the Olympics. A two-time National Champion and a member of the 2009 US World Championship Team, Smyth is currently based out of Kethum, Idaho where she trains with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s Olympic Development Team.
Morgan Smyth’s blog:
Arritola was moved up to the World Cup team this year after posting strong results at the Whistler World Cups and at the World Championships in Liberec. Along with Liz Stephen and Smyth, Arritola represents a strong group of up-and-coming female skiers in the US. She is also a teammate of Smyth’s in Sun Valley.
Morgan Arritola’s blog:
We are excited to have both of these women blogging on FasterSkier and look forward to following their progress over the coming year.
A third newcomer, Jessica Jerome, represents a deviation from the current list of bloggers. Jerome is one of the top ski jumpers in the world, and is a leader on the US Women’s squad. The goal of the FasterSkier blogs is to provide a variety of perspectives on Nordic sports, and to give North American athletes a forum for sharing with the ski community. While the focus of the site remains on cross-country, jumping is a traditional Nordic discipline, and Jerome’s insights on training, competition, and the struggles of women jumpers are valuable additions. It is also on opportunity for the general ski community to learn more about the sport of jumping.
Jessica Jerome’s blog: