(Team XC United press release)
Team XC United (formerly Team Birkie) is a Nordic race team comprised of master skiers that have come together to support elite skier Matthew Liebsch in his pursuit of the next Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The idea behind the team is two-fold. One: to provide master skiers with the same access to equipment, waxing, technique work and race support as top level athletes and two: provide direct support for elite athletes attempting to achieve higher international results. The need for this support is more important now than it ever has been with the USST and USSA dramatically cutting their funding for national and international level athletes.
This year, XC United secured a commitment from Borton Volvo that included a Volvo XC60R as our team vehicle. Look for the Borton Volvo XC United team vehicle at Nordic events throughout the season, and ask one of our team members how to schedule a test drive.
The vehicle from Borton Volvo was wrapped with the names of team sponsors that have joined the XC United family this year and last. These supporters include: Borton Volvo, Gear West, Zel Skin and Laser, The Fix Studio, Swix, Fischer, Team Strong Heart and Swenor.
Team Membership includes the following individuals:
- Matthew E. Liebsch
- Bruce Wain
- Eric Lindquist
- Marcus Magnuson
- Steve Waryan
- Greg Bernhardt
- Brian Zelickson
- Josh Riff
- Josh Simonson
- Noah Rounds
- Tom Camp
- Laszlo Alberti
We all look forward to a very snow-lled season, and some great racing results. We thank our sponsors for their commitment to Team XC United, powered by Borton Volvo.
Please contact Bruce Wain for information or sponsorship opportunities: TeamXCUnited@gmail.com