FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 21, 2009

Fourteen Westminster Students Make 2010 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team
More than 1/3 of this year’s team is from Westminster

SALT LAKE CITY– Kicking off its march to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team <http://www.usskiteam.com/freestyle> recently released its athlete roster for the 2010 season. A total of 36 athletes have been named to the team, and 14 Westminster students are among it – more than one third of the 2010 team.

Among those ready to showcase their skills to the Olympic community are World Championship gold medalist Ryan St. Onge (sophomore), and Olympians Jana Lindsey (freshman) and Emily Cook (freshman).

“Our team is stacked with athletes who have found success at all levels of competition and we are looking forward to keeping consistency on that front in 2010,” said U.S. Freestyle Ski Team head coach Jeff Wintersteen. “It’s going to be an exciting season for freestyle.”

Westminster currently has 39 students on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team who compete in a variety of disciplines, from snowboarding to cross-country skiing.

“We’re very excited to have so many student athletes here at Westminster,” said Michael Bassis, Westminster president. “These world-class athletes bring a variety of experiences to the classroom and help contribute to our unique environment for learning. We wish them great success this season heading toward the Olympics!”

Westminster’s U.S. Freestyle Ski Team members include:
Ø A Team members:
o Sho Kashima, Ryan St. Onge, Emiko Torito and Emily Cook

Ø B Team members:
o Byron Wilson, Dylan Ferguson, Jana Lindsey and Lacy Schnoor

Ø C Team members:
o David DiGravio, Jimmy Discoe, Landon Gardner, Ani Haas, Holt Haga and Heather McPhie

For a complete listing of the 2010 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, visit www.usskiteam.com/freestyle <http://www.usskiteam.com/freestyle> .
About Westminster:
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu or follow WestminsterSLC or WestminsterPR on Twitter.