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(Lander, WY) – Wyoming is sending 28 athletes to the United States Ski and Snowboard Junior National Championships in Minnesota during the first week in March, and a dozen of those are from Lander Valley High School.
The Tiger boys and girls had an exemplary season this year, and their performance during their demanding skills culminated in Emily Anderson, Shayla Babits, Otus Beason, Ameya Eddy, Gage Gose, Bennett Hutchison, Diego Lobatos, KayKay Sandall, Kaleb Simonson, Kyra Simonson, Annika Wilmot, and Kate Wilmot, qualifying for the prestigious event.
The Junior Nationals bring the best 14 to 19-year old skiers in the nation, and Lander is well represented in the competition.
It is a prestigious event, but it’s also an expensive proposition. The event cost $2,200 per skier. The cost includes transportation, lodging, entry fees, coaching and equipment.
A Gofundme account has been established to help with the event, calling on the Fremont County community to send a team to this unique opportunity for local athletes to compete on a national scale.
Lander has a great tradition of Nordic skiing, and the girls are in contention with Jackson Hole for a state championship this season.
Donations for this event can be made here.