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2022 USA Skimo National Championships (Senior/U23/Masters)

March 14, 2022

Vail Winter Mountain Games

/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – This past week at the Vail Winter Mountain Games, USA Skimo held the 2022 US Skimo National Championships for the Senior, U23 and Masters divisions. Amid the myriad of events that were held at the Games, the skimo events were a big success. Some observed that the Sprint event was the most well attended skimo race in the US ever, with live music and cheering crowds. National Champions were crowned, and fun was had by many racers and spectators. A full list of USA Skimo National Champions are shown below.

Full results for all races in all age divisions can be found on the Winter Mountain Games website.

The national championships for the U20 and younger age divisions will be held at the Wasatch Powder Keg March 19-20, 2022, which will include individual and sprint races.

The growth of the sport in the US is in part a result of the hard work of many dedicated volunteers who made the races possible this weekend. As we look forward to 2026 and the Olympic Winter Games the hope is that racers will continue to enjoy the sport and that USA Skimo can continue to bring more high quality races to the public. In addition, partners like the Vail Valley Foundation are essential to the increased growth of skimo in the US.

Winter Mountain Games – full race results:  https://winter.mountaingames.com/results/

USA Skimo webpage:  https://www.usaskimo.org/usa-skimo-national-champions/

Photo assets: Credit to Hugh Carey

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USA Skimo 2022 National Champions – Senior, U23, Masters

Individual

  • Senior Women – Rea Kolbl
  • Senior Men – John Gaston
  • U23 Women – n/a
  • U23 Men – Jacob Dewey
  • Masters Women – Lyndsay Meyer
  • Masters Men – Jon Brown

Sprint

  • Senior Women – Rea Kolbl
  • Senior Men – Cam Smith
  • U23 Women – Wren Pyle
  • U23 Men – Mario Cacciola
  • Masters Women – Tricia Petzold
  • Masters Men – Steve Woo

Vertical

  • Senior Women – Kristin Layne
  • Senior Men – John Gaston
  • U23 Women – Natalie Hyde
  • U23 Men – Jacob Dewey
  • Masters Women – Tricia Petzold
  • Masters Men – Tim Faia

Youth National Championships will take place March 19-20 at Brighton and Solitude ski areas in UT and will include Individual and Sprint races.

https://www.wasatchpowderkeg.com/

Teams National Championships will take place on April 3rd at Breckenridge ski area in CO.

https://thefivepeaks.org/

About USA Skimo

USA Skimo sanctions and governs competitive ski mountaineering racing in the US and promotes and fosters recreational ski mountaineering through access, resources, education and community.

Sanctioned skimo races in the United States abide by a series of rules, by discipline, as directed by the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF). USA Skimo is recognized by the ISMF as the national sport organization for the United States.

USA Skimo is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, entity. Funds generated from membership race licenses, corporate sponsorships and generous support from donors are used for athlete development programs and to grow the sport of ski mountaineering in the US. Please consider a financial donation to help support the next generation of USA athletes on the world stage.