Gear Guide:Rowmark Ski Academy
Overview: Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the mission of Rowmark Ski Academy is to provide the best possible program for our athletes to develop their potential as elite ski racers, engaged students, positive role models, and contributing members society. As a division of Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School, we take pride in offering an unparalleled combination of academics and a complete year-round ski-racing program for our student-athletes. (The name Rowmark comes from the “Row” in Rowland and the “mark” in St. Mark’s.) We have found that the skiers who have the best experience at Rowmark are 1. Good students who take academics seriously, 2. Passionate, talented, hard-working ski racers and 3. Good citizens and teammates. Our focus is on the complete student-athlete: academics, athletics, technique, tactics, physical conditioning, sports psychology, teamwork and citizenship. Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School was founded 1867. Rowmark Ski Academy was founded in 1982. The full-time Academy is 8th grade through Post-Graduate. We also offer a complete Club/Junior Program from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School provides a challenging curriculum and state of the art facilities enhanced by supportive faculty, and full time academic support and college counseling. Sixteen AP courses offered, Sutherland Institute Award for Excellence in Education, #1 Utah private school. Our college placement is outstanding with alumni attending top colleges and universities including Dartmouth, Middlebury, Williams, Harvard, Bates, Colby, U of Denver, U of Vermont, U of New Hampshire, U of Utah and many more. Virtually all students who graduate from Rowland Hall attend college or university at a four-year institution. In a typical year, over half of Rowland Hall graduates are offered merit scholarships by these colleges and universities across the country.
Sports: Alpine Ski Racing
Program Director: Todd Brickson
Alpine Staff: Dave Kerwynn-Head Men’s FIS Coach; Jim Tschabrun-Head Women’s FIS Coach and Head Conditioning Coach; Todd Brickson-Head U16 Coach; Skip Puckett-U16 Coach, Conditioning Coach, Equipment Manager; Josh Watson-FIS Coach; Lindsay Strange-U16,14 Coach; Troy Price-Junior Program Director; Sarah Bergstrom Getzelman-Team Manager.
Notable Alumni: Ten Rowmark athletes have been named to the U.S. Ski Team in the last eleven years including Erik Fisher, Nick Baker, Roger Brown, Keely Kelleher, Courtney Hammond, Kiley Staples, Jennifer VanWagner, Tague Thorson, Alice McKennis and Breezy Johnson. Other notable alumni include Hilary Lindh, Picabo Street, Kristi Terzian, Ovidio Garcia, Spencer Eccles, Jeremiah Thompson, Alexandra Shaffer, Amber Guaraglia, Rob Saunders, Levi Leipheimer, Adam Cole, Charles Christianson, Lauren Samuels and many NCAA All-Americans.
Training Facilities: We train at Park City Mountain Resort’s 2002 Olympic Race Arena and free-ski at Snowbird Resort.
Coaching ratio: One coach per five athletes.
Program length: Academic program is from late August to early June plus year- round conditioning program and four off-season camps at Mammoth (June), New Zealand (July), Mount Hood or Chile (August), and Colorado (November).
Application deadline: March 1, 2014 for 2014-15 school year. Later applications may be considered on an individual basis.
Tuition: $32,200; $39,800 with boarding; $11,700 for Post-Graduates; need-based financial aid as well as merit-based scholarships are available to those who qualify.
Rowmark Ski Academy
843 Lincoln St., Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Email Contact: Todd Brickson, firstname.lastname@example.org