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Top alpine masters named to Skier’s Edge Masters TeamSalt Lake City, UT Fifteen of the top U.S. Alpine Masters ski racers have been selected as members of the inaugural Skier’s Edge Masters Team. This elite team is by invitation only and they will represent Skier’s Edge at major national and international Masters events.
The Skier’s Edge Masters Team has been limited to 15 members (10 men and 5 women). Each athlete has been selected based on how well respected they are throughout the racing community, their current ranking in their respective Masters class, and their ability to act as an Ambassador on behalf of The Skier’s Edge Company.
Each team member trains on the Skier’s Edge World Cup Plyometric Power RPM to keep them in peak physical condition. The World Cup Plyometric Power RPM (Racing Performance Machine) is highly anaerobic, and perfectly simulates the leg extension / retraction of the most demanding race courses in the world. The lateral machine quickly improves strength, power, speed, quickness, coordination and balance while rapidly improving racing technique.
The Skier’s Edge Masters Team will compete in the Eastern and Western Skier’s Edge/ Molecule F Regional Championships, the Skier’s Edge Alpine Masters National Championships held March 27 to April 2nd in Big Ski, MT and the Skier’s Edge FIS World Criterium held April 5-9 in Sun Valley, ID. The team will compete against 350 of the top Masters racers in the world during the Skier’s Edge FIS World Criterium.
Masters racing is governed by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and consists of former U.S. national ski team members, former Pro Tour and collegiate-level skiers to first-time racers aged 21 to 80+ years of age. Racers are divided into 13 age categories to accommodate a wide range of skiing abilities.
The Skier’s Edge Masters Team consists of some the top racers in the United States:
Dana Alexandrescu former member of the Romanian Junior Ski Team and NCAA Champion Team.
Lauri Reutimann former NCAA ski racer for Montana State University and 2002 Masters National GS Champion.
Lisa Densmore U.S. Ski Team and Women’s Pro Tour alumni, winner of 31 national Masters titles and defending Masters Champion in giant slalom, slalom and combined. She has been named ‘U.S. Masters Skier of the Year’ four times in addition to receiving the Al Sise Outstanding Alpine Masters award four times. She is a current member of the U.S. Alpine Masters National Team.
Sally White recipient of the 2004 Ski Racing Recognition Award and a current member of the U.S. Alpine Masters National Team. She has been a ski coach for 30 years and maintains a PSIA Level III certification.
Anna Droege Five-time Masters National Champion and recipient of the Al Sise Outstanding Alpine Masters award.
Toby Chapman Three-time Masters Western Regional Champion in slalom and giant slalom and current Masters National Super G Champion.
Dennis Wilhelmsen – Currently ranked 8th overall in the world in Masters slalom, 2nd place at the 2004 Masters National Championships in Slalom, Giant Slalom and Overall, 2-time Masters Overall Slalom Champion, 2nd place overall in combined and 3rd place in Super G at the 2003 Masters National Championships.
Tim Hill 2003 Masters National Combined Champion in Class 3 and former member of Division I All East Intercollegiate Ski Team.
Bill McGrath Four-time winner of the New England Masters Sise Cup Award, Intermountain Masters Champion, National and International Age Group Champion.
Greg Sarkis former U.S Ski Team’s Development Team and U.S. Pro Tour member, two-time recipient of the Al Sise Outstanding Alpine Masters Award and 16-time New York State Masters Champion.
Shawn Ackerman (Team Captain) U.S. Pro Tour alumni, three-time Masters National Champion, 3 time Intermountain Division Overall Champion, 2003 recipient of Al Sise Outstanding Masters Award, 2002 recipient of the Ski Racing Recognition Award, and U.S. Alpine Masters Ski Team member.
Bob Skinner former Cornell University Ski Team member, 2004 Masters National Champion in combined and current Masters National Team member.
Bill Skinner Three-time member of the U.S. Masters National Ski Team, several time Masters National Champion and Park City Masters Ski Team Coach.
Victor Roy – former member of the U.S. Ski Team Talent Squad, leading money-winner in the New England Region Pro Circuit and World Pro Circuit racer. Eight-time Overall Masters National Class Champion.
Knut Olberg several time U.S. Masters National Champion as well as in Norway, Sweden and Canada. Two-time recipient of the USSA Masters Skier of the Year Award and Masters World Champion in slalom.