Joe Lauer, left, accepts the Bjorn Thorsen Memorial Scholarship Award from head coach Chris  Hatch  Haslock. Photo courtesy of Axis Freeride
Joe Lauer, left, accepts the Bjorn Thorsen Memorial Scholarship Award from head coach Chris Hatch Haslock. Photo courtesy of Axis Freeride
Lauer was chosen from a group of 125 athletes to receive this award. Axis Freeride's coaches nominate and then vote on the athletes to determine the winner.

Bjorn Thorsen was a Park City High School student who passed away in his sleep in 2007. He was a budding freeskiing athlete and a member of Axis Freeride. The award is presented each year to the athlete that most exemplifies the following four attributes that Bjorn embodied: enthusiasm, love of the sport, hunger to grow and improve and a caring attitude toward others.

Joe graciously accepted the award from head coach Chris "Hatch" Haslock.




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