Joe Lauer wins award |

Joe Lauer wins award

Submitted by Axis Freeride Last week, at the Axis Freeride End of Winter Season movie event, Winter Sports School student Joe Lauer was awarded the Bjorn Thorsen Memorial Scholarship Award.

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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