Winter Sports School alumni in Turin
Six graduates of the Winter Sports School in Park City are representing the U.S. in Turin this week.
Ted Ligety, class of 2002
He recently won a Gold Medal for Alpine Combined at the 2006 Turin Winter Games. He is also ranked second in the world in Slalom.
Julia Mancuso, class of 2000
She won medals at the 2005 Alpine World Championships and is a medal contender in all five alpine events.
Resi Steigler, class of 2003
Resi is a regular top-ten finisher in World Cup Slalom events. Her father Pepi Steigler won a gold medal in the 1964 Olympics in Innsbrug, Austria.
Steve Holcomb, class of 1997
He was an alpine skier when he attended the Winter Sports School but switched to bobsledding and is currently a driver for the U.S. bobsled team.
Ellie Ochowicz, class of 2002
She will be competing in the 500 meter and 1000 meter long track speed skating events.
Her mother, Sheila Ochwicz, was an Olympic medalist in speed skating during the 1970’s and also a world champion in match sprint bicycle racing. Her father is the President of USA cycling and the godfather of Lanc Armstrong’s son.
Anders Johnson, class of 2006
Anders is competing in the ski jump and will be a senior at the Winter Sports School when they start their school year in the summer. He is one of the youngest males on the Turin team and one of the youngest males to ever represent the U.S. at the Winter Olympics.
Compiled by Dale Thompson
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