Steamboat Springs Telemark skier Charlie Dresen skis around a gate at the U.S. Telemark National Championships at Gunstock Mountain Resort in New Hampshire. Dresen put down several solid days in winning.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Steamboat Springs Zoe Taylor and Charlie Dresen raced to wins this weekend at the U.S. Telemark National Championships at Gunstock Mountain Resort in New Hampshire.
Taylor, a 16-year-old native of Atlanta, spends the winter training in Steamboat. She has been a U.S. team member since age 14. This is her first National Championship title. When paired with her win at the FIS World Cup parallel sprint classic in Steamboat last month, Taylor has had a dream season.
Dresen has been a member of the U.S. Telemark National Team twice. The first time was from 1999 to 2002. He then retired from racing and moved to Steamboat, where he is a real estate agent. In 2010, he returned to the U.S. team.
Steamboat resident Jeffrey Gay was second.
Lyta Foulk earned fourth place overall, Rick Walters was 12th and Jack Rosenthal was 17th overall.
This week, Taylor, Tanner Visnick and coach Ty Upson will travel to Spain to meet Madi McKinstry, who is in France to compete at the World Cup finals and the Junior World Championships.