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Four Steamboaters on Telemark team

Steamboat Springs skier Tanner Visnick cuts down Howelsen Hill during a Telemark skiing race last year in Steamboat Springs. Visnick was among four local skiers named to the U.S. Telemark Team.

— Four Steamboat Springs skiers were named as a part of the U.S. Telemark Team this week by the United States Telemark Ski Association, continuing the town's strong traditions in Telemark racing.

Two local skiers, Tanner Visnick and Lyta Foulk, were listed on the Telemark World Cup squad, Jeffrey Gay was named to the U.S. Team and Jack Rosenthal to the development squad.

For most of the Steamboat skiers, competing with the team will be about balancing between racing and school.

Visnick will be a sophomore at Montana State University, but also returns after a strong season of racing in the United States and on the World Cup.

Gay is a senior at University of Colorado and Rosenthal is in school at Colorado School of Mines.

Foulk, at 17, is the youngest member of the World Cup team and among the youngest of any of the 32 named athletes.

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A year ago, that four-some of skiers was among the top finishers both at the World Championships set in Steamboat Springs, and the National Championships at Sunlight Ski Area.

Gay won the men's national championship, while Visnick was second and fellow World Cup teammate Cory Snyder third. Foulk was second in the women's national championship, behind Steamboat skier Madi McKinstry, who opted to retire before the coming season.

Tommy Gogolen, of Breckenridge, is the fourth member of the World Cup team. There are 11 skiers on the U.S. Team and 17 on the development squad.

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