New FasterSkier Staff For The New World Cup Season – FasterSkier.com
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Written in collaboration by Gavin Kentch and Rachel Bachman Perkins.
We’re excited to announce some additions and modifications to the FasterSkier workers as we strategy the subsequent World Cup season. Learn on for extra.
First, after many high quality years on the group, Jason Albert has moved on from the managing editor place. He now writes about wider skis, greater elevations, and deeper snow as the editor over at WildSnow, a backcountry ski publication; we want him effectively.
Rachel Bachman Perkins and her daughter following an early-March 15k skate on Grand Mesa in southwestern Colorado.
Rachel Bachman Perkins, who spent the final three years protecting World Cup races in addition to home athletes, diet, and physiology, has now transitioned into the function of managing editor. Along with enhancing and persevering with to put in writing about quite a lot of subjects, Rachel is climbing the audio studying curve as the host of the Nordic Nation Podcast. She hopes to nonetheless squeeze in a few of her personal snowboarding and racing occasionally additionally.
Ella Corridor returns to FasterSkier for one other season of high quality reporting.
Ella Corridor, an American residing in France, continues to be our European-based World Cup reporter. Ella is a Dartmouth Grad who grew up in the Methow Valley with deep household roots in the sport. She now lives (and skis) in Lyon, FRA the place she additionally teaches English at a close-by college.
Becoming a member of the reporting squad are Ben Theyerl and Ian Tovell, each primarily based on this nation, who will deal with World Cup reporting duties alongside Ella and Rachel.
Ben Theyerl joins the FasterSkier race reporting group. (Picture: Jeff Endler)
Ben is a third-generation nordie from Eau Claire, WI and up to date graduate from Colby School in Maine. He first wrote for FasterSkier in August, 2020 when he submitted an essay on the pervasive whiteness in cross-country snowboarding. At present residing in Crested Butte, Colorado, the place he’s an assistant coach for the native nordic group, Ben likes to combine his passions of writing, politics, and snowboarding, and we’re very excited to have him on board.
Our jap correspondent, Ian Tovell, has additionally supported FasterSkier in the previous, working as an intern in 2016-2017. Ian brings a well-rounded endurance background, from being a daily at the Birkie, to path working, to triathlon. He has stayed engaged in the cross-country ski neighborhood over the years as the coach of an area highschool in Maine and a board member for New England Nordic Ski Affiliation (NENSA). Welcome to the group, Ian!
Gavin Kentch course-side at a frigid Kincaid Park, U.S. Nationals, January 2018. (picture: Gabby Naranja)
Gavin Kentch, in Alaska, will proceed contributing mid-week options, and different articles complementing our World Cup protection. Gerry Furseth, in Canada, will proceed protecting all issues Canadian. Ned Dowling, a bodily therapist primarily based in Utah who just lately concluded a several-part “Constructing a Higher Skier” collection on biomechanics and ski method, might be internet hosting an “Ask the PT” column that we’re actually trying ahead to. You might even see the work of further freelance writers peppered in as effectively.
Lastly, we’re thrilled to welcome again Nat Herz, who beforehand wrote for this web site from 2009–2014 earlier than going to journalism faculty and writing for the Anchorage Every day Information. After a number of years with Alaska Public Media, the place he coated authorities, politics, and the setting, Nat will quickly be returning to the Anchorage Every day Information.
Again for extra, Nat Herz returns to FasterSkier as the co-host of the Devon Kershaw Present, and our Olympic correspondent in Beijing.
Nat has taken over internet hosting the Devon Kershaw Present podcast, and can present boots-on-the-ground protection from Beijing this February.
Retired World Cup skier and aspiring physician Devon Kershaw will proceed sharing his unfiltered ideas on high-level racing and varied FIS foibles from his present house in Norway.
That is extra of what issues appear like for us: Alex Kochon interviewing Jessie Diggins at 2016 Spring Sequence in Craftsbury, Vt. (Picture: John Lazenby/lazenbyphoto.com)
We’re all excited to carry you strong protection throughout the season forward. We’re protecting the protection of each World Cup race that has lengthy been the web site’s hallmark, however we hope to take you past the outcomes to higher perceive the occasions, athletes, and what has led American ski racing to its present degree.
FasterSkier will increase race protection with further articles and assets to maintain our cross-country ski neighborhood engaged and knowledgeable in any respect ranges. You may anticipate this to incorporate articles on coaching, diet, fashionable racing, and journey.
You’ll discover that we’ve printed considerably extra preseason information this 12 months than in the previous few years, and have strengthened our protection of home racing. We’ve additionally moved from two World Cup reporters in 2019/2020 to 4 this 12 months, which ought to carry you a wider vary of views whereas protecting our workers contemporary sufficient to offer participating non–World Cup articles all season lengthy.
We imagine in what we’re doing right here at FasterSkier. We imagine in the significance of protecting American snowboarding, and we’re psyched for what’s to come back. Thanks for following alongside, and don’t hesitate to succeed in out to [email protected] with questions, concepts, or constructive suggestions.
Media descend in the end zone following the males’s 30 ok traditional at Kincaid Park, U.S. Nationals, January 2018, in the uncommon American ski race with a number of photographers in the end space. Tyler Kornfield (left) and Eric Packer are the athletes in entrance, with Noah Hoffman (crimson hat) and Scott Patterson (bib 101) in the background. (picture: Gavin Kentch)