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Ski and Snowboard Club Vail skiers going to Jr. Worlds

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

PARK CITY, Utah – Partlez-vous Francais, Greta and Will?

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Greta Byme, 16, Will Gregorak, 19, should polish up their French because they’re going to Mont Blanc in less than a month.

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named seven men and six women to the Alpine World Junior Championship Team to compete in the Mont-Blanc region of France Jan. 30-Feb. 6. The athletes, ages 15-19, qualified for the team based on Nor-Am Cup results this season.

The events in the Mont-Blanc region will be held in Chamonix, Megeve and Les Houches.

“This is an outstanding team with quite a few veterans qualifying for their second or third Championships,” said USSA national Competition Director Walt Evans. “The venues at Megeve and Chamonix are particularly well suited to our Team.”

Among the veterans treturning ate Gregorak, who was fourth in downhill at last year’s championships. He’ll be joined by Holderness School’s Julia Ford (Plymouth, NH), who was fourth in combined. Both are now on the U.S. Ski Team. Ford is current second in the Nor-Am Cup standings, while Gregorak is fifth.

Evans will serve as team leader for the group, with Randy Pelkey heading the men and John Hale the women.

The men open with the giant slalom in Les Houches on Jan. 31, with the women kicking it off with super-G in Megeve.

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