Telling, Krahulec land on all-American team
VAIL – And the honors keep coming for riders from Ski and Snowboard Club Vail.Lindsey Telling and Kim Krahulec were recently selected to represent the United States as part of the United States of America Snowboarding Association’s All American Team which will compete at the Trofeo Topolino Games in Italy February 28-March 5.The team will be comprised of 24 top USASA competitors who will challenge riders from 20 countries across the globe in Val Di Sole, Italy, at Fologarida and Marilleva resorts.The selection to the all-American team comes after Krahulec and Telling were recently selected to the Rocky Mountain Snowboard Tour Colorado Team – an outfit designed to develop riders for the U.S. Snowboard Team.Both girls have been selected to compete in boarder cross and halfpipe.”We are extremely proud of the girls,” SSCV snowboarding director Ben Boyd said. “They are both hard working and determined. They also have a great big dose of natural talent. You have two young ladies who will succeed in the snowboard world.”Boyd was especially pleased with the selections in boarder cross. He said that SSCV has been an entrepreneur in developing an intensive program for the discipline and that to put two girls on the USASA squad shows results.”We are the first program, I believe, in the states, to offer a dedicated boarder-cross program,” Boyd said. “It is a huge pat on the back for our head boarder cross and race coach Nathan Park, and also the work done by Anton Pogue. We have such strong boarder crossers and racers in both sexes. I am hoping this is just the tip of the iceberg.”The girls were selected to the small outfit of 24 from a list of over 300 applicants.”The new USASA All American Team is comprised of riders with a wide-range of skills, talents and abilities that represent the best of USASA snowboarders,” team manager Jessica Zalusky said. “The USASA membership consists of top snowboard talent which made the final decision difficult. After reviewing hundreds of applications, we selected a team that can best compete at an international level against the worlds best.”Vail Colorado
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