Winter Athletics at Tahoe Expedition Academy Are in Full Swing
From Alpine Skiing to Biathlon, TEA Student-Athletes Own Winter Sports
Downhill Ski Team
Freshman Caroline Sandberg (pictured) has starred in Slalom and Giant Slalom CNISSF Races. She finished 3rd in two of her first three races.
After competing on the Far West circuit in Utah and beyond, Senior Jeff Miller, returned to CNISSF competition finishing first in the Slalom Race and second in Giant Slalom. Continued success to Caroline and Jeff as they ramp up for Monday’s Giant Slalom at Alpine Meadows.
Over 30 athletes comprise TEA‘s Biathlon Team, which also competes in CNISSF Nordic Races against Tahoe area, Colfax, and Nevada City school teams. Every week, 4th to 12th grade biathletes train where there’s snow – their only choice for winters like this – Diamond Peak, Tahoe XC, Tahoe Donner XC and Auburn Ski Club on Donner Summit host training sessions. Last Wednesday, student-athletes range trained with retired Olympian Glenn Jobe and his dedicated coaching team at Auburn Ski Club (ASC). Athletes worked on marksmanship and endurance training, rinsed and repeated. ASC is a special place to train safely, with expert instructors, in fact, they’ve recently sent three biathletes to the Olympics.
Last Monday, MS and HS athletes competed against a field of 300 student-athletes on a fast and technical nordic course at Sugar Bowl. Logan Selander and Sadie Tucker, finished in the top ten in their respective fields. Student-athletes, both new to nordic and experienced, represented themselves and TEA so well. Parent, coaches, student-athletes and the greater CommuniTEA have a lot to be proud of and root for. The TEAm’s first biathlon race happens Feb 10th and 11th at Auburn Ski Club, come out and support your student-athletes!