2023 IMD Junior Team Athletes Announced

Every December, IMD (Intermountain Division) selects six boys and four girls who were active IMD racers the previous season and will be active IMD U21 or U18 racers for the following season to become members of the IMD Junior Team. This past week, four members of the SVSEF Alpine FIS Team were amongst those named to the IMD Junior Team. 

Paige DeHart, Finnigan Donley, Colin Hanna, and Kai Subith received word of their selection to the team, and two SVSEF Alpine Alum were also named as honorary team members—Ryder Sarchett and Dasha Romanov. Sarchett and Romanov are current members of the U.S. Ski Team’s Development Team.

IMD athletes that qualify but will not be returning to IMD to compete for the following season (due to a move to the U.S. Ski Team, college, retired, etc.) are named as honorary team members. The selected members of the men’s and women’s teams each receive a $500 IMD Grant to help with their race expenses for the season. In addition, they receive free entry fees to all Intermountain Cup (IMC) races.

“It’s a true testament to how our athletes are showing up, putting in the work, and bringing it all together on the hill,” said Will Brandenburg, SVSEF Alpine Program Director. “For six athletes, or a third of the IMD Junior Team, to come out of our program at SVSEF, is really exciting and I have the utmost respect for and belief in our coaches and athletes for their focus and dedication to continuously grow in the sport.”