March 7 2021

Jed Schmidt

If you hear a big WAHOOO while out on the cross-country trails, you may have come across Jed Schmidt. Jed is one of the youngest skiers on our Devo South team- he is full of joy for skiing and shows up every day excited to become a better skier. He is a quiet leader among his teammates, showing by example that by putting effort in, your skiing will improve. With his positive attitude, dedication to improving, and drive to push himself, Jed is set to go far as an integral member of our team!  – Coach Emily Williams

 

Ryder Sarchett

 

Ryder is born and raised in Ketchum and has grown up within the SVSEF program. He comes from a long history of Alpine Racing success including his Father Jeff, Grandfather Bob and his Uncle Robin. Ryder has seen success on the slopes at every age and continues to excel and charge at every level. After returning from an injury sustained August of 2019, he was back at it starting June of 2020.

 

Ryder spent the month of January in Europe with the U.S Ski Team training and racing. He returned home with some fire in him and just recently placed first (his first FIS SL win) and second at the Bryce Astle Memorial Western Region FIS SL races at Snowbird – ultimately landing him the position of the #1 ranked Year of Birth 2003 in the World for Slalom. Something that not too many American’s (if any other than Shiffrin) can say they have accomplished!

 

There are about 6 more weeks left in the racing season. Ryder will continue to train and race and will be participating in the U.S. Junior Nationals and U.S. Senior Nationals events at the end of March into April in Aspen. – Coach Gladys Weidt

 

Charles Goodyear

 

Charles Goodyear is our athlete of the week. After suffering an injury early in the season, Charles is back and skiing harder than ever. His vision and belief in himself are top notch; he has been learning at an astonishing rate as of late. His coaches are impressed by his attitude and appreciate his positivity that radiates within the team. – Coach Gui Brown