Athletes of the Week

March 21 2021







Octavio Hurtado

“It may be Octavio’s first season on the bump team but he has shown true passion and commitment to the sport. Through big crashes, unfavorable conditions and just having a general bad day, Octavio can always be found with a smile on his face. He has set a great example for other new athletes and has been a pleasure to work with.” – Coach Alec Poster










Bodin Lee

“Bodin Lee has been chosen as the USSA Team Athlete of the Week.  On Saturday in GS at the Tri Divisional Championships in Big Sky, Bodin vaulted himself from 6th place after the first run to Second place overall finish with a blistering second run, just 3 hundredths off the fastest time in the second run!  What is more impressive that this result, is the culmination of steady improvement and consistent effort all season that Bodin has displayed.  I am guessing that Bodin is even surprising himself with his recent strong finishes.  Bodin brings a great attitude and a fun loving spirit to training every day!  He nearly killed me on his super g skis the other day which I suppose is a forgivable offence since it is Bodin, and he is just having a good time!  Congratulations to Bodin!” – Coach Nate Schwing







Sammy Smith

“Comp Team Athlete of the week is Sammy Smith. I could go on and on listing Sammy’s many impressive results- not just as a U16, but as a top Junior skier. However, I would rather talk about Sammy’s endlessly impressive drive, organization, and enthusiasm for whatever she is doing. When the coaches and team are heading out early on Saturday mornings to do intervals, Sammy is typically already heading in after doing all the intervals (plus bonus ones I’m sure!) early so she can make it to Freestyle training. She is always checking in to see what else she can be doing or how she can fit in extra training. Sammy continuously demonstrates how important the work you do when nobody’s watching is.” – Coach Ashley Knox