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KILLINGTON’S CHELSEA MARSHALL NAMED TO U.S. ALPINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM
KILLINGTON, Vt. – Killington Resort-sponsored alpine racer Chelsea Marshall (Pittsfield, VT) is among 17 athletes, Olympians, and past World Championship medalists who will represent America at the 2009 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. U.S. Alpine Program Director Jesse Hunt announced the Team following the last weekend of Audi FIS World Cup qualifying events.
"I just finished a long two weeks of racing I did not quite have the results I was looking for but I gained plenty of experience on the World Cup Circuit," Marshall said via email on Tuesday. "I will be racing in World Championship, which I’m very excited about. We have a couple of days off and then head to Garmisch (Germany) for a Super-G on Saturday and then training runs start Monday for World Champs."
The biennial event runs Feb. 3-15 in Val d'Isere, France, including the men's speed venue from the 1992 Olympic Winter Games.
Marshall, who grew up skiing at Killington, joins Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) and Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) on the World Championships team.
"We are bringing a powerful Team to Worlds," said U.S. Alpine Program Director Jesse Hunt. "We have seasoned World Championship medalists with Lindsey, Julia and Bode. Plus Ted [Ligety, Park City, UT], Marco [Sullivan, Squaw Valley, CA] and Steven [Nyman, Provo, UT] have success on the World Cup. Now they're aiming for top results at Worlds."
The 2009 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Team:
Jimmy Cochran (05/29/81, Keene, NH) * **
Erik Fisher (03/21/85, Middleton, ID)
Tim Jitloff (01/11/85, Reno, NV) *
Ted Ligety (08/31/84, Park City, UT) * **
Bode Miller (10/12/77, Franconia, NH) * **
Steven Nyman (02/12/82, Provo, UT) * **
Marco Sullivan (04/27/80, Squaw Valley, CA) * **
Andrew Weibrecht (02/10/86, Lake Placid, NY)
Jake Zamansky (06/26/81, Park City, UT)
Stacey Cook (07/03/84, Mammoth, CA)* **
Hailey Duke (09/17/85, Boise, ID)
Julia Mancuso (03/09/84, Olympic Valley, CA) * **
Chelsea Marshall (08/14/86, Pittsfield, VT)
Megan McJames (09/24/87, Park City, UT)
Sarah Schleper (02/19/79, Vail, CO) * **
Resi Stiegler (11/14/85, Jackson Hole, WY)* **
Lindsey Vonn (10/18/84, Vail, CO) * **
* Past World Championships Team member
** Past Olympian
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