We are the US Snowboard Racing Team
The *US Snowboard Racing Team* (USSRT) is a organization formed to help both the elite and the promising young athletes in the United States. Working in conjunction with USSA and USASA, we strive to promote and grow the sport to build an internationally competitive group of athletes. The goal of USSRT is to promote, build and sustain the original snowboarding sport of racing the clock. Although we are a relatively small group, we are significant to the snowboarding community as a whole, and our athletes deserve every opportunity that other Olympic snowboarding discipline have.
Meet the team
Here is our new team for the 2017-18 season!! We have included a junior team to get the grassroots kids motivated to strive for the elite team. Qualfying for the Elite Team was calculated from the base FIS list of the 2016-17. For the under 20 team, qualified athletes consist of the top men and women from the FIS base list that had at least 50 points.
Again,in our first round of fundraising, we have a goal of $40,000 by October 1st. These funds will cover the administrative costs including insurance, web hosting, and few other minor administrative costs. More importantly, our goal is to help cover expenses for our elite athletes competing on the World Cup racing for Olympic spots, and to send our Junior Team to the World Junior Championships .
Having trained at the prestigious Carrabassett Valley Academy on the icy peak of Sugarloaf Maine, Abby has obtainedRead More
Ryan, 23, grew up outside of Boston and snowboarded on weekends at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire. ARead More
Lynn learned how to snowboard in Bend, OR, where she fell in love with the sport. Although she has competed in most of the disciplines,Read More
AJ started snowboarding around 3 on a family ski trip to Colorado and started competing on the East Coast on the hills on Pennsylvania in every discipline.Read More
My name is Maggie Rose Carrigan, I am 20 years old and I am apart of Steamboat Springs Race Team and have an addiction to snowboarding.Read More
You wouldn't expect an Olympic Snowboard hopeful to call Cape Cod home, but Mike isn't exactly the stereotypical professional snowboarder.Read More
Here is the new Junior Team for 2017-18!!
We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who donated to the USSRT last season. As a result of those generous donors, we were able to provide assistance to 6 Elite team riders helping to offset some of the expenses associated with training for and racing on the FIS World Cup tour. We also were able to provide a stipend for our 9 Junior Team riders competing at the Junior World Championships in Rogla, Slovenia. In addition, we provided some funding to 3 “Rookies”, riders whose in season results warranted some recognition from USSRT. Last season was the first time in many years that US athletes received funding from an organization dedicated to their success.
This season, we strive to exceed last year’s donations, and get us closer to our ultimate goals of fully funding our team members. Racing on the Elite level requires more than just a board and some plane tickets. Racers atop the World Cup Podium often have full time coaches, wax technicians, and physiologists on their team, as well as financial support for the expenses of travel and equipment. These are the things that USSRT looks to provide for our athletes as countdown to Pyeongchang begins.
Our racers work hard in the summer months to offset some of their expenses of travel and training throughout the season. In order to be competitive with the rest of the world these elite athletes need to devote 100% to being the best they can be. The travel alone can cost between $20-25,000 per season.
The equipment for an elite level snowboard racer is now mostly custom made. The boards on the World Cup level average $1500, just for the board alone. Each racer needs at a race board and a trainer for each disipline.
The US Snowboard Racing Team is dedicated to hiring the best coaches to work with both the elite and grassroots programs to ensure success today and for the up and coming youngsters.
Without the fans, parents and volunteers, this program could not succeed. Our goal is to have our fans feel like they are part of our program and include them on the current affairs of the team.
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Board Members: Abbi Nyberg, Noah Cermak, Jim Doyle, Josh Wylie and Project Manager Lynn Ott