Fisher, Reiter named to U.S. team for 2007 Snowboard World Championships
PARK CITY, Utah – Breckenridge resident Steve Fisher and Silverthorne native Justin Reiter, who now lives in Steamboat Springs, have been named to the U.S. team headed to the 2007 Snowboard World Championships slated for Jan. 14-20 in Arosa, Switzerland, U.S. Snowboarding announced.Four Olympic medalists will headline a team of 27 riders on the team. Among the group are reigning World Champions and 2006 Olympic snowboardcross medalists Seth Wescott and Lindsey Jacobellis , as well as Olympic medalists Gretchen Bleiler and Chris Klug, both of Aspen. Clair Bidez of Minturn also was named to the team in halfpipe.”We have a super strong team for Worlds in every event, including defending world champions in snowboardcross,” said U.S. Snowboarding program director Jeremy Forster. “Plus we’ve got a lot of young riders on this team including X Game medalists Scotty Lago and Steve Fisher as well as Junior Worlds medalists Clair Bidez and Ellery Hollingsworth. All of them could crack the podium, so we’re looking for good things to happen in Arosa.”The Americans collected four medals at the 2005 Worlds, where Wescott and Jacobellis swept snowboardcross gold and Jayson Hale took bronze.”It’s been a tough year for snow in Europe. Most of our World Cups have been canceled or postponed, but we’ve had some great U.S. events and training camps, so I feel like we are coming into the Worlds well prepared and ready to kick butt,” said U.S. Snowboarding head coach Peter Foley.Competitors from 47 countries will be on hand to compete for top honors in SBX (Jan. 14), parallel giant slalom (Jan. 16), parallel slalom (Jan. 17) and halfpipe (Jan. 20).U.S. World Championships TeamHalfpipe Men Tommy CzeschinSteve FisherMichael GoldschmidtScotty LagoHalfpipe WomenClair BidezGretchen BleilerTricia ByrnesEllery HollingsworthSnowboardcross MenAlex DieboldNate HollandJason SmithGraham WatanabeSeth WescottSnowboardcross WomenJoanie AndersonCallan Cythlook-SifsofKristen FaganLindsey JacobellisMarni YamadaAlpine MenChris KlugTyler JewellJustin ReiterAdam SmithJosh WylieAlpine WomenMichelle GorgoneStacia HookomLindsay LloydErica Mueller
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