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Competitors announced for Disabled World Cup

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U.S. Disabled Ski Team veteran Monte Meier turns around a gate at the Huntsman Cup in Vail.|Special to the Daily| |

PARK CITY, Utah – The U.S. Disabled Alpine Ski Team has named 17 athletes for the 2004 World Disabled Alpine Championships later this month in Austria and eight World Cup races in Europe.

Program director Sandy Metzger said the selections, announced following the recent annual Huntsman Cup races at Park City Mountain Resort, were based on a combination of Huntsman Cup and Ski Spectacular results at Breckenridge, plus World Cup results from last season.

“We set high criteria to be on this team,” head coach Kevin Jardine said.

“And everyone reached it.

“The Huntsman Cup races were a tremendous dress rehearsal for Europe. We saw some outstanding racing and the intensity we, the coaches, were looking for from these athletes.

“We’re very optimistic about what we’ll do at the World Championships.”

The group includes 11 men and six women.

The team will compete in World Cups Jan. 18-23 in Tignes, France (two downhills, two super-Gs), slalom and giant slalom Jan. 24-25 in Abtenau, Austria, and another slalom and giant slalom combination Jan. 26-27 in Wildschoenau before the World Championships begin Jan. 29, continuing until Feb. 7.

The World Disabled Championships Team:

Men: Kevin Bramble (LW-12/1; Truckee, Calif.), Chris Canfield (LW-2; Breckenridge), Nick Catanzarite (LW-10; Winter Park), Chris Devlin-Young (LW-12/1; Campton, N.H.), Clay Fox (LW-4; Gillette, Wyo.), Ralph Green (LW-2; Fraser), Monte Meier (LW-2; Hastings, Minn.), Daniel Metivier (LW-12/1; Park City), George Sansonetis (LW-9/2; Fraser), Joe Tompkins (LW-11; Juneau, Alaska) and Tyler Walker (LW-12/2; Franconia, N.H.).

Women: Sandy Dukat (LW-2; Vail), Lacey Heward (LW-11; Boise, Idaho), Allison Jones (LW-2; Vail), Csilla Kristof (LW-6; Vail), Laurie Stephens (LW-12/1; Wenham, Mass.) and Stephani Victor (LW-12/2; Park City).


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