USSA

Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined
1998 Junior Olympics
Eastern Division Team Roster


Team selections were announced late Saturday afternoon, Feb. 14 in Lake Placid, following the final qualifing meets, the two NYSEF jumps. The 1998 Junior Olympic (JO) competitions (sometimes called Junior Nationals) were scheduled for the last week of February in Coleraine, Minnesota, but unusually warm weather in Minnesota has forced relocation of the event to Ishpeming, Michigan.
Competition will be in Junior I (Age 16-17), Junior II (age 14-15), and Ladies Class. Here is the roster of those skiers who will represent the Eastern Division at the JO's.

  • Female competitors

    • Laura McLane (Kennett High School -- NH)
    • Molly Stone (Lake Placid, NY -- NYSEF)
    • Eliz Szotyori (Saugerties, NY -- NYSEF)
    • Marie-Pierre Morin (Hull, Quebec -- NYSEF)

  • Junior II competitors:

    • Jeremy Carter (Andover, NH)
    • Josh Carter (Andover, NH)
    • Chris Decker (Old Bridge, NJ -- NYSEF)
    • Brian Farnham (Hanover, NH -- LOC)
    • Jon Farnham, Jr. (Hanover, NH -- LOC)
    • Geoffrey Howe (Gunstock, NH -- GNA)
    • Jonathon Kling (Gunstock, NH -- GNA)
    • Kevin Squires (Brattleboro, VT -- BOC)
    • Brian Welch (Scarborough, ME -- LOC)

  • Junior I competitors:

    • Ryan Cutter (Hanover, NH, NYSEF)
    • Troy Hanson (Brattleboro, VT, BOC)
    • Taylor Hoffman (Lake Placid, NY -- NYSEF)
    • Ryan McKeon (Lebanon NH -- NYSEF)
    • Avery Roberts (Norwich, VT, Ford Sayre)
    • Kyle Wylie$ (Madison, WI -- NYSEF)
    • Matt Risch (Mt. Washington, NH -- GNA)

  • Team Staff:

    • Jim Carter, Team leader
    • Larry Stone, head coach
    • Jere Linehan, nordic combined coach

Marie-Pierre will travel with the Eastern team, but will represent Canada as a guest in the competitions.

$ Kyle lives in Wisconsin, but is spending the season in Lake Placid, is registered as an Eastern skier and will be a member of the Eastern team.

Junior-I jumpers Jesse Amidon and Brian Squires, both of the Brattleboro Outing Club, qualified for the event but chose not to make the trip.


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