Andy Newell is a 4x Olympian and 16 year member of the US Ski Team. His passion for ski training and racing has brought him to the start line of over 200 World Cup races and to several World Cup Podiums. Newell believes in being a student of the sport and continuing to learn the latest in training theory while keeping things simple, fun, and straight forward. Considered one of the best technical skiers in the World he enjoys teaching technique to skiers of all ages. Newell has an experienced background in ski training, race preparation, strength and conditioning for skiing, mental training, and team building.
Andrea Henkel Burke - Holly Brooks LLC - Holly Brooks, 2-time Olympian and former member of the US Ski Team, offers counseling, consulting, and coaching to athletes of all abilities. With a Masters in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) from Alaska Pacific University and IOC certification in Sports Psychology Holly is an expert in balancing life with the mental demands of sport. Holly can be hired directly for one-on-one counseling for individuals and teams and well as custom training/treatment plans unique to her client’s needs.
4x Olympian, 2x Olympic Champion, 8x World Champion and has won 22 individual World cup races as part of the German Biathlon Team. Now based in Lake Placid, NY her passion for exercising, moving, and health led her to a career in personal training. With certifications in fitness, nutrition, and rehabilitation she also believes in a more holistic approach with clients. Andrea offers in-person training and mini camps at her home gym in Lake Placid plus Aeroscan Testing (analysis of exactly how many calories of fat and carbohydrates the athlete is burning under exertion to not only determine a clients energy needs). Andrea also offers remote consulting in training and nutrition. www.competelikeapro.com
“My goal when working with athletes is to educate, draw attention to current strengths, and foster independence, resiliency, and a growth mindset.” Holly Brooks.
Luke Brown -
2x All-American while at Dartmouth College, is currently a professional biathlete with US Biathlon’s X-team and the Crosscut Mountain Sports Center in Bozeman, MT. Luke, originally from Minnesota, has lived around the country working with numerous high level coaches and teammates. He strives for new physical and intellectual challenges, enjoys the intricacy of technique in both skiing and shooting, and believes that every athlete has something of value from which to learn.
Tom Cuddy - Exercise Physiologist at Lone Peak Performance in Bozeman, Montana. Tom's research focuses on high altitude physiology and it's implications on health, disease, and human performance. Tom is an expert on high altitude training and biomechanics efficiency in endurance sports. Tom offers lab testing, on-snow skiing tests, metabolic stress testing, biomechanics analysis and functional movement screening at
the new Lone Peak PT high performance lab in Bozeman, Montana. Tom is also a contributing editor of our Member Resources. To hire Tom Cuddy for his services CONTACT US.
Kurt Jepson - PT, SCS, is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist and co founder of Saco Bay Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy with offices throughout southern Maine, established in 1988.
He is a graduate of Bates College and the University of New England and has 34+ years of experience working with athletic injury management and rehabilitation at the professional, collegiate, interscholastic and recreational level. As a US Ski Team provider Kurt has attended three Olympic Winter Games, five World Championships, the Good Will Games and numerous World Cup events. A USSA Level 200 Nordic Coach, he also contributed to the Level 200
Manual's kinesiologic and injury management sections. To
consult with Kurt please CONTACT US.
Dr. Stephanie Howe
is a coach and sports nutritionist based out of Bend, Oregon with roots in Montana and Northern Michigan. Stephanie grew up cross-country ski racing and running before finding her true calling as a long distance runner, winning her freshman appearance at the Western States 100 mile ultramarathon. Stephanie is a North Face athlete and has a PhD in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Oregon State University and has a Sports Nutrition diploma from the IOC. Today, Stephanie is a coach and nutritionist and competes as an ultra marathon runner in races around the world. She has a passion for nourishing the body through physical movement and real food and her experience as an athlete and student of physiology and nutrition helps her bring a unique perspective to the world of endurance competition and sport. CLICK HERE
to visit her website.
Ryan Sederquist - Ryan can often be found eschewing grip wax as he double poles the steep, remote gravel roads of Leadville, Colorado, where he lives, writes, trains, and works as a public school teacher. He has promised his wife, Christie, and 2-month old daughter, Novi, to finish his master’s degree in exercise science before he creates his own Visma Ski Classics team. You can track him as he lives out his philosophy - “Searching for Truth, Playing with a Purpose, and Striving for True Success” - on seder-skier.com, where his columns and podcasts invented the genre of “applied skieology”: the intersection of foundational thinking, endurance sports, and popular culture. John Wessling -
Personal Trainer specializing in endurance sports, former xc ski racer and former trainer of the Geico Honda Motocross and Supercross team. John's passion for sport has twisted him through many different avenues: Motocross, hockey, mountain biking, skateboarding, running, and nordic skiing. John raced
competitively at the College of St. Scholastica under Chad Salmela. John has experience coaching some of the best Juniors in the USA at the Loppet Foundation, while also working with some of the gnarliest masters in the country (Did someone say Birkie?!). John's niche as a motorcycle trainer has relocated him to Southern California but he still trains skiers,
cyclists, professional/ amateur athletes, and competes himself as an elite
mountain bike racer. To visit Johns
website CLICK HERE.
Sarah Willis, PhD
Sarah Willis, originally from Minnesota, is an upcoming physiologist who recently obtained her PhD at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland developing new altitude training methods while understanding blood flow and oxygenation during exercise. With a background in cross-country skiing competing for Gustavus Adolphus College and the Bridger Ski Foundation, she began her competitive ultra running pursuits in 2012 while based in Östersund, Sweden at the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre under mentorship from Hans-Christer Holmberg. She has several years of international experience in multiple laboratories and testing centers developing competence of leading-level knowledge of physiological concepts, research methods, and project management with athletes of all levels and sport backgrounds. Her mission is bringing the combination of scientific and practical knowledge/experience to coaches and athletes with a desire to help athletes achieve their dreams and best performances. Her philosophy is working hard and playing even harder, ideally in the mountains for a long time. To consult with Sarah, please contact us. Betsy and Bob Youngman are avid cross country skiers and endurance sport athletes residing in Sun Valley, Idaho. Their athletic backgrounds begin with national-level road cycling in the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Bob retired from competition in 1980 and focused on graduate school while Betsy continued on and became an alternate to the 1984 Olympic Cycling Team. After retirement and three years as a middle school science teacher, Betsy returned to elite competition, this time as a cross country skier. With the advent of the skating technique, it was an ideal time for a “new” skier to arrive on the scene and Betsy was named to the US Ski Team in 1987 and the 1988 and 1992 USA Olympic Cross Country Ski Teams. Throughout their athletic careers, they have gathered a lot of experience by working with many excellent National and Olympic coaches and by reading many books and hundreds of peer-reviewed academic articles on the subject of endurance training. They maintain a blog dedicated to training for masters cross country skiers at Brave Enough.