PARK CITY, Utah — Park City High School (PCHS) senior Wes Campbell is attending Michigan Tech University next year and will compete on their cross country ski team.
He made it so at a signing ceremony yesterday in the lobby of PCHS attended by Principal Roger Arbabi and Athletic Director Jamie Sheetz. Campbell has spent time as a part of teams in and around Park City for alpine skiing, nordic ski jumping, nordic combined, cross country skiing, cross country running, and biathlon, the last of which he represented the USA in Europe last season at the Jr. World Championships.
He’s currently on the USA Jr. National Team for biathlon, the dual-sport of shooting and cross country skiing. Only one college in the country, Paul Smiths College in Upstate New York, has an official biathlon team and it’s a liberal arts school. Michigan Tech offers the tech-based curriculum that more so interests Campbell, therefore its cross-country program is a perfect fit. Jenny, Wes’s mom told TownLift, “The school he’s chosen ticks all the boxes and we couldn’t be more proud of Wes, yes, in his athletic achievements and pursuits but as much if not more for his exceptional effort here at Park City High and his moving forward to apply himself academically at Michigan Tech. His dad and I are very excited.”
Campbell got his start in sports with the Youth Sports Alliance Get Out and Play ski program. He ended up running varsity cross country for four years.
Lupo, who coaches both Wes and his sister Emily on Team Soldier Hollow Biathlon said to TownLift, “If all our athletes were as simple to coach as Wes, life would be great.”
Emily will now have to take over as the main caretaker of the family’s chickens, goats, sheep, dogs, cats, and guinea hens.