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Tory Hoffman’s XC skiing undefeated threepeat

PARK CITY, Utah — Tory Hoffman is on a roll. Not like the rollerskis he trains on in the summer, but his cross country skis on which he’s won his first set of races of the season. 

The Park City High School (PCHS) sophomore, who’s on the Park City Ski and Snowboard Nordic Team, skied onto the top of the podium in West Yellowstone, Montana; repeated in Sun Valley, Idaho, and threepeated on Saturday on his home track in Park City at White Pine Nordic Center‘s Wasatch Citizen Series. There were three total races at the Sun Valley venue; when he wasn’t winning first there, he was finishing second, twice. 

He told TownLift, “It’s felt pretty good. I’ve trained all year, and it’s paid off so far this season. It’s very exciting since I haven’t ever performed very well in my races.”

It’s not simply one discipline of cross country skiing either. Hoffman has won races on a combination of classic skis and skate skis. Not only have these podium wins come to him since the snow started falling, but Hoffman also won first place overall in the three-race Fall Trail Running Series at the Utah Olympic Park.

Race winner Tory Hoffman (#61) high-fiving his teammate Liam Shyhurowich who came in 2nd in Sun Valley, ID. Photo: Kari Hoffman.

Hoffman seems to be putting on a teenage master class of balancing school, sports, work, play, and generally making the world a better place.

He not only plays competitive soccer with the Park City Soccer Club and most recently the PCHS soccer team, but also works as a referee for the Utah Youth Soccer Association.

While maintaining a High Honor Roll weighted grade point average of 3.9, Hoffman maintains a very high ranking on video gaming platforms, an activity his parents know well as Spigot Design’s web designers.

To start the new year with a new look, he donated 10″ of hair to the national nonprofit Locks of Love.

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