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PCSS cleans up at Chairman’s Awards, including Leah Stroud as first female freeski coach to win national award

PARK CITY, Utah — Park City Ski and Snowboard (PCSS) received multiple awards from U.S. Ski and Snowboard at its annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner earlier this week.

PCSS was named Freeski Club of the Year. This award is based on a number of criteria, including athlete performance and results, commitment to youth and program development, the competition events hosted, venues and facilities, and the quality of coaching staff.

“We are extremely proud of our outstanding coaches who received individual awards,” said PCSS Executive Director Christine Hind in a statement.

  • Adam Loomis – Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined Development Coach of the Year
  • Mikaela Wilson – Freestyle Development Coach of the Year
  • Leah Stroud – Freeski Development Coach of the Year. The first woman who has ever won this award.

“Also, a big shout out,” said Hind, to Jamie Kimball and the Utah Olympic Park for winning the:

  • John J. Clair Award for outstanding service to US Ski and Snowboard Teams for the efforts related to opening of West Peak at the UOP
  • Russell Wilder Award in recognition of efforts benefiting American youth in skiing and snowboarding.

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