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Leah Brams from Dartmouth College

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Alex Lawson from Middlebury College

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Evellina Sutro from the University of Vermont

Three Athletes join Summer Collegiate Ski Program at Craftsbury

Last Updated: 13.May.2019

The Outdoor Center is excited to welcome three athletes to our collegiate training program for the summer of 2019: Leah Brams from Dartmouth College, Alex Lawson from Middlebury College, and Evelina Sutro from University of Vermont (UVM). Summer collegiate athletes spend several months in Craftsbury training with the Green Racing Project ski and biathlon teams while working at the Outdoor Center, and then continue on with their collegiate teams for the fall and winter season.

Leah grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts, skiing for the Cambridge Sports Union before going on to ski for Darmouth College. This spring, she will finish her junior year at Dartmouth, where she is majoring in Environmental Science and Chemistry. During the 2018-2019 season, she finished 2nd in the 15k freestyle at UNH Carnival and in the top 20 in the 10k classic at Senior Nationals in Craftsbury. She also made All-East second team, as a top 10 ranked EISA skier. Leah looks forward to putting her energy into training with a strong group of women this summer, as well as enjoying the Craftsbury food and lots of outdoor time. With her academic background, she hopes to help out with energy conservation and waste reduction work at the Center, as well as some bike mechanic work.

Alex is a Burke, Vermont native and one of our own Craftsbury Nordic athletes. She recently finished her sophomore year at Middlebury College where she is majoring in Neuroscience and Computer Science. Alex competed for Middlebury at both the 2018 and 2019 NCAA’s, and loves racing on the EISA circuit. As a long-time Craftsbury Nordic athlete, she is excited to become more integrated with the Outdoor Center community and to train with the GRP athletes. She hopes to help out with youth programs at the COC, especially bike club, and also hopes to help with community events like the Tuesday Night running series.

Evelina is originally from Carbondale, Colorado, but as a dual Swedish-American citizen, she lived in Mora, Sweden and raced for IFK Mora SK throughout high school. She recently finished her sophomore year at UVM, where she is majoring in Health Science. She had an outstanding sophomore season, which culminated in a 3rd place finish in the 5k freestyle at NCAA’s in Stowe, VT. As a returning Craftsbury Summer Collegiate athlete from 2018, she is excited to be back in Craftsbury training with the GRP athletes, especially during long OD’s. She also wants to help out again with coaching younger athletes in skiing and biking.

Please join us in welcoming this strong group of collegiate athletes to Craftsbury for the summer!