SMS-T2 Athletes

Coach Gus, Andy, Annie, Eric, Jessie, Sophie, Simi, Erika, Program Director Sverre (missing Skyler)


Back: Andy, Gus, Skyler, Eric   Front: Jessie, Sophie, Erika

The SMS T2 Team is an elite cross country ski team based out of Stratton Mountain, Vermont.  We train year round in the Stratton Mountain area with the Stratton Mountain School and our goal is to achieve international success and one day bring an Olympic medal back to Vermont.  In order to do this, we need support and one of our primary goals is to grow a large support base in southern Vermont.  We plan to do this by being active in the local community and encouraging others to get involved, while helping future generations achieve success in all facets of life.


The SMS Elite Team is a newly formed professional ski team based out of Stratton Mountain, Vermont.  It is comprised of 6 of the most talented skiers in the United States, all of whom have 
Olympic aspirations in 2014.  It is coached by Gus Keading. The roster is below:

Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT): Andy is a member of the US Ski A Team and has competed in the last two Winter Olympic games.

Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO): Simi is a member of the US Ski B Team and competed in the last Winter Olympic Games

Eric Packer (Anchorage, AK): Eric graduated from Dartmouth last year where he was a three time NCAA All American skier.

Jessie Diggins (Stillwater, MN): Jessie is a member of the US Ski A Team and is one of the top ranked under 23 year old skiers in the world. Jessie is a World Champion and World Cup Champion in the skate team sprint with Kikkan Randall.

Sophie Caldwell (Peru,VT): Sophie is a member of the US Ski B Team and graduated from Dartmouth last year where she was a five time NCAA All-American skier.

Annie Pokorny (Spokane, WA): Annie previously attended Middlebury College and competed at U23 Championships last season.

Erika Flowers (Bozeman, MT): Erika graduated from Dartmouth last year where she was a three-time NCAA All-American skier.

Andy, Jessie, Sophie, and Simi at Bend Camp




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