On Simons: A two-time NCAA qualifier ... named to U.S. Biathlon Development team following graduation.
2008: Qualified for the NCAA Championships, but did not race due to team limits ... came on strong at the end of the season, finishing 10th in the 20-km classic and 17th in the 10-km freestyle at the Western Regional ... finishes steadily improved throughout the year ... 11th in the 5-km freestyle and 12th in the 10-km classic at New Mexico ... finished 14th in the 15-km freestyle and 18th in the 10-km classic at Western State ... 12th (15-km classic) and 25th (10-km freestyle) at the CU Invite.
2007: Finished 17th in the 10-km freestyle at the NCAA West Regional ... recorded a 13th-place finish in the 20-km classic at the New Mexico Invitational.
2006: Redshirted the season due to injury.
2005: Qualified and competed in the NCAA's as a sophomore ... finished 35th in the 10-km classic and 38th in the 20-km freestyle at the NCAA Championships ... earned an all-conference ranking by the West Regional standings ... skied ninth in the 10-km FS at the New Mexico Invite ... named to the U.S. Junior World Championships team. 2004: Placed 18th in the 10-km FS and 21st in the 15-km CL at the RMISA Regional Championships ... ranked 18th in the FS and 21st in the CL in the Western Regional standings ... competed at the World Junior Nordic Ski Championships ... named United States Junior National Champion.
Beyond Utah: Won the 1-km FS sprint at the 2004 Chevy Truck U.S. Cross Country Junior Olympic Championships ... named to the `04 U.S. Ski Team World Junior Championships team ... finished first in the 15-km skate at the 2003 Junior Nationals ... raced to a first-place finish in the 10-km sprint at the `03 Junior Nationals ... ranked second on the USSA points list in `03 ... coached by John Callahan from the Park City Nordic ski team.
Personal: Son of Scott and Jennifer Simons ... major is exercise and sports science ... born March 26, 1985.