Torin Koos was also a member of the Utah track and cross country teams.
Oct. 27, 2003
SALT LAKE CITY - Former Ute cross country skier Torin Koos has been selected to the 2003-04 U.S. Nordic Team. The seasoned veteran spent four years competing for the Utes and graduated last spring. Last season, Koos was an academic All-American.
The Leavenworth, Wash., native earned an elite position in 2002, competing at the Olympic Winter Games. In intercollegiate competition, Koos earned All-American honors after finishing fourth in the 10-km freestyle and sixth in the 20-km classical at the 2002 NCAA Championships.
According to www.skiracing.com, a dozen U.S. skiers will comprise the three nordic teams fielded by the U.S. Ski Team next season. The cross country team will include six skiers - five men and one woman. U.S. Nordic Director Luke Bodensteiner said the group would train under Head Coach Trond Nystad and his staff in Park City, Utah, for the summer and early fall.
There will also be a five-man nordic combined team - with Bill Demong returning after missing last season with a fractured skull - and a one-man jumping team with teenager Clint Jones.
U.S. Cross Country Team Kris Freeman, 22, Andover, N.H. Justin Freeman, 26, Andover, N.H. Andrew Johnson, 25, Greensboro, Vt. Torin Koos, 22, Leavenworth, Wash. Carl Swenson, 33, Boulder, Colo. Wendy Wagner, 29, Park City, Utah
U.S. Cross Country Development Team Chris Cook, 22, Rhinelander, Wis. Andy Newell, 19, Shaftsbury, Vt. Melissa Oram, 23, Taberg, N.Y. Kikkan Randall, 20, Anchorage, Alaska Aubrey Smith, 23, Seward, Alaska Lindsey Weier, 18, Mahtomedi, Minn. Leif Zimmerman, 19, Bozeman, Mont.
U.S. Nordic Combined Team Bill Demong, 23, Vermontville, N.Y. Jed Hinkley, 21, Andover, N.H. Todd Lodwick, 26, Steamboat Springs, Colo. Johnny Spillane, 22, Steamboat Springs, Colo. Carl Van Loan, 22, Webster, N.H.
Nordic Combined Development Team Brett Camerota, 18, Park City Utah Eric Camerota, 18, Park City, Utah Nathan Gerhart, 20, Steamboat Springs, Colo. Alex Glueck, 20, Steamboat Springs, Colo. Morgan Goodwin, 18, Keene, N.Y.
U.S. Jumping Team Clint Jones, 18, Steamboat Springs, Colo.