May 2, 2006
OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA - (News Release) - For nearly a decade Squaw Valley Ski Team's Travis Ganong has been the premier junior ski racer in the nation. He dominated this season's racing action as he finished the season ranked #1 in all four alpine skiing disciplines, among 18 year olds. Ganong just completed his final event of the year in Norway, where he scored his best ever Super Giant Slalom result. The United States Ski Team recently announced that Travis Ganong had earned a spot on the prestigious Development Team.
"Few junior athletes have ever finished the season ranked number one in downhill, super giant slalom, giant slalom and slalom, said Squaw's Head Coach, Nick Maiocco. "He has been the dominant speed skier for the past several years, but really impressed the U.S. Ski Team coaches with his incredibly strong results in giant slalom and slalom over the past month. Ganong was the 2005 National J2 Super Giant Slalom Gold Medalist, the Downhill Silver Medalist, and the Slalom Bronze Medalist.
Travis will be joining Marco Sullivan and 2006 Olympic gold medalist, Julia Mancuso, as the 3rd Squaw Valley skier on the current US Ski Team. "The Squaw Valley ski team would like to congratulate Travis, exclaimed long time Squaw Valley coach, Mark Sullivan. "He is one of the youngest Squaw Valley skiers in recent history to be named to the US Ski Team.
From everyone at Squaw: good luck! Hopefully, there will be a run named "Gonong's Gold someday!