Nordic program earns highest national recognition
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Gus Kaeding
Gus Kaeding
PARK CITY, UT- Stratton Mountain School’s Nordic Program has again earned the highest national recognition by the US Ski and Snowboard Association with two awards. The SMS Nordic Team and the SMS T2 Team have earned the 2014 USSA Cross Country Club of the Year Award, and SMS T2 Team Coach Gus Kaeding (SMS ’02) was named USSA 2014 Cross Country International Coach of the Year.

Both awards were presented at the USSA National Congress on May 16.

In 2013, Kaeding received the USSA Cross Country Domestic Coach of the Year Award.

This is the third time that the SMS Nordic Program has earned the USSA’s Cross Country Club of the Year Award.

The USSA Cross Country Club of the Year Award is awarded to the club in each sport that has “distinguished itself in providing direction to young athletes through high-level competition programs resulting in athletic success.”

Kaeding has coached the SMS T2 Team, an elite-level Nordic ski team, for the past two years. The team had eight athletes this past year, including Sophie Caldwell (SMS ’08), who took sixth place at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the best US women’s Olympic finish ever.
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