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World Cup dreams Arco athletes

ARCO Grant, under the WCDF umbrella, provides financial assistance to U16 athletes with both merit and need. Founded by Olympian River Radamus, ARCO recognizes that grants alone are insufficient for talented athletes to thrive without financial means. Our mission goes beyond financial support, providing athlete, family, and organizational education and mentoring to maximize opportunities for success. River's own experience taught him the importance of forming habits and utilizing local resources to excel in skiing. The ARCO Grant aims to inspire a cultural shift towards efficient resource utilization and seizing all local opportunities. Learn more about our ARCO grant recipients below, and be sure to follow along as they continue to pursue their dreams! 

Aaron

Green

DISCIPLINE:  Alpine

CLUB: Team Summit

HOMETOWN: Silverthorne, CO

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: At the Rocky Mountain Regionals Championships, I started the week off by finishing 5 in Super G. In SL I took 3rd and 4th place. In GS I took 3rd twice. I ended up 3rd overall in the Rocky Mountain Regional Championships.

Awarded the George Huffsmith Award 

Alyssa

Raven

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: Team Afton

HOMETOWN:  Hudson, WI

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

 Can-Ams Mont Tremblant Canada | 5th Place Overall, 3rd Place Slalom, 10th Super G, 14th Giant Slalom

Rocky Central Jr. Championships: 2nd & 3rd in Slalom, 9th & 5th in Giant Slalom , 7th in Super G 
 

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Brody Mitchell

DISCIPLINE:  Alpine

TEAM: Team Palisades Tahoe

HOMETOWN: Tahoe City, CA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: My Achievements from this past year were qualifying third at Regionals for Whistler Cup, and winning the Nations Cup as part of Team USA at Whistler Cup. I also was the second best Male US athlete at the Whistler. Some other results were getting second in the Western regionals GS, and getting third overall at Western Regionals.

Devon

Phillips

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club

HOMETOWN:  Aspen, CO

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Sync Cup series:
Loveland SL 3rd
Loveland GS 4th
Loveland GS 5th
Beaver Creek GS 1st
Beaver Creek GS 1st
u16 USSA NPS 
GS 6th
SL 10th
Pokal Loka, Slovenia
GS T3rd
SL 7th
R/C Champs
DHT 3rd
DH 7th
SL 6th

Awarded AVSC "Pursuit of Excellence Award - Alpine"

Drayson

Lund

DISCIPLINE:  Alpine

TEAM: Schweitzer Alpine Racing School

HOMETOWN:  Spokane, WA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2023 U14 Whistler Cup (2nd Place GS)
2023 Western Regionals : SG: 3rd,

GS: 5th, SL: 24th 

2023 Western Region Seeding from PNW:  SL, GS, SG: 1st

 

2022/23 Russ Reed
GS 1: 1st U14 
6th overall U18 race 
GS 2:  1st U14 
4th overall  U18 race 
SG:  1st U14, 11th  overall U18 race – 
2023 Golden Rose SL
SL 1: 1st U14
24th overall U18 race
SL 2: 2nd U14 


 

Emily

Faucher

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: Stratton Mountain School

HOMETOWN:  Winhall, VT

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: USSA RACING:
U14 Eastern Championships
2023
6th place Overall
SG 8th place
SL 10th place
GS 5th place
U14 Vermont States
2023
SG 6th
Southern Vermont Council(SVC)
2023 Rank: 3rd overall
RACES: 1st place SG, 2nd place GS,


 

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Jensen

Ford

DISCIPLINE:  Alpine

TEAM: Park City

HOMETOWN: Park CIty, UT

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  U14 IMD Qualifier - Snow King - Men GS - 1st Place
U14 IMD Qualifier - Snow King - Men SL - 1st Place
U14 IMD Qualifier - Brundage - Men SG - 1st Place
U14 IMD Qualifier - Brundage - Men SG - 1st Place
U14 IMD Qualifier - Brundage - Men SG - 2nd Place
U14 IMD Qualifier - Park City - Men GS - 1st Place
Qualified as the number one seed for the U14 Western Regionals
U14 Western Regionals - Jackson Hole - Men SG - 1st Place
U14 Western Regionals - Jackson Hole - Men SL - 1st Place
2023 U14 Whistler Cup - Men GS - 5th Place
U14 Far West Finals - Mammoth - Men SG - 1st Place

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Katie

Rowekamp

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: BMA

HOMETOWN: Girdwood, AK

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

VT states SG 🥇
VT states GS 🥇
VT states SL 🥈
VT states overall champion
Easterns SG 🥇
Easterns SL 🥇
Easterns SQ🥇
Easterns overall champion
Can Ams SG 4th
Can Ams SL🥇
Can Ams GS 🥇
2x Can Ams overall champion 2022 & 2023

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Logan

Grosdidier

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

HOMETOWN: Wenatchee, WA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
1st year U16 results 2023: OPA Cup, Berchtesgaden, Germany: 1st place GS, 2nd place Slalom. U16 Nationals, Mission Ridge, WA: 1st place GS, 1st place Slalom 2nd year U14 Results 2022: U14 Rocky Central Regional Championships, Vail, CO: 1st place Overall, GS, Slalom, SG and Duals.

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Luca

Peterson

DISCIPLINE:  Alpine

TEAM: Palisades Tahoe

HOMETOWN: Truckee, CA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  
Current National Standings: SL 6th; GS 13th; SG 5th; DH 1st (2023 National List 23) 2023 - 1st overall in Far West (U16 first year) 2023 - Bobby Mehrhof Award (Far West, U16) 2023 - Ranked #1 nationally for DH (2008 Men) 2023 - Tim Grimes Memorial Cup (LTSCF, U16) 2023 - 4.14 GPA (9th grade) 2023 - Scholar Student Award (Nevada County) 2023 - State Champion as a Freshman (NIAA, SL and GS) 2022 - 1st overall in Far West (U14).

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Mari

Renick

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

HOMETOWN: Avon, CO

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: RMD Rankings: 1st in GS and 2nd in Slalom. National Rankings for 2009: 2nd in GS and 3rd in Slalom. 1st place finish overall at Rocky/Central 2023 Champs.

Tasman

Rearick

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: Apex2100

HOMETOWN:  Park City, UT

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2022 U14 Overall Western Regional Champion. 1st place GS and SL at Regionals. 2023 French National race 2 in my age group in SG and multiple top tens in the French National races in my age class.

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Taylor

Moe

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: Jackson Hole Ski Club

HOMETOWN: Jackson Hole, WY

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2023 U16 Whistler Cup/ International:

SG- 2nd,

SL - 5th
Parallel team event- 2nd
2023 U16 Nationals
SL-11th
GS-9th
SG-11th
2023 U16 Western Regionals
SL-3rd
GS- 9th
SG-6th
2022/23 Intermountain Division Races
SL- 3rd, 3rd, 5th
GS- 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 5th
SG- 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

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Trevor

Palmquist

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: Team Summit Colorado

HOMETOWN: Eagan, MN

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2023 Rocky Central Overall Champion.
2023 Rocky Central SG, Slalom, and GS first places.
Jan ‘23 Four 1st place Slalom finishes at Keystone
March ‘23 6th place Slalom finish in SYNC ski up race with U16s. Top U14 finisher
Jan ‘23 Three first place GS finishes at Steamboat Springs
March ‘23 6th place GS finish in SYNC ski up race with U16s. Top U14 finisher

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