Christman comes to the men’s Nordic ski team after a successful racing career at Bend Endurance Academy, Sun Valley SEF and Wenatchee Valley Nordic. Christman competed in four Scandinavian Cup races in Latvia and Estonia while traveling with the Junior U23 World Team and the U.S. Development Team earlier this year. He earned a 10th-place finish in the 2011 Junior Olympics in Minneapolis, Minn.
Why I chose UNH: The school has what I want as far as my major, and the campus/Durham area has a really cool feel to it. The team seams like a really balanced team when it comes to dealing with school and ski racing. They are very serious about being good in both areas. I believe that with the help of the coaching staff and my teammates at UNH I will be able to grow as a ski racer and as a person over the next four years and besides all of that, I will be getting a world class education. Oh yeah, the food is amazing!!
Claire Galvin joins the Nordic team after competing for Southwest High School in Minneapolis, Minn. Galvin, a two-time All-City, All-Section and All-State champion, developed her skills at F.A.S.T. Performance Training with Bill Pierce and Go! Training with Piotr Bednarski. She finished second in classic sprint qualifiers, fifth overall in classic sprints, and ninth in the 10K skate at 2012 Junior Nationals.
Why I chose UNH: I chose UNH because the moment I walked on campus I fell in love with the school. When I started looking at colleges I decided I wanted a large university with a strong science program and a competitive ski team and that is exactly what I found in UNH. I’ve heard nothing but positive things about the school and the ski team and both are communities I cannot wait to be a part of.
Emily Larson joins the women’s Nordic squad after being a three-time member (2010-12) of the Rocky Mountain Region Junior Olympic Top 20 for the Western Regional Elite Group.
Why I Chose UNH: I chose UNH because it offers many great opportunities for me academically, athletically, and socially. Also I love the community feel of the school and its New England location.