Judges
(updated 4/2/17)

Important:   We have made some changes to the scoring for Synchro
and the
Format of the Competition.
Please see this link for a summary of the changes.
www.aspenteamdiva.com/rulebooknew


Special thanks to Judge Tom Jacobson for providing the  
Judges jackets and making the AWSC look very professional!!























Judges 2014: Rick Vertomile, Kevin Jordan, Stacey Gerrish,
Tom Jacobson, Gregor Neal,
Linda Guerrette
Aspen World Synchro Championships




    ASPEN WORLD SYNCHRO CHAMPIONSHIPS SYNC JUDGES
    past and present

    There are five judging categories:

       * Sync
       * Technical Skiing
       * Overall appeal
       * Degree of difficulty
       * Falls

    One judge scores technical skiing; one judge scores sync, one judge scores overall appeal, one judge
    confirms degree of difficulty, one judge scores deductions of falls, head judge monitors all scores.

    Gregor Neal - Head Judge
    28th year teaching as of 2014...21 at Vail/Beaver Creek. Co-founder of the BC Demo program in 1993.
    Managed and coached the team up until winning the World championship in 2000. Have judged Synchro
    World championships at Vail, Whistler and Aspen as well as Powder 8's competitions in New England
    over the past 7 years.  And the Synchroski Carving Championships 2010.
    Gregor has also worked on the format new and old of the Synchro Championships.

    Stacey Gerrish
    PSIA Cert 3
    PSIA Trainer Accred
    PSIA Childrens Examiner
    USSA Coaches Educator
    Co-author of the PSIA National Children’s Manual
    Training Manager Beaver Creek Ski School
    Competed in sync skiing since 1994
    New England Powder 8 Champion 2009
    USA Women’s Powder 8 Champion 2009
    6th year judging the Aspen event as of 2014
    25 years at Beaver Creek Ski School as of 2014
    Loves long walks on the beach as well as skiing deep fluffy powder!!!

    Vance Lemley
    PSI A fully certified instructor, 32 years.
    PSIA Examiner 27 years.
    USSCA  Level 3 coach 27 years.
    Competed in sync skiing championships for Aspen for 10 years.
    Currently a trainer for the ski schools of aspen.
    15 years in the Ski Schools of Aspen

    Rick Vetromile
    Ski instructor in Aspen since 67. Examiner. 15 years of sync skiing on an Aspen team. Wife and
    daughter 14. Live in Maui in the summer.

    Doc Tulin
    Currently Director of Marketing at Attitash Mountain Resort, and teaching since 1979, former demo
    team member and coach at Beaver Creek, Former Race Director at Eldora and a former ski school
    manager at Okemo 4 time winner of World Synchro Ski Championships when it was held in Vail,  2
    time winner New England Powder 8s, current head judge New England Powder 8's/Eastern Carving 8's.

    Tom Jacobson

    Tom Jacobson skis out of Squaw Valley USA and is a USSA Competition Official with credentials in
    Timing, Coaching and Referee. Tom has participated in most of the Synchro events since 1997 including
    Vail , Whistler and Aspen and is the official uniform supplier and sponsor for the Judges. When not on
    snow or his road bike, Tom is a Federal regulator in the Banking industry covering Northern California,
    Hawaii, Guam and Micronesia and spends the bulk of his time in San Francisco, Honolulu and New
    York.

   Jim Schanzenbaker
    Ski Professional and Trainer for Ski Schools of Aspen
    Member of PSIA Alpine Team 2000-2004, 2008-2012
    PSIA-RM Alpine Examiner
    Owner/Producer USA Powder 8 Championship
    Two time USA Powder 8 Champion 02,09,11
    Judge for World Powder 8 Championship

    Joey Roberts
    Current Position:   Training and Quality Manager at Golden Peak Children's center- Vail Ski and
    Snowboard School.
       Resort Trainer, Hire and Training of New Hire Instructors, Womens Specialist.
  PSIA Trainer Acred
    PSIA Snowboard Level 1
    APSI Level 3
    Austrian Landeslehrer
    Taught skiing in Austria, Australia and Vail for 25 years
    Ski and Boot Tester for Ski Magazine for 5 years.
    Listed among the top 100 SKi Instructors in the country in SKi magazine
    Member of Contessa Women's Demo Team Vail Snowsports School - World Champions in Whistler
    f2001
    Bachelor of Education Majoring in Physical Education, Dance and Outdoor Education
    Judge at the Synchro Championships for three years

    Delfina Darquier
    World Synchro champion in 1999, 2000, 2001.
    BC ski school for 16years
    Argentina demo team for three terms (12 years), 3 Interskis
    Played around on the Southamerican Xtremes and Southamerican Synchro
    National Powder 8 Champion 2007 in Aspen
    Mum of Logan 18 months old
    Worked in Europe, US, Southamerica and Australia as a ski instructor
    Love the outdoors and skiing and mtn biking are my favorite sports.

    Chris Doyle
    Hometown: Vail CO, 1977 – 2007
    Beaver Creek Ski & Snowboard School 1989 – 2007

    Skiing Credentials
    PSIA RM Examiner

    Vail 99 Team
    1997- Battle of the Ski Schools World Champions

    Team Snowwell
    1998 - Battle of the Ski Schools World Champions

    Vail/Beaver Creek Demonstration Team
    Hot Winter Nights
    *(8 Winter Shows per season choreographed to music and fireworks)
    1990 - 1997

    Coach Babes of Prey
    2004 – 2006

    Team Fuchsberger/Doyle
    World Cup Synchro Slalom
    1998 - Forstau Austria 4th.
    1998 - Saamnaun Switzerland 3rd.

    Powder 8 Tour
    1997 – Jackson Hole WY. 2nd.
    1998 - Saamnaun Switzerland 7th.
    1998 – Blue Sky MT. 4th.
    1998 – Blue River Canada World Powder 8 9th.

    Cycling Credentials
    Member US National Cycling Team 1991 – 1994
    1994 - 17th. Overall Grundig World Cup

    Current
    General Manager Bob’s Place Restaurant & Sports Bar, Avon CO
    14 Month Baby Girl “Aydia”
    1st Time as A Judge in Aspen World Synchro Championships

    Joel Munn
    Joel is originally from Lake Placid, N.Y. He is now an Examiner Emeritus with PSIA. He's judged this
    event 6 times, the World Powder 8 Championships twice, the National Powder 8 Championships 9
    times. He has managed ski schools in Australia and New Zealand, was Ski School Director at
    Breckenridge, The Canyons in Utah and Bear Mt. California and is currently a trainer for the Vail Ski
    and Snowboard School.

    Adam Hosie
    I come from Beaver Creek, CO and Thredbo, Australia.
    This is my first time judging an event like this. I have competed for 6 years in Demo skiing competitions
    in the US, Canada and Switzerland, and I have been an APSI examiner for 7 years.

    Mike Spiers
    Mike Spiers and Gregor Neal wrote the rule book along with Hayden Scott

    Joanie Valentine

  Ali (Alastair) MacGrain
    - from Scotland
    - Ex-PSIA Western Division examiner
    - Current New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance examiner
    - Current Snowsports Scotland examiner
    - 40 winters back to back between Northern & Southern hemispheres
    - Worked in Scotland, New Zealand, California, Australia, Utah, Switzerland & France
    - Works on the instructor training team at Northstar Resort California & at the Instructor
      Training Centre at Cardrona Resort in New Zealand.


    
Trish Schreiber
   -
Born Christchurch, New Zealand.
    - Formerly employed at Mt Hutt, NZ - working as a Ski Pro, Supervisor & Technical Director
    - Moved to Aspen in 1985 - has since worked as Ski Pro & Trainer for SSSA
    - Former Trainer & Examiner for both the NZSIA & PSIA-RM
    - More than 13 years of experience skiing in & coaching Aspen Synchro Skiing Teams    
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