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Kaylin Richardson (Altenmarkt-Zauchensee 2009)

Kaylin Richardson is a member of the U.S. Ski Team A-Team. She is a World Cup regular is becoming a major 5 event threat. She competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, finishing 17th in the Alpine Skiing Combined. Throughout the 2007 season Kaylin has led the Americans in both speed and tech events on the World Cup most notably at the Krajanska Gora slalom race where she lead the Americans with an 8th place finish; her first World Cup top-10. Kaylin is a 2006 Olympian, 2007 World Championship Team Member, and the 2003-04-05 Nor-Am SL champion.

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Honors

  • "A" Team member of the US Alpine Ski Team for 07-08 Season (6/18/07) and 08-09 Season (7/28/08)
  • 2009 US National Downhill Champion
  • 2007 US National Downhill Champion
  • 2007 US National Combined Champion
  • 2006 US National Slalom Champion
  • Nor-Am Slalom Champion 2003
  • Europa Cup Giant Slalom Champion 2004
  • Nor-Am Slalom Champion 2004
  • Swiss Junior National Slalom Champion 2004
  • Nor-Am Slalom Co-Champion 2005
  • US Olympian 2006 (CMB 17th)
  • US National DH Bronze Medalist 2006
  • World Championship Team Member 2007
  • World Championships Team Event Slalom - 2nd Place 2007
  • World Championships Super-Combi 12th Place

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Quick Facts

  • Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
  • Hometown: Edina, MN
  • Birthday: 9/28/84
  • Height: 5' 10"/1.75 m
  • Weight: 150 lb/68 kg
  • Club: Team Gilboa
  • School: Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT
  • First Year on USST: 2003
  • First Named to USST (Devo): 2001
  • Nickname: K-Dogg; Special-K; Moose

The Basics

Kaylin Richardson followed her older brothers (Chris and Tom) into ski racing while growing up in the Minneapolis area.

Kaylin got started skiing in the Twin Cities with the Skijammers Ski and Snowboard School, a travelling ski program where her father was an instructor.

She began racing at 9 with Team Gilboa at Hyland Hills. Richardson was named to the Team for the 2003 season and quickly progressed through the ranks after winning back-to-back-to-back NorAm slalom titles in 2003; '04 and co-champion in '05. Richardson competed in her fist World Cup race on Dec. 15, 2002 in Sestriere, Italy. She earned her first World Cup points in 2005 at the San Sicario Combined even where she placed 16th. Since then Richardson has expanded from a 'tech' skier to a four event racer earning FIS World Cup points in all five events in the 2005 and 2006 World Cup Seasons. Despite ankle trouble at the beginning of the 2006 season Richardson was able to pull off top 15 and 20 results in Slalom and Giant Slalom. Her quick rise through the World Cup through the '05-'06 seasons earned her a nomination to the 2006 Olympic Alpine Team for women's slalom and combined; she ended up being named to the Olympic combined team but left off the slalom roster for fellow rising star Resi Stiegler.

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