Reese’s Bio

HOMETOWN Fairbanks, Alaska (currently living and training in Anchorage)
AGE 22
TEAM APU Nordic Ski Center – Elite Team
CLUB Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks
NOTABLE RESULTS • 2011 U23 Nordic Worlds, Otepaa, Estonia, 24th (Classic Sprint)
• 2010 U.S. Nationals, 3rd, Anchorage, AK (Classic Sprint)
• 2010 Youngest U.S. male with WCup experience  (Canmore 2010)
ABOUT Skis were just a tool for Reese to learn how to walk an it’s been non-stop skiing action ever since! As a youngster, Reese was extremely active in nearly every sport possible. In the winter time, he split his time between skiing the park with his buddies, and cross-country skiing (which was, of course, way less cool).

An endless slew of high-intensity summer sports such as bike racing, competitive swimming, soccer, and running left him in pretty good shape come winter race season, and the thrill of actually being fast on Nordic skis began to take over. Despite continuing to swim competitively through high-school, Reese was one of first kids in the region to train year-round specifically for xc skiing.

It must have paid off, as he surprised himself by making the 2008 U.S. World Junior Team. That trip ignited a fire to try and become one of the best, a fire that continues to burn brighter and brighter. Reese’s philosophy is to keep it fun. No matter the situation, he strives to inspire people to get in shape and have a good time.

Whether it’s a grueling workout, building and hitting jumps, or coaching young skiers at camps and clinics, Reese believes that that hard work and enjoyment can, and should, go together. He is now dedicated to reaching the highest levels of our sport and is working towards making future World Championship and Olympic teams to represent the United States. Reese wants to use these opportunities to inspire the next generation of young athletes.


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