Middlebury College '06
Event: Cross Country Skiing
Team Years: 2
Club: Central Cross Country Ski Association
School: Middlebury College '06
Equipment: Salomon, Rudy Project, Swix
Sponsors: Lake Express
- 2010 Olympic Winter Games
-47th in the individual sprint classic event
-13th in the 4x10-km relay classic/free
Like most kids from the Midwest, Garrott Kuzzy grew up alpine skiing on some rather flat hills. Looking for some more height, Kuzzy turned to ski jumping and after trying out nordic combined on a whim he decided he was best suited for cross country and began competing when he was in eighth grade.
In the 2009 season, Kuzzy managed to score another set of top-30 World Cup results on the Whistler Olympic Park trails with a 12th place in the team sprint and 29th in the sprint classic. That makes it two seasons in a row Kuzzy has left a mark in Whistler. After a season of hard work, he will be focusing on the team sprint and the 15K skate race as he looks to make his way to the 2010 Olympics.
Kuzzy has been solid leading up to Vancouver. He has posted mostly wins in the U.S. Super Tour, as well as three podiums, one win and two seconds, at the U.S. Championships.
In Vancouver he finished 58th in the 15k free with a time of 36:41.5.
Kuzzy, who feels like he's spent his entire life on skis, started alpine skiing at the age of 3 on Mount Ashwabay. He remembers many beautiful days spent at the resort, which overlooks Lake Superior in Northern Wisconsin.
FIRST WORLD CUP
Jan. 22, 2008 in Canmore, AB (49th in pursuit)
"Kuzz,"... Rides his bike quite a bit... hanging out with friends and grouse hunting... Friday night fish frys in Wisconsin... older brother to two sisters, Laura who skis at UNH and Martha who's on the U.S. Junior Rowing Team... works as a cartographer and his favorite area he's ever mapped is Southern Vermont.
Image by USSA