Siblings qualify for Junior Olympics

Utah Olympic ParkThe following is an excerpt from an article originally published by Intermountain Catholic News:

Skiing is hard enough for some. Now try adding acrobatic movements to it. It is a physically demanding sport, but siblings and Judge Memorial Catholic High School students Elli and Ian McMillan, dominate the slopes and the air as nationally-ranked competitive freestyle skiers. They both qualified for the Junior Olympics of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, held in Waterville Valley, N.H. March 9-15. Ian qualified for Junior Olympics in aerials and halfpipe, while Elli qualified in aerials, halfpipe, and slopestyle.

Elli and Ian are dedicated athletes and train year-round with Axis Freeride – a Park City-based ski team – under the tutelage of Chris Haslock, 1988’s seventh place Olympic aerialist. They attend summer training for three to five days a week at the Utah Olympic Park near Kimball Junction in Park City, and train two nights a week there in the winter, and Saturday and Sunday at a local resort. They also attend the Judge after-school conditioning program when time permits.

In addition, Ian competes as a member of the Bulldog lacrosse team, and Elli is part of the girls track and field team. She has medaled at the state meet in both her sophomore and junior years and holds Judge Memorial’s records in long jump and triple jump.

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