Holscher brothers named to Chilean National Ski Team

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STRATTON—Stratton Mountain School alumni Kay Holscher, class of 2017, and his brother Diego Holscher, class of 2020, have been named to the Chilean National Ski Team for the 2020-2021 season.

"We are extremely proud to see that Diego and Kay have been named to the Chilean National Team again, alongside the 13 SMS athletes named to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team for 2020-2021," said SMS Headmaster Chris Kaltsas. "We wish them the best of luck!"

Kay's accomplishments include placing third in the men's giant slalom event at the 2019 South American Cup at Cerro Catedral. Kay's most recent event saw him place fourth in the men's slalom at the South American Cup at Antillanca on Sept. 27, 2019.

Diego won the 2017 Chilean Junior National Championship. At his most recent event on March 8 of this year, Diego finished in seventh place in the men's slalom event at Waterville Valley.

"Both Kay and Diego have brought so much to the ski racing community, not only at Stratton Mountain School but across the whole of U.S. Skiing," said SMS Alpine Director Mike Morin. "We are very proud of their accomplishments and want to see them both continue on their paths to ski at the highest level someday. We hope they return to SMS often for training and to help SMS achieve its mission of excellence. They are both well deserving of being named to the Chilean National Team!"

Diego recently graduated from SMS with the Class of 2020. This is the third year he has been named to the Chilean National Ski Team.

"I'm very happy to be named again to be part of the Chilean Team, it's a huge honor to be part of the team and being able to represent my country everywhere I go," Diego said. "Throughout my years at SMS I've worked really hard and I've taken advantage of everything they have offered me, and it feels good to know that all the sacrifice and effort are paying off."

"I also want to thank every staff member and student of the Stratton Mountain School community, they have helped me immensely in all of my 6 years at SMS, and I don't know if all the things I have achieved would've been possible without their help," Diego continued. "Now I'm graduating SMS knowing that they have fully prepared me for what's to come."

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