Editor’s note: Montana State University media release
BOZEMAN – Coming off its best season in program history, the Montana State ski team has added two high school standouts to its roster for the 2016-17 campaign, announced head alpine coach Kevin Francis. Addison Dvoracek of Truckee, California, and Patrick Carry of Calgary, Alberta will be eligible to compete this winter.
Dvoracek, who prepped at Forest Charter School, raced out of the Squaw Valley club program. Last season, he was named to the 2016 United States Development team after spending the 2015 season as an invitee. As an 18-year-old, Dvoracek ranked among the best racers in the nation in slalom and giant slalom for his age group.
“Addison comes off of two years with the US Development team where he saw some success as he struggled with a big injury,” Francis said. “He is a great skier and a really nice guy with a ton of potential and some great experience coming in. We look forward to seeing what he can accomplish in four years and where he progresses from there. With his skills, anything is possible.”
Carry, who prepped at the National Sports School, raced with the Fernie Alpine Ski team. He brings several years of experience with the British Columbia contingent to the Bobcat program. Carry skied in numerous FIS races, along with competing in the Canadian National Championships and the Nor-Am Cup, last winter.
“Pat has been with the British Columbia team for several years and has a similar story to Addison,” Francis said. “He shows incredible skills and has had plenty of speed in the past only to be taken out by injury right when things were going so well.
“He has come back strong in the last year but only recently able to ski without pain,” Francis added. “With that he should have no trouble finding his old form. Because he has four years, we can take a longer view of things and progress him as he feels better and better. Pat comes highly recommended by several of our team members as well as his coach in BC. He is a top student and by all accounts will be a great teammate.”