Chris Ziegler grew up in Minnesota where he started ski racing on the middle school team in 8th grade as a way to stay fit in the winter, but it soon became his favorite school sport. Chris made his way to Vermont after high school where he skied for the University of Vermont Catamounts, making the carnival team for all but one weekend in four years and qualifying for the NCAA Championships in 2007. Chris has stayed active since college and has pursued his passion for competition. Last season was his first on the VTXC marathon team and he finished 2nd and 4th in back to back marathons at the Gatineau Loppet and was 3rd in the Derby Meister category in one of his favorite races, the Stowe Derby. When the snow melts, Chris spends his time racing mountain bikes. Chris is still a student at UVM, where he is pursuing a PhD in molecular biology.
Robyn Anderson grew up in Stowe where her parents put her on skis as soon as she could stand up. She’s been gliding, striding, shuffling and crashing on snow since then and has a fantastic time racing marathons with the rest of these crazy people! She’s also a coach for the VTXC training programs. Favorite race? Gatineau Loppet, both of them, back-to-back, in sub-zero weather. Favorite trail? Chris’s Run at Trapps. Favorite weather? Extra Blue, obviously. Does she do anything besides ski? Loves skiing, all kinds, running mountains, knitting socks and baking tasty, fattening desserts. Websites (like this one!) are another hobby…wanna hire me?
Tim Reynolds grew up in Bristol racing for Frost Mountain BKL, hopped across the mountains to GMVS for high school, and then back again to Middlebury for his collegiate career. He spent a few years getting the Green Racing Project off the ground in Craftsbury, VT before relocating to Winooski and a career in the energy industry. His top results include a bronze medal in the 50km at the 2012 US National Championships. Tim’s other interests, at the moment, include hanging drywall, plumbing and removing rotten insulation.
Jake Hollenbach is a native Vermonter with a diverse sporting background. Jake ran cross country and track and field at both CVU and UVM before switching his attentions to bike racing. While running allowed for year round training in Vermont, the change to cycling meant he needed to find alternatives for winter training. Jake had nordic skied briefly in high school, but upon returning to skiing, specifically distance skate races, Jake has found success – winning races such as the Lake Placid Loppet, the Stowe Derby, and the Rangeley Lakes Loppet. Jake’s favorite ski trail at Trapps is Hare Line and his prefered post ski beer is the Vienna Lager. When not on a bike or a pair of skis, Jake can be found at Skirack in Burlington amongst all the bikes and skis.