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MEET THE INDEPENDENCE RACERS

The 2014-5 Independence Team at the Nastar Shack on Schweitzer.



Baden Brenner
Baden Brenner The 2008-2009 season will be Baden's third year on Team Independence.

Wesley Simko
Wesley Simko This is Wesley's 5th year on the team and he is now a U16 racer. As a Freshman at Clark Fork High School, he especially enjoys Math and Spanish. He attends Cedar Hills Church. During the offseason, Wesley likes to play soccer, bike, run, and anticipate the next ski season. He likes to have fun on the mountain and anywhere else that he can manage it.

Slate Fragoso
Slate Fragoso Slate is a U12 racer and this is his 5th year with the team. He is 11 years old and is a student in the Experiential Learning Program at Farmin Stidwell Elementary in Sandpoint, ID. Slate’s two favorite sports are skiing and soccer. He enjoys ripstixking, wakeboarding, mountain biking, and he is an avid reader. His favorite subject in school is science.

Klein Fragoso
Klein Fragoso Klein is a 9 year old U10 racer. He has been on the team for 4 years. He is a student in the Experiential Learning Program at Farmin Stidwell Elementary in Sandpoint, ID. He enjoys many things in life: playing piano, soccer, cooking with his mom, nordic skate skiing, knee boarding, boating and mountain biking in the summer. He also loves to spend time with his aunts and cousins.

Crosby Schmidt
Crosby Schmidt Crosby Schmidt is a U12 skier. This is his 7th year on Independence Racing Team. He is a sixth grader at Northside Elementary School. Crosby enjoys snow and water skiing, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and all other outdoor adventures.

Avery Edmundson
Avery Edmundson .

Erika Edmundson
Erika Edmundson .

Faith Stephany
Faith Stephany Faith will be starting her second racing season this year 2018-2019 competing in U10. Faith started skiing at 2˝ years old in the mountains of Southern California and in September of 2017 her parents moved to the Idaho panhandle to fulfill her desire to become a ski racer. She currently attends Washington Elementary in the third grade where she likes to study math and music. Faith enjoys all outdoor activities, rain, snow or shine. You will find her riding around town on her bicycle, skooter, roller skates or walking. She enjoyed going to the Bulldogs football games this fall to watch her sisters (one “sister” is a foreign exchange student from Spain) perform with the Sandpoint Varsity Cheer Team.

Logan Johnston
Logan Johnston Logan is a U8 racer and this is his second year on the team. Logan is in the 1st grade at Stratton Elementary School in Newport, WA. He enjoys math and science as well as PE. Logan is an avid outdoorsman. When he’s not skiing, he enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, biking, and playing outside with his friends.

James Schriber
James Schriber James is a U12 racer and this is his 2nd year with the team. He is a fifth grader at Northside Elementary where art is his favorite subject. James enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, camping, swimming, fishing, pickleball, and most all other outdoor activities. He has a passion for cooking and loves to experiment in the kitchen.