Chris Seemann appointed to USSA Board of Directors |

Chris Seemann appointed to USSA Board of Directors

Hank Shell
Chris Seemann
Special to Sky-Hi News |

Winter Park freestyle skiing coach Chris Seemann has been appointed to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Board of Directors.

Seemann, a freestyle moguls coach for the U.S. Ski Team, was appointed to the board on Saturday, May 16, at USSA’s annual congress.

“It’s an exciting next step for me,” Seemann said.

USSA is the United States’ national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding.

Seemann said it wasn’t a position that he’d been pursuing, but he was happy to be named to the board.

“I’d rather be on the hill coaching or building jumps, but it’s where it’s going right now, and it’s a good thing to do,” he said.

Seemann will continue to coach mogul athletes as well as his son Nik, who was recently selected for the U.S. Freestyle Team’s aerial squad, he said.

Currently the chair of the USSA freestyle/freeskiing sport committee, Seemann will represent freestyle and freeskiing on the board.

As a board member, Seemann will be involved in budgeting and policy-driven issues, he said.

While on the board, Seemann said he hopes to tackle issues like funding for freestyle and freeskiing.

“We’d love to see a little more extra fund for our national team to train,” he said.

He’ll also be pushing for better Olympic quotas for freestyle and freeskiing athletes, he said.

Board members serve two-year terms.

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