Page header shows our skiers who competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics; (left to right) Scott Kneller, Sam Wells, Sami Kennedy-Sim & Jenny Owens.
Jenny Owens and Scott Kneller have since retired from elite competition.
Sam Wells and Sami Kennedy-Sim are now both dual Olympians having competed at 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang in South Korea.
SASC and the Lodge Cooperative have joined to support Sam Wells and Sami Kennedy-Sim for the 2017-18 northern winter.
See latest updates below:
Sam Wells - Aerial Skier:
Post Olympics update:
Thank you for your support and well wishes.
It most certainly was disappointing to finish the season, and as of now my career, with jumps that didn’t reflect the positive attitude and perseverance that I carried with me to every training session that went into preparing for these Olympic Winter Games. I am pleased to have represented Australia at a second games and will cherish that achievement.
Looking forward to some time to relax and finding some clarity for what’s next!
Sami skied SO well at her event yesterday. I was so pumped that I could be in the crowd to cheer her on!
My best to you,
"The final six weeks of the summer in Utah went well for me. I was the leading Australian in the water ramp event; reaching the super final round. I left Utah feeling really confident with each of my jumps that I plan on performing on snow this year. After wrapping up a strong summer season of water ramping, I went to Melbourne for a short bout of strength and conditioning and some bungee aerial work in preparation for the winter season on snow.
Since the SASC End of Season party, our team commenced pre-season, on snow, training in Ruka, in far north Finland in mid-November. During this camp, I was able to refine my technique and get some more landings under my belt before kicking off the first FIS Freestyle World Cup events in China. At the ‘Secret Garden’ site, the site for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, I had two days of great performance. On day 1 I qualified through to the super final round and finished in 6th place, landing one of my most difficult jumps. On day 2 I finished the individual World Cup event in 5th place, which saw me qualify for the team final. Only the top 6 teams qualified for the team event, and only 3 made it through to the super final. In the team event, I joined my teammates, David Morris and Danielle Scott to out-jump most of the field to enter the super final round and secure a silver medal; this was outstanding achievement, given that we had two girls jumping doubles and only one male performing triples. I couldn’t have been happier with my performance on day 2; I pushed myself in terms of degree of difficulty, competing my hardest jump in each of the rounds and putting them all to my feet. It was a real confidence boost to have stepped up my game across two days of competition and to outjump a number of strong competitors. I am enjoying a short rest over the festive season before reconvening with my team in Utah for some more training and the remaining World Cup events.
Thank-you, as always, to the club for the ongoing support. I couldn't be happier to be representing the club as a sponsored athlete.
All my best to the club committee and members for a happy, healthy and fantastic 2018.
Sami Kennedy Sim - Ski Cross competitor:
Post Olympics update:
"I have just competed at my second Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. I am proud to now be a dual Olympian......." click here to continue reading.
Ten days in Heaven. That’s what my Christmas ........." click here to continue reading.
"Time to race
Winter has arrived in Europe. I have had a productive training camp in Pitztal, Austria to wrap up preparations for....." click here to continue reading.
Here is a link to Sami's 2017 podium run:
SASC provides cash support to adult members competing in Snowsports at an elite level to ease the financial burden for their training and competition and to provide moral support.
Applications for sponsorship are considered each year at the September Club meeting. Further information is available from the Club Secretary.
Member's children (under 19 years) are eligible for “Junior” elite snowsports athlete sponsorship please contact the Juniors Secretary for details.