George Cartwright

George grew up in Lander, Wyoming. He was fortunate enough to be exposed to the sport of skiing from a young age. As his love of the outdoors, hankering for competition, and outdoor-oriented friend group grew, he found his passion on the Nordic ski trails. Fortunate to grow up in a community that supported his endeavors, George found success in the sport beyond what he had ever imagined. George's college years took him to Michigan's Upper Peninsula where he competed for the Northern Michigan University Wildcats under the tutelage of renowned ski coach Sten Fjeldheim.

Now back in his home state of Wyoming, George spends his days teaching Spanish at Jackson, Moran, and Kelly Elementary Schools. He is excited to share his love for the sport of Nordic skiing and help athletes realize their potential both on and off the track.


Sport-specific Experience and Certifications

  • JHSC Junior Nordic head coach, 2020–present

  • JHSC Junior Nordic Assistant Coach

  • Team Soldier Hollow Devo Coach (2014-15)

  • 2x NCAA Championships Qualifier (2010, 2013)

  • 3x World Junior Team Qualifier (2009, 2010, 2011)

  • 3x Junior National Champion

  • 3x Central Region Skate Champion

  • Dave Quinn Award, 2007

  • PSIA level 1 (alpine certification)

Education and Certifications

B.A., Spanish, Criminal Justice, minor in English; Northern Michigan University

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification

Personal Philosophy

Ski racing has provided me with many gifts over the years: friends, memories, grit, perspectives, therapy, solitude, pride, laughter, affirmation, courage, passion, happiness, creativity, self-awareness, education, networks, motivation, direction, and fulfillment, to name a few. It is my goal to perpetuate these gifts!