George Cartwright

Junior Nordic Head Coach

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 NMU 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 Background, Experience, and Roles:

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

  • 2x NCAA championships Qualifier (2010/2013)

  • 3x Central Region skate Champion

  • 3x Junior National Champion

  • 2007 Dave Quinn Award recipient

  • Team Soldier Hollow Devo Coach (2014/15)

  • JHSC Junior Nordic Assistant Coach

  • 2020/2021 Junior Nordic head coach

 

Education, Professional Degrees, and Certifications:

Northern Michigan University B.A. Spanish and Criminal Justice

  • English minor

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language certifications.

  • PSIA level 1 (alpine certification)

 

Personal Philosophy or Statement:

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!

 

Discipline: 
Nordic
Position: 
Head Coach