Sports

Woodside skier is a world champion

 

Woodside resident Erik Arvidsson made skiing news Saturday, Feb. 27, in Sochi, Russia, where he took first place in the International Ski Federation's downhill junior competition.

Mr. Arvidsson, 20, has been a member of the U.S. Ski Team for two years and is associated with ski teams out of Squaw Valley and Bear Valley.

This is not Mr. Arvidsson's first title, having won national championships in 2012 and 2014, according to usskiteam.com.

Athleticism runs in the family. Erik's brother Karl, a senior at Woodside High School, qualified as an All American swimmer for the 100-yard breast stroke in June 2015, and they are the sons of Par Arvidsson, who won a gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, according to records at sports-reference.com.

Go to usskiteam.com for more information.

We can't do it without you.
Support local journalism.

Comments

3 people like this
Posted by Amy
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 1, 2016 at 6:14 pm

The boys, incidently, also have a mother.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Be the first to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

The Other Greenhouse Gas
By Sherry Listgarten | 8 comments | 1,524 views

Couples: Mirror, Mirror on the . . . Fight?!
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,249 views

Who Pays for Palo Alto Schools
By Steve Levy | 15 comments | 1,126 views

Meet the Nurdles
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 1,052 views

College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 815 views