Dave Van Ruiten, former Director of Racing at Sugar Bowl Resort, passed away on November 7, 2005. He was the former Vice President of Far West Skiing, a tremendous leader and asset to junior ski racing in this region, and a highly respected professional. He was instrumental in Sugar Bowl’s commitment and rise to national ski racing prominence over the past several years. This special scholarship award to a Far West athlete with USST potential and financial need is named in his honor.
Today we congratulate the 2021 Dave Van Ruiten Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Kaelin Woodruff.
Kaelin is a 2nd year U19 with Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy. Kaelin is described by her coach Mike Prado as an "enthusiastic and dedicated ski racer with reliable training habits. She is consistently successful in improving her skills and she works hard to do so."
Kaelin's goals for the 2021 season are to make US Nationals and get her points under 50 in all disciplines. Kaelin has also been named to the Far West Ski Team and W.E.S.T for the 2021 season.
Congratulations Kaelin and best wishes on the 2021 season.