RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) — One Vermont skier is carrying on his family tradition of competing in the Winter Olympics.
NECN-TV reports Ryan Cochran-Siegle’s mother, two aunts, an uncle and one cousin all participated in the Olympics as “the skiing Cochrans.” Cochran-Siegle is now heading to Pyeongchang (PYUHNG’-chahng), South Korea to represent Team USA in alpine skiing.
He says his mother, Barbara Ann Cochran, gave him his first ski lesson at their family’s ski area in Richmond. Cochran was the 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist in slalom.
Barbara Ann Cochran says she believes her son will podium at the Olympics, but she told him to just do his best.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- U.S. Naval Academy: New hair rules don't apply to midshipmen
- Nation's new aircraft carrier enters next phase at shipyard
- Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling WATCH
- Portland woman swerves off cliff and survives 7 days trapped on a secluded California beach
- Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23
The Cochran family ski area is a nonprofit organization that offers low-cost ski and snowboard lessons to local children.