Andrew Newell (skier)
November 30, 1983 |
|Ski club||SMS T2|
|World Cup career|
His best individual finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fifth in the sprint at the 2007 championships in Sapporo. Newell's best individual finish at the Winter Olympics was 16th in the sprint at Turin in 2006. In March, 2006, Newell won a bronze medal in a World Cup sprint race in Changchun, China. The medal was the first in just over 20 years for an American Nordic skier. Newell has a total of twenty one individual sprint victories at various levels since 2001, including his first National Championship in January, 2007, at Houghton, MI.
Results in 2007–2008 season include: 2008 US National Sprint Champion, 4th place World Cup Kuusamo Finland, 2nd place World Cup Lahti Finland.
Andrew Newell was born in Shaftsbury, Vermont. He attended the Stratton Mountain School for several years, where his career as a ski racer began to flourish. After completing his High School degree and some post-grad work at Stratton, Newell went on to join the US Ski Team, which he still competes for today.
He also does cinematography as a hobby, and is the owner of a film company called 'X Ski Films.' Newell is known as one of the most talented persons on cross-country skis, as he demonstrates as a star in his own films. Among Newell's most noteworthy accomplishments in the XSki world are huge backflips on his skinny skis, 720's, and a radar-clocking (by the Vermont State Police) of over 50 mph.
It was announced on 19 January 2010 that Newell had qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics where he earned his best finish of ninth in the team sprint.
He is represented by Ken Sowles Athletes Management and Sport Promotion.
In 2013 Newell founded the Organization Athletes For Action, an Environmental organization focused on using professional athletes to bring attention to climate change. Some of his Climate Change Op-Eds were featured in the New York Times and USA Today. Newell also works with the environmental organization Protect Our Winters and regularly speaks on behalf of sustainable practices and urging world leaders to politically take action against climate change.