Hi, my name is Jonathan Drebitko and I am continuing to move up in the competitive world of Skier Cross. Please review my story and consider joining my Rally Team to help me continue to compete on the international level this year on the FIS NorAm circuit. Ski Cross is an amazing sport that is just beginning to get coverage in the United States. Begun in the 1980’s, it combines traditional alpine skiing with head to head competition on a downhill banked course with moguls and jumps. Think Motocross downhill on skis!
Competing is expensive! The competitions are held across the country and travel expenses add-up quickly. Reaching my goal will allow me to race on the national and international level for the opportunity to qualify for the World Cup and then, hopefully, the 2018 Winter Olympics.
My story, My background
I’m 24 years old and started as an alpine skier at a young age but didn’t begin skiing competitively in 2012. My father was my first instructor and to this day remains my greatest supporter. During college in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, I began instructing and racing at the local mountain to help offset some of my racing expenses. I started racing Ski Cross 3 years ago and immediately fell in love with the sport. Ski Cross has allowed me to incorporate all of the sports that I grew up playing into one adrenaline filled event. During my college years I studied, worked as a Ski Instructor, trained and competed as much as possible. Although completely funded by my parents and my own working paychecks, I qualified for the National Championships for the last three years. Now graduated from college, I work with Natural Energy Solutions, our family geothermal business when I am not on the mountain. I continue to train hard year round to achieve my goal of The World Cup and the 2018 Winter Olympics.
How You Can Help
Equipment, training supplies, travel expenses, and entrance fees are expensive. Funds raised will go toward expenses for the upcoming season. Destinations for the upcoming season include Colorado, California, Ontario and British Columbia. I need your financial support. If you cannot help financial, would you share my story with others who might be able to support my dream? Every little bit helps! No amount is too small. Please consider joining my Rally Team to not only support me, but also Skier Cross in the USA!