Elite Skier Matthew Liebsch of Orono, MN will represent TEAM STRONG HEART® in pursuit of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Liebsch is a 28-year-old elite level cross country skier bidding for a spot on the 2014 US Olympic Ski Team. He began skiing at age 16 and is a three-time Vasaloppet USA Champion in 2009, 2010, 2011, American Birkebiner Champion in 2009, World Cup Athlete, and was recently honored as Outside Magazine’s “Real Fittest Athlete 2011”.
"I am excited to announce I will be representing TEAM STRONG HEART® as I compete and race towards the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia," said Liebsch, "TEAM STRONG HEART® will help me pursue my Olympic dream and together we will raise awareness and support for Camp Odayin; a camp for children with heart disease." "We are thrilled to help support Matthew’s tremendous journey to the 2014 Olympics as well as his desire to share our mission as the newest member of TEAM STRONG HEART®," said Bernie Kaeferlein, President of SILENT SPORTS FOUNDATION®.
Visit Matt's website to read his blog, learn more, and view photos.
Matt Liebsch and his headgear sponsor SILENT SPORTS FOUNDATION (a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charity organization) would like to acknowledge the tremendous support from Matt's friends, families, employer, and corporate sponsors including GEAR WEST, FISCHER, SWIX, FIX STUDIO, CASCO, and TEAM BIRKIE. Matt is hopeful that more supporters will help him through the mission of SILENT SPORTS FOUNDATION and share his tremendous journey to the 2014 Winter Olympics while raising awareness and support for CAMP ODAYIN, a camp for children with heart disease.
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- VIsit Matt's blog for the most recent updates: http://mattliebsch.com/
- Read about Matt Liebsch's impressive race to the finish line in the Tour de Twin Cities at www.mattliebsch.com!
- 10th Annual City of Lakes Loppet race, February 4-5: Matt finished 1st becoming the only person to win the race for 4 consecutive years. Visit www.cityoflakesloppet.com for more info and results.
- Mayor's Challenge in Minneapolis, MN on January 21-22: Matt finished 1st in both the 15k Freestyle & 10k Classic! Visit www.fasterskier.com.
- Congrats to Matt Liebsch who placed 2nd in the Men's 15k Freestyle at the US Cross Country Ski Championships! Click here for more info.
- SuperTour - Yellowstone Ski Festival on November 29, 2011: Matt finished in 6th place! Visit www.yellowstoneskifestival.com for more info.
- U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships in Rumford, Maine on January 5, 2012: Matt finished in 2nd place! Visit www.uscrosscountryskichampionships2012.org or click here to read his press release.
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