WORLD CUP TECH
Josh Applegate (Yoshi)
Born in Boise, Idaho, Dane grew up skiing and racing at Bogus Basin. He made the U.S. Ski Team at age 16, and debuted in World Cup competition at age 18 in a giant slalom in Park City. He raced World Cup full time from 1997-2006, competed on four World Championship teams (1997,'99,'03,'05) and was a member of the 2002 U.S. Olympic team. Following a severe crash in 2006, Spencer did not regain his previous form and retired from racing. Dane rejoined the National Team in 2010 as a coach with the U.S. Ski Team Men’s Europa Cup and World Cup teams, leading up to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi Russia. Most recently, Dane has worked part time as a coach for the US Team with select projects, but has also focused on the analysis and setup of race boots. Understanding the high importance equipment setups have on energy development throughout the turn, Dane has opened his doors to the race community with this vast knowledge. He has analyzed and built race boots for athletes from clubs across the US as well as many from the US Ski Team.
Josh is no stranger to the National Team, or the World Cup Circuit, where for 13 years, 2006-2019, Josh has pretty much seen and done it all, and left his mark.
Working with all levels of the National Team at one point or another as a Technical Coach, Speed Coach, Head RTS (Return to Ski) Coach, Head of WC Strength & Conditioning, and even found time as a Ski Service Technician, Josh was humbled to work with some many athletes in so many ways - an invaluable experience!
Josh had to honor to help athletes and medal winning teams through the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010 and Pyeongchang in 2018.
Between those, he helped to campaign solid teams at
six World Alpine Championships.
Josh brings a fun and challenging approach to ski racing all while keeping things as simple as they can be for athletes to really feed on. Josh holds a level 500 Alpine Coaches certification from
US Ski & Snowboard, as well as level 2 Avalanche Safety.
Our Coaches are comprised of former & present world cup and National Team Coaches & Athletes. We feel our experience coupled with expertise is second to none to provide athletes the best eyes and approach to making a change in an athletes on hill performance.
Dane and Josh lead the World Cup tech team as former World Cup coaches, combine for nearly 30 years of experience at that level, with 12 of those years for Dane as a National Team athlete, and is an Olympian.
Guest Coaches coming to play with the WCT Crew
Scotty comes to us for the second year in a row to help share his lates insight on what the WC Speed Team is doing for the 22-23 season. Scotty has been with the National Team for the better part of 10 years and brings a wealth of knowledge, and is literally the nicest guy on the planet!
Right up front, WCT has to give a BIG THANKS to the coaches who are wanting to share some of their time!
Sam is currently returning from injury, and will be breaking down the to the basics for himself. This is a true win-win... A great opportunity to verbalize the technical process as he coaches, while athletes get coaches by a WC Speed skier working on his technical base.
Ben is a current WC Speed Coach who has an amazing analytical approach. Ben started with the US Team back in 2009 where he began to hone is his skills as a coach. Ben Spent a few years with he Canadian Speed Team as well. Ben is loaded with knowledge and insight will bringing a fun approach for the athletes to discover for themselves.