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World Cup Tech Team

World Cup Tech is led by Dane and Josh. They combine for nearly 30 years of experience - 12 of those years for Dane as a National Team Athlete, and is an Olympic Athlete, while Josh is an Olympic Coach.

World Cup Tech Team

Dane Spencer:
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 Applegate:
As an Easterner - coming out of Stratton Mountain School, Josh grew into becoming a speed skier, mainly because of the lack of good equipment in the technical events ... and he loved to go fast! Josh got as far a racing a couple Europa Cups before he ran out of money and body parts. After two years of collegiate racing he went back to SMS as a coach for two seasons before going on to the National Team. Josh Worked with all levels of the National Team, at one point or another as Mens WC Technical Coach, Mens WC Speed Coach, Head RTS (Return to Ski) Coach, Alpine Men Head of WC Strength & Conditioning, and early on found time as a Ski Service Technician - propelling him to unicorn status. Josh had the honor to help athletes and medal winning teams through the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010, Sochi Russia 2014, and Pyeongchang in 2018. Within that timeframe were all the World Alpine Championships podiums and performances . 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.  He holds a level 500 Alpine Coaches certification from US Ski & Snowboard, as well as level 2 Avalanche Safety.

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