BOZEMAN — The Montana State Alpine Ski Team has added two freshmen to its roster for the 2022-23 season, head coach Kris Shampeny announced Wednesday.
Signings with the Bobcats are Tanner Perkins of Crested Butte, Colorado, and Gianluca Böhm of Samedan, Switzerland.
Perkins, who prepared at Crested Butte Community School and skied under Connor Lynch and Torey Greenwood, was recently named to the 2022 USA World Junior Championships team, which competed at Panorama , in Canada, in March. He was one of six men named to the team. Perkins also finished sixth in the NorAm Super G standings. As a teenager, he trained with the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club as a FIS athlete.
Böhm, originally from Engadine, Switzerland, started skiing when he was 7 years old. He attended high school at Academica Engiadina. Böhm’s achievements in skiing include a Swiss runner-up slalom title as a junior and numerous podium appearances in FIS races last winter. In March, he placed 12th in slalom and 15th in giant slalom at the Swiss National Championships in St. Moritz. For the past three seasons, Böhm has competed all over Europe, racing in Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland.
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“We are very happy to have Tanner and Gianluca join the Bobcat Alpine Team,” said Shampeny. “They will be great additions to the team, bringing different backgrounds and experiences to our team dynamic, culture and performance.”