West Geauga High School Class of '92 alum Brian Currutt, now a resident of Park City, Utah, is on top of the world after earning a spot on the 2002 Olympic US Freestyle Ski Team. Currutt, 27, called his parents, Denny and Charlene of Chester Township, last night to tell them he will be going to Salt Lake City, Utah to compete in the 2002 Winter Games.
Currutt is one of only three aerialists selected to represent the United States on the men's and women's freestyle 2002 Olympic ski team, which consists of 14 aerialists and mogulists. Aerialists Eric Bergoust and Joe Pack will fill the other spots.
Denny Currutt is West Geauga High School's junior varsity coach for the girls soccer team. He also heads the girls traveling soccer program.
Denny and Charlene will be leaving for Salt Lake City on February 6 in time for the opening ceremonies and will stay to watch their son compete at the qualifier on February 16 and hopefully the finals scheduled for February 19. Brian's siblings, Keri and Kevin, will also make the trip. In addition, they will all be cheering for Currutt's fiancée, Hannah Hardaway, who also earned a spot on the Olympics team as a top mogulist.
"This is a culmination of 15 years of work for Brian," said Denny Currutt. "When he called us, Charlene was screaming. I was speechless."
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