Schweitzer to be honored with Dagfinn award at SIA - SNEWS

Schweitzer to be honored with Dagfinn award at SIA

John Schweitzer of Garmont USA has been selected as the recipient of the 2003 Dagfinn Ragg Award.
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John Schweitzer of Garmont USA has been selected as the recipient of the 2003 Dagfinn Ragg Award. This annual award is given to a person whose past and continuing contributions have had a positive influence on cross-country ski sports, as well as cross-country skiers.

"Through the wonder years of growing and nurturing the Merrell boot brand to his putting Garmont USA on the outdoor recreation map, Schweitzer has been at the forefront of providing well-conceived and designed cross-country and backcountry ski products. His passion for backcountry skiing is only equaled by his passion for innovative ski products," said Bob Woodward, SNEWS' editor emeritus.

Past winners of the Dagfinn Award are:

2002 Paul Parker
2001 Steve Barnett
2000 Steve Hardesty
1999 Chip Chase
1998 David Chantler
1997 Clair Yost

The 2003 Award will be presented to Schweitzer during the SIA show. For more information, contact Woodward at 541-389-9816.

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