NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia – (March 10, 2019) After a four-month tour that touched venues spanning the globe, American Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, Vt.) is the International Ski Federation, Women’s Nordic Combined, Continental Cup 2018-2019 winner.
The 25 year old USA Nordic athlete, skiing out of the New York Ski Education Foundation, conquered 11 Continental Cups this season. She left the competitive field in her wake starting with the first comp and never looked back jumping on top of the podium in a total of 10 venues. Bigger hills, smaller hills, urban cities, rural towns, cheering fans, quiet stands, warm days, cold nights, wherever, Geraghty-Moats planted her proverbial flag.
“I’ve dreamed about competing in nordic combined since I was a little girl.” said Geraghty-Moats. Addressing the immensity of the moment, she added “To be the best in the world for the season is an incredible feeling!”
Women’s nordic combined held its first-ever Junior World Championships just over a month ago. Two years from now the first ever World Championship for women’s nordic combined will take place in Oberstdorf, Germany. These individual wins for Geraghty-Moats are anything but individual. The evolution of the sport is incredible, and at the forefront of this historic march is Tara Geraghty-Moats.
Pictured: Tara Geraghty-Moats
Photo credit: Romina Eggert