Deaflympics 2019

The 2019 Winter Deaflympics, officially known as the 19th Winter Deaflympics or XIX Winter Deaflympics, will take place for 9 days, from 12 December to 21 December, in 3 cities including Milan, Valtellina, and Valchiavenna. 

Support the Team

All donations go directly to the USA Deaf Winter team.

If interested in joining the team,


USDSSA Deaflympic Team

Cara Frank

Team Leader

Bend, Oregon

Jeff Pollock

Snowboard Coach

SLC, Utah & LA, California

Tal Williams

Alpine Ski Coach

Helene, Montana

USDSSA Snowboard Team

Coach: Jeff Pollock

Events: Parallel Giant Slalom, Parallel Slalom, Snowboard Cross, Slopestyle, and Big Air.

Sean Esson

Auburn, California

Eric Cohen

Dillon, Colorado

Lauren Benedict

San Diego, California

Hannah Wheatcroft

Seattle, Washington

Lauren Weibert

Breckenridge, Colorado

USDSSA Alpine Ski Team

Coach: Tal William

Events: Downhill, Super Combined, Super-G, Giant Slalom, Slalom, and Ski Cross.

Artem Novoselov

New Jersey

Witt William

Helena, Montana

Jake Wollan

Winter Park, Colorado 

USDSSA Cross Country Ski Team

Events: 5 km, 10 km, Sprint, Classic and Team Sprint.

Christopher Smith

Jeffersonville, Vermont

Information regarding arrangements for the 2019 Winter Deaflympics in Italy can be found here:

Founded in 1968, the USDSSA promotes competition for deaf skiers and snowboarders, and provides a means for deaf people to share their love for winter sports.

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