Ian Torchia


2021 American Birkiebeiner Classic Winner

I started skiing the day before I turned 2 years old, but was in a pack on my mom’s back gliding around the Rochester golf courses long before then. Growing up in Minnesota with 4 older siblings, I had an active childhood and family skis were a regular winter activity. I played all sports throughout the years, and loved hockey and running. I planned on following in my brother’s footsteps and running collegiately at the University of Minnesota, but after a breakthrough win in my first Junior National skiing race, I was contacted by Sten Fjeldheim, legendary coach of Northern Michigan University. After committing, he led me to 6 All-American titles (tied for most in program history) and an NCAA Individual Championship over the next 5 years. After graduating, I proposed to my college girlfriend, Kameron Burmeister, and took the jump to professional skiing with the Stratton Mountain School T2 Elite team.




Fundraising Auction 20/21 Season

Funds raised as of 12.6.20 6:00PM