North Central Washington

Sports Awards

Torin Koos
Nordic skiing & Track
Torin was a superior prep athlete who excelled in Nordic skiing as well as distance running in track and cross-country. He became known primarily for cross country skiing in college and as a World Cup competitor and Olympic Nordic skier.

At Cascade High School (Leavenworth, Washington), Torin ran for the cross-country and track teams. He won the Washington state 2A 800 championship (1:55.72) and finished second in the 1600 (4:19.88) as a senior. During the fall and winter of that school year, Torin lived in Norway and raced in that country's major junior events.

He went on to the University of Utah where he competed in Nordic skiing, and was a member of the cross-country and track teams. Torin finished as high as fourth at the NCAA-I championships. While still in college, he made the U.S. Olympic team and skied in the 2002 Winter Games.

Subsequently, Torin became a regular on the World Cup circuit and was the first American to ever win a European Cup cross-country ski event at the OPA Cupen in Oberstdorf, Germany. He is a three time Olympian and has competed in several World Championships.

A six time NCW Sports Awards finalist (twice as a prep athlete in 1998 & 99, four times as a collegiate athlete in 2000, 01, 02 & 03), Torin was the recipient of the College Male Athlete of the Year award twice.