Jaerbyn Keeps Athletes at the Forefront
Jaerbyn Keeps Athletes at the Forefront of 2015 Organizing Committee
For 18 years, Sweden’s Patrik Jaerbyn saw the world and the World Championships from an athlete’s perspective. Now, the Edwards, Colorado resident brings that same worldview to the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, keeping the athletes at the forefront as a member of the Organizing Committee.
Retired from the World Cup circuit in 2012, the 44-year-old father of two collected a pair of World Championship medals during his career, with a silver medal in Super-G at the 1996 Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain and a downhill bronze in 2007 in Are, Sweden.
The 2007 Championships podium appearance distinguished him as the oldest racer to ever win a World Championships medal at 38 years old. He recorded a trio of World Cup podium appearances during his tenure on the White Circus, all three coming in Super-G.