Saturday, June 11, 2011

Endurance: USEF: Four Candidates Named to the Endurance Chef D' Equipe Short List

From the USEF Communications Department

Lexington, KY - The USEF High Performance Endurance Committee has named four candidates to the Endurance Chef d'Equipe Short List. During this extensive process, the USEF received 14 applications from three different nations. The Chef d' Equipe Search Committee interviewed six applicants in April. Prior to these interviews, athletes were given the opportunity to provide questions to the Search Committee to be included. Following the interviews, Joe Mattingley presented the Search Committee's rating of all 14 candidates to the USEF Eligible Athlete Committee who then made their recommendations to the Endurance High Performance Committee.  Taking into account the ratings of the candidates and the recommendations of the Athlete Committee, the Endurance High Performance Committee established the following to the short list:

Mark Dial (USA)
Dr. Flavia Ferraro (BRA)
Emmett Ross (USA)
Dr. Michele Roush (USA).

The four candidates have been invited to the Ashland CEI June 10-12, 2011 held in Ashland, Montana.  Endurance athletes will have the opportunity to meet and talk to candidates over the course of the event in an informal setting and on June 13th the Athlete Committee and Endurance High Performance Committee will conduct formal interviews with each individual candidate.

Following the interviews, the Athletes will once again make their recommendation to the High Performance Committee.

Members of the USEF Endurance Eligible Athlete Committee are:

Kathrine Brunjes, Chair
Carolyn Hock
Carol Giles
Jan Worthington
Valerie Kanavy
Heather Reynolds
Jeremy Reynolds
Stephen Rojek
Michele Roush
Christoph Schork
Margaret Sleeper

If you have any questions regarding the process, please don't hesitate to contact Joe Mattingley, or Vonita Bowers at

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