From the Head of School, Michael Maher:
Dear Alpine Students and Families,
I am writing to you today to announce that I have appointed Tommy Biesemeyer as Director of Alpine Skiing. Tommy is well-known within the racing community and locally. He joins Northwood after a storied career with 15 years of alpine racing, training, and coaching experience. For those who do not know Tommy, he is a resident of Keene, and like our student-athletes, he began skiing at the age of three. He had his first race at age seven when he joined the New York Ski Education Foundation (NYSEF) program. At age 12, Biesemeyer competed in J3 and J4 races but always had sights set on the U.S. Ski Team. A victory at the '03 Junior Olympics started him down that path, and he then made his World Cup debut in 2010 and the Olympic Team in 2018.
As recently stated in October 2020 in the U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Tommy stepped away from racing to pursue new passions, which today brings him full circle to Northwood School, now miles from where he learned to ski at Whiteface Mountain.
From Tommy himself, “My vision and motivation to join Northwood stems from being a local kid from Keene, who fell into ski racing with NYSEF,” states Biesemeyer. "Being a part of the alpine sport provided me with incredible opportunities, and I look forward to working in partnership with NYSEF and creating these same opportunities for the student-athletes at Northwood."
We are all excited about the leadership and vision that Tommy will bring to Northwood. He is uniquely qualified with a well-rounded perspective of the sport to help advance our U16 and FIS athletes and lead our collaboration with NYSEF.
Tommy will officially begin in the role on Monday, including a meet and greet with the student-athletes. His focus and next steps include evaluating the current program, recruiting, summer strength and conditioning, and engaging with the faculty staff and alpine families.
Thank you, and go Huskies!
Head of School