Bio

• Proclamation from Governor Jim Risch, declaring “Summerwind Skipper Week” in Idaho, and acknowledging Summerwind Skippers as World Champions.
• Senior Open World Champions - Double Dutch, Single Rope, and Overall - 2006
• Junior Open Silver Medalists - Double Dutch, and Overall - 2006
• Junior Open Bronze Medalists - Overall - 2006
• Silver medalists at the World Single Rope Championship in Brisbane, Australia in 2004.
• Bronze medalists at the World Double Dutch Championship in Brisbane, Australia in 2004.
• Appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman”.
• Competed at the USA National Jump Rope Tournament at Walt Disney World Yearly since 1997, broadcast by ESPN.
• US Grand National Champions in All Double Dutch Speed events, All Double Dutch Freestyle events, All Single Rope Speed events, All Single Rope Freestyle events and Triple unders.
• USA Jump Rope Grand National Team Speed Champions, 2004.
• Three time USA Jump Rope Grand National Overall Team Champions in 2001, 2002, and 2003.
• Proclamation from Governor Dirk Kempthorne, declaring “Summerwind Skipper Day” in Idaho, and acknowledging Summerwind Skippers as Grand National Champions at the Idaho State Capitol.
• Appeared on “Good Morning America”.
• Silver medalists at the World Team Championship in Ghent, Belgium in 2002.
• Competed in the World Grand Masters Competition in Seoul, Korea in 2001.
• Performed in Paris, France at International School of Paris.
• Coach Karen Hay presented USA Jump Rope Coach of the Year, 2001.
• Coach Karen Hay presented USA Jump Rope Nancy Bell Award for her contribution to the sport of Jump Rope, 2005.
• Declaration of “Summerwind Skipper Day” in Boise by Mayor of Boise 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2006.
• Coach Karen Hay presented with JC Penny Golden Rule Award for outstanding volunteerism in the community.
• Performed and/or competed in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Massachusetts, Montana, North Carolina, Texas, Florida, California, New York, Colorado, Ohio, Alaska, Utah, France, Canada, South Korea, Belgium, and Australia.

Testimonials

"...it was such a pleasure working with you & the Summerwind Skippers! They were truly the best precision team I ever saw! They were terrific! Everyone loved them!"

Annette Guardabascio
Late Show Talent Department

"The Summerwind Skippers performed for our school last fall. The program was upbeat, with high-energy and constant motion. The kids demonstrated impressive individual skill and teamwork. It's definitely a worthwhile assembly."

Todd Brumbach
Assistant Principal at Lewis & Clark Middle School

"Ever since the Summerwind Skippers have been performing at Boise State basketball games, they have been a hit with fans. People want to know which games the Skippers will be at, so they can get their tickets. It's not only an awesome show, but one that the people of the Treasure Valley can be extra proud about, because these kids are right here in the Boise area."

Brad Larrondo
Public Relations Director for Athletics at BSU

Special Thanks

To all the Summerwind Skippers, Summerwind Elementary, and Jump Rope club families for support; to our community Boise, Idaho for continuing generosity and support. Our team relies entirely on fundraising efforts, donations and parental support for our yearly expenses. The people of this community have repeatedly made our dreams a reality and for this we are deeply appreciative. Thank you for allowing us to proudly represent our city, state and country.

To Coach Karen Hay for everything she has done for the Summerwind Skippers. We are forever grateful for the time, leadership, love and commitment she has freely given. Coach Hay has the winning combination of integrity, competitive drive, intelligence, energy, humility, and impeccable sportsmanship that has shaped a very special team in a very special sport. Coach Hay has set high standards for the team, challenging individuals to stretch and reach their highest goals. Her leadership has taken the team to places we could only imagine a few years ago and provided once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. We are a fortunate few who call the Summerwind Skippers our second family. To Team Manager Kathy Moe for promoting the Skippers!

To Former Assistant Coach Debra Hronek for the years of hard work in the background to make everything happen!

2014 Summerwind Skippers Roster

Hailey Alandt Alicia Brodersen Danny Cowles
Natalie Cundick Maddy DeAngelo Leandrea Dunn
Hope Foote Kate Green Michaela Green
Katie Greenway Sarah Hansen Elaina Harris
Madison Hickey Ashlyn Kerby Ashtyn Kuper
Macie Kuper Susanna Lacy Samantha Lange
Emma Larson Lexi Loop Calli McKenney
Katie Mosier Ben Mulroy Pamela Mulroy
Jared Peck Kelsy Porter Krysia Rousseau
Myah Sand Tyler Sand Debora Sandahl
Kennedy Schuelke Erica Smith Jessica Thompson
Nicole Thompson Nicole Thompson Kylie Trull
Michael Underwood Sakura Villasenor Yuji Villasenor
Abby Williamson

The Summerwind Skippers is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.