BANFF, Alberta (Sept. 27) - U.S. cross country coach and three-time Olympian Justin Wadsworth and his wife, Canadian Olympic champion Beckie Scott, are the parents of a son. Teo Jacob Wadsworth, weighing eight pounds, five ounces, was born Sept. 16 in Banff's Mineral Springs Hospital. Wadsworth, a World Cup coach with the U.S. Ski Team, and Scott have homes in Bend, OR, and Panorama resort in the Canadian Rockies. He leaves shortly for the final stages of preseason training in Lake Placid, NY, and Europe; the World Cup season opens Oct. 7-28 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
"Being a ski coach and a father won't be the easiest combination, but the current coaching structure of the U.S. Ski Team allows us to have good, quality, home time between trips which I'm really excited for," Wadsworth said. "The first week of being a daddy has been absolutely awesome and I know it is only going to get better. We are both so excited."
"Standing on the Olympic podium is an incredible experience that I will never forget," Scott said, "but the day Justin and I finally got to meet and hold Teo for the first time was absolutely hands down, the best day of our lives." Since retiring after the 2006 season, she has worked with the World Anti-doping Agency and the International Olympic Committee's Site Evaluation Commission.