USA – Congratulations to the three US paraglider pilots who will compete in the 2015 Red Bull X-Alps! Having three athletes selected shows just how strong the US field is. All three have dedicated considerable time to flying in the Alps to prepare.

Honza Rejmanek (Team USA1) returns for his fifth race – will this be the year he bests his 2009 3rd place finish?

Gavin McClurg (Team USA2) is bringing his world-record mountain flying and epic vol-biv experience to the X-Alps for the first time. He’s hoping his vol-biv crossings of the Sierra Nevada, the Canadian Rockies, and (soon) the Alaska Range will be the perfect preparation for the X-Alps.

Dawn Westrum (Team USA3) is another first-timer to the X-Alps. She is also only the 4th woman ever to compete in the X-Alps (along with Germany’s Yvonne Dathe in 2015). Her extensive background in ultra- and adventure-racing should serve her well, and she’s been racking up the paragliding miles in her 5 (relatively) short years as a pilot.

We look forward to following along with Team USA when the race begins July 5, 2015.