SKI FOR THE FALLEN 2020
Climbing for Casualties will have three teams- Team Air Force, Team Army, and The Originals- competing in the 2020 Grand Traverse Ski Race! They will be competing for bragging rights and to see who can raise the most money for the Special Forces Foundation.
Team Air Force | Will Finley and Antonino "Nino" Delrossa
Team Army | Matthew Randall and Justin Napolitano
The Originals | Lance Banning and Kevin Ludwig
All teams will begin at midnight on March 29th in Crested Butte and will cover 37+ miles and 6,800+' of vertical gain before arriving to the finish line in Aspen!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Make A Donation
Click the donate button below to make a tax deductible donation to the Special Forces Foundation (501c3) OR you can text to donate under the team you are supporting:
Buy a Ski For The Fallen T-Shirt
You can purchase shirts in our online store at the link below! All proceeds go to the Special Forces Foundation.
TEAM AIR FORCE
I was raised in the South East, but I moved around a lot, being an Air Force “brat”. Growing up I was fortunate enough to travel all over the US and other cool places around the world, where my love for adventure grew exponentially.
I am currently a senior at the United States Air Force Academy where I get to live out my “adventuristic” lifestyle. My time in Colorado has allowed me to climb some of the highest peaks in the US, ski classic North American lines, and meet some unbelievable people along the way.
One of those people is Matthew Randall, who introduced me to Climbing for Casualties. Combining my lifelong goal of becoming an Air Force officer, my deep passion for the mountains, and volunteering to raise money through Climbing for Casualties is a dream. I am beyond excited to pair up my passion with a truly great cause!
Team Air Force
Hello! My name is Antonino, but everyone calls me Nino. I am an East coast skier, who has since migrated to Colorado to attend the Air Force Academy.
Since moving to Colorado, my free time mainly consists of climbing 14ers, rock-climbing, mountaineering, and most importantly chasing big lines, deep powder, and unending STOKE!
While I have never participated in a skimo race before, one of my favorite aspects of the mountains includes “getting after it” and pushing myself to the limits, which means beating Team Army!
GO AIR FORCE
Team Air Force
As the Founder of Climbing for Casualties, I take great pride (and joy!) in participating in the fundraising events themselves!
I have never done a "skimo" race, but I am ready to confront this challenge head on and am honored to do so in a capacity that will raise money for wounded Special Forces Soldiers and the families of the fallen!
Although we are all competing for the same reason.....
Team Air Force IS GOING DOWN!!!
Captain Justin Napolitano currently serves as a Congressional Staffer for a Colorado Congressman while working towards his retirement from a career as an Army Special Forces officer and an enlisted and commissioned Infantryman.
He has several combat deployments to the Middle East and Afghanistan, has been wounded in combat, and received a Purple Heart four times. Justin has attended and graduated from more than 30 military courses and schools including Ranger school, the Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification course, and SFARTAETC.
His hobbies include spending time with his family in the mountains climbing on rock and ice and backcountry skiing while mentoring and being mentored by Veterans from all branches of service and various other government entities. Justin is an avid believer in Veterans helping Veterans and working through difficult times with Americans who have earned the support.
Bio coming soon!
Bio coming soon!