Thomas Schwall (also Tommy Schwall) is an American ski jumper from Steamboat Springs. His best result in the World Cup is a 17th place. He has won 1 event in the Continental Cup, and has been second and fourth as well. Tommy has been 2nd in the US National Championships and 3rd 4 times. He competed on the American team in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Schwall has skis from the French company Rossignol.
Steamboat Springs, often shortened to Steamboat, is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Routt County, Colorado, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,088.
The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Turin 2006 or Torino 2006, was a winter multi-sport event which was held in Turin, Piedmont, Italy from February 10 to 26, 2006. This marked the second time that Italy had hosted the Winter Olympic Games, the first being the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy also hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960 in Rome. Turin was selected as the host city for the 2006 Games in June 1999.
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Tommy has graduated from The University of Colorado with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Management.
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