Alpine Programs

2015 Alpine Team Nominations Announced

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USSA
2014-05-07 19:00
 

PARK CITY, UT (May 7) – Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) are among the 40 athletes nominated to the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team. The team will formally named in the fall during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain, CO – home of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Forty athletes have been nominated to the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team.
  • The team will be formally named in the fall during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain, CO – home of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center
  • Headlining the roster of nominated athletes are Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA).
  • The 2015 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season is slated to start Oct. 25-26 in Soelden, Austria.
  • The season is highlighted by the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Feb. 2-15 in Vail and Beaver Creek, CO.

2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Nominated Athletes
Name, Hometown, Club, Date of Birth
* Denotes Olympian

Men's A Team
David Chodounksy (Crested Butte, CO, Crested Butte Ski Team, 6/25/84) *
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 7/14/88) *
Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT, Team Flow, 6/15/91) *
Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV; Park City Ski Team, 1/11/85) *
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT, Park City Ski Team, 8/31/84) *
Bode Miller (Franconia, NH, Carrabassett Valley Academy, 10/12/77) *
Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY, New York Ski Education Foundation, 2/10/86) *

Women's A Team
Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA, Mammoth Mountain Ski Team, 7/3/84) *
Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 3/9/84) *
Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO, Rowmark Academy, 8/19/89) *
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO, Burke Mountain Academy, 3/13/95) *
Leanne Smith (North Conway, NH, Mt. Washington Valley Ski Team, 11/28/87) *
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO, Buck Hill/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, 10/18/84) *

Men's B Team
Bryce Bennett (Olympic Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 7/14/92)
Thomas Biesemeyer (Keene, NY, New York Ski Education Foundation, 1/30/89)
Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT, Cochran's, 3/27/92)
Nick Daniels (Tahoe City, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 4/5/91)
Mark Engel (Truckee, CA, Sugar Bowl Academy, 10/1/91)
Tommy Ford (Bend, OR, Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation, 3/20/89) *
Colby Granstrom (Lake Stevens, WA; Mission Ridge Ski Education, 10/21/90)
Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT, Burke Mountain Academy, 3/27/89) *
Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT, Park City Ski Team, 2/12/82) *
Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 4/27/80) *
Brennan Rubie (Salt Lake City, UT; Snowbird Ski Team, 5/8/91)

Women's B Team
Abigail Ghent (Edwards, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, 2/25/92)
Anna Marno (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, 11/23/92)
Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN; Buck Hill Ski Team, 5/7/94)
Katie Ryan (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard, 1/3/93)
Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR, Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation, 8/17/88) *
Jacqueline Wiles (Aurora, OR; White Pass Ski Club, 7/13/92) *

Men's C Team
Nicholas Krause (Northboro, MA; Stratton Mountain School, 5/12/93)

Women's C Team
Katharine Irwin (Vail, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, 6/5/94)
Lila Lapanja (Incline Village, NV; Diamond Peak/Sugar Bowl, 12/3/94)

Men's Development Team
Erik Avridsson (Woodside, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 9/3/96)
Ronnie Berlack (Franconia, NH, Burke Mountain Academy, 4/21/94)
AJ Ginnis (Waitsfield, VT/Kaprun, Austria, Green Mountain Valley School, 11/17/94)
Sam Morse (Carrabassett Valley, ME, Carrabassett Valley Academy, 5/27/96)
Kipling Weisel (San Francisco, CA, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, 3/26/95)

Women's Development Team
Stephanie Lebby (Big Bear Lake, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 2/19/97)
Breezy Johnson (Victor, ID, Rowmark Ski Academy, 1/19/96)

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