Nordic

U.S. Ski Team Cross Country 2017-18 Nominations

by
Courtney Harkins
2017-05-17 10:35
 

PARK CITY, UT (May 17, 2017) - U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced its U.S. Ski Team cross country nominations for the 2017-18 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

After a strong 2016-17 season, including three World Championship medals and nine World Cup podiums, the Team is looking for medals in the upcoming 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.

Each athlete accepting the nomination to U.S. Ski Team receives world class program support, along with access to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Center of Excellence, as well as athletic benefits including an elite coaching, sport science, sports medicine and high performance staff, and education opportunities.

An official team announcement will be made in the fall.

U.S. Ski Team
2017-18 Cross Country Team Nominations

A TEAM

Men
Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO; Stratton Mountain School Elite Team; 5/14/87)
Andrew Newell (Shaftsbury, VT; Stratton Mountain School Elite Team; 11/30/83)

Women
Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center; 11/21/89)
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT; Stratton Mountain School Elite Team; 3/22/90)
Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN; Stratton Mountain School Elite Team; 8/26/91)
Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center; 12/31/82)
Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT; Craftsbury Green Racing Project; 1/25/88)
Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT; Burke Mountain Academy; 1/12/87)

B TEAM

Men
Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center; 7/14/91)
Patrick Caldwell (Lyme, NH; Stratton Mountain School Elite Team; 2/18/94)
Scott Patterson (Anchorage, AK; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center; 1/28/92)

Women
Rosie Brennan (Park City, UT; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center; 12/2/88)

D TEAM

Men
Ian Torchia (Rochester, MN; Northern Michigan University; 3/8/96)

Women
Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA; Sugar Bowl Academy; 2/19/98)
Julia Kern (Waltham, MA; Stratton Mountain School Elite Team; 9/12/97)
Katharine Ogden (Landgrove, VT; Stratton Mountain School; 11/17/97)