NewsOther NewsNCCSEF and USST Partner to Fund All Athletes to World Nordic Championships

FasterSkier FasterSkierFebruary 15, 2011

The National Cross-Country Ski Education Foundation has partnered with the US Ski Team to fully fund all U. S. Cross Country athletes who represent the U.S. at the 2011 World Nordic Ski Championships.

Dave Knoop, NCCSEF director, states “The World Championships are the premier Nordic competition outside of the Olympics.  We wanted to make sure each athlete who qualifies for the Championships could focus on their preparation for the games and not worry about covering the cost for this trip.”

“We will be going to Norway with a group of athletes who have all earned this honor with strong performances this season,” said Nordic Program Director John Farra. “And we are pleased that are at the championships as one united team all will be equally funded and supported. It’s a special honor for each of these athletes to be able to compete in Norway.”

NCCSEF Ski Fundraising Challenge

The NCCSEF challenges the ski community at large to help fund these athletes. Make your tax deductible contribution to NCCSEF designating World Championships and we will ensure that your contribution goes to offsetting trip expenses for all athletes.  To contribute and learn about NCCSEF visit www.nccsef.org

2011 World Nordic Ski Championships U. S. Cross Country Ski Team

Men
Tad Elliott – Central Cross Country
Lars Flora – Alaska Pacific University
Kris Freeman – Andover Outing Club
Simi Hamilton – Sun Valley Ski Ed Foundation
Noah Hoffman – Aspen Valley Ski Club
Torin Koos – Methow Olympic Development
Andy Newell – Stratton Mountain School

Women

Morgan Arritola – Sun Valley Ski Ed Foundation
Holly Brooks – Alaska Pacific University
Sadie Bjornsen -Alaska Pacific University
Jessie Diggins- Central Cross Country
Kikkan Randall-  Alaska Pacific University
Ida Sargent – Craftsbury Green Racing Project
Liz Stephen- Burke Mountain Academy

2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Cross Country Schedule – Oslo, Norway
Feb. 24 – Freestyle sprint, Feb. 26 – W’s 15k Pursuit, Feb 27 – M 30k Pursuit, Feb. 28- W 10k Classic,  Mar. 1 – M 15k Classic,  Mar. 2 – Team classic sprint, Mar. 3 – W Relay, Mar. 4 – M Relay,

Mar. 5 – W 30k Freestyle, Mar. 6 – M 50k Freestyle.

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