The U.S. Ski Team announced Monday morning its 2012-2013 nominations, listed below. According to the press release, the nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria. The USSA will announce the actual team roster this fall, naming those athletes who accept the responsibilities of being a part of the U.S. Ski Team and are planning to compete in the 2012-13 season.
Athletes nominated to the 2012-13 U.S. Ski Team are:
- Kris Freeman (10/14/80; Andover, NH; Waterville Valley BBTS)
- Simeon Hamilton (5/14/87; Aspen, CO; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation)
- Andrew Newell (11/30/83; Shaftsbury, VT; Stratton Mountain School)
- Jessica Diggins (8/26/91; Afton, MN; Stratton Mountain School)
- Kikkan Randall (12/31/82; Anchorage, AK; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Club)
- Elizabeth Stephen (1/12/87; East Montpelier, VT; Burke Mountain Academy)
- Tad Elliott (7/2/88; Durango, CO; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail)
- Noah Hoffman (8/1/89; Aspen, CO; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail)
- Sadie Bjornsen (11/21/89; Winthrop, WA; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center)
- Holly Brooks (4/17/82; Anchorage, AK; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center)
- Ida Sargent (1/25/88; Craftsbury Common, VT; Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
- Erik Bjornsen (7/14/92; Winthrop, WA; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center)
- Skyler Davis (12/22/91; Jericho, VT; Stratton Mountain School)
Audrey Mangan (@audreymangan) is an Associate Editor at FasterSkier and lives in Colorado. She learned to love skiing at home in Western New York.