RacingUS Ski TeamUSSA Announces 2013 World Championships Team

Brainspiral BrainspiralJanuary 19, 201318
Kikkan Randall racing at 2011 World Championships.
Kikkan Randall racing at the 2011 World Championships in Oslo, Norway.


After months of training, racing and waiting, the roster is out. On Saturday afternoon the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named the cross country team it will take to Val di Fiemme, Italy, for the 2013 FIS World Championships. Thirteen athletes — six men and seven women — made the cut.

Each athlete’s previous World Championships appearances are listed after their names. Between the two squads there are two rookies: Erik Bjornsen and Sophie Caldwell.


Men

  1. Erik Bjornsen, Winthrop, WA, U.S. Ski Team/Alaska Pacific University
  2. Tad Elliott, Durango, CO, USST/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Team HomeGrown (2011)
  3. Kris Freeman, Andover, NH, USST/Maine Winter Sports Club (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
  4. Simi Hamilton, Aspen, CO, USST/Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (2011)
  5. Noah Hoffman, Aspen, CO, USST/SSCV Team HomeGrown (2011)
  6. Andy Newell, Shaftsbury, VT, USST/SMS T2 (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)

Women

  1. Sadie Bjornsen, Winthrop, WA, USST/APU (2011)
  2. Holly Brooks, Anchorage, AK, USST/APU (2011)
  3. Sophie Caldwell, Peru, VT, SMS T2
  4. Jessie Diggins, Afton, MN, USST/SMS T2 (2011)
  5. Kikkan Randall, Anchorage, AK, USST/APU (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
  6. Ida Sargent, Orleans, VT, USST/Craftsbury Green Racing Project (2011)
  7. Liz Stephen, E. Montpelier, VT, USST/Burke Mountain Academy (2009, 2011)

 

SCHEDULE

FIS Nordic Ski World Championships

Val di Fiemme, Italy

Feb. 20 – Opening Ceremony

Feb. 21 – Classic sprint

Feb. 23 – Skiathlon (men 15k CL/15k FS; women 7.5k CL/7.5k FS)

Feb. 24 – Freestyle team sprint

Feb. 26 – Women’s 10k freestyle

Feb. 27 – Men’s 15k freestyle

Feb. 28 – Women’s 4x5k relay (CL/FS)

Mar. 1 – Men’s 4x10k relay (CL/FS)

Mar. 2 – Women’s 30k classic

Mar. 3 – Men’s 50k classic

 

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