US Ski TeamWorld CupUS Ski and Snowboard WC Period 1 Nominations

Chris GroverAugust 26, 2022

Dear Cross Country Community,

 

We are pleased to announce the XC Team for Period 1 of the 2022-23 World Cup season:

Ruka Sprint C, Lillehammer Sprint F, Beitostølen Sprint C, Davos Sprint F

Men

Adam Martin                            Objective          21-22 Overall SuperTour Leader

JC Schoonmaker                        Objective          19th 21-22 Sprint World Cup

Ben Ogden                                Objective          30th 21-22 Sprint World Cup

Kevin Bolger                             Discretion         39 Sprint Points 21-22 Season

Luke Jager                                Discretion         17 Sprint Points 21-22 Season

Logan Diekmann                       Discretion         2021-22 Season Sprint Racing

Zak Ketterson                           Alternate          2021-22 Season Sprint Racing

Gus Schumacher                       Alternate          2021-22 Season Sprint Racing

Women

Rosie Frankowski                      Objective          21-22 Overall SuperTour Leader

Jessie Diggins                            Objective          4th 21-22 Sprint World Cup

Julia Kern                                  Objective          8th 21-22 Sprint World Cup

Rosie Brennan                          Objective          12th 21-22 Sprint World Cup

Hailey Swirbul                           Discretion         31 Sprint Points 21-22 Season

Alayna Sonnesyn                       Discretion         2021-22 Season Sprint Racing

Lauren Jortberg                        Discretion         2021-22 Season Sprint Racing

Novie McCabe                          Alternate          2021-22 Season Sprint Racing

Sydney Palmer-Leger                 Alternate          2021-22 Season Sprint Racing

 

Ruka 10 km C & 20 km F Pursuit, Lillehammer 10 km F, Davos 20 km F

Men

Adam Martin                            Objective          21-22 Overall SuperTour Leader

Scott Patterson                         Discretion         36 Distance Points 21-22 Season

Gus Schumacher                       Discretion         32 Distance Points 21-22 Season

Zak Ketterson                           Discretion         16 Distance Points 21-22 Season

Hunter Wonders                       Discretion         2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Ben Ogden                                Discretion         2021-22 Season Distance Racing

David Norris                              Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Zanden McMullen                     Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

John Hagenbuch                       Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Luke Jager                                Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Finn O’Connell                          Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Women

Rosie Frankowski                      Objective          21-22 Overall SuperTour Leader

Jessie Diggins                            Objective          9th 21-22 Distance World Cup

Rosie Brennan                          Objective          10th 21-22 Distance World Cup

Hailey Swirbul                           Objective          29th 21-22 Distance World Cup

Sophia Laukli                            Discretion         49 Distance Points 21-22 Season

Novie McCabe                          Discretion         35 Distance Points 21-22 Season

Julia Kern                                  Discretion         29 Distance Points 21-22 Season

Alayna Sonnesyn                       Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Sydney Palmer-Leger                 Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

 

Lillehammer Skiathlon, Beitostølen 10 km C 

Men

Adam Martin                            Objective          21-22 Overall SuperTour Leader

Scott Patterson                         Discretion         36 Distance Points 21-22 Season

Gus Schumacher                       Discretion         32 Distance Points 21-22 Season

Zak Ketterson                           Discretion         16 Distance Points 21-22 Season

Hunter Wonders                       Discretion         2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Ben Ogden                                Discretion         2021-22 Season Distance Racing

David Norris                              Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Zanden McMullen                     Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Luke Jager                                Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

John Hagenbuch                       Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Finn O’Connell                          Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Women

Rosie Frankowski                      Objective          21-22 Overall SuperTour Leader

Jessie Diggins                            Objective          9th 21-22 Distance World Cup

Rosie Brennan                          Objective          10th 21-22 Distance World Cup

Hailey Swirbul                           Objective          29th 21-22 Distance World Cup

Sophia Laukli                            Discretion         49 Distance Points 21-22 Season

Novie McCabe                          Discretion         35 Distance Points 21-22 Season

Julia Kern                                  Discretion         29 Distance Points 21-22 Season

Alayna Sonnesyn                       Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Sydney Palmer-Leger                 Alternate          2021-22 Season Distance Racing

 

The above discretionary selections were nominated by a 15-person working group that included:

Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess       Athlete Rep.

Ida Sargent                               Athlete Rep.

Cami Thompson-Graves            Dartmouth College

Andy Newell                             BSF

Dragan Danevski                       MEA

Erik Flora                                  APU

Jeremy Hecker                          Team Birkie

Chris Mallory                            SVSEF

Pepa Miloucheva                      CGRP

Pat O’Brien                               SMS

Dan Weiland                             SSCV

Kate Johnson                            U.S. Ski Team

Jason Cork                                U.S. Ski Team

Matt Whitcomb                        U.S. Ski Team

Chris Grover                             U.S. Ski Team

 

The nominations were then approved by a discretionary selection review group comprised of:

Kelsey Phinney                          U.S. Ski & Snowboard Athlete Rep

Anouk Patty                              U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief of Sport

Bryan Fish                                 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sport Development Manager

 

The above discretionary selection process will be repeated for each period of World Cup this coming season.

 

World Cup Discretionary Nomination Selection Dates 

You can find all finalized selection criteria for the 2022-23 World Cup, the 2023 Planica Nordic World Championships, the 2023 Whistler World Junior and U23 World Champs, the U18 Nordic Nations Championships, the 2023-24 U.S. Ski Team, etc. here:

https://usskiandsnowboard.org/sport-programs/criteria

The World Cup Coaches’ Discretion Working Group will nominate athletes to World Cup Periods 2-4 on the following dates:

  • World Cup Period 2 – Tour de Ski ( 31, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023)
    • Selection date: Wednesday Dec. 14, 2022
    • Some quota spots may need to be left open for those athletes who either make the objective World Cup standard or have outstanding performances in the Davos World Cup after the above selection date.
  • World Cup Period 3 – ITA, FRA, ITA ( 21 – Feb. 5, 2023)
    • Selection date: Monday January 9, 2023
  • WC Period 4 – NOR, SWE, EST, FIN ( 11-26, 2023)
    • Selection date: Monday February 20, 2023
    • Some quota spots may need to be left open for outstanding performances at the American Birkie which may influence nominations for the Holmenkollen 50 km.

As always, if you have questions or concerns about this process, feel free to contact me directly.

 

Sincerely,

Chris Grover

Cross Country Program Director, U.S. Ski Team

chris.grover@usskiandsnowboard.org

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