US Ski and Snowboard Announces World Cup Team for Period 1

Chris GroverJuly 4, 2023

Dear Cross Country Community,

 

We are pleased to announce the XC Team for Period 1 of the 2023-24 World Cup season:

 

Ruka, FIN Sprint C & Östersund, SWE Sprint C

 

Men

Zanden McMullen                     Objective          22-23 Overall SuperTour Leader

Ben Ogden                                Objective          10th World Cup Sprint 22-23

JC Schoonmaker                        Objective          30th World Cup Sprint 22-23

Kevin Bolger                             Objective          40th World Cup Sprint 22-23

Zak Ketterson                           Discretion         17th Val di Fiemme Sprint C 22-23

Luke Jager                                Discretion         55.51 FIS Sprint Points

Logan Diekmann                       Discretion         61.32 FIS Sprint Points

Will Koch                                  Alternate          76.66 FIS Sprint Points

Michael Earnhart                      Alternate          81.47 FIS Sprint Points

 

Women

Hailey Swirbul                           Objective          22-23 Overall SuperTour Leader

Julia Kern                                  Objective          7th World Cup Sprint 22-23

Jessie Diggins                            Objective          11th World Cup Sprint 22-23

Rosie Brennan                          Objective          16th World Cup Sprint 22-23

Alayna Sonnesyn                       Discretion         74.35 FIS Sprint Points

Lauren Jortberg                        Discretion         85.8 FIS Sprint Points

Sammy Smith                            Discretion         97.22 FIS Sprint Points

Novie McCabe                          Alternate          108.46 FIS Sprint Points

Sarah Goble                              Alternate          110.7 FIS Sprint Points

 

Ruka, FIN 10 km C & Trondheim, NOR 10 km C

 

Men

Zanden McMullen                     Objective          22-23 Overall SuperTour Leader

Scott Patterson                         Objective          21st World Cup Distance 22-23

Ben Ogden                                Objective          26th World Cup Distance 22-23

Hunter Wonders                       Discretion         11th Oberstdorf 10 km C 22-23

Gus Schumacher                       Discretion         15th Oberstdorf 10 km C 22-23

David Norris                              Discretion         22nd Planica WSC 50 km C 2023

Zak Ketterson                           Discretion         28th Lahti 20 km C 22-23

John Hagenbuch                       Alternate          27.26 FIS Distance Points

Luke Jager                                Alternate          35.71 FIS Distance Points

 

Women

Hailey Swirbul                           Objective          22-23 Overall SuperTour Leader

Jessie Diggins                            Objective          2nd World Cup Distance 22-23

Rosie Brennan                          Objective          6th World Cup Distance 22-23

Julia Kern                                  Discretion         12th Val Müstair 10 km C 22-23

Novie McCabe                          Discretion         14th Falun 10 km C 22-23

Sophia Laukli                            Discretion         29th Beitostølen 10 km C 22-23

Alayna Sonnesyn                       Discretion         44.32 FIS Distance Points

Sydney Palmer-Leger                 Alternate          45.6 FIS Distance Points

Alex Lawson                              Alternate          53.63 FIS Distance Points

 

Ruka, FIN 20 km F, Gällivare, SWE 10 km F, & Östersund, SWE 10 km F

 

Men

Zanden McMullen                     Objective          22-23 Overall SuperTour Leader

Scott Patterson                         Objective          21st World Cup Distance 22-23

Ben Ogden                                Objective          26th World Cup Distance 22-23

David Norris                              Discretion         17th Oslo 50 km F 22-23

Gus Schumacher                       Discretion         18th Davos 20 km F 22-23

Hunter Wonders                       Discretion         19th Oberstdorf 20 km F 22-23

Zak Ketterson                           Discretion         26th Lillehammer 10 km F 22-23

John Hagenbuch                       Alternate          27.26 FIS Distance Points

Luke Jager                                Alternate          35.71 FIS Distance Points

 

Women

Hailey Swirbul                           Objective          22-23 Overall SuperTour Leader

Jessie Diggins                            Objective          2nd World Cup Distance 22-23

Rosie Brennan                          Objective          6th World Cup Distance 22-23

Julia Kern                                  Discretion         10th Toblach 10 km F 22-23

Sophia Laukli                            Discretion         17th Davos 20 km F 22-23

Novie McCabe                          Discretion         25th Ruka 20 km F 22-23

Alayna Sonnesyn                       Discretion         26th Davos 20 km F 22-23

Sydney Palmer-Leger                 Alternate          45.6 FIS Distance Points

Alex Lawson                              Alternate          53.63 FIS Distance Points

 

Julia Kern skiing on the World Cup last season. (Photo: NordicFocus)

Trondheim, NOR 20 km Skiathlon

 

Men

Zanden McMullen                     Objective          22-23 Overall SuperTour Leader

Scott Patterson                         Objective          21st World Cup Distance 22-23

Ben Ogden                                Objective          26th World Cup Distance 22-23

David Norris                              Discretion         17th Oslo 50 km F 22-23

Gus Schumacher                       Discretion         18th Davos 20 km F 22-23

Hunter Wonders                       Discretion         19th Oberstdorf 20 km F 22-23

Zak Ketterson                           Discretion         26th Lillehammer 10 km F 22-23

John Hagenbuch                       Alternate          27.26 FIS Distance Points

Luke Jager                                Alternate          35.71 FIS Distance Points

 

Women

Hailey Swirbul                           Objective          22-23 Overall SuperTour Leader

Jessie Diggins                            Objective          2nd World Cup Distance 22-23

Rosie Brennan                          Objective          6th World Cup Distance 22-23

Sydney Palmer-Leger                 Discretion         20th Planica WSC Skiathlon 2023

Sophia Laukli                            Discretion         17th Davos 20 km F 22-23

Julia Kern                                  Discretion         17th Oberstdorf 20 km F 22-23

Novie McCabe                          Discretion         25th Ruka 20 km F 22-23

Alayna Sonnesyn                       Alternate          26th Davos 20 km F 22-23

Alex Lawson                              Alternate          53.63 FIS Distance Points

 

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

 

James Southam                         Athlete Rep.

Ida Sargent                               Athlete Rep.

Cami Thompson-Graves            Dartmouth College

Andy Newell                             Bridger Ski Foundation

Eliška Albrigtsen                        University of Alaska Fairbanks

Erik Flora                                  Alaska Pacific University

Chad Salmela                            Team Birkie

Chris Mallory                            SVSEF Gold Team

Pepa Miloucheva                      Craftsbury GRP

Perry Thomas                           SMS T2

Dan Weiland                             Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

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 Development Director

 

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

 

Scott Patterson (USA) skiing the men’s 15km in Planica (SLO) last season. (Photo: NordicFocus)


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