Nordic Programs

2015 Cross Country Team Nominated

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USSA
2014-06-02 11:56
 

PARK CITY, UT (June 2) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) headlines a  powerhouse team of women nominated to the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. All five A Team women reached the World Cup podium during the 2014 season. On the men’s side, veteran sprinter Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and rising talent Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO), who won a Tour de Ski stage last season, anchor the American men for the 2015 World Championship season.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three-time World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) highlights a powerhouse team of six women nominated to the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team.
  • Randall, along with Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), are the defending team sprint World Champions.
  • Veteran Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) anchors a men’s team of six athletes including Olympians Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) and Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO).
  • The 2015 Cross Country World Cup season is slated to open Nov. 29-30, 2014 in Kuusamo, Finland.
  • The 2015 Cross Country World Ski Championships will take place Feb. 18 – March 1, 2015 in Falun, Sweden.

2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Nominated Athletes
Name, Hometown, Club, Date of Birth
* Denotes Olympian

A TEAM
Men
Simeon Hamilton (Aspen, CO; SMS T2, 5/14/87)*
Andrew Newell (Shaftsbury, VT; SMS T2, 11/30/83)*

Women
Jessica Diggins (Afton, MN; SMS T2, 8/26/91)*
Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center, 12/31/82)*
Elizabeth Stephen (East Montpelier, VT; Burke Mountain Academy, 1/12/87)*
Sadie Bjornsen (Mazama, WA; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center, 11/21/89)*
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT; SMS T2, 3/22/90)*

B TEAM
Men
Erik Bjornsen (Mazama, WA; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center, 7/14/92)*
Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, 8/1/89)*

Women
Ida Sargent (Craftsbury Common, VT; Craftsbury Green Racing Project, 1/25/88)*

D TEAM
Men
Patrick Caldwell (Hanover, NH; Dartmouth Ski Team, 2/18/94)
Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN, SMS T2, 6/30/93) 

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