Nordic Programs

U.S. Cross Country Ski Team



2017 Selection Criteria


2016 US Ski Team Nominations and Criteria

U.S. Cross Country Team Nomination Criteria


Each year, the top athletes in America are nominated to compete as a part of the U.S. Ski Team. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season. The U.S. Ski Team announces official team rosters in the fall, naming those athletes who accept the responsibilities of being a part of the team and are planning to compete in the 2015-16 season.

Every athlete named to the U.S. Ski Team will receive a high level of world class program support, with access to athletic benefits including an elite coaching, sport science, sports medicine and high performance staff, access to the USSA Center of Excellence, and education opportunities.

Cross Country

A Team
Andrew Newell (Shaftsbury, VT; SMS T2; 11/30/83)
Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO; SMS T2; 5/14/87)

Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center; 11/21/89)
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT; SMS T2; 3/22/90)
Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN; SMS T2; 8/26/91)
Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center; 12/31/82)
Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT; Craftsbury Green Racing Project; 1/25/88)
Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT; Burke Mountain Academy; 1/12/87)

B Team
Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center; 7/14/91)
Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail; 8/1/89)

Rosie Brennan (Anchorage, AK; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center; 12/2/88)
Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN; Loppet Nordic Racing; 11/7/80)

D Team
Julia Kern (Waltham, MA; Cambridge Sports Union; 9/12/97)
Katharine Ogden (Landgrove, VT; Stratton Mountain School; 11/17/97)

Patrick Caldwell (Lyme, NH; SMS T2; 2/18/94)
Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN; SMS T2; 6/3/93)




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