Nordic Programs

National Training Group (NTG)

NTG Selection: . This Under-24 (1993 YOB and younger) training group is a portion of the development pipeline that feeds athletes onto the National Teams.
The NTG program objective is to bring the nation's best developing athletes together with higher frequency to challenging, educational and motivational U.S. Ski Team training camps and international racing trips. From the perspective of the USST, this is a talent identification tool, an intense training opportunity and a pathway to the Team.

Under-24 Qualification Criteria:

·       World Cup Top 30
·       Top 15 Women's / Top 20 Men's European (Scandinavian or Europa Cup) Continental Cup result
·       Top 15 Women's / Top 30 Men's World U23 Championship result
·       2 Top 10's or 1 Top 5 at U.S. National Championships
·       2 Top 10's or 1 Top 5 at U.S. Super Tour Finals
·       Top 3 NCAA Championships

Under-20 Qualification Criteria:
·       1 Top 20 Women's/ 1 Top 30 Men's result at the 2016 Junior World Ski Championships
·       1 Top 15 Women's/ 1 Top 20 Men's result at an overall SCANDO CUP or OPA CUP that has been scored to the USSA National Ranking List (NRL)
·       1 Top 10 Women's/ 1 Top 15 Men's result in the Junior division at a SCANDO CUP or OPA CUP that has been scored to the USSA National Ranking List (NRL)
·       1 Top 10 Women's/ 1 Top 15 Men's result at the Under-18 Nation's Cup (aka J1 Scando Cup Trip)
·       Qualify for Junior World Ski Championship
·       Qualify for Youth Olympic Games
·       Top 6 NCAA Championships
·       1st in the Under-18 division at U.S. Junior National Championships

Benefits:

1)     Invitation to select USST camps. Live, eat, and train with the National Team
2)     Invitation to select European Continental Cup races
3)     Access to the Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah during camp
4)     Access to USST coaching and training consultation
5)     U.S. Ski Team summer training gear

NTG Selection: Qualification for the NTG is based off of international performance and U.S. Championship results from the following year that display a trajectory toward international excellence. Additionally, USST coaches may select athletes via discretion based on outstanding results. The NTG is a self-funded project.

 


2016 National Training Group

NTG - U24's

 

 

Logan Hanneman

U23's & OPA

Accepted

Adam Martin

U23's & US Natls

Declined

Patrick Caldwell

U23's

Accepted

Ben Saxton

U23's  

Accepted

Kyle Bratrud

U23's

Declined

Anika Miller

NCAA's

Declined

Sloan Storey

NCAA's

No reply

 

NTG - U21's

 

 

Katharine Ogden

JR WORLDS & WORLD CUP RESULTS

Accepted

Hannah Halvorsen

JR WORLDS, YOG & U18

Accepted

Vivian Hett

JR WORLDS & OPA

Declined (but still considering)

Julia Kern

JR WORLDS

Accepted

Alayna Sonnesyn

JR WORLDS

Accepted

Leah Lange

JR WORLDS & OPA

Accepted

Ian Torchia

JR WORLDS

Accepted

Zak Ketterson

JR WORLDS & OPA

Accepted

Thomas O'Harra

JR WORLDS & OPA

Accepted

Lars Hannah

JR WORLDS

No reply

Cully Brown

JR WORLDS

Declined

Henry Harmeyer

JR WORLDS

Declined

Hunter Wonders

YOG & U18's

Accepted

Daniel Streinz

U18's

Accepted

Aja Starkey

NCAA's

Declined

Leah Brams

JN's

Accepted

Anna Darnell

JN's

Accepted

Karl Schulz

JN's

No reply

 

 

2014 National Training Group

UNDER 20 ACCEPTED ATHLETES
Men
Cole Morgan
Jack Hegman
Thomas O'Harra (Alaska Pacific University/Strabel)
Lars Hannah
Max Donaldson
Gavin McEwen
Zak Ketterson
Peter Holmes
 
Women
Katharine Ogden  (Stratton Mountain School/ Sverre Caldwell)
Mattie Watts
Heidi Halvorsen (Green Mountain Valley School/ Justin Beckwith)
Vivian Hett
Julia Kern (Cambridge Sports Union/ Rob Bradlee)
Aja Starkey
Gretchen Burkholder
Hailey Swirbul
 
UNDER 24 ACCEPTED ATHLETES
Men
U24 ATHLETES:
Tyler Kornfield
Scott Patterson
Ben Lustgarten
David Norris
 
Women
Rosie Frankowski
Liz Guiney
 

2014 NTG Camp Information

National Training Group  Camp
August 13-20, 2014
Park City, UT
contact Bryan Fish (bfish@ussa.org)
 

2013 National Training Group

UNDER 20 ACCEPTED ATHLETES
Men

Kyle Bratrud (Northern Michigan University/ Sten Fjeldheim)
Patrick Caldwell (Stratton Mountain School/ Gus Kaeding & Dartmouth College)
Logan Hanneman (University of Alaska - Fairbanks/ Scott Jerome)
Forrest Mahlen (Alaska Pacific University/ Eric Strabel & Montana State University/ Grethe Hagensen)
Tucker McCrerey (Summit Nordic/ Joe Howdyshell & University of Utah/ Kevin Sweeney)
Thomas O’Harra (Alaska Pacific University/ Eric Strabel)
Ben Saxton (Stratton Mountain School/ Gus Kaeding)

Women
Hannah Boyer (NSC Fairbanks XC/ Pete Leonard Northern Michigan University/ Sten Fjeldheim)
Heidi Halvorsen  (Green Mountain Valley School/ Justin Beckwith)
Emily Hannah  (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club/Josh Smullin & Dartmouth College/ Cami Thompson)
Julia Kern  (Cambridge Sports Union/ Rob Bradlee)
Anika Miller (Payette Lakes Sports/ Tuck Miller & Montana State University/ Grethe Hagensen)
Mary O’ Connell  (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club/Josh Smullin & Dartmouth College/ Cami Thompson)
Katharine Ogden (Stratton Mountain School/ Sverre Caldwell)
Alayna Sonnesyn (Sisu Skiers/ Kevin Brochman)
Marion Woods (Alaska Winter Stars/ Jan Buron & University of Vermont/ Pat Weaver)

UNDER 24 ACCEPTED ATHLETES
Men

Skyler Davis (Stratton Mountain School/ Gus Kaeding)
David Norris (Alaska Pacific University/ Erik Flora & Montana State University/ Grethe Hagensen)
Eric Packer (Stratton Mountain School/ Gus Kaeding)
Sam Tarling (Maine Winter Sports Center/ Will Sweetser)

Women
Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Team/ Pepa Miloucheva)
Annie Pokorny (Stratton Mountain School/ Gus Kaeding)

 

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