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Wild Rumpus Sports

Updated 2018-19 World Cup Selection Criteria

Dear Cross Country Community,

At the suggestion of the US Ski & Snowboard XC Sport Committee, we have added the following language to this season’s World Cup selection criteria in reference to appeal and grievance procedures:

U.S. Ski & Snowboard provides an equal opportunity to amateur athletes, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials to participate in amateur athletic competition, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, or national origin, and with fair notice and opportunity for a hearing before declaring any such individual ineligible to participate.



Any member who believes that he/she has wrongfully been denied membership on any team whose members are selected through participation in “protected competition,” as that term is defined in the USOC Bylaws, shall be entitled to appeal such decision.
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Grievance Procedures can be found within section IX of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard bylaws found at:


Athletes who have questions regarding their opportunity to compete that are not answered by U.S. Ski & Snowboard may contact the USOC Athlete Ombudsman, Kacie Wallace, by:
• Telephone at (719) 866-5000
• Toll-free telephone at (888) ATHLETE (1-888-284-5383)
• E-mail at

The complete updated criteria can be found here:

Thanks to the XC Sport Committee for their careful consideration and their work to strengthen this criteria.

As always, please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns you might have.

Chris Grover
Head Coach, U.S. Cross Country Ski Team