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World Cup Period 3 Nominations

Dear Cross Country Community,

We are pleased to announce the nominations for the USA Cross Country Team for World Cup Period 3:

Dresden Sprint F

Men
Ben Lustgarten       Objective         SuperTour Leader
Simi Hamilton        Objective         19th World Cup Sprint Standings
Kevin Bolger            Discretion       21st Toblach WC Sprint
Erik Bjornsen          Discretion       Historic Sprint F Results
Andy Newell            Discretion       Dominant sprint qualifiers in Yellowstone and Silver Star.
Logan Hanneman  Discretion       Top Sprint F Qualifier U.S. Nationals

Women
Julia Kern                  Objective         SuperTour Leader
Sophie Caldwell        Objective         3rd World Cup Sprint Standings
Ida Sargent                Discretion       U.S. Nationals Sprint C Champion
Hailey Swirbul          Discretion       2nd qualifier Silver Start Sprint F. Prep for U23 World Champs.
Hannah Halvorsen  Discretion       3rd qualifier Silver Start Sprint F. Prep for U23 World Champs.
Kelsey Phinney         Discretion       3rd qualifier U.S. Nationals Sprint F behind Halvorsen and Kern.

Otepää Sprint C

Men
Ben Lustgarten         Objective          SuperTour Leader
Simi Hamilton          Objective          19th World Cup Sprint Standings
Kevin Bolger             Discretion         21st Toblach WC Sprint
Erik Bjornsen           Discretion         Historic Sprint F Results
Andy Newell             Discretion         Dominant sprint qualifiers in Yellowstone and Silver Star.
Ben Saxton               Discretion         U.S. Nationals Sprint C Champion

Women
Julia Kern                 Objective         SuperTour Leader
Sophie Caldwell       Objective         3rd World Cup Sprint Standings
Sadie Bjornsen        Objective         6th World Cup Sprint Standings
Jessie Diggins          Objective        12th World Cup Sprint Standings
Ida Sargent               Discretion      U.S. Nationals Sprint C Champion

Rosie Brennan         Discretion      42nd Sprint WC standings.  Qualified in last 2 World Cups.

Kelsey Phinney        Discretion       2nd qualifier U.S. Nationals Sprint C behind Sargent.

Otepää 10/15 km C

Men
Ben Lustgarten         Objective       SuperTour Leader
Erik Bjornsen           Discretion     42nd Distance World Cup. Sick at Tour de Ski.
Kyle Bratrud             Discretion     U.S. National Champ 15 km C
David Norris             Discretion     U.S. National Champ 30 km F
Adam Martin            Discretion     2nd place U.S. National 15 km C
Scott Patterson         Discretion    Historic Distance Results

Women
Julia Kern                  Objective      SuperTour Leader
Jessie Diggins           Objective      5th World Cup Distance Standings
Sadie Bjornsen         Objective      12th World Cup Distance Standings
Rosie Brennan          Objective      20th World Cup Distance Standings
Caitlin Patterson      Discretion    U.S. National Champ 10 km C
Sophie Caldwell       Discretion     36th Toblach WC 10 km F, Historic 10 km C results
Ida Sargent               Discretion     Historic 10 km C results

Ulricehamn 10/15 km F

Men
Ben Lustgarten       Objective        SuperTour Leader
Erik Bjornsen          Discretion     42nd Distance World Cup. Sick at Tour de Ski.
Kyle Bratrud            Discretion     U.S. National Champ 15 km C
David Norris            Discretion     U.S. National Champ 30 km F
Simi Hamilton        Discretion     Top USA Finisher Toblach 15 km F, Historic 15 km F results
Scott Patterson       Discretion      Historic Distance Results

Women
Julia Kern               Objective        SuperTour Leader
Jessie Diggins        Objective        5th World Cup Distance Standings
Sadie Bjornsen       Objective       12th World Cup Distance Standings
Rosie Brennan       Objective        20th World Cup Distance Standings
Caitlin Patterson   Discretion      U.S. National Champ 20 km F
Sophie Caldwell     Discretion     36th Toblach WC 10 km F, Historic 10 km C results
Rosie Frankowski  Discretion     2nd place U.S. Nationals 20 km F

The above discretionary selections were nominated by a 15-person working group that includes 10 of our top club coaches, a U.S. Ski & Snowboard athlete representative, and four U.S. Ski Team coaches, including myself. The nominations were then approved by a discretionary selection review group comprised of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Nordic Program Manager, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief of Sport, and an athlete representative who is a member of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Board.

The above discretionary selection process will be repeated for each period of World Cup this season, with the next selection for Period 4 coming in late January.

As always, if you have questions or concerns about this process, feel free to contact me directly.

Sincerely, Chris

Chris Grover
Head Coach, U.S. Cross Country Ski Team
chris.grover@usskiandsnowboard.org

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