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Ski Tour 2020 Team Nominations

Dear Cross Country Community,

We are pleased to announce the nominations for the USA Cross Country Team for World Cup Period IV (Ski Tour 2020).

Ski Tour 2020

Ben Lustgarten, Objective, SuperTour Leader
Simi Hamilton, Objective, 22nd Sprint World Cup
Logan Hanneman, Objective, 35th Sprint World Cup
Kevin Bolger, Objective, 39th Sprint World Cup
David Norris, Discretion, 28th Oberstdorf Skiathlon, 27th Nove Mesto 15 km F
Kyle Bratrud, Discretion, U.S. National Champ 15 km F, 2nd U.S. Nationals 30 km C
Gus Schumacher (alt.), Discretion, 2nd U.S. Nationals 15 km F, 4th, U.S. Nationals 30 km C

Alayna Sonnesyn, Objective, SuperTour Leader
Sophie Caldwell, Objective, 4th Sprint World Cup
Jessie Diggins, Objective, 7th Sprint World Cup
Sadie Maubet Bjornsen, Objective, 9th Sprint World Cup
Julia Kern, Objective, 15th Sprint World Cup
Rosie Brennan, Objective, 16th Overall World Cup
Hailey Swirbul, Discretion, 21st Davos 10 km F, U.S. National Champ 20 km C
Katharine Ogden, Discretion, 21st Tour de Ski Final Climb, 28th Overall Tour de Ski
Rosie Frankowski, Discretion, 23rd Davos 10 km F
Caitlin Patterson, Discretion, U.S. National Champ 10 km F, 2nd U.S. Nationals 20 km C
Kaitlynn Miller (alt.), Discretion, 2nd Craftsbury 10 km C, 2nd Craftsbury Sprint C

The above discretionary selections were nominated by a 15-person working group that includes:

Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Athlete Rep
Tad Elliott, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Athlete Rep
Cami Thompson-Graves, U.S. Ski & Snowboard XC Sport Committee Chair / Dartmouth College
Austin Caldwell, CU
Dragan Danevski, MEA
Erik Flora, APU
Joe Haggenmiller, CXC
Chris Mallory, SVSEF
Pepa Miloucheva, CGRP
Pat O’Brien, SMS
Dan Weiland, SSCV
Bernie Nelson, U.S. Ski Team
Jason Cork, U.S. Ski Team
Matt Whitcomb, U.S. Ski Team
Chris Grover, U.S. Ski Team

The nominations were then approved by a discretionary selection review group comprised of:

Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Athlete Rep
Tiger Shaw, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief Executive Officer
Bryan Fish, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Nordic Program Manager

The above discretionary selection process will be repeated for each period of World Cup this coming season, with the next selection for Period V on or after February 23, 2020.

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

Sincerely, Chris

Chris Grover
Cross Country Program Director, U.S. Cross Country Ski Team