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World Cup Period 1 Nominations

Dear Cross Country Community,

We are pleased to announce the USA Cross Country Team for World Cup Period 1 of the 2020-21 season:

Ruka Triple

Men
Gus Schumacher, Objective, Overall 19-20 SuperTour Leader
Simi Hamilton, Objective, 24th Sprint World Cup 19-20
Logan Hanneman, Discretion, 36 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)
David Norris, Discretion, 31 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)
Kevin Bolger, Discretion, 29 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)
JC Schoonmaker, Discretion, 1 World Cup Point (19-20 Overall)
Scott Patterson (alt), Discretion, Next lowest FIS distance points
Adam Martin (alt), Discretion, Next lowest FIS distance points

Women
Kaitlynn Miller, Objective, Overall 19-20 SuperTour Leader
Sophie Caldwell Hamilton, Objective, 6th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Sadie Maubet Bjornsen, Objective, 10th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Jessie Diggins, Objective, 11th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Julia Kern, Objective, 19th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Rosie Brennan, Objective, 14th Distance World Cup 19-20
Katharine Ogden, Discretion, 33 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)
Hailey Swirbul, Discretion, 24 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)
Rosie Frankowski, Discretion, 10 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)
Caitlin Patterson, Discretion, 2 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)

Lillehammer Skiathlon and Davos 10/15 km F

Men
Gus Schumacher, Objective, Overall 19-20 SuperTour Leader
David Norris, Discretion, 21 World Cup Distance Points 19-20
Scott Patterson, Discretion, Next lowest FIS distance points
Adam Martin, Discretion, Next lowest FIS distance points
Ben Lustgarten, Discretion, Next lowest FIS distance points
Simi Hamilton, Discretion, Next lowest FIS distance points
Ian Torchia (alt), Discretion, Next lowest FIS distance points

Women
Kaitlynn Miller, Objective, Overall 19-20 SuperTour Leader
Jessie Diggins, Objective, 8th World Cup Distance Standings 19-20
Sadie Maubet Bjornsen, Objective, 13th World Cup Distance Standings 19-20
Rosie Brennan, Objective, 14th World Cup Distance Standings 19-20
Julia Kern, Discretion, 25 World Cup Distance Points 19-20
Hailey Swirbul, Discretion, 17 World Cup Distance Points 19-20
Katharine Ogden, Discretion, 13 World Cup Distance Points 19-20
Rosie Frankowski (alt), Discretion, 10 World Cup Distance Points 19-20
Sophie Caldwell Hamilton, (alt), Discretion 10 World Cup Distance Points 19-20

Lillehammer Sprint C, Davos Sprint F, and Dresden Sprint F

Men
Gus Schumacher, Objective, Overall 19-20 SuperTour Leader
Simi Hamilton, Objective, 24th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Logan Hanneman, Discretion, 31 World Cup Sprint Points 19-20
Kevin Bolger, Discretion, 29 World Cup Sprint Points 19-20
JC Schoonmaker, Discretion, 1 World Cup Sprint Point 19-20
Tyler Kornfield, Discretion, Next lowest FIS sprint points
Ben Saxton (alt), Discretion, Next lowest FIS sprint points
Noel Keeffe (alt), Discretion, Next lowest FIS sprint points

Women
Kaitlynn Miller, Objective, Overall 19-20 SuperTour Leader
Sophie Caldwell Hamilton, Objective, 6th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Sadie Maubet Bjornsen, Objective, 10th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Jessie Diggins, Objective, 11th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Julia Kern, Objective, 19th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Rosie Brennan, Discretion, 58 World Cup Sprint Points 19-20
Hailey Swirbul, Discretion, 7 World Cup Sprint Points 19-20
Hannah Halvorsen (alt), Discretion, Next lowest FIS sprint points
Katharine Ogden (alt), Discretion, Next lowest FIS sprint points

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

Sincerely,

Chris Grover
Cross Country Program Director, U.S. Ski Team
chris.grover@usskiandsnowboard.org

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