Norway names 2018/19 alpine national team

03 May 2018 12:55
Team Norway at the 2018 OWG
Team Norway at the 2018 OWG -
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Between its World Cup and European Cup teams, the Norwegian Ski Association announced in mid April the 37 athletes who will compete under the nation's flag during the 2018/19 season. A total of 16 female skiers and 20 male skiers round out the selections for the World Cup and European Cup teams. Additionally, Para elite racer Jesper Saltvik Pedersen was also named to the national team. 

"Norwegian skiing has had great success at all levels and across both genders. That's why the battle for spots on the teams is tough, but it brings us forward. We are excited that the efforts on the women's side have shown over time that we have depth and a team that is powerful in all disciplines. Now it's time to prepare for the job next season that will bring new highlights,"  said Alpine Director Claus Johan Ryste.

The following 37 athletes are offered a spot on the alpine teams for the 2018/19 season:

World Cup Team Women
1. Ragnhild Mowinckel
2. Nina Haver-Løseth 
3. Mina Fürst Holtmann
4. Maria Tviberg
5. Maren Skjøld
6. Kristina Riis-Johannessen
7 Kristin Anna Lysdahl
8. Kristine Haugen
9. Thea Stjernesund

World Cup Team Men
1. Aksel Lund Svindal
2. Leif Kristian Nestvold Haugen
3. Kjetil Jansrud
4. Henrik Kristoffersen
5. Sebastian Johan Foss Solevåg
6. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde
7. Jonathan Nordbotten
8. Rasmus Windingstad
9. Bjørnar Neteland
10. Adrian Smiseth Sejersted
11. Stian Saugestad

European Cup Team Women
1. Guro Hvammen
2. Kajsa Vickhoff Lie
3. Marthe Monsen
4. Marthe Berg Edseth
5. Kaja Norbye 
6. Hannah Sæthereng
7. Kristiane Bekkestad

European Cup Team Men
1. Marcus Monsen
2. Henrik Røa
3. Peder Dahlum Eide
4. Timon Haugan
5. Tomas Markegård 
6. Bjørn Brudevoll 
7. Joachim Jagge Lindstøl 
8. Fabien Wilkens Solheim
9. Aleksander Sannes Thorsen

Para Elite Alpine
1. Jesper Saltvik Pedersen

Selections were made by Tim Gfeller, Erik Skaslien, Christian Mitter, Johnny Davidson, Hans Blattmann, Einar Witteveen, and Claus Johan Ryste. These selections were approved by the Alpine Committee.

Release courtesy of the Norwegian Ski Association