U.S.A. 2015 Cross Country Team Nominated

04 June 2014 08:27
U.S.A. 2015 Cross Country Team Nominated
U.S.A. 2015 Cross Country Team Nominated -
NordicFocus

World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) headlines a  powerhouse team of women nominated to the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team.

All five A Team women reached the World Cup podium during the 2014 season. On the men’s side, veteran sprinter Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and rising talent Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO), who won a Tour de Ski stage last season, anchor the American men for the 2015 World Championship season.

Three-time World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) highlights a powerhouse team of six women nominated to the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. Randall, along with Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), are the defending team sprint World Champions.

Veteran Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) anchors a men’s team of six athletes including Olympians Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) and Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO).

A TEAM

Men
Simeon Hamilton (Aspen, CO; SMS T2, 5/14/87)*
Andrew Newell (Shaftsbury, VT; SMS T2, 11/30/83)*

Ladies
Jessica Diggins (Afton, MN; SMS T2, 8/26/91)*
Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center, 12/31/82)*
Elizabeth Stephen (East Montpelier, VT; Burke Mountain Academy, 1/12/87)*
Sadie Bjornsen (Mazama, WA; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center, 11/21/89)*
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT; SMS T2, 3/22/90)*

B TEAM

Men
Erik Bjornsen (Mazama, WA; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center, 7/14/92)*
Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, 8/1/89)*

Ladies
Ida Sargent (Craftsbury Common, VT; Craftsbury Green Racing Project, 1/25/88)*

D TEAM

Men
Patrick Caldwell (Hanover, NH; Dartmouth Ski Team, 2/18/94)
Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN, SMS T2, 6/30/93)