Strong U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named
World Champions Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins highlight a team of 11 athletes named to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2013-14 season.
The team was announced at the conclusion of a final two-week training camp at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City and the newly-repaved roller ski track on the Olympic trails at nearby Soldier Hollow. The season opens Nov. 29 in Kuusamo, Finland. The 2014 Sochi Olympic Team will be selected primarily from World Cup events this season and will be named in late January.
"The 2013-14 U.S Cross Country Ski Team will be the strongest team that the USA has fielded in 30 plus years. Led by World Champion and two-time overall sprint champion Kikkan Randall, this team is redefining the limits of success in U.S. cross country skiing. Although the team will be focused on peak performances in Sochi, we expect to be fighting for podiums each and every weekend throughout the World Cup season," U.S. head coach Chris Grover said.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will send another squad to the Tour de Ski stage race, Dec. 28-Jan. 5 at sites across Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
The 2014 Olympic Team for Sochi will be selected primarily from World Cup results this season and will be named in late January.
"The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has never seen so much momentum! This has been an incredibly productive summer of training, the whole team is looking fit and healthy, and we can't wait to kick off the 2014 season in a few weeks," World Champion Kikkan Randall claimed.
Chris Grover, Head Coach, Head Men’s Coach
Matt Whitcomb, Head Women’s Coach
Jason Cork, Assistant Coach
Bryan Fish, Development Coach