USA Nordic Sport announces national teams

Geraghty-Moats first woman on a US NC team

25 May 2018 08:41
Ben Loomis and Vid Vrhovnik skiing in Utah
Ben Loomis and Vid Vrhovnik skiing in Utah -
Romina Eggert

USA Nordic Sport is excited to announce nominations to the National Teams in the disciplines of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined for the upcoming 2018/2019 season.

2018 Junior World Championships medalist and 2018 Olympic athlete Ben Loomis, 19 will lead the Nordic Combined National Team this year. Loomis' results during the 2017/2018 season, including multiple top five finishes on the Continental Cup circuit, have earned him a spot on the "A" team. Veteran Taylor Fletcher, 28, has been named to the "B" team along with Jasper Good, 22 and Stephen Schumann, 18. 

Grant Andrews, 20 and Jared Shumate, 18, have both been named to the Men's Nordic Combined "C" team.

For the first time ever, USA Nordic is excited to announce that they will be nominating a Women's Nordic Combined Team. In addition to her nomination to the Women's Ski Jumping "C" Team, Tara Geraghty-Moats has also been nominated to the 2018 Women's Nordic Combined National "C" Team.

USA Nordic Sport Executive Director Bill Demong: "We are excited about our continued expansion of our teams and with the exciting development of Women’s Nordic Combined including confirmation of the event in the 2021 World Championships! Tara Geraughty-Moats continues to be one of our top talents in the sport and, though she was unable to compete in any Nordic Combined competitions last year due to injury, USA Nordic recognizes the importance of growing our sports and developing athletes who have the ability to push the envelope and we are excited to lead growth and opportunity in this new discipline of Women’s Nordic Combined."

Alex Glueck - USA Nordic