German teams for 2014/15 named
The German Ski Association (DSV) announced its teams for the upcoming 2014/15 season on Thursday.
A total of eight athletes is in the training group Ia of head coach Werner Schuster. Besides the four team Olympic Champions Severin Freund, Marinus Kraus, Andreas Wank and Andreas Wellinger, who are the only jumpers with A-team status, also Richard Freitag, Karl Geiger, Michael Neumayer and Markus Eisenbichler were named to this group.
Olympic Champion Carina Vogt and Ulrike Graessler are the only ladies on the A-Team. There are in the training group Ia of head coach Andreas Bauer together with Ramona Straub, Svenja Wuerth, Katharina Althaus, Gianina Ernst and Pauline Hessler.
Maximilian Mechler retires
Pascal Bodmer and Felix Schoft are not on one of the teams of the DSV anymore, Maximilian Mechler has decided to end his career. The 30-year-old made his debut in the World Cup in the New Year's competition 2000 and achieved his only podium finish on December 6th, 2003 when he was third in Trondheim. At the ski flying World Championships 2012 in Vikersund he won Silver with the team.
German teams 2014/15
Training Group Ia:
A-Team: Severin Freund, Marinus Kraus, Andreas Wank, Andreas Wellinger
B-Team: Markus Eisenbichler, Richard Freitag, Karl Geiger, Michael Neumayer
Training Group Ib:
B-Team: Michael Dreher, Stephan Leyhe, Jan Maylaender, Pius Paschke, Danny Queck, Daniel Wenig
C-Team: Dominik Maylaender
Training Group IIa:
C-Team: Sebastian Bradatsch, Tim Fuchs, Martin Hamann, Petrick Hammann, Tim Heinrich, David Siegel, Franz Weiß, Paul Winter
Training Group IIb:
D/C-Team: Jannik Blum, Simon Gillhofer, Tim Hahne, Phil Kreischer, Axel Maylaender, Max Schaale, Richard Schultheiss, Jonathan Siegel, Felix Althaus, Corvin Kuehnel, Patrik Rohr, Constantin Schmid, Max Goller, Benedikt Hahne, Adam Hellminger, Benjamin Prestel, Luca Roth, Jona Willimovski
Training Group Ia Ladies:
A-Team: Carina Vogt, Ulrike Graessler
B-Team: Ramona Straub, Svenja Wuerth
C-Team: Katharina Althaus, Gianina Ernst, Pauline Hessler
Training Group Ib Ladies:
B-Team: Anna Haefele
C-Team: Anna Rupprecht
Training Group IIa Ladies:
C-Team: Luisa Goerlich, Sophia Goerlich, Henriette Kraus, Arantxa Lancho, Agnes Reisch
Training Group IIb Ladies:
D/C-Kader: Selina Freitag, Michelle Koehler