USA Nordic has announced its nominations for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined national teams for the upcoming 2019-20 season. A total of 38 athletes have been nominated to national and junior national teams based on their ability to meet specific criteria over the last season. This is one of the largest teams to date.
Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) will return as a veteran of the nordic combined team after a season with 10 finishes in the World Cup top 30. Jasper Good (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) and Ben Loomis (Eau Claire, Wis.) are coming off a season where they scored their first World Cup points. Jared Shumate (Park City, Utah) was the best American finisher at the Junior World Championships last season placing ninth. Shumate had the fastest time in that race proving that he is one of the fastest up and coming nordic combined skiers in the world.
After a very successful season where she won 10 Continental Cups, Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, Vt.) hopes to lead the women’s nordic combined team for years to come. Joining her on the women’s nordic combined team are Tess Arnone and Annika Malacinski who both found success at the home Continental Cups in Steamboat Springs and Park City last winter; finishing in the top ten a handful of times.
This past season, women’s nordic combined held its first ever Junior World Championships as well as the longest Continental Cup season to date. In 2021 women’s nordic combined will make its World Championship debut in Oberstdorf, Germany- with high hopes of future Olympic Game inclusion.
Men’s Nordic Combined
Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
Jasper Good (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
Ben Loomis (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Jared Shumate (Park City, Utah)
Stephen Shumann (Park City, Utah)
Grant Andrews (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
Junior National Team
Beckett Ledger (Lake Placid, N.Y.)
Evan Nichols (Lyme, NH)
Niklas Malacinski (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
Bennet Gamber (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
Aidan Ripp (Cloquet, Minn.)
Gunnar Gilbertson (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
Carter Brubaker (Anchorage, AK)
Women’s Nordic Combined
Tara Geraghty-Moats (West Fairlee, Vt.)
Tess Arnone (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
Annika Malacinski (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
Junior National Team
Alexa Brabec (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)