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January 27, 2014
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Auburn Ski Club's Shorr, Stassel nominated to Olympic team

Three additional slopestyle snowboarding athletes, including Auburn Ski Club riders Karly Shorr and Ryan Stassel, were nominated for the U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team on Tuesday.

The athletes qualified through the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix and were added to those announced over the weekend.

In addition to the Auburn Ski Club athletes, Jessika Jenson of Rigby, Idaho, was named to the women’s slopestyle team, while Alpine snowboarding athlete Justin Reiter of Steamboat Springs, Colo., also was nominated. Shorr is originally from Michigan and Stassel from Alaska. Both now train out of the Auburn Ski Club.

The slopestyle and halfpipe athletes will be competing this week at the X Games in Aspen before departing for Sochi.

The U.S. Olympic Committee will formally name the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team on Jan. 27.

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