Far West Nordic skiers to compete in Junior Nationals
The 37 athletes who make up the Far West Nordic Junior National Team are headed to Telemark, Wisc., next week to compete in the USSA Cross Country Skiing Junior National Championships.
The team is led by Sugar Bowl Academy senior Hannah Halvorsen, who is fresh off strong performances in the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, and the Scandinavian Cup races in Estonia.
Athletes earned their spots on the Far West Nordic Junior National Team through seven Junior National Qualifiers held throughout the season, starting with two races at the Auburn Ski Club in December and finishing with the President’s Cup on Feb. 15. Skiers were required to qualify in at least three races, and in at least one skate and one classic event.
Junior Nationals competition will take place on the historic trails at Telemark Lodge near Cable, Wisc., home to the American Birkebeiner, the nation’s largest Nordic race.
The event begins with opening ceremonies on Sunday, March 6, while racing beginning on Monday with the Classic distance races. Results will be available daily at http://www.xcjuniornationals2016.com.
Far West Nordic Junior National team
Lexie Madigan, Sugar Bowl Academy
Kianna Mullings, Sugar Bowl Academy
Grace Bronstone, Auburn Ski Club
Chloe Gorman, Sugar Bowl Academy
Haydn Halvorsen, Sugar Bowl Academy
Hannah Halvorsen, Sugar Bowl Academy
Lizzie Larkins, Auburn Ski Club
Eleanore Hamilton, Sugar Bowl Academy
Abigail Baier, Auburn Ski Club
Bri Parker, Auburn Ski Club
Casey Jobe, Auburn Ski Club
Ryland Belisle, Sugar Bowl Academy
Skyler Mullings, Sugar Bowl Academy
David Dalicandro, Auburn Ski Club
Christopher Miller, Auburn Ski Club
Peter Carroll, Sugar Bowl Academy
Sam Zabell, Sugar Bowl Academy
North Shore, Incline
Sofia Sanchez, Auburn Ski Club
Ella Kuzyk, Sugar Bowl Academy
Nina Seemann, Tahoe XC
Camille Syben, Team Unleashed
JC Schoonmaker, Auburn Ski Club
Nate Cutler, Sugar Bowl Academy
Cooper Anderson, Auburn Ski Club
Maxwell Roske, Auburn Ski Club
Nikolas Burkhart, Team Unleashed
Quinn Lehmkuhl, Auburn Ski Club
Ursula Volz, Auburn Ski Club
Brandon Herhusky, Sugar Bowl Academy
Julien Bordes, Team Unleashed
Dylan Syben, Team Unleashed
Meaghan Thompson, Mammoth Mt. Ski Team
Alexia Craven, Mammoth Mt. Ski Team
Connor Kusumoto, Mammoth Mt. Ski Team
Trace Calvin, Mammoth Mt. Ski Team
Calvin Forsythe, Mammoth Mt. Ski Team
Erika Wolf, Auburn Ski Club
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