SKIERS QUALIFY FOR WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS AT U.S. NATIONALS
The U.S. Ski team named their World Junior Championships teams this evening. St. Paul's own Steve Scott was named to the team as a sprint specialist. Steve came to U.S. Nationals just for this event, and posted a fast enough qualifying time to make the knock out rounds.
Even though he crashed in his first knock out heat and did not advance, his impressive performance in the qualifying earned him enough points to be named to the team.
Bryan Cook of Rhinelander was also named to the team, as were Andy Newell, Stratton Mt. Leif Zimmermann, Bozeman, MT, Ryan Foster, Burlington, VT, Glenn Randall, Grand Junction, CO,
Lindsay Williams powered to the top junior finish in the sprints to earn herself a return trip to World Juniors. She advanced to the B-Finals and finished sixth among all racers, just behind Wendy Wagner. She will be joined on the U.S. World Junior team by Lindsey Weier,
Kristina Trygstadd-Sarri, Alison Crocker, Katie Ronsee and Carina Hamel.
The Scandinavian J1 trip was also named on Thursday. Hopkins racer Courtney Dauwalter made the U.S. Team. This trip will be led by White Noise Coach Randy Gibbs.
All athletes on the World Junior and J1 trip receive grants from the National
Cross-Country Ski Education Foundation Future Fund to help with the
costs of the trip. Your donations help the NCCSEF continue to grow the
grant fund. You can donate at www.nccsef.org.