PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Ski and Snowboard has named its team roster for the upcoming freestyle and cross country competitive ski season, and Park City athletes abound.
U.S. Aerial Ski Team/women:
- Tasia Tanner, 19, skis for Park City Ski and Snowboard
She’ll be coached by world cup coach and Olympic gold medalist Parkite Eric Bergoust.
U.S. Mogul Ski Team
- Nick Page, 19, skis for Wasatch Freestyle Foundation
- Kasey Hogg 18, skis for Wasatch Freestyle Foundation
- Madison Hogg, 20, skis for Wasatch Freestyle Foundation
Development (D) Team
- Alli Macuga, 18, skis for Park City Ski and Snowboard
- Cole McDonald, 18, skis for Wasatch Freestyle Foundation
Freestyle has a 31-athlete roster that will start this Olympic year in December in Ruka, Finland, then ski Sweden, France, and Canada before the annual Deer Valley World Cup on January 12 -14.
Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team
- Rosie Brennan, 33, from Alaska, skis for Alaska Pacific University Ski Nordic Center, skis with Park City Ski and Snowboard
- Sydney Palmer-Leger, 19, skis for Sun Valley Gold Team/University of Utah, skis with Park City Ski and Snowboard
- Luke Jager, 21, from Alaska, skis for Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center/University of Utah
Liz Stephen, three-time Team USA Cross Country Olympian, Parkite and coach for the Park City Ski and Snowboard Nordic Team, told TownLift, “It is a comforting feeling going into an Olympic year to know you are on the National team. Many of these athletes will be able to have their shot on the World Cup, which is the best way to make an Olympic team. Plus, knowing many of the coaches personally will also ease stress levels for first-time Olympians, as they should feel more comfortable around the staff, as well as their team.”
Cross Country has a 21-athlete roster which will start this year in late November in Ruka, Finland.
Smaller Olympic teams will be sculpted from the results of world cups/team trials.