Parkites Nick Page & Cole McDonald named to US Olympic Freestyle Team

PARK CITY, Utah — On Friday U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced its nominations for the U.S. Olympic Freestyle and Alpine Teams.

Park City-based athletes Cole McDonald and Nick Page, both members of the club Wasatch Freestyle, were named to the men’s moguls team. McDonald is the youngest American man ever named to an Olympic moguls team.

The roster also includes Bradley Wilson of Butte, Montana, and Wasatch Freestyle.

Isabella “Bella” Wright of Salt Lake City and the Snowbird Sports Education Foundation was nominated for a spot on the women’s alpine squad.

“It’s pretty cool to look back to 2010 when I watched Bryon Wilson medal in Vancouver—to think at that point, I saw the Olympics as this shining star of somewhere I wanted to be but with no idea how to get there,” Nick Page said.

“Through the work with Wasatch Freestyle, the U.S. Ski Team and all the support from those around me, I found a way to make it happen, which is pretty special. I have to think the 2010 version of myself would be pretty excited knowing that this was coming down the road. I can’t wait to go to China and compete. Taking in the Olympic atmosphere will be amazing and I’m so excited for what will come in the next few weeks.”

The 15 member U.S. Olympic Freestyle Team also includes Ashely Caldwell, who will make her fourth appearance, and Eric Loughran will appear in his second. The moguls squad boasts six athletes that will be making their Olympic debut. The 15 member U.S. Olympic Freestyle Team includes Ashely Caldwell, who will make her fourth appearance, and Eric Loughran will appear in his second.

“The 2022 Olympic roster for moguls is stacked with an impressive lineup of Olympic veterans and new-to-the-Games talent,” said Matt Gnoza, head moguls coach at U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “These athletes have put in the work and are excited and ready to make their mark in the sport. We’re heading into Beijing well-prepared and with a clear understanding of what we need to execute in order to be successful.”

The alpine team is headlined by two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin and Breezy Johnson, who is ranked second in the world in the downhill standings and has been on three downhill podiums in the 2021-22 season. Ryan Cochran-Siegle leads the men’s alpine side, alongside a mix of veterans and first-time Olympians.

“I’m thrilled and honored to be representing my country on the biggest sporting stage in the world as part of this 2022 Olympic team,” Shiffrin said.

“What I’m even more excited about is the depth this team has and the success we’ve collectively had coming into this Olympics. Not only do we have a group of very talented veterans, but we also have so many first-time Olympians who have a shot at the podium, and I can’t wait to see what they do.”

Full alpine roster:

(Name, Hometown; Birth Date; Club; Past Olympics)
*Denotes first-time Olympian
*Keely Cashman, Strawberry, California; 4/4/1999; Team Palisades Tahoe
*Katie Hensien, Redmond, Washington; 12/1/1999; Rowmark Ski Academy
*AJ Hurt, Carnelian Bay, California; 12/5/2000; Team Palisades Tahoe
Breezy Johnson, Victor, Idaho; 1/19/1996; Rowmark Ski Academy (Olympics: 2018)
*Maureen “Mo” Lebel, Truckee, California; 6/13/1998; Sugar Bowl Ski Team/Mammoth Mountain Ski Team
Tricia Mangan, Buffalo, New York; 3/7/97; Holimont Race Team (Olympics: 2018)
*Paula Moltzan, Prior Lake, Minnesota; 4/7/1994; Buck Hill Ski Team/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail/University of Vermont
*Nina O’Brien, Edwards, Colorado; 11/29/1997; Burke Mountain Academy/Team Palisades Tahoe
Mikaela Shiffrin, Edwards, Colorado; 3/13/1995; Burke Mountain Academy/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (Olympics: 2014, 2018)
Jacqueline “Jackie” Wiles, Aurora, Oregon; 7/13/1992; White Pass Ski Club (Olympics: 2014)
*Isabella “Bella” Wright, Salt Lake City, Utah; 2/10/1997; Snowbird Sports Education Foundation
Bryce Bennett, Tahoe City, California; 7/14/1992; Team Palisades Tahoe (Olympics: 2018)
Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Starksboro, Vermont; 3/27/1992; Cochran’s/Mount Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club (Olympics: 2018)
Tommy Ford, Bend, Oregon; 3/20/1989; Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (Olympics: 2010, 2018)
Travis Ganong, Alpine Meadows, California; 7/14/1988; Team Palisades Tahoe (Olympics: 2014)
*River Radamus, Edwards, Colorado; 2/12/1998; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
*Luke Winters, Gresham, Oregon; 4/2/1997; Sugar Bowl Academy

Full freestyle roster:

(Name; hometown, birthday; club; past Olympics)
*Denotes first-time Olympian
Aerials Team
Ashley Caldwell, Ashburn, Virginia; 9/14/93; Elite Aerial Development Program (Olympics: 2010, 2014, 2018)
*Kaila Kuhn, Boyne City, Michigan; 4/8/03; Park City Ski & Snowboard
*Megan Nick, Shelbourne, Vermont; 7/9/96; Elite Aerial Development Program
*Winter Vinecki, Gaylord, Michigan;12/18/98; Park City Ski & Snowboard
*Chris Lillis, Pittsford, New York; 10/4/98; Bristol Mountain Freestyle
Eric Loughran, Pelham, New Hampshire; 4/12/95; Loon Mountain Freestyle (Olympics: 2018)
*Justin Schoenefeld, Lawrenceburg, Indiana; 8/13/98; Perfect North Slopes
Moguls Team
*Olivia Giaccio, Redding, Connecticut; 8/15/00; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
Jaelin Kauf, Alta, Wyoming; 9/26/96; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (Olympics: 2018)
*Kai Owens, Vail, Colorado; 8/16/04; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
*Hannah Soar, Killington, Vermont; 6/4/99; Killington Mountain School
*Cole McDonald, Park City, Utah; 3/6/03; Wasatch Freestyle
*Nick Page, Park City, Utah; 8/1/02; Wasatch Freestyle
*Dylan Walczyk, Rochester, New York; 6/25/93; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
Brad Wilson, Butte, Montana; 6/5/92; Wasatch Freestyle (Olympics: 2014, 2018)
*Denotes first-time Olympian

2022 Olympic Winter Games

Alpine Schedule

  • Thursday, February 3 – Men’s Downhill Training
  • Friday, February 4 – Men’s Downhill Training
  • Saturday, February 5 – Men’s Downhill Training
  • Sunday, February 6 – Men’s Downhill
  • Monday, February 7 – Women’s Giant Slalom
  • Tuesday, February 8 – Men’s Super-G
  • Wednesday, February 9 – Women’s Slalom and Men’s Downhill Training
  • Thursday, February 10 – Men’s Alpine Combined
  • Friday, February 11 – Women’s Super-G
  • Saturday, February 12 – Women’s Downhill Training
  • Sunday, February 13 – Men’s Giant Slalom and Women’s Downhill Training
  • Monday, February 14 – Women’s Downhill Training
  • Tuesday, February 15 – Women’s Downhill
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 – Men’s Slalom and Women’s Downhill Training
  • Thursday, February 17 – Women’s Alpine Combined
  • Saturday, February 19 – Team Parallel Event

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