PARK CITY, Utah. — On Monday, May 9, U.S. Ski & Snowboard nominated 42 American athletes to its 2022-23 U.S. Alpine Ski Team, several of which included Utah athletes. Nominations included active athletes who qualified based on the published selection criteria in the prior season.
Representing Park City Ski and Snowboard, as well as the Sundance Ski team for the men’s A team, Steve Nyman is one of the more tenured athletes as he’s been competing for the U.S. since 2004. He has made appearances on the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 Olympic teams. He is also returning from an achilles tear which he suffered back in August of 2020 during a training camp session.
Representing several Utah based organizations for the U.S. B and D Team’s includes a collection of both men and women, such as Lauren Macuga for the women’s B team, Jared Goldberg for the men’s B team, sisters Elisabeth and Mary Bocock for the women’s D team and Justin Bigatel for the men’s D team.
“It has been great to hit the ground running with the camps at our official training site in Mammoth, and see the potential this group of athletes has,” commented Alpine Director Patrick Riml. “We have a solid group of veterans who have yet to see their full potential, as well as a promising group of young athletes coming up through the ranks. I’m excited to see what they can do, and I’m even more excited to do what I can to help them reach their potential.”
The 2022-23 FIS Alpine World Cup season is scheduled to kick off for the men and women with a pair of giant slalom races in Soelden, Austria Oct. 22-23. The 2023 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are scheduled for Feb. 6-19 in Courchevel/Meribel, France.
A 2022-23 staff announcement will be forthcoming, while an official U.S. Alpine Ski Team announcement will be made in the fall.
Utah athletes nominated for the 2022-23 U.S. Alpine Ski Team
Steven Nyman (Sundance, Utah; Park City Ski and Snowboard/Sundance Ski Team; 2/12/1982)
Lauren Macuga (Park City, Utah; Park City Ski & Snowboard; 7/4/2002)
Isabella Wright (Salt Lake City, UT; Snowbird Sports Education Foundation; 2/10/1997)
Jared Goldberg (Holladay, Utah; Snowbird Sports Education Foundation; 6/15/1991)
Elisabeth Bocock (Salt Lake City, UT; Rowmark Ski Academy; 9/3/2005)
Mary Bocock (Salt Lake City, UT; Rowmark Ski Academy; 10/3/2003)
Justin Bigatel (Park City, UT; Burke Mountain Academy; 4/29/2003)