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Park City’s Macuga, Bigatel nominated to U.S. Alpine Ski Team

PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Ski and Snowboard announced on Thursday the 55 athletes nominated to the Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team for the 2023-24 competition season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on the published selection criteria in the prior season.

Joining the nominations list include World Cup standouts like the greatest alpine skier of all-time Mikaela Shiffrin, top seven in the world slalom rank Paula Moltzan, and Olympic silver medalist Ryan Cochran-Siegle. New to the A Team nominations list is Isabella Wright, who had a career best season, finishing top 20 in the women’s downhill rankings. Jared Goldberg is also moving back to the A team after his best season, with a fourth place finish at the Kitzbühel downhill.
 
B Team nominations are highlighted by Jett Seymour, who impressed at the Chamonix, France World Cup with a career best seventh place finish in the slalom. Also on the B team is Katie Hensien, moving up from her C Team status the year prior. Hensien posted multiple top-30 finishes on the World Cup tech circuit. Tricia Mangan returns to team status after a strong season on the women’s speed World Cup circuit. Plus, Sam Morse, George Steffey and Sam DuPratt make their return to official team status on the B Team after strong results the season prior: Morse scored a career best top 10 finish in the Val Gardena World Cup downhill; DuPratt won the NorAm Overall super-G title; and Steffey scored his first World Cup points in giant slalom.
 
Mary Bocock, Elisabeth Bocock and Dasha Romanov are making moves up to the C Team. Mary Bocock coming off her NorAm Overall winning season. Stella Johannson will also join the C Team nominations list after strong Europa Cup results.
 
The men’s and women’s Development Team shows a lot of fresh faces. Seven new men and three new women are nominated to the team.
 
“This list of nominations shows strong skiers across all disciplines,” Patrick Riml, alpine director, said in a statement. “We have already seen the potential that these athletes have in our spring camps across Mammoth, Norway and Palisades Tahoe. We are excited to see the progress this summer.”
 
The 2023-24 Audi 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 in October.
 
The official Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team announcement will be made in the fall.
 
2023-24 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Nominations
(Hometown; Club; Birthdate)
 
A TEAM
 
Women
  • Breezy Johnson (Jackson Hole, WY; Rowmark Ski Academy; 1/19/1996)
  • Paula Moltzan (Prior Lake, MN; Buck Hill Ski Team/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail/University of Vermont; 4/7/1994)
  • Nina O’Brien (Edwards, CO; Burke Mountain Academy/Team Palisades Tahoe; 11/29/1997)
  • Mikaela Shiffrin (Edwards, CO; Burke Mountain Academy/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 3/13/1995)
  • Isabella Wright (Salt Lake City, UT; Snowbird Sports Education Foundation; 2/10/1997)
 Men
  • Bryce Bennett (Olympic Valley, CA; Team Palisades Tahoe; 7/14/1992)
  • Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT; Cochran’s/Mount Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club; 3/27/1992)
  • Tommy Ford (Bend, OR; Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation; 3/20/1989)
  • Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT; Snowbird Sports Education Foundation; 6/15/1991)
  • River Radamus (Edwards, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 2/12/1998)                   
B TEAM
 
Women
  • Keely Cashman (Strawberry, CA; Team Palisades Tahoe; 4/4/1999)
  • Katie Hensien (Redmond, WA; Rowmark Ski Academy; 12/1/1999)
  • AJ Hurt (Carnelian Bay, CA; Team Palisades Tahoe; 12/5/2000)
  • Tricia Mangan (Buffalo, NY; Holimont Race Team/Dartmouth; 3/7/1997)
  • Alice Merryweather (Hingham, MA; Attitash Race Team/Stratton Mountain School; 10/5/1996)
  • Jacqueline Wiles (Aurora, OR; White Pass Ski Club; 7/13/1992)
 Men
  • Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA; Team Palisades Tahoe/Middlebury College; 9/3/1996)
  • Sam DuPratt (Park City, UT; Park City Ski Education Foundation; 11/28/1993) 
  • Sam Morse (Carrabassett Valley, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy; 5/27/1996)
  • Kyle Negomir (Littleton, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 10/3/1998)
  • Jett Seymour (Steamboat, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club/University of Denver Ski Team; 11/5/1998)
  • George Steffey (Lyme, NH; Stratton Mountain School; 8/8/1997)
  • Luke Winters (Gresham,OR; Sugar Bowl Academy; 4/2/1997)
C TEAM
 
Women
  • Elisabeth Bocock (Salt Lake City, UT; Rowmark Ski Academy; 9/3/2005)
  • Mary Bocock (Salt Lake City, UT; Rowmark Ski Academy; 10/3/2003)
  • Stella Johannson (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski Club; 09/02/2003) *
  • Lauren Macuga (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard; 7/4/2002)
  • Allie Resnick (Vail, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 9/1/2001)
  • Dasha Romanov (Thornton, CO; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation; 5/3/2003)
  • Ava Sunshine (Edwards, CO; Burke Mountain Academy; 6/20/2002)
  • Alix Wilkinson (Mammoth Lakes, CA; Team Palisades Tahoe; 8/2/2000)
  • Zoe Zimmermann (Gilford, NH; Burke Mountain Academy; 5/16/2002)
Men
  • Cooper Cornelius (Glenwood Springs, CO; Aspen Valley Ski Club; 6/20/1999)
  • Bridger Gile (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski Club/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 10/15/1999)
  • Isaiah Nelson (Wayzata, MN; Buck Hill Ski Racing Club; 4/3/2001)
  • Camden Palmquist (Eagan, MN; Team Summit Colorado; 4/15/2003)
  • Jay Poulter (Bondville, VT; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club/Stratton Mountain School; 7/1/2003)
  • Cooper Puckett (Steamboat, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club;3/31/2003)
  • Ben Ritchie (Waitsfield, VT; Green Mountain Valley School; 9/5/2000)
  • Jack Smith (Sun Valley, ID; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation; 4/24/2001)
D TEAM
 
Women
  • Tatum Grosdidier (Wenatchee, WA; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, 07/24/2004) *
  • Kaitlin Keane (Vail, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 11/26/2004)
  • Kjersti Moritz (Edwards, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 11/28/2004)
  • Storm Klomhaus (Boulder, CO; Team X Alpine/University of Denver Ski Team; 7/17/1998)
  • Liv Moritz (Edwards, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 11/28/2004) *
  • Allison Mollin (Truckee, CA; Team Palisades Tahoe; 07/07/2004) *
  • Emma Resnick (Vail, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 7/23/2003)
Men
  • Justin Bigatel (Park City, UT; Burke Mountain Academy; 4/29/2003)
  • Stanley Buzek (Silverthorne, CO; Team Summit Colorado; 8/18/2005)*
  • Finnigan Donley (Anchorage, AK; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation; 02/28/2005)*
  • Roman Elvidge (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 12/08/2005 )*
  • Colin Hanna (Sun Valley, ID; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation; 12/15/2004) *
  • John Kerbaugh (Williston, VT; Mt. Mansfield Academy; 11/11/2005) *
  • Sawyer Reed (Hingham, MA; Green Mountain Valley School; 7/26/2005) *
  • Hunter Salani (Edwards, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 02/25/2005) *
 *Newly named to the Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team
 

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