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4 Park City athletes land on USA Ski Jumping Team

'Our staff has done an amazing job preparing our team and I feel very confident this will be our best season yet,' said said Park City native and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Sport Director Anders Johnson

PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Ski & Snowboard officially announced the 18 athletes tnamed to the U.S. Ski Jumping Team for the 2023-24 season on Monday.

“I’m really excited about the progress that our athletes have made this summer, building off the great season we had last year,” said Park City native and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Sport Director Anders Johnson in a statement. “Nearly our entire team recorded new personal bests in the Summer Grand Prix circuit, and you can see that the confidence is building in each athlete daily. Our staff has done an amazing job preparing our team and I feel very confident this will be our best season yet.”

Two-time Olympian and four-time World Championships team member Casey Larson and 2022 Olympian Decker Dean return to lead the men’s team for the 2023-24 season. Women’s ski jumping will be led by two-time World Championships team member Annika Belshaw, who is the only athlete to be named to the U.S. Ski Jumping A Team.

The 2023-24 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup season is scheduled to kick off with men’s ski jumping competitions in Ruka, Finland from Nov. 24-26. Women’s ski jumping will then start their season the following weekend in Lillehammer, Norway Dec. 1-3. The 2024 FIS Ski Flying World Championships are scheduled for Jan. 25-28, 2024, and will be held in Kulm Bad Mitterndorf, Austria.

2023-24 U.S. Ski Jumping Team

(Hometown; Club; College/University; Birthdate)

A TEAM

Women

  • Annika Belshaw (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; University of Utah; 6/13/2002)

B TEAM

Women

  • Anna Hoffmann (Madison, WI; Blackhawk Ski Club; University of Utah; 3/28/2000)
  • Josie Johnson (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard; 10/3/2006)
  • Paige Jones (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard; University of North Dakota; 8/30/2002)
  • Sam Macuga (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard; Dartmouth College; 2/17/2001)

Men

  • Andrew Urlaub (Eau Claire, WI; Flying Eagles Ski Club; University of Utah; 04/12/2001)
  • Casey Larson (Barrington, IL; Norge Ski Club; University of Utah; 12/16/1998)
  • Decker Dean (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 08/08/2000)
  • Erik Belshaw (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; University of Utah; 08/23/2004)

D TEAM

Women

  • Adeline Swanson (Woodbury, MN; St. Paul Ski Club; 7/22/2005)
  • Estella Hassrick (Madison, WI; Blackhawk Ski Club; 05/21/2006)
  • Rachael Haerter (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard; University of Utah; 11/18/2004)
  • Sandra Sproch (Chicago, IL; Norge Ski Club; 11/09/2007)

Men

  • Arthur Tirone (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 2/08/2008)
  • Isak Nichols (Barrington, IL; Norge Ski Club; 11/6/2006)
  • Jason Colby (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 3/30/2006)
  • Maxim Glyvka (Fox River Grove, IL; Norge Ski Club; 3/26/2006)
  • Tate Frantz (Lake Placid, NY; New York Ski Educational Foundation; 3/28/2005)

2023-24 Ski Jumping Coaches & Staff

  • Chief of Sport: Anouk Patty
  • Ski Jumping Program Director: Anders Johnson
  • Ski Jumping Head Coach: Tore Sneli
  • Women’s Ski Jumping Head Coach: Trevor Edlund
  • Men’s & Women’s Ski Jumping Assistant Coach: Espen Røe
  • Ski Jumping Press Officer: Riley Elliott

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