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PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Ski&d Snowboard has made the official pre-season announcement of the 12 athletes that were named to the U.S. Nordic Combined Team for the winter of 2023-24.
“Our nordic combined athletes have been working very hard this summer, adjusting to a new staff, new training programs and an overall new philosophy,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Sport Director Anders Johnson in a statement. “With any major changes, it takes some time to find your footing, and our athletes have stayed determined and motivated through the process. I feel very confident that this new system will produce some great results.”
Two-time Olympian and four-time World Championships team member Ben Loomis, as well as 2022 Olympian and 2023 World Championships team member Stephen Schumann return to lead the men’s nordic combined team for the 2023-24 season. Women’s nordic combined will be led by two-time World Championship team member Annika Malacinski, who is the only athlete to be named to the U.S. Nordic Combined A Team.
The 2023-24 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup season is scheduled to kick off with men’s nordic combined competitions in Ruka, Finland from Nov. 23-26 and women in Lillehammer, Norway Nov. 30-Dec. 3. The World Cup season will then wrap up for both men’s and women’s nordic combined in Trondheim, Norway, as athletes will compete from March 15-17.
2023-24 U.S. Nordic Combined Team
(Hometown; Club; College/University; Birthdate)
Annika Malacinski (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Colorado Mountain College; 05/09/2001)
Alexa Brabec (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; University of Utah; 10/08/2004)
Ben Loomis (Eau Claire, WI; Flying Eagles Ski Club; DeVry University; 06/09/1998)
Carter Brubaker (Anchorage, AK; Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage; Arizona State University; 12/21/2003)
Niklas Malacinski (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Colorado Mountain College; 12/07/2003)
Stephen Schumann (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard; Arizona State University; 03/14/2000)
Grant Andrews (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; University of Utah; 12/03/1997)
Eva Minotto (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 05/05/2008)
Kai McKinnon (Lake Placid, NY; New York Ski Educational Foundation; 05/06/2008)
Caleb Zuckerman (Norwich, VT; Ford Sayre Ski Club; 11/01/2005)
Elias Oswald (Anchorage, AK; Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage; 9/10/2007)
Skyler Amy (Anchorage, AK; Alaska Winter Stars/Team AK Ski Jumping; 11/19/2005)
2023-24 Nordic Combined Coaches & Staff
Chief of Sport: Anouk Patty
Nordic Combined Program Director: Anders Johnson
Nordic Combined Head Coach: Truls Johansen
Nordic Combined Jumping Coach: Christian Ingebrigtsen
Nordic Combined Assistant Coach: Michael Ward
Nordic Combined Press Officer: Riley Elliott