2022 Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Team Announced
U.S. Ski & Snowboard has named 12 athletes to the 2022 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Team. These athletes will represent the U.S. Alpine Ski Team in Panorama, Canada, in 11 events from March 1-9, 2022.
The 2022 squad is derived from the U.S. Alpine Ski Team C and D teams and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard National Development Group, as well as top U.S. Ski & Snowboard club program athletes from across the nation.
In 2021, Junior World Ski Championships were shortened and nation quotas were halved due to COVID, but both Ben Ritchie (gold) and AJ Hurt (bronze) brought home medals in the slalom for the American squad. Ritchie and Hurt have moved up in the ranks. Still, the 2022 team features depth and promise, along with experience on the World Cup stage by Lauren Macuga, Allie Resnick, Nicola Rountree-Williams, and Zoe Zimmermann—who was sixth in the slalom last year in Bansko. Isaiah Nelson, who snagged seventh in giant slalom and ninth in super-G in Bansko, will lead the way on the men's side.
“We have named a great group of promising young athletes for this year’s World Junior Championships team,” said U.S. Alpine Ski Team Alpine Development Director Chip Knight. He continued, “After winning two medals at last year’s COVID-shortened event in Bulgaria and returning five members from that 2021 team, we are excited to continue building for the future. Everyone on this year’s team has had standout results at the Europa Cup and NorAm levels so far this season, so we are looking forward to competing for podiums and top-10s against the world’s best junior athletes.”
The 2022 Junior Worlds will once again include downhill, alpine combined, and team events, along with super-G, giant slalom, and slalom events for both men and women. Live timing will be provided by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
2022 FIS ALPINE JUNIOR WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM
Name, Hometown; Club (Birthdate)
- Ava Sunshine Jemison, Edwards, Colo.; Burke Mountain Academy (6/20/2002)
- Lauren Macuga, Park City, Utah; Park City Ski & Snowboard (7/4/2002)
- Allie Resnick, Vail, Colo.; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (9/1/2001)
- Dasha Romanov, Thornton, Colo.; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (5/3/2003)
- Nicola Rountree-Williams, Edwards, Colo.; Independent/Private (7/7/2002)
- Zoe Zimmermann, Gilford, N.H.; Burke Mountain Academy (5/16/2002)
- Isaiah Nelson, Wayzata, MN.; Buck Hill Ski Racing Club (4/3/2001)
- Camden Palmquist, Eagan, Minn.; Team Summit Colorado (4/15/2003)
- Tanner Perkins, Crested Butte, Colo.; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (5/18/2001)
- Jay Poulter, Bondville, Vt.; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club/Stratton Mountain School (7/1/2003)
- Cooper Puckett, Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (3/31/2003)
- Ryder Sarchett, Ketchum, ID; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (7/28/2003)
PANORAMA 2022 COMPETITION SCHEDULE
March 1 – Downhill Training
March 2 – Downhill Training
March 3 – Men’s and Women’s Downhill
March 4 – Men’s and Women’s Super-G
March 5 – Mixed Team Event
March 6 – Men’s Alpine Combined
March 7 – Women’s Alpine Combined
March 8 – Men’s Giant Slalom and Women’s Slalom
March 9 – Women’s Giant Slalom and Men’s Slalom
Panorama 2022 Official Website