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Ava Thurston
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Ava Thurston

  • Hometown
    Waterbury, VT
  • Team
    Cross Country D
  • Years on Team
    1 (since 2024)
  • Born
  • Club(s)
    Stratton Mountain School
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Ava Thurston is entering her first year on the Stifel U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. Hailing from Vermont, Ava is a 3x Junior National champion, 8x Vermont State champion and was an athlete on the Junior Worlds team. Outside of skiing and training, she fills her time with hiking, reading, studying at Dartmouth University and can even ride a unicycle. 

At the 2024 Junior World Ski Championships, Ava was seventh in the 20k skate and was part of the relay team that was just off the podium in fourth in the 4x5k mixed-team relay.

Junior World Championships
7th, 20k skate, 2024 // 4th, mixed team relay, 2024
U.S. Championships
5th, 40k classic, 2023

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