Brian Bushey, a Vermont native, was first nominated to the Stifel U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in the 2023-24 season.
Brian, who races for the University of Utah Ski Team, has consistent top results on the collegiate circuit, including several top-10 finishes. He has been knocking at the National Team door for quite some time - in the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, SWE Brian skied to a 13th-place finish and scored within the top 10 in the Scandinavian cup in Falun, SWE. According to Brian, his top memorable moments include the World Championships Relay in 2022 where he placed third, his 16th place at the World Junior Championships 30k in 2022, and the 2022-23 RMISA collegiate season.
Looking to the 2023-24 season, Brian's goals are to qualify for the U23 World Championships team, earn his first FIS World Cup start, represent the University of Utah at the NCAA Championships, and continue on with the Stifel U.S. Cross Country Ski Team.
His inspiration stems from the "whole group of boys directly and slightly older than me. Watching them conquer challenge after challenge at every level of racing has been a huge inspiration for me." When not competing or skiing, Brian loves to backcountry ski, fish, bike, and run - he is also a student-athlete, majoring in Environmental Studies.