Max Kluck, from Butte, Montana, is entering his first year on the Stifel U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, along with his first year on the decorated University of Utah Ski Team.
Max has been competitively skiing at a high level for years. During the 2022-23 season, he qualified to represent the U.S. at the Junior World Championships and landed a top-10 result at the Junior National Champs.
This upcoming 2023-24 season, his main goals are to land on the podium in the sprint at the Junior World Championships, qualify for the FIS World Cup in Minneapolis, MN and improve his distance skiing. Long term, he is aiming for a spot on the Olympic team and to race professionally on the FIS World Cup.
Outside of skiing, Max loves to mountain bike, road bike and just generally work on bikes. He is a dual citizen of Germany, used to speed-skate competitively until he was 13. The most influential person to him in his ski career is Andrew Morehouse, who has been his head coach at Bridger Ski Foundation for years, along with former U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athlete Andy Newell.