2023 Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Team Announced
The Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team has announced the 17 athletes who will represent the United States in the 2023 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in St. Anton, Austria from Jan. 19-25, 2023.
The 2023 squad is comprised of Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes from the B, C and D teams, as well as top U.S. Ski & Snowboard club program athletes from across the nation. The U.S. has a history of strong results at the Junior World Championships. Last season, Isaiah Nelson took home gold in the super-G, Ava Sunshine a silver in super-G and Lauren Macuga a bronze in downhill.
Many of the athletes named already have had successful seasons so far. On the women’s side, both Sunshine and Zoe Zimmerman scored slalom World Cup points, and Lauren Macuga also scored World Cup points. Stella Johansson took second in a Europa Cup giant slalom and Mary Bocock, Kjersti Moritz and Tatum Grosdidier have all had podium results in NorAm Cup competition. On the men’s side, Cooper Puckett had a recent NorAm slalom win and Jay Poulter snagged a NorAm slalom podium.
“This year’s Junior World Championship team is a remarkable group of athletes who have already achieved tremendous results at the World Cup, Europa Cup and NorAm levels in their young careers,” said Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team Development Director Chip Knight. “With half of the team returning from last year and two medalists among them, we are looking forward to going to St. Anton to compete for medals, top-10 results and the Marc Holder overall team title.”
The 2023 Junior Worlds will once again include downhill, team alpine combined and mixed 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).
2023 FIS ALPINE JUNIOR WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM
Name, Hometown; Club (Birthdate)
Mary Bocock – Salt Lake City, UT; Rowmark/Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team (07/10/2003)
Tatum Grosdidier – Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (07/24/2004)
Stella Johansson – Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski Club (09/02/2003)
Lauren Macuga – Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard/Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team (07/04/2002)
Kjersti Moritz – Vail, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail/Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team (11/28/2004)
Liv Moritz – Vail, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (11/28/2004)
Dasha Romanov – Thornton, CO; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation/Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team (03/05/2003)
Ava Sunshine – Edwards, CO; Burke Mountain Academy/Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team (06/20/2002)
Zoe Zimmerman – Gilford, NH; Burke Mountain Academy/Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team (05/16/2002)
Justin Bigatel – Park City, UT; Burke Mountain Academy/Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team (04/29/2003)
Finnigan Donley – Anchorage, AK; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (02/28/2005)
Camden Palmquist – Eagan, MN; Buck Hill Ski Team/Team Summit Colorado/Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team (04/15/2003)
Oliver Parazette – Jackson, WY; University of Utah (03/06/2002)
Jay Poulter – Stratton, VT; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club/Stratton Mountain School, Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team (07/01/2003)
Cooper Puckett – Steamboat, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club/Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team (03/31/2003)
Hunter Salani – Edwards, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (02/25/2005)
Ryder Sarchett – Ketchum, ID; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation/Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team (07/28/2003)
ST. ANTON 2023 COMPETITION SCHEDULE
January 17 – Downhill Training
January 18 – Downhill Training
January 19 – Men’s and Women’s Downhill
January 20 – Men’s and Women’s Super-G
January 20 – Men’s and Women’s Team Alpine Combined
January 21 – Women’s Giant Slalom
January 22 – Men’s Giant Slalom
January 23– Mixed Team Parallel
January 24 – Women’s Slalom
January 25 – Men’s Slalom
More event information can be found here.