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2024 Alpine, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Ski Cross Youth Olympic Games Nominations Released 

By Sierra Ryder
December, 20 2023
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Updated roster below as of Dec. 23, 2023, including alpine, ski jumping, nordic combined and ski cross teams. The previously sent out press release was incomplete. 

U.S. Ski & Snowboard formally nominated the Youth Olympic Winter Games (YOG) alpine, nordic combined, ski jumping and ski cross teams slated to compete Jan. 19 - Feb. 1, 2024 in Gangwon Province, South Korea. The four teams are in addition to the cross country, freestyle, snowboard and freeski teams, which were nominated earlier in the fall.

The 2024 Youth Olympic Games, held every four years, will welcome more than 1,900 athletes from more than 80 National Olympic Committees to the home of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Historically, the Youth Olympic Games was created by the former president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge with a mission to bring together the world’s best young athletes and educate and inspire the next generation of Olympians.

At the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland, 96 athletes across 16 sports represented the United States. The games helped catapult the careers of many national team athletes, including 2023 world champion and alpine skier River Radamus, who found success at the Youth Olympic Games in 2016, winning three gold medals. 

“I am very impressed by this group of alpine skiers set to represent the U.S. in Gangwon,” said Anouk Patty, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief of Sport. “These alpine skiers have an incredible opportunity with the Youth Olympic Games to put their alpine ski racing to the test among international competitors.” 

There will be five alpine events at the Games including a slalom, giant slalom, super-G, alpine combined and mixed team parallel. Ski cross will feature men's and women's individual ski cross, as well as a mixed team ski cross. 

“We are thrilled to announce this talented group of U18 athletes and look forward to seeing them compete on the Youth Olympic stage," said Alpine Development Director Chip Knight. "It’s going to be an exceptional experience for them, and we hope they can bring home some medals too!” 

The ski jumping and nordic combined teams also show great promise this year. A majority of the nordic combined team will be getting their first taste of international experience and will put their talents to the test on the international stage after a strong season of domestic results. 

“This year’s team is strong and I’m looking forward to seeing how they perform in South Korea," said Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Sport Director Anders Johnson. "Gangwon should be a very exciting event, and I’m looking forward to watching our athletes perform their best and represent our country.”

Nordic combined will include a men’s and women’s individual 4k and 6k race, a mixed team 4x3.3k relay, mixed team normal hill and men’s and women’s individual normal hill. The ski jumping schedule will include individual and mixed team events. 

Full nominations for alpine, nordic combined, ski jumping and ski cross are below. The full roster for cross country, freestyle, snowboard and freeski can be viewed here. The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will officially name the teams in January.  

2024 U.S. Youth Olympic Games Team
(hometown; club; birthdate)



  • Annika Hunt (East Burke, VT; Burke Mountain Academy; 11/30/2006)
  • Christina Winchell (Stowe, VT; Mount Mansfield Academy; 1/31/2006)
  • Nicole Begue (Miami Beach, FL; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 12/19/2006)
  • Named, but cannot attend due to injury: Stella Buchheister (Carbondale, CO; Team Summit; 8/20/2006)


  • Stewart Bruce (Avon, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 2/2/2006)
  • Jevin Palmquist (Eagan, MN; Team Summit; 3/6/2007)
  • Alternate: Jack Schrady (Truckee, CA; Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy; 3/9/2006)

Alpine Staff

  • Sam Damon – U.S. Ski & Snowboard Eastern Region Director
  • Doug Elsey – Team Summit
  • Scott Houser – Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
  • Jillian Barile - Mount Mansfield Academy 




  • Estella Hassrick (Madison, WI; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club / U.S. Ski Jumping Team development team; 5/21/2006) 
  • Josie Johnson (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard / U.S. Ski Jumping Team; 10/3/2006)


  • Jason Colby (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club / U.S. Ski Jumping Team development team; 3/30/2006)
  • Sawyer Graves (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 9/30/2008)


  • Karl Denney - Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club




  • Kai McKinnon (Lake Placid, NY; New York Ski Educational Foundation / U.S. Nordic Combined Team development team; 5/6/2008)
  • Ella Wilson (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 3/4/2008)


  • Anders Giese (Wilmette, IL; Norge Ski Club; 8/6/2008)
  • Arthur Tirone (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 2/8/2008)


  • Michael Ward - Park City Ski & Snowboard / U.S. Nordic Combined Team domestic coach



  • Morgan Shute (Allendale, NJ; Carrabassett Valley Academy; 9/13/2006)
  • Maggie Swain (Kingfield, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy; 7/10/2006)


  • Walker Robinson (Frisco, CO; Team Summit; 6/27/2006)
  • Aiden England (Truckee, CA; Team Palisades Tahoe; 8/11/2006)


  • Rodney Robinson - Team Summit
  • Michael Phelan - Carrabassett Valley Academy

A live stream of the YOG will be at starting with the Opening Ceremony. 

For the full schedule of events, visit