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Cross Country World Cup Criteria

Cross Country World Cup Criteria

The FIS Cross Country World Cup, presented by Le Gruyère, is the top international circuit for cross country competition.

For Cross Country World Cup Criteria, please refer to the Resources Section.

 

Dear Cross Country Community,

 

We are pleased to announce the USA Cross Country Team for World Cup Period 3 of the 2022-23 season:

Livigno Sprint F & Toblach Sprint F

Men

  • John Hagenbuch                       Objective          SuperTour Leader
  • Ben Ogden                                Objective          7th World Cup Sprint
  • JC Schoonmaker                        Objective          16th World Cup Sprint
  • Zak Ketterson                           Discretion         17th Val di Fiemme Sprint C
  • Kevin Bolger                             Discretion         24th Davos Sprint F
  • Luke Jager                                Discretion         25th Lillehammer Sprint F
  • Will Koch                                  Alternate          SuperTour & US Nats Qualification History
  • Logan Diekmann                       Alternate          35th Davos Sprint F
  • Adam Witkowski                       Alternate          1st US Nats Sprint F Qualification

Women

  • Hailey Swirbul                           Objective          SuperTour Leader
  • Julia Kern                                  Objective          6th World Cup Sprint
  • Jessie Diggins                            Objective          8th World Cup Sprint
  • Rosie Brennan                          Objective          19th World Cup Sprint
  • Alayna Sonnesyn                       Discretion         24th Davos Sprint F
  • Novie McCabe                          Discretion         2nd American US Nats Sprint F Qualification
  • Lauren Jortberg                         Discretion         1st US Nats Sprint F Qualification

Les Rousses 10 km F & Toblach 10 km F

Men

  • John Hagenbuch                       Objective          SuperTour Leader
  • Ben Ogden                                Objective          24th World Cup Distance
  • Gus Schumacher                       Objective          30th World Cup Distance
  • Hunter Wonders                       Objective          32nd World Cup Distance
  • Scott Patterson                         Objective          38th World Cup Distance
  • Zak Ketterson                           Discretion         26th Beitostølen 10 km F
  • David Norris                              Alternate          2nd US Nats 10 km F
  • Zanden McMullen                     Alternate          2nd Sun Valley SuperTour 10 km F
  • Finn O’Connell                          Alternate          4th Sun Valley SuperTour 10 km F

Women

  • Hailey Swirbul                           Objective          SuperTour Leader
  • Jessie Diggins                            Objective          6th World Cup Distance
  • Rosie Brennan                          Objective          9th World Cup Distance
  • Sophia Laukli                            Objective          28th World Cup Distance
  • Alayna Sonnesyn                       Objective          45th World Cup Overall
  • Julia Kern                                  Discretion         17th Oberstdorf 20 km F
  • Novie McCabe                          Discretion         2nd US Nats 10 km F
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger                 Alternate          3rd US Nats 10 km F
  • Alex Lawson                              Alternate          1st Sun Valley SuperTour 10 km F
  • Sarah Goble                              Alternate          4th US Nats 10 km F

Les Rousses Sprint C

Men

  • John Hagenbuch                       Objective          SuperTour Leader
  • Ben Ogden                                Objective          7th World Cup Sprint
  • JC Schoonmaker                        Objective          16th World Cup Sprint
  • Zak Ketterson                           Discretion         17th Val di Fiemme Sprint C
  • Luke Jager                                Discretion         1st US Nats Sprint Q Qualification
  • Kevin Bolger                             Discretion         30th Val di Fiemme Sprint C
  • Logan Diekmann                       Alternate          32nd Ruka Sprint C
  • Will Koch                                  Alternate          1st Sun Valley SuperTour Sprint C Qualification
  • Zanden McMullen                     Alternate          2nd American US Nats Sprint Q Qualification
  • Peter Wolter                             Alternate          1st Silver Star SuperTour Sprint C Qualification

Women

  • Hailey Swirbul                           Objective          SuperTour Leader
  • Julia Kern                                  Objective          6th World Cup Sprint
  • Jessie Diggins                            Objective          8th World Cup Sprint
  • Rosie Brennan                          Objective          19th World Cup Sprint
  • Alayna Sonnesyn                       Discretion         Sprint C History
  • Kendall Kramer                         Discretion         2nd American US Nats Sprint Q Qualification
  • Margie Freed                            Discretion         3rd American US Nats Sprint Q Qualification
  • Alex Lawson                              Alternate          4th American US Nats Sprint Q Qualification
  • Lauren Jortberg                        Alternate          5th American US Nats Sprint Q Qualification
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger                 Alternate          6th American US Nats Sprint Q Qualification

Les Rousses 20 km C Mass Start

Men

  • John Hagenbuch                       Objective          SuperTour Leader
  • Ben Ogden                                Objective          24th World Cup Distance
  • Gus Schumacher                       Objective          30th World Cup Distance
  • Hunter Wonders                       Objective          32nd World Cup Distance
  • Scott Patterson                         Objective          38th World Cup Distance
  • Zak Ketterson                           Discretion         31st Ruka 10 km C
  • Luke Jager                                Alternate          1st US Nats 20 km C Mass Start
  • David Norris                              Alternate          2nd US Nats 20 km C Mass Start
  • Finn O’Connell                          Alternate          1st Sun Valley SuperTour 15 km C Mass Start
  • Zanden McMullen                     Alternate          3rd US Nats 20 km C Mass Start
  • Peter Wolter                             Alternate          4th US Nats 20 km C Mass Start

Women

  • Hailey Swirbul                           Objective          SuperTour Leader
  • Jessie Diggins                            Objective          6th World Cup Distance
  • Rosie Brennan                          Objective          9th World Cup Distance
  • Sophia Laukli                            Objective          28th World Cup Distance
  • Alayna Sonnesyn                       Objective          45th World Cup Overall
  • Julia Kern                                  Discretion         12th Val Müstair 10 km C Pursuit
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger                 Discretion         2nd US Nats 20 km C Mass Start
  • Novie McCabe                          Alternate          3rd US Nats 20 km C Mass Start
  • Alex Lawson                              Alternate          4th US Nats 20 km C Mass Start
  • Sarah Goble                              Alternate          SuperTour Distance Results

The above discretionary selections were nominated by a 15-person working group that includes:

  • James Southam                                     Athlete Rep
  • Ida Sargent                                           Athlete Rep
  • Cami Thompson-Graves                        Senior Club Coach
  • Leo Hipp                                               Senior Club Coach
  • Andy Newell                                         Senior Club Coach
  • Erik Flora                                              Senior Club Coach
  • Pepa Miloucheva                                  Senior Club Coach
  • Perry Thomas                                       Senior Club Coach
  • Chris Mallory                                        Senior Club Coach
  • Dan Weiland                                         Senior Club Coach
  • Dragan Danevski                                   Senior Club Coach
  • Chris Grover                                         USST
  • Matt Whitcomb                                    USST
  • Jason Cork                                            USST
  • Kristen Bourne                                      USST

The nominations were then approved by a discretionary selection review group comprised of:

  • Kelsey Phinney                                      U.S. Ski & Snowboard Athlete Rep
  • Anouk Patty                                          U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief of Sport
  • Bryan Fish                                             U.S. Ski & Snowboard Development Director

The above discretionary selection process will be repeated for each period of World Cup this season.  As always, if you have questions or concerns about this process, feel free to contact me directly.

Sincerely,

Chris Grover
Cross Country Program Director, U.S. Ski Team
chris.grover@usskiandsnowboard.org

World Cup Discretionary Nomination Selection Dates

Dear Cross Country Community,

The World Cup Coaches’ Discretion Working Group will nominate athletes to World Cup Periods 2-4 on the following dates:

  • World Cup Period 2 – Tour de Ski (Dec. 31, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
    • Selection date: Wednesday Dec. 14, 2022 
    • Some quota spots may need to be left open for those athletes who either make the objective World Cup standard or have outstanding performances in the Davos World Cup after the above selection date. 
  • World Cup Period 3 – ITA, FRA, ITA (Jan. 21 – Feb. 5, 2023
    • Selection date: Monday January 9, 2023 
  • WC Period 4 – NOR, SWE, EST, FIN (Mar. 11-26, 2023)
    • Selection date: Monday February 20, 2023 
    • Some quota spots may need to be left open for outstanding performances at the American Birkie which may influence nominations for the Holmenkollen 50 km. 

As always, please feel free to reach out if you have questions. 

Chris Grover
Cross Country Program Director
chris.grover@usskiandsnowboard.org
(435) 640-8545