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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.

 

Period 1 World Cup Team

Dear Cross Country Community,

We are pleased to announce the XC Team for Period 1 of the 2022-23 World Cup season:

Ruka Sprint C, Lillehammer Sprint F, Beitostølen Sprint C, Davos Sprint F
Men

  • Adam Martin, Objective, 21-22 Overall SuperTour Leader
  • JC Schoonmaker, Objective, 19th 21-22 Sprint World Cup
  • Ben Ogden, Objective, 30th 21-22 Sprint World Cup
  • Kevin Bolger, Discretion, 39 Sprint Points 21-22 Season
  • Luke Jager, Discretion, 17 Sprint Points 21-22 Season
  • Logan Diekmann, Discretion, 2021-22 Season Sprint Racing
  • Zak Ketterson, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Sprint Racing
  • Gus Schumacher, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Sprint Racing           

Women

  • Rosie Frankowski, Objective, 21-22 Overall SuperTour Leader
  • Jessie Diggins, Objective, 4th 21-22 Sprint World Cup
  • Julia Kern, Objective, 8th 21-22 Sprint World Cup
  • Rosie Brennan, Objective, 12th 21-22 Sprint World Cup
  • Hailey Swirbul, Discretion, 31 Sprint Points 21-22 Season
  • Alayna Sonnesyn, Discretion, 2021-22 Season Sprint Racing
  • Lauren Jortberg, Discretion, 2021-22 Season Sprint Racing
  • Novie McCabe, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Sprint Racing
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Sprint Racing

Ruka 10 km C & 20 km F Pursuit, Lillehammer 10 km F, Davos 20 km F
Men

  • Adam Martin, Objective, 21-22 Overall SuperTour Leader
  • Scott Patterson, Discretion, 36 Distance Points 21-22 Season
  • Gus Schumacher, Discretion, 32 Distance Points 21-22 Season
  • Zak Ketterson, Discretion, 16 Distance Points 21-22 Season
  • Hunter Wonders, Discretion, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • Ben Ogden, Discretion, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • David Norris, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • Zanden McMullen, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • John Hagenbuch, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • Luke Jager, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • Finn O’Connell, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Women

  • Rosie Frankowski, Objective, 21-22 Overall SuperTour Leader
  • Jessie Diggins, Objective, 9th 21-22 Distance World Cup
  • Rosie Brennan, Objective, 10th 21-22 Distance World Cup
  • Hailey Swirbul, Objective, 29th 21-22 Distance World Cup
  • Sophia Laukli, Discretion, 49 Distance Points 21-22 Season
  • Novie McCabe, Discretion, 35 Distance Points 21-22 Season
  • Julia Kern, Discretion, 29 Distance Points 21-22 Season
  • Alayna Sonnesyn, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Lillehammer Skiathlon, Beitostølen 10 km C
Men

  • Adam Martin, Objective, 21-22 Overall SuperTour Leader
  • Scott Patterson, Discretion, 36 Distance Points 21-22 Season
  • Gus Schumacher, Discretion, 32 Distance Points 21-22 Season
  • Zak Ketterson, Discretion, 16 Distance Points 21-22 Season
  • Hunter Wonders, Discretion, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • Ben Ogden, Discretion, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • David Norris, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • Zanden McMullen, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • Luke Jager, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • John Hagenbuch, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • Finn O’Connell, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing

Women

  • Rosie Frankowski, Objective, 21-22 Overall SuperTour Leader
  • Jessie Diggins, Objective, 9th 21-22 Distance World Cup
  • Rosie Brennan, Objective, 10th 21-22 Distance World Cup
  • Hailey Swirbul, Objective, 29th 21-22 Distance World Cup
  • Sophia Laukli, Discretion, 49 Distance Points 21-22 Season
  • Novie McCabe, Discretion, 35 Distance Points 21-22 Season
  • Julia Kern, Discretion, 29 Distance Points 21-22 Season
  • Alayna Sonnesyn, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger, Alternate, 2021-22 Season Distance Racing

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

Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, Athlete Rep.
Ida Sargent, Athlete Rep.
Cami Thompson-Graves , Dartmouth College
Andy Newell, BSF
Dragan Danevski, MEA
Erik Flora, APU
Jeremy Hecker, Team Birkie
Chris Mallory, SVSEF
Pepa Miloucheva, CGRP
Pat O’Brien, SMS
Dan Weiland, SSCV
Kate Johnson, U.S. Ski Team
Jason Cork, U.S. Ski Team
Matt Whitcomb, U.S. Ski Team
Chris Grover, U.S. Ski Team

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 Sport Development Manager

The above discretionary selection process will be repeated for each period of World Cup this coming 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