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Cross Country World Cup Criteria

Cross Country World Cup Criteria

The FIS Cross Country World Cup, presented by Viessmann, 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,

SuperTour COC Leader and Discretionary Nomination Selection Dates

 

Now that the autumn FIS Cross Country Committee meetings are over, and we have confirmed the World Cup calendar for 2020-21, you can find all finalized selection criteria for World Cup, the Oberstdorf Nordic World Championships, the World Junior and U23 World Champs, the U18 Nordic Nations Championships, etc. here:

 

https://usskiandsnowboard.org/sport-programs/criteria

 

With the cancellation of the USA SuperTour Continental Cup Series for 2020-21, the FIS Cross Country Committee has granted us the special ability to use coaches’ discretion to select a man and a woman from domestic racing to World Cup Periods 3, 4, and 5.  The Coaches’ Discretion Working Group, which normally makes discretionary World Cup nominations, will also nominate these athletes on the following dates:

 

  • World Cup Period 2 – Tour de Ski (Jan. 1-10, 2021). 
    • Selection date: Monday Dec. 14, 2020. 
    • Discretionary Nominations only.  The COC leaders have already been determined by FIS, and are the same WC Period 1 COC leaders (Miller & Schumacher).
  • World Cup Period 3 – SWE, FIN, SWE (Jan. 16 – Feb. 7, 2021). 
    • Selection date: Monday January 4, 2021. 
    • COC leaders and Discretionary Nominations.
  • WC Period 4 – Nove Mesto (Feb. 20-21) & WC Period 5 – Oslo + Beijing (Mar. 12-21).
    • Selection date: Monday February 1, 2021. 
    • COC leaders and Discretionary Nominations.
    • This selection comes early to allow athletes time to secure Chinese visas and to plan for complicated logistics. 
    • We will leave some discretionary nominations to the Holmenkollen 30/50 open (if available) until February 28, 2021 to include the American Birkie in the period.

 

Note: the timeframe of some or all selection may have to come earlier to accommodate gathering the necessary permissions to gain direct access to some European nations this winter.  We will keep the community posted. 

 

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

 

World Cup Period 1

Dear Cross Country Community,

We are pleased to announce the USA Cross Country Team for World Cup Period 1 of the 2020-21 season:

Ruka Triple 
Men
Gus Schumacher              Objective          Overall 19-20 SuperTour Leader
Simi Hamilton                    Objective          24th Sprint World Cup 19-20
Logan Hanneman              Discretion         36 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)
David Norris                       Discretion         31 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)
Kevin Bolger                      Discretion         29 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)
JC Schoonmaker               Discretion         1 World Cup Point (19-20 Overall)
Scott Patterson (alt)           Discretion         Next lowest FIS distance points
Adam Martin (alt)               Discretion         Next lowest FIS distance points

Women
Kaitlynn Miller                      Objective            Overall 19-20 SuperTour Leader
Sophie Caldwell Hamilton    Objective            6th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Sadie Maubet Bjornsen       Objective            10th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Jessie Diggins                     Objective            11th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Julia Kern                            Objective            19th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Rosie Brennan                    Objective            14th Distance World Cup 19-20
Katharine Ogden                 Discretion           33 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)
Hailey Swirbul                     Discretion           24 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)
Rosie Frankowski               Discretion           10 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)
Caitlin Patterson                 Discretion           2 World Cup Points (19-20 Overall)

Lillehammer Skiathlon and Davos 10/15 km F
Men
Gus Schumacher                Objective          Overall 19-20 SuperTour Leader
David Norris                        Discretion         21 World Cup Distance Points 19-20
Scott Patterson                   Discretion         Next lowest FIS distance points
Adam Martin                       Discretion         Next lowest FIS distance points
Ben Lustgarten                   Discretion         Next lowest FIS distance points
Simi Hamilton                     Discretion         Next lowest FIS distance points
Ian Torchia (alt)                  Discretion         Next lowest FIS distance points

Women
Kaitlynn Miller                      Objective           Overall 19-20 SuperTour Leader
Jessie Diggins                     Objective           8th World Cup Distance Standings 19-20
Sadie Maubet Bjornsen       Objective           13th World Cup Distance Standings 19-20
Rosie Brennan                       Objective         14th World Cup Distance Standings 19-20
Julia Kern                                 Discretion          25 World Cup Distance Points 19-20
Hailey Swirbul                          Discretion          17 World Cup Distance Points 19-20
Katharine Ogden                      Discretion          13 World Cup Distance Points 19-20
Rosie Frankowski (alt)              Discretion          10 World Cup Distance Points 19-20
Sophie Caldwell Hamilton (alt) Discretion        10 World Cup Distance Points 19-20                   

Lillehammer Sprint C, Davos Sprint F, and Dresden Sprint F
Men
Gus Schumacher                     Objective          Overall 19-20 SuperTour Leader
Simi Hamilton                           Objective        24th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Logan Hanneman                     Discretion         31 World Cup Sprint Points 19-20
Kevin Bolger                             Discretion          29 World Cup Sprint Points 19-20
JC Schoonmaker                      Discretion         1 World Cup Sprint Point 19-20
Tyler Kornfield                          Discretion           Next lowest FIS sprint points
Ben Saxton (alt)                        Discretion          Next lowest FIS sprint points
Noel Keeffe (alt)                        Discretion          Next lowest FIS sprint points

Women
Kaitlynn Miller                          Objective            Overall 19-20 SuperTour Leader
Sophie Caldwell Hamilton        Objective          6th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Sadie Maubet Bjornsen            Objective         10th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Jessie Diggins                           Objective           11th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Julia Kern                                  Objective         19th World Cup Sprint Standings 19-20
Rosie Brennan                          Discretion           58 World Cup Sprint Points 19-20
Hailey Swirbul                           Discretion           7 World Cup Sprint Points 19-20
Hannah Halvorsen (alt)             Discretion           Next lowest FIS sprint points
Katharine Ogden (alt)                Discretion           Next lowest FIS sprint points

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

Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess   U.S. Ski & Snowboard Athlete Rep
Tad Elliott                                 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Athlete Rep
Cami Thompson-Graves        U.S. Ski & Snowboard XC Sport Committee Chair/Dartmouth College
Austin Caldwell                       CU
Dragan Danevski                    MEA
Erik Flora                                APU
Joe Haggenmiller                    CXC
Chris Mallory                           SVSEF
Pepa Miloucheva                    CGRP
Pat O’Brien                              SMS
Dan Weiland                            SSCV
Bernie Nelson                         U.S. Ski Team
Jason Cork                              U.S. Ski Team
Matt Whitcomb                        U.S. Ski Team
Chris Grover                           U.S. Ski Tea

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

Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess    U.S. Ski & Snowboard Athlete Rep
Tiger Shaw                                U.S. Ski & Snowboard CEO
Bryan Fish                                 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Nordic Program 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