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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 4

Dear Cross Country Community,

We are pleased to announce the USA Cross Country Team for World Cup Period 4 of the 2020-21 season:

Nove Mesto, CZE Sprint C

Men

  • Zanden McMullen. Discretion. SuperTour Period IV Leader
  • Simi Hamilton. Objective. 12th WC Sprint Standings
  • Kevin Bolger. Objective. 13th WC Sprint Standings
  • Logan Hanneman. Objective. 20th WC Sprint Standings
  • JC Schoonmaker. Objective. 30th WC Sprint Standings
  • Luke Jager. Discretion. 1st ANC Sprint C qualifier, 1st Soldier Hollow Sprint C qualifier
  • Ben Ogden. Alternate. 1st Craftsbury Sprint C qualifier
  • Gus Schumacher. Alternate. 24th Val di Fiemme Sprint C, 25th Davos Sprint F
  • Peter Holmes. Alternate. 1st Sun Valley Sprint C qualifier, 4th Soldier Hollow Sprint C qualifier
  • Tyler Kornfield. Alternate. Historic Sprint C results
  • Zak Ketterson. Alternate. Historic Sprint C results
  • Hunter Wonders. Alternate. 3rd ANC Sprint C qualifier
  • Noel Keeffe. Alternate. 5th Soldier Hollow Sprint C qualifier
  • Logan Diekmann. Alternate. 7th Soldier Hollow Sprint C qualifier

Women

  • Novie McCabe. Discretion. SuperTour Period IV Leader
  • Jessie Diggins. Objective. Additional Start, World Cup Overall Leader
  • Rosie Brennan. Objective. 4th World Cup Sprint Standings
  • Sophie Caldwell Hamilton. Objective. 6th World Cup Sprint Standings
  • Julia Kern. Objective. 16th World Cup Sprint Standings
  • Hailey Swirbul. Objective. 21st World Cup Sprint Standings
  • Sadie Maubet Bjornsen. Discretion. 1st ANC Sprint C qualifier
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger. Discretion. 1st American Soldier Hollow Sprint C qualifier
  • Hannah Halvorsen. Alternate. 23rd Dresden World Cup Sprint F
  • Katharine Ogden. Alternate. Historic Sprint C results
  • Alayna Sonnesyn. Alternate. 1st Craftsbury Sprint
  • Alex Lawson. Alternate. 2nd Craftsbury Sprint
  • Becca Rorabaugh.  Alternate. Historic Sprint C results

Nove Mesto, CZE 10/15 km F

Men

  • Zanden McMullen. Discretion. SuperTour Period IV Leader
  • Gus Schumacher. Objective. 23rd World Cup Distance Standings
  • Scott Patterson. Discretion. 47th World Cup Distance Standings, 4th fastest relay leg Lahti WC
  • David Norris. Discretion. Historic Distance Results, 32nd Lahti Skiathlon
  • Johnny Hagenbuch. Discretion. 1st American Soldier Hollow 10 km F
  • Hunter Wonders. Discretion. 1st ANC 10 km F, 2nd ANC 10 km F, 45th Lahti Skiathlon
  • Kevin Bolger. Alternate. 33rd Davos 15 km F, 40th Toblach 15 km F
  • Simi Hamilton. Alternate. 38th Davos 15 km F
  • Adam Martin. Alternate. 1st Craftsbury 15 km C, 1st Craftsbury 15 km F
  • Ben Ogden. Alternate. 2020 NCAA Champion 15 km F
  • Ian Torchia. Alternate.  2nd Craftsbury 15 km F
  • JC Schoonmaker. Alternate. 2nd American Soldier Hollow 10 km F
  • Zak Ketterson. Alternate. 1st Birkie Trails 12 km C
  • Peter Wolter. Alternate. 1st Soldier Hollow 15 km C
  • Akeo Maifeld-Carucci. Alternate. Historic Distance Results
  • Finn O’Connell. Alternate. 5th American Soldier Hollow 20 km C               

Women

  • Novie McCabe. Discretion. SuperTour Period IV Leader
  • Jessie Diggins. Objective. Additional Start, World Cup Overall Leader
  • Rosie Brennan. Objective. 1st World Cup Distance Standings
  • Hailey Swirbul. Objective. 19th World Cup Distance Standings
  • Katharine Ogden. Discretion. 32nd Distance WC Standings post-Lahti
  • Sophia Laukli. Discretion. 33rd Skiathlon Lahti, 6th fastest relay leg
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger. Discretion. 2nd Soldier Hollow 5 km F
  • Caitlin Gregg. Discretion. 1st Houghton 10 km F, 1st Cable 5 km F
  • Caitlin Patterson. Alternate. 26th TOD 10 km F Pursuit Val Müstair, 27th TOD TdS Final Climb
  • Julia Kern. Alternate. 25th Toblach 10 km F
  • Alayna Sonnesyn. Alternate. 1st Craftsbury 10 km F, 1st Craftsbury 10 km C
  • Alex Lawson. Alternate. 1st Craftsbury 12 km F
  • Becca Rorabaugh.  Alternate. 1st Gov Peak 5 km F, 1st Gov Peak 5 km C
  • Mariah Bredal. Alternate. 3rd American Soldier Hollow 5 km F

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
  • Kate Barton, 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:

  • Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Athlete Rep
  • Tiger Shaw, U.S. Ski & Snowboard CEO
  • Bryan Fish, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sport Development Manager

The above discretionary selection process will be repeated for each period of World Cup this season.  The next selection will be for Period 5 (Oslo) and World Cup Finals, and will take place on February 22, 2021.  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 Period 3

Dear Cross Country Community,

We are pleased to announce the USA Cross Country Team for World Cup Period 3 of the 2020-21 season:

Lahti, FIN Skiathlon

Men

  • Hunter Wonders. Discretion. SuperTour Period III Leader
  • Gus Schumacher.  Objective. 18th WC Distance Standings
  • Scott Patterson. Discretion. 16th Davos 15 F, 23rd TOD Ruka 15 F, 24th TOD Val Müstair 15 F
  • Adam Martin. Discretion. 1st Craftsbury 15 C, 1st Craftsbury 15 F
  • Ian Torchia. Discretion  2nd Craftsbury 15 F
  • David Norris. Discretion. 2nd Anchorage 15 C
  • Kevin Bolger. Alternate. 33rd Davos 15 F, 40th Toblach 15 F
  • Johnny Hagenbuch. Alternate. 1st Sun Valley 15 F, 1st Yellowstone 10 F
  • Ben Ogden. Alternate. 1st Craftsbury 15 C
  • Peter Wolter. Alternate. 1st Soldier Hollow 15 C

Women

  • Alayna Sonnesyn. Discretion. SuperTour Period III Leader
  • Jessie Diggins. Objective. Overall World Cup Leader Period III
  • Rosie Brennan. Objective. 1st WC Distance Standings
  • Hailey Swirbul. Objective. 17th WC Distance Standings
  • Katharine Ogden. Objective. 28th WC Distance Standings
  • Sadie Maubet Bjornsen. Discretion. 1st Anchorage 10 F, 1st Anchorage Sprint C
  • Caitlin Patterson. Discretion. 26th TOD 10 F Pursuit Val Müstair, 27th TOD Final Climb TdS
  • Julia Kern. Discretion. 25th Toblach 10 F, 33rd Davos 10 F
  • Novie McCabe. Alternate. 1st Yellowstone 10 F, 2nd SoHo 10 C
  • Sophia Laukli. Alternate. 1st Sun Valley 10 F
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger. Alternate. 1st Soldier Hollow 10 C, 2nd Sun Valley 10 F

Falun, SWE 10/15 km F

Men

  • Hunter Wonders. Discretion. SuperTour Period III Leader
  • Gus Schumacher. Objective. 18th WC Distance Standings
  • Scott Patterson. Discretion. 16th Davos 15 F, 23rd TOD Ruka 15 F, 24th TOD Val Müstair 15 F
  • David Norris. Discretion. 2nd Anchorage 15 C
  • Kevin Bolger. Discretion. 33rd Davos 15 F, 40th Toblach 15 F
  • Simi Hamilton. Discretion. 38th Davos 15 F
  • Adam Martin. Alternate. 1st Craftsbury 15 C, 1st Craftsbury 15 F
  • Johnny Hagenbuch. Alternate.  1st Sun Valley 15 F, 1st Yellowstone 10 F
  • Ian Torchia. Alternate. 2nd Craftsbury 15 F
  • Zanden McMullen. Alternate. 1st Anchorage 10 F, 2nd Anchorage 10 F

Women

  • Alayna Sonnesyn. Discretion. SuperTour Period III Leader
  • Jessie Diggins. Objective. Overall World Cup Leader Period III
  • Rosie Brennan. Objective. 1st WC Distance Standings
  • Hailey Swirbul. Objective. 17th WC Distance Standings
  • Katharine Ogden. Objective. 28th WC Distance Standings
  • Sadie Maubet Bjornsen. Discretion. 1st Anchorage 10 F, 1st Anchorage Sprint C
  • Julia Kern. Discretion. 25th Toblach 10 F, 33rd Davos 10 F
  • Caitlin Patterson. Discretion.  26th TOD 10 F Pursuit Val Müstair, 27th TOD Final Climb TdS
  • Novie McCabe. Alternate. 1st Yellowstone 10 F, 2nd SoHo 10 C
  • Sophia Laukli. Alternate. 1st Sun Valley 10 F
  • Caitlin Gregg. Alternate. 1st Houghton 10 F
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger. Alternate. 1st Soldier Hollow 10 C, 2nd Sun Valley 10 F

Falun, SWE 10/15 km C Mass

Men

  • Hunter Wonders. Discretion. SuperTour Period III Leader
  • Gus Schumacher. Objective. 18th WC Distance Standings
  • Scott Patterson. Discretion. 16th Davos 15 F, 23rd TOD Ruka 15 F, 24th TOD Val Müstair 15 F
  • David Norris. Discretion. 2nd Anchorage 15 C
  • Adam Martin. Discretion. 1st Craftsbury 15 C, 1st Craftsbury 15 F
  • Ian Torchia. Discretion. 2nd Craftsbury 15 F
  • Ben Ogden. Alternate. 1st Craftsbury 15 C
  • Johnny Hagenbuch. Alternate. 1st Sun Valley 15 F, 1st Yellowstone 10 F
  • Peter Wolter. Alternate. 1st Soldier Hollow 15 C
  • Zak Ketterson. Alternate. 1st Birkie Trails 12 C

Women

  • Alayna Sonnesyn. Discretion. SuperTour Period III Leader
  • Jessie Diggins. Objective. Overall World Cup Leader Period III
  • Rosie Brennan. Objective. st WC Distance Standings
  • Hailey Swirbul. Objective. 7th WC Distance Standings
  • Katharine Ogden. Objective. 28th WC Distance Standings
  • Sadie Maubet Bjornsen. Discretion. 1st Anchorage 10 F, 1st Anchorage Sprint C
  • Caitlin Patterson. Discretion. 26th TOD 10 F Pursuit Val Müstair, 27th TOD Final Climb TdS
  • Julia Kern. Discretion. 25th Toblach 10 F, 33rd Davos 10 F
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger. Alternate. 1st Soldier Hollow 10 C, 2nd Sun Valley 10 F
  • Novie McCabe. Alternate. 1st Yellowstone 10 F, 2nd SoHo 10 C

Falun, SWE Sprint C

Men

  • Hunter Wonders. Discretion. SuperTour Period III Leader
  • Simi Hamilton. Objective. 12th WC Sprint Standings
  • Kevin Bolger. Objective. 13th WC Sprint Standings
  • Logan Hanneman. Objective. 20th WC Sprint Standings
  • JC Schoonmaker. Objective. 30th WC Sprint Standings
  • Ben Ogden. Discretion. 1st Craftsbury Sprint C
  • Luke Jager. Alternate. 1st Anchorage Sprint C, 1st Soldier Hollow Sprint C
  • Gus Schumacher. Alternate. 24th Val di Fiemme Sprint C, 25th Davos Sprint F
  • Peter Holmes. Alternate. 1st Sun Valley Sprint C, 4th Soldier Hollow Sprint C
  • Zanden McMullen. Alternate. 3rd Soldier Hollow Sprint C
  • Noel Keeffe. Alternate. 5th Soldier Hollow Sprint C
  • Logan Diekmann. Alternate. 7th Soldier Hollow Sprint C

Women

  • Alayna Sonnesyn. Discretion. SuperTour Period III Leader
  • Jessie Diggins. Objective. Overall World Cup Leader Period III
  • Rosie Brennan. Objective. 4th WC Sprint Standings
  • Sophie Caldwell Hamilton. Objective. 6th WC Sprint Standings
  • Julia Kern. Objective. 16th WC Sprint Standings
  • Hailey Swirbul. Objective. 21st WC Sprint Standings
  • Sadie Maubet Bjornsen. Discretion. 1st Anchorage Sprint C
  • Novie McCabe. Discretion. 1st Soldier Hollow Sprint F, 1st Yellowstone Sprint F
  • Hannah Halvorsen. Alternate. 23rd Dresden Sprint F
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger. Alternate. 1st American Soldier Hollow Sprint C

Ulricehamn, SWE Sprint F

Men

  • Hunter Wonders. Discretion. SuperTour Period III Leader
  • Simi Hamilton. Objective. 12th WC Sprint Standings
  • Kevin Bolger. Objective. 13th WC Sprint Standings
  • Logan Hanneman. Objective. 20th WC Sprint Standings
  • JC Schoonmaker. Objective. 30th WC Sprint Standings
  • Gus Schumacher. Discretion. 24th Val di Fiemme Sprint C, 25th Davos Sprint F
  • Ben Ogden. Alternate. 1st Craftsbury Sprint C
  • Luke Jager. Alternate. 1st Anchorage Sprint C, 1st Soldier Hollow Sprint C
  • Peter Holmes. Alternate. 1st Sun Valley Sprint C, 4th Soldier Hollow Sprint C
  • Zanden McMullen. Alternate. 3rd Soldier Hollow Sprint C
  • Noel Keeffe.  Alternate. 5th Soldier Hollow Sprint C
  • Logan Diekmann. Alternate. 7th Soldier Hollow Sprint C

Women

  • Alayna Sonnesyn. Discretion. SuperTour Period III Leader
  • Jessie Diggins. Objective. Overall World Cup Leader Period III
  • Rosie Brennan. Objective. 4th WC Sprint Standings
  • Sophie Caldwell Hamilton. Objective. 6th WC Sprint Standings
  • Julia Kern. Objective. 16th WC Sprint Standings
  • Hailey Swirbul. Objective. 21st WC Sprint Standings
  • Sadie Maubet Bjornsen. Discretion. 1st Anchorage Sprint C
  • Novie McCabe. Discretion. 1st Soldier Hollow Sprint F, 1st Yellowstone Sprint F
  • Hannah Halvorsen. Alternate. 23rd Dresden Sprint F
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger. Alternate. 1st American Soldier Hollow Sprint C

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 Haggenmille. 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 Team

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 Sport Development Manager

The above discretionary selection process will be repeated for each period of World Cup this season.  The next selection will be for Period 4 (Nove Mesto) and will take place on January 26, 2021.  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