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USA Nordic names 2021-22 teams

Lake Placid’s Nina Lussi, Tate Frantz among 45 nominees

USA Nordic has nominated 45 American athletes to its 2021-22 national and junior nordic combined and ski jumping teams. Athletes achieved the nominations based on selection criteria. They will have the option of being a part of the 2021-22 U.S. Nordic Combined or U.S. Ski Jumping Team.

The nominations were made after the conclusion of the 2021 competition season. Athletes are now in training for the upcoming summer and winter seasons.

“Our team nominations include a wide range of veterans across our national teams, but some great up-and-coming athletes on the junior teams,” said USA Nordic Sport Director Jed Hinkley. “It was especially challenging this year with ever-changing schedule changes and cancelations.” 

Athletes will have the option of accepting nominations prior to the 2021-22 season. The final teams for the season will be named this fall. With the Olympics coming up next winter in Beijing, athletes will be striving to earn positions on Team USA. Those nominations and team naming will be announced just prior to the Olympics.

2021-22 U.S. NORDIC COMBINED SKI TEAM

Men’s National Team

Grant Andrews, 23, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club    

Taylor Fletcher, 30, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club    

Jasper Good, 24, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Ben Loomis, 22, Eau Claire, Wis., Flying Eagles Ski Club    

Niklas Malacinski, 17, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club    

Evan Nichols, 17, Lyme, N.H., Ford K. Sayre Memorial Ski Council    

Jared Shumate, 22, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski & Snowboard    

Stephen Schumann, 21, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski & Snowboard

Women’s National Team

Tess Arnone, 18, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Alexa Brabec, 16, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Annika Malacinski, 19, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Tara Geraghty-Moats, 28, W. Fairlee, Vt., Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club

2021-22 U.S. SKI JUMPING TEAM

Men’s National Team

Erik Belshaw, 16, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Kevin Bickner, 24 Wauconda, Ill., Norge Ski Club

Decker Dean, 20, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Patrick Gasienica, 22, Spring Grove, Ill., Norge Ski Club

Casey Larson, 22, Barrington, Ill., Norge Ski Club

Andrew Urlaub, 20, Eau Claire, Wis., Flying Eagles Ski Club

Women’s National Team

Annika Belshaw, 18, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Jillian Highfill, 17, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski & Snowboard    

Anna Hoffmann, 20, Madison, Wis., Blackhawk Ski Club

Paige Jones, 18, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski & Snowboard

Cara Larson, 20, Barrington, Ill., Norge Ski Club

Nina Lussi, 27, Lake Placid, N.Y., New York Ski Education Foundation

Samantha Macuga, 20, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski & Snowboard

Logan Sankey, 22, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

2021-22 U.S. NORDIC COMBINED SKI TEAM – JUNIOR TEAM

Men’s Junior Team

Carter Brubaker, 17, Anchorage, Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage

Tate Frantz, 16, Lake Placid, New York Ski Education Foundation    

Gunnar Gilbertson, 18, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club 

Henry Johnstone, 20, Concord, Mass. Andover Outing Club

Aidan Ripp, 20, Cloquet, Minn., Cloquet Ski Club

Zach Selzman, 16, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski & Snowboard

Caleb Zuckerman, 15, Norwich, Vt., Ford K. Sayre Memorial Ski Council

Women’s Junior Team

Aspen Bennett-Manke, 15, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Charlotte Ripp, 16, Cloquet, Minn., Cloquet Ski Club

2021-22 U.S. SKI JUMPING TEAM JUNIOR TEAM

Men’s Junior Team

Jason Colby, 15, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Hunter Gibson, 20, Woodstock, Ill., Norge Ski Club

Stewart Gundry, 15, Eau Claire, Wis., Flying Eagles Ski Club

Shane Kocher, 17, Algonquin, Ill., Norge Ski Club

Landon Lee, 18, Eau Claire, Wis., Flying Eagles Ski Club

    

Women’s Junior Team

Rachael Haerter, 16, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski & Snowboard

Josie Johnson, 14, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski & Snowboard

Elise Loescher, 18, Burlington, Vt., New York Ski Education Foundation

Macey Olden, 16, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski & Snowboard

Adeline Swanson, 15, Woodbury, Minn., St. Paul Ski Club