It is always interesting to look at raw data and form opinions. Indulge yourself with information concerning the ladies who earned World Cup Start List points during the 2021/22 season. Learn about the 15 athletes who created the current women’s U.S. World Cup start quota.
Remember, at the Winter Olympic Games; the top 15 finishers score World Cup Start List points but no World Cup points. So, if an athlete wins the Olympic SL, for example, they score 100 start list points but no World Cup points. However, if they win a World Cup SL, they earn 100 WCSL points and 100 World Cup points. At this year’s Olympics, Paula Moltzan scored WCSL points in SL, Mikaela Shiffrin did it in SG, and Tricia Mangan earned them in Alpine Combined.
Additionally, the nation’s quota is determined by how many athletes the team has in the top 60 WCSL. It is important to remember that the only way to be on the WCSL is by scoring a top 30 result in a World Cup or a top 15 at the Olympics or World Championships.
The number of points required to be top 60 on the WCSL changes every list. Currently, none of the women’s events have 60 athletes on the World Cup Start List, so if an athlete has one point, they create a nation’s quota start spot.
Presented here are the U.S. ladies who have World Cup Start List points. See where they rank. Also, notice their age and, if interested, how much prize money they made racing World Cup during the 2021/22 season. If you think the prize money is low, you are in the same camp as FIS President Johan Eliasch. He would love to use a portion of the 150 million Swiss Francs in the FIS cash reserves to increase the FIS prize money in all sports.
Also, notice the current U.S. women’s start quota by the event.
The more you know about the athletes and the sport, the easier it is to be a fan. So have at it.
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