U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced its Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team nominations for the 2023-24 competition season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on selection criteria in the prior season. Twenty-nine aerials and moguls athletes have been nominated to the team.
“The 29 athletes nominated to the 2023-24 Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team represent the best in the world at freestyle skiing,” said Matt Gnoza, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Freestyle Director. “We have an awesome mix of accomplished veterans and fresh rookies eager to prove themselves. This crew accomplished a lot last season and I look forward to supporting them to build on the momentum we created. It’s an exciting time for American freestyle skiing!”
The 2023-24 team is highlighted by 2023 World Championships medalists Ashley Caldwell (gold, mixed team aerials), Chris Lillis (gold, mixed team aerials) and Quinn Dehlinger (gold, mixed team aerials; silver, men’s aerials), as well as double 2023 World Championship silver medalist Jaelin Kauf (moguls and dual moguls).
The 2023-24 FIS Freestyle World Cup calendar is expected to be confirmed by the International Ski Federation (FIS) later this month, but boasts a more robust schedule than the freestyle circuit has seen in years, including two World Cups in the United States: the Intermountain Health Freestyle International at Deer Valley and an additional moguls/dual moguls World Cup.
Each athlete accepting the nomination to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team receives world-class program support, along with access to the USANA Center of Excellence, as well as athletic benefits including elite coaching, sport science, sports medicine, high performance staff and education opportunities.
An official Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team announcement will be made in the fall.
2023-24 Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Nominations:
Women: Olivia Giaccio, Tess Johnson, Jaelin Kauf, Elizabeth Lemley , Alli Macuga, Kai Owens, Hannah Soar.
Men: Cole McDonald, Nick Page, Dylan Walczyk.
Women: Kasey Hogg, Sami Worthington.
Men: Dylan Marcellini, Charlie Mickel, Asher Michel*, Landon Wendler.
Women: Ashley Caldwell, Kaila Kuhn, Megan Nick, Winter Vinecki.
Men: Quinn Dehlinger, Chris Lillis, Justin Schoenefeld.
Women: Karenna Elliott, Dani Loeb, Megan Smallhouse, Tasia Tanner.
Men: Derek Kreuger, Conner Curran*.
*First nomination to the Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team
Source: U.S. Ski & Snowboard
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