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US Ski Team names four Vermonters to national nordic ski team

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011
— Cross-country skiing, Ski racing
Ida Sargent

Ida Sargent, on left, at UVM Carnival in 2008.

Andy Newell.

Andy Newell.

Liz Stephen.

Liz Stephen.

Skyler Davis.

Skyler Davis on WCAX-TV this summer.

One-third of the skinny skiers on the 2012 US Nordic team hail from Vermont. How cool is that?!

This week the US Ski Team named its 12-member nordic team. It's a rather small squad, but one that is increasingly finding success. The standouts on the team include <link http: crosscountry athletes>Andy Newell of Shaftsbury, Vt., and Kikkan Randall of Anchorage, Alaska. They've both been on a World Cup podium, and they want more. Meanwhile, Vermonter and seven-time US Champion <link http: crosscountry athletes>Liz Stephen of East Montpelier, Vt., is looking to make her mark on the World Cup stage.

The team rookies include Dartmouth College standout <link http: crosscountry athletes>Ida Sargent of Orleans, Vt., and <link http: crosscountry athletes>Skyler Davis from Jericho, Vt., and the Stratton Mountain School.

Whether you’re a Vermonter or not, it will be a fun season to follow nordic ski racing!

2012 US Cross Country Ski Team Roster, from <link http: crosscountry>US Ski Team

Name, Hometown, Club, Equipment (Skis, Boots, Bindings, Poles), Date of Birth
* Denotes Olympian
A Team
Kris Freeman, Andover, NH, Andover Outing Club (Fischer, Alpina, Rotefella, Swix) 10/14/1980*
Andy Newell, Shaftsbury, VT, Stratton Mountain School (Fischer, Salomon, Salomon, Swix) 11/30/1983*
Kikkan Randall, Anchorage, Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center (Fischer, Salomon, Salomon, Swix) 12/31/1982*
Liz Stephen, East Montpelier, VT, Burke Mountain Academy (Rossignol, Rossignol, Rossignol, One Way) 1/12/1987*
B Team
Sadie Bjornsen, Winthrop, WA, Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center (Fischer, Salomon, Salomon, Swix) 11/21/1989
Jessie Diggins, Afton, MN, Central Cross Country (Salomon, Salomon, Salomon, Swix) 8/26/1991
Tad Elliott, Durango, CO, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail (Salomon, Salomon, Salomon, Swix) 7/2/1988
Simi Hamilton, Aspen, CO, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (Fischer, Alpina, Rotefella, Swix) 5/14/1987*
Noah Hoffman, Aspen, CO, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail (Madshus, Madshus, Rotefella, Madshus) 8/1/1989
Ida Sargent, Orleans, VT, Dartmouth Ski Team (Fischer, Salomon, Salomon, Swix) 1/25/1988
Development Team
Erik Bjornsen, Winthrop, WA, Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center (Fischer, Fischer, Fischer, Swix) 7/14/1991
Skyler Davis, Jericho, VT, Stratton Mountain School (Fischer, Salomon, Salomon, Swix) 12/22/1991

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