US Ski Team names four Vermonters to national nordic ski team

Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 08:16 PM

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 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 Liz Stephen of East Montpelier, Vt., is looking to make her mark on the World Cup stage.

The team rookies include Dartmouth College standout Ida Sargent of Orleans, Vt., and 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 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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