PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 21) – World Champions Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) highlight a team of 11 athletes named to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2013-14 season. The team was announced at the conclusion of a final two-week training camp at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City and the newly-repaved roller ski track on the Olympic trails at nearby Soldier Hollow. The season opens Nov. 29 in Kuusamo, Finland. The 2014 Sochi Olympic Team will be selected primarily from World Cup events this season and will be named in late January.
World Champions Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins highlight a team of 11 athletes named to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2013-14 season. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
Kikkan Randall, World Cup sprint champion
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has never seen so much momentum! This has been an incredibly productive summer of training, the whole team is looking fit and healthy, and we can't wait to kick off the 2014 season in a few weeks.
The confidence and success of this team has been building over the past few seasons. We've reached a new level of team cohesion and together with the incredible support of our team at the USSA. We feel prepared and excited for the opportunities ahead. We Believe in U.S.! Do you?
Chris Grover, Head Coach
The 2013-14 U.S Cross Country Ski Team will be the strongest team that the USA has fielded in 30 plus years. Led by World Champion and two-time overall sprint champion Kikkan Randall, this team is redefining the limits of success in U.S. cross country skiing. Although the team will be focused on peak performances in Sochi, we expect to be fighting for podiums each and every weekend throughout the World Cup season.
2014 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Roster
Name, Hometown, Club (Skis, Boots, Bindings, Poles, Eyewear) Date of Birth
* Denotes Olympian
** Pursuing degree in Westminster College partnership program
Chris Grover, Head Coach, Head Men’s Coach
Matt Whitcomb, Head Women’s Coach
Jason Cork, Assistant Coach
Bryan Fish, Development Coach
World Cup Service Team
Peter Johansson, Head of Service
Randy Gibbs, Head of Glide
Oleg Ragilo, Head of Kick
Cory Wubbels, World Cup Service
Official Cross Country Suppliers
Bjørn Dæhlie (BJ Sports)
Wax, Tools and Training Devices
Sun Valley Ski Tools
World Cup Supply
Uniform Logo Sponsors