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Ben Saxton added to World Championship Team

Wed, Feb  11, 2015 - By USSA

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 10, 2015) The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the addition of Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN) to the Falun World Championships roster. Saxton will join the 16 skiers already named on January 26. The naming comes on the heels of a sixth place finish at the U23 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week.

Ben has had another breakout year in sprinting. His sprint result at the U23 World Championships indicates that he is ready to compete with the very best in the world,” said US Cross Country Team, Head Coach Chris Grover.

Ben Saxton leading a heat at the U23 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. His sixth place finish in that race prompted his selection for the World Championship Team in Falun later this month.

Ben Saxton leading a heat at the U23 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. His sixth place finish in that race prompted his selection for the World Championship Team in Falun later this month.

Saxton responded to the discretion pick for Falun, “I am incredibly honored to be named to the World Championship team in Falun this year. Being a part of the U.S. Ski Team Family has undoubtedly played a significant role in my growth as a skier, and I am very excited to take represent that team, and our country in Sweden.”

The World Championship classic sprint event takes place on February 19.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ben Saxton was named to the U.S. World Championship Cross Country Team heading to Falun, Sweden this month.
  • Saxton’s naming comes by discretion after his recent sixth place result in the U23 World Championship classic sprint.

QUOTES

Ben Saxton

I am incredibly honored to be named to the World Championship team in Falun this year. Being a part of the US Ski Team Family has undoubtedly played a significant role in my growth as a skier, and I am very excited to take represent that team, and our country in Sweden.

Chris Grover, Head Coach

We are very much looking forward to having Ben join our Falun 2015 Team. He’s had another breakout year in sprinting, and his sprint result at the U23 World Championships indicates that he is ready to compete with the very best in the world.