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Local skiers nominated to U.S. Team

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO Colorado

The United States Ski and Snowboard Association recently released a preliminary list of preliminary list of nominations for the 2009 U.S. Ski Team.The nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria. USSA will announce the actual team roster this summer, naming those athletes who accept the responsibilities of being a part of the U.S. Ski Team and are planning to compete in the 2008-09 season. Team staff will now work individually with nominated athletes to provide education on Team responsibilities and program leading up to the formal Team announcement this summer. Athletes nominated to the 2009 U.S. Ski Team are: A TEAMMenJimmy Cochran (Keene, NH; Cochran’s/Mount Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club)Ted Ligety (Park City, UT; Park City Ski Team)Scott Macartney (Crystal Mountain, WA; Crystal Mountain Alpine Club)Steven Nyman (Provo, UT; Park City Ski Team/Sundance)Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA; Squaw Valley Ski Team) WomenStacey Cook (Mammoth, CA; Mammoth Mountain Ski Team)Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA; Squaw Valley Ski Team)Kaylin Richardson (Edina, MN; Team Gilboa)Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY; Park City Ski Team/Jackson Hole)Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail/Buck Hill Ski Team) B TEAMMenErik Fisher (Middleton, ID; Bogus Basin)Tommy Ford (Bend, OR; Mount Bachelor Ski Education Foundation)Kevin Francis (Bend, OR; Mount Bachelor Ski Education Foundation)Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV; Park City Ski Team)Tim Kelley (Starksboro, VT; Cochran’s/Mount Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club)TJ Lanning (Park City, UT; Park City Ski Team)Cody Marshall (Pittsfield, VT; Burke Mountain Academy)Erik Schlopy (Park City, UT; Park City Ski Team)Jeremy Transue (Hunter, NY; Green Mountain Valley School)Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY; New York Ski Education Foundation) WomenHailey Duke (Boise, ID; Park City Ski Education Foundation/McCall Ski Team)Jessica Kelley (Starksboro, VT; Cochran’s/Mount Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club)Chelsea Marshall (Pittsfield, VT; Green Mountain Valley School)Megan McJames (Park City, UT; Park City Ski Education Foundation)Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail)Leanne Smith (Conway, NH; Mt. Washington Valley Ski Team) C TEAMMenChris Beckmann (Guilderland, NY; New York Ski Education Foundation)Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA; Schweitzer Alpine Racing)Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA; Squaw Valley Ski Team)Andy Phillips (Sandy, UT; Rowmark Ski Academy)Tague Thorson (Park City, UT; Romark Ski Academy) WomenSterling Grant (Amery, WI; Buck Hill Ski Team)Keely Kelleher (Big Sky, MT; Rowmark Ski Academy)Julia Littman (Vail, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail)Laurenne Ross (Klamath Falls, OR; Mount Bachelor Ski Education Foundation)Kiley Staples (Park City, UT; Rowmark Ski Academy) U.S. Alpine Development Team NominationsMenMichael Ankeny (Deephaven, MN; Buck Hill Ski Team)Nick Daniels (Tahoe City, CA; Squaw Valley Ski Team)Colby Granstrom (Lake Stevens, WA; Mission Ridge Ski Education Foundation)Will Gregorak (Vail, CO; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail)Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT; Burke Mountain Academy)Wiley Maple (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski Club)Hunter Schleper (Vail, CO; Iced Out Racing) WomenFelicia Byers (Sandy, UT; Snowbird Sports Education Foundation)Julia Ford (Plymouth, NH; Holderness Ski Team)Kayla Fry (Reno, NV; Team Savage Ski Racing)Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO; Rowmark Ski Academy)Jennie VanWagner (Traverse City, MI; Rowmark Ski Academy)For stories on local athletes, check back to http://www.vaildaily.com the next few days.


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