Kai Owens has been dreaming about making the U.S. Ski Team for as long as she has known there was a such thing as a U.S. Ski Team.

After a breakout season competing on the North America Cup, a level below World Cup, Owens knew she was close to making the team. On Monday, the 14-year-old received confirmation that she will be on the list when the official announcement is made.

“I kind of knew that I had made the U.S. team’s criteria,” she said on Monday. “Then we had this call today (where it was confirmed). I’ve just been so happy and excited, and looking forward to it.” …

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