A promising group of 16 talented athletes – eight women and eight men – have been named to the 2018 FIS Alpine Junior World Championships Team. The team, led by three-time Youth Olympic Games gold medalist River Radamus, will represent the U.S. in Davos, Switzerland, in six events from Jan. 29-Feb. 8, 2018. SSCV’s Matthew Macaluso and Kyle Negomir were also named to the squad.
Chosen athletes come from the C and D teams and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard National Training Group as well as top U.S. Ski & Snowboard club programs across the nation.
The team will have a good chance at the prestigious Marc Hodler Trophy, awarded to the team with the best overall performance. Last season, the U.S. finished fifth.
“Top five was a goal of ours last year, after only managing ninth in 2016,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Development Director Chip Knight. “We still have a lot of work to do as a country to challenge for the title, so we’re keeping the same top-five team focus this year while aiming for more individual top-10 results.”
The 2018 Junior Worlds will include men and women’s downhill, super-G, alpine combined, slalom, giant slalom and a mixed team event. Live timing will be provided by FIS.
2018 FIS ALPINE JUNIOR WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM
Name, Hometown; Team Affiliation; Club (Birthdate)
Keely Cashman, Strawberry, Calif; Squaw Valley Ski Team (4/4/1999)
Katie Hensien, Redmond, Wash.; Rowmark Ski Academy (12/1/1999)
AJ Hurt, Carnelian Bay, Calif.; Squaw Valley Ski Team (12/5/2000)
Abi Jewett, Ripton, Vt.; Green Mountain Valley School (1/10/2000)
Patricia Mangan, Derby, N.Y.; Holimont Race Team (3/7/1997)
Abigail Murer, Wildwood, Mo.; Team Summit Colorado (1/18/1997)
Nina O’Brien, Edwards, Colo.; Burke Mountain Academy/Squaw Valley Ski Team (11/29/1997)
Isabella Wright, Salt Lake City; Aspen Valley Ski Club (2/10/1997)
Jimmy Krupka, Waitsfield, Vt.; Green Mountain Valley School (7/15/1998)
Matthew Macaluso, Vail, Colo.; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (6/29/1999)
Andrew Miller, Park City, Utah; Park City Ski Team (12/18/1998)
Kyle Negomir, Littleton, Colo.; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (10/03/1998)
River Radamus, Edwards, Colo.; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (2/12/1998)
Jett Seymour, Steamboat, Colo.; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and University of Denver (11/5/1998)
George Steffey, Lyme, N.H.; Stratton Mountain School (8/8/1997)
Luke Winters, Gresham, Ore.; Sugar Bowl Academy (4/2/1997)