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USSA names World Junior Nordic Combined Team

Tue, Jan  12, 2010 - By USSA

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 11) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named ten men and three women to the World Junior Championship Team to compete in nordic combined and ski jumping following final trials last week in Lake Placid. The World Junior Championships are set for Jan. 25-31 in Hinterzarten, Germany.

Highlighting the squad are three first-year members of the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team including Taylor Fletcher and Brett Denney (both Steamboat Springs, CO) and Nick Hendrickson (Park City, UT). Teen Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT), the top American on the Continental Cup this year, headlines the jumping team.

"I'm really excited to see what our U.S. Ski Team newcomers can do," said USSA Nordic Director John Farra. "They are talented and focused on getting to the podium. Sarah has had great success this year on the Continental Cup and has an opportunity to jump for a medal."

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Coach Martin Bayer will head up the nordic combined squad, which includes four athletes from Steamboat. The men's jumping squad will be coached by former U.S. Ski Team athlete Casey Colby from the New York Ski Educational Foundation. Veteran coach Kjell Magnussen will lead the women's jumping team.

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Hinterzarten, Germany

Jan. 27 – Nordic Combined (K95 jump/5K cross country)
Jan. 28 – Men's Ski Jumping (K95)
Jan. 29 – Women's Ski Jumping (K95)
Jan. 29 – Nordic Combined (K95 jump/10K cross country)
Jan. 30 – Men's Team Ski Jumping (K95)
Jan. 31 – Nordic Combined Team (K95 jump/4x5K relay)

U.S. WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS
Nordic Combined

Taylor Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)
Nick Hendrickson, Park City, UT (Park City Nordic Ski Club)
Brett Denney, Steamboat Springs, CO (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)
Cliff Field, Steamboat Springs, CO (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)
Michael Ward, Steamboat Springs, CO (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)
Coach: Martin Bayer (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)

Ski Jumping, Men

Peter Frenette, Saranac Lake NY (New York Ski Educational Foundation)
Andrew Bliss, Lake Placid, NY (New York Ski Educational Foundation)
Cooper Dodds, Hanover NH (Ford Sayre Ski Club)
Will Schott, Black Earth WI (Blackhawk Ski Club)
Brian Wallace, Woodbury MN (St. Paul Ski Club)
Coach: Casey Colby (New York Ski Educational Foundation)

Ski Jumping, Women

Sarah Hendrickson, Park City, UT (Park City Nordic Ski Club)
Nina Lussi, Lake Placid, NY (New York Ski Educational Foundation)
Nita Englund, Florence WI (Kiwanis Ski Club)
Coach: Kjell Magnussen (Women's Ski Jumping USA)