U.S. Ski Team Announces Athletes Headed to 2022 Olympics in Beijing

Look for these 34 athletes to represent Team USA in China next month, including young talent mixed with Olympics veterans.


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U.S. Ski Team Announces Athletes Headed to 2022 Olympics in Beijing


Exactly two weeks out from the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, U.S. Ski and Snowboard today announced its nominations for the U.S. Olympic Alpine and Freestyle Teams. Seventeen athletes will represent Team USA across the six Olympic alpine skiing disciplines, including slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill, alpine combined, and mixed team parallel. On the freestyle side, which comprises the aerials and moguls events, 15 athletes will represent the U.S. There will be 17 additional athletes on the U.S. Olympic Freeski team competing in the halfpipe, slopestyle/big air, and skicross events. All nominations are to be confirmed by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee when it formally announces the U.S. Olympic Team.

2022 U.S. Olympic Alpine Team

The alpine team headed to China to represent Team USA includes 17 athletes—11 women and 6 men—and is headlined by two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin. The Beijing Games will mark Shiffrin’s third Olympic bid, where she’s expected to enter in all five major individual disciplines, including slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill, and alpine combined.

The 26-year-old who, just weeks ago, shattered the World Cup record for the most World Cup slalom victories earned by any individual, will be competing to add more Olympic hardware to her current collection—a slalom gold medal from the 2014 Games, and a GS gold and alpine combined silver from the 2018 Olympics.

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Breezy Johnson, Bryce Bennett, Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Tommy Ford, Travis Ganong, Tricia Mangan, and Jacqueline Wiles will also be joining Shiffrin as Olympic veterans. Each has at least one Olympic bid under their belt, though Ganong and Wiles will make their first appearance at a Winter Games since 2010 after missing the selection criteria for the 2018 Games.

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