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U.S. Cross-Country Team named

USSA News Bureau,

The 2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced Nov. 24, on the eve of the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland.

All 10 members of the A and B Teams are past members of Olympic and World Championship teams, including defending World Champions Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, Alaska) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minnesota). Twelve athletes were named in total to the A, B and D Teams.

"It’s great to be back in Europe ready to begin another season," Randall said. "We have a strong contingent of returning members from last season’s record-breaking team and spirits are high as we head into the opening World Cup weekend in Ruka. World Championships in Sweden in February will be a big target for the team especially in the relay events. It feels great to have the whole team back together and we can’t wait to get the season started."

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will be a major focal point in the season. They take place Feb. 17-March 1 in Falun, Sweden. The World Championship Team will be named in January, based primarily on World Cup results.

2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Roster

A Team

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Sadie Bjornsen

Sophie Caldwell

Jessie Diggins

Simi Hamilton

Andy Newell

Kikkan Randall

Liz Stephen

B Team

Erik Bjornsen

Noah Hoffman

Ida Sargent

D Team

Patrick Caldwell

Ben Saxton

Coaching Staff

Chris Grover, Head Coach

Matt Whitcomb, Women’s Coach

Jason Cork, Men’s Coach

Bryan Fish, Development Coach

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