USA nominates Cross Country athletes 2023/24

US Ski & Snowboard is ready to announce the 23 athletes who have been nominated to represent the Stifel U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2023-24 season.

The team is a blend of seasoned veterans and promising newcomers. The A Team women’s roster will be led by three-time Olympic medalist and 2023 individual World Champion Jessie Diggins, two-time Olympian Rosie Brennan and 2023 World bronze medalist Julia Kern. The men’s A Team includes 2022 Olympian and 2022-23 FIS U23 Green Bib winner Ben Ogden and 2022 Olympian JC Schoonmaker.

“This past season was an important one for USA XC ski racing, with the men moving up to sixth in the Nation’s Cup standings and earning the maximum World Cup quota for the first time in our history,” said Chris Grover, the Stifel U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Program Director. “We also witnessed the USA squad fighting for third in the Overall Nation’s Cup going into the last weekend of racing. As we set our sights on the 2023-24 season, we have aspirations of exceeding this past year’s performances by focusing on key strategies in technique, equipment and preparation. We have a young team that is still building valuable experience on the World Cup, and will no doubt turn more heads in the coming years.”


A Team

  • Ben Ogden 
  • James (JC) Schoonmaker 

B Team

  • John Hagenbuch 
  • Luke Jager 
  • Zak Ketterson 
  • Zanden McMullen 
  • Scott Patterson 
  • Gus Schumacher 

Development Team

  • Brian Bushey 
  • Michael Earnhart
  • Walker Hall
  • Max Kluck 
  • Will Koch
  • Derek Richardson 


A Team

  • Rosie Brennan 
  • Jessie Diggins 
  • Julia Kern

B Team

  • Sophia Laukli 
  • Novie McCabe 
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger 

Development Team

  • Haley Brewster 
  • Sammy Smith 
  • Ava Thurston 

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