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Alpine skiers set to represent U.S. at Junior World Championships in Slovakia

Katie Ryan of the U.S. Ski Team (GEPA/Florian Ertl)

Katie Ryan of the U.S. Ski Team (GEPA/Florian Ertl)

PARK CITY, Utah – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 16 elite athletes to compete at the 2014 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships scheduled for Feb. 26 through March 6 at Jasna Resort in Slovakia. Headlining the team is Katie Ryan of Aspen, Colo., who recently locked her second straight NorAm downhill title.

“There is a lot of talent and drive with this young group of athletes and their NorAm results this season reflect the hard work they’ve put in to make this elite team,” said U.S. Ski Team Alpine Director Patrick Riml. “The World Junior Championships provide a platform for these young athletes to measure that ability against the best young athletes in the world.”


2014 FIS ALPINE JUNIOR WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM – Athlete, Hometown, Birthdate (Club)


Sandy Vietze, Warren, VT, 7/16/1993 (Green Mountain Valley School)

Tanner Farrow, Ketchum, ID, 5/21/1993 (Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation)

Ty Sprock, Stateline, NV, 7/25/1995 (Treble Cone Ski Academy)

Brian McLaughlin, Topsfield, MA, 6/24/1993 (Green Mountain Valley School)

Nick Krause, Northboro, MA, 5/12/1993 (Stratton Mountain School)

Samuel Dupratt, Park City, UT, 11/28/1993 (Park City Ski Education Foundation)

Sam Morse, Carrabassett Valley, ME, 5/27/1996 (Carrabassett Valley Academy)

Drew Duffy, Warren, VT, 6/1/1995 (Green Mountain Valley School)


Paula Moltzan, Lakeville, MN, 5/7/1994 (Buck Hill Ski Team)

Katie Ryan, Aspen, CO, 1/3/1993 (Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club)

Lila Lapanja, Incline Village, NV, 12/3/1994 (Sugar Bowl Academy/Diamond Peak)

Libby Gibson, Jamaica, VT, 12/15/1994 (Ski and Snowboard Club Vail)

Alice Merryweather, Hingham, MA, 5/10/1996 (Stratton Mountain School)

Katherine Irwin, Vail, CO, 6/5/1994 (Ski and Snowboard Club Vail)

Foreste Peterson, Berkeley, CA, 10/9/1993 (Squaw Valley Ski Team)

Breezy Johnson, Salt Lake City, UT, 1/19/1996 (Rowmark Ski Academy)



Feb. 26 – Men’s super G, men’s super combined

Feb. 27 – Women’s giant slalom

Feb. 28 – Women’s slalom

Mar. 1 – Men’s downhill

Mar. 2 – National Team Event

Mar. 3 – Women’s super G, super combined

Mar. 4 – Men’s giant slalom

Mar. 5 – Men’s slalom

Mar. 6 – Women’s downhill

Release courtesy of USSA

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