The United States Olympic Committee, in conjunction with U.S. Ski & Snowboard, today announced the addition of alpine skier Alice Merryweather to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team. Merryweather replaces the quota spot previously held by Steven Nyman, who was injured on Jan. 26 in competition at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
“Oh my gosh, it’s crazy!” Merryweather said. “My coach told me and I immediately started crying. My mom thought I was injured because I called her and was still crying. I’m ecstatic.”
Merryweather, 21, who skis out of Stratton Mountain School in Vermont, won downhill gold last season at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships, then broke into the top 20 in downhill at the FIS World Cup Finals in Aspen last March.
Team USA now stands at 243 athletes, including 135 men and 108 women.