Olympic Skier Lindh Heads U.S. Team
Three-time Olympian Hilary Lindh heads a group of eight women selected Sunday night for the U.S. team that will begin competition today in the World Alpine Championships at Sestriere, Italy.
The selections, based on international results, were made after completion of a World Cup race in Switzerland.
Also, nine skiers were selected for the World Nordic Championships Feb. 22-March 3 in Trondheim, Norway. The U.S. Ski Team said no jumpers would go to the championships because of poor results.
Earlier, eight men had been selected for the competition at Sestriere, where the first race of the championships is a men’s super-G today.
Lyndh, a downhiller from Juneau, Alaska, was joined on the women’s team by Kirsten Clark of Raymond, Maine; Megan Gerety of Anchorage, Alaska; Kristina Koznick of Burnsville, Minn.; Katie Monahan of Aspen, Colo; Shaina Mulkern of Magnolia, Mass.; Tasha Nelson of Mound, Minn.; and Shannon Nobis of Park City.
Chosen for the Nordic team were Ryan Heckman, Dave Jarrett and Todd Lodwick, all of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Tim Tetreault of Norwich, Vt.