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t2 world cup athletes

The World Cup Dreams Foundation is honored to support 17 USST and invitee athletes through the T2 World Cup Grant for the 2022/2023 season. The T2 World Cup grant assists in sustaining the careers of our most elite athletes, furthering the growth and development of the best US Alpine National Team athletes. The World Cup Dreams Foundation will allocate funds to cover elite Alpine ski racing expenses. Learn more about our grant recipients below, and be sure to follow along as they continue to pursue their dreams!

DISCIPLINE: Alpine 

TEAM: B Team

HOMETOWN: Strawberry, CA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 17th - Val d’Isere Downhill, 16th - Val d’Isere Downhill, and 10th - Val d’Isere Super-G.

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Sam Dupratt

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: Independent

HOMETOWN:  Salt Lake City, UT

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

22nd Val Gardena WC Super G

29th Kitzbuhel WC Super G and Overall Super G NorAm Champion

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Keely Cashman

AJ Hurt

DISCIPLINE:  Alpine

TEAM: B Team

HOMETOWN: Carnelian Bay, CA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: World Junior Championship Medal, and scoring WC points in 4 events last season.

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Ava Jemison

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: B Team

HOMETOWN:  Los Angeles, CA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

-NorAm Overall Title
-Silver Medalist SG World Junior Ski Championships
-ANC Overall Title

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DISCIPLINE:  Alpine

TEAM: Independent

HOMETOWN:  Hingham, MA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

2020 First Team NCAA All-American

2019 Second Team NCAA All-American

2020 US Nationals GS: 3rd place

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Storm Klomhaus

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: D Team

HOMETOWN:  Park City, UT

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

2020 NCAA Giant Slalom Champion 

2021 3x US National Medalist 

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Patrick Kenney

Lila Lapanja

DISCIPLINE:  Alpine

TEAM: Independent

HOMETOWN: Incline Village, NV

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  

World Cup: 2x World Cup points scored (Flachau 2016, 23rd; Levi 2020, 25th) and over 30 World Cup starts 

NorAm: 4x Overall Slalom Champion (2014, 2016, 2020, 2022)

2x U.S. National Champion: 1st in Giant Slalom; 1st in Alpine Combined (Aspen, CO 2021)

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Tricia Mangan

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: Independent

HOMETOWN: Buffalo, NY

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

2022 Beijing Olympics 11th Place Alpine Combined

2018 PyeongChang Olympics 9th Place Team Event

6-Time U.S. National Championships Top Three Finisher – 2016-2021 

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brian McLaughlin

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: lndependent

HOMETOWN:  Topsfield, MA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

2018 NCAA GS Champion, 3 time First Team All-American, 3 time Academic All-American for Dartmouth College

-Career best World Cup: 18th at Beaver Creek in 18-19 season, two other top 30 results

-represented USA at 2019 World Championships in Are, Sweden 

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sam morse

DISCIPLINE:  Alpine

TEAM: Independent

HOMETOWN: Carrabassett Valley, ME

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

2017 World Juniors DH Champion

2 time National Championship Podiums

2 time Europa Cup Podiums

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DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: B Team

HOMETOWN: Park City, UT

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

8th in Garmisch-Partenkirchen World Cup downhill

15th Alpine Combined 2018 Olympic Games

2017 World Junior Downhill Champion

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kyle negomir

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: B Team

HOMETOWN:  Littleton, CO

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

2019 Nor-Am Overall Champion

2020 Nor-Am Overall SG Champion 

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ALice

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jay poulter

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: B Team

HOMETOWN: Steamboat Springs, CO

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

1st Junior US Nationals SL

3rd Age World Rank SG

3rd Lake Louise NorAm SG

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ben ritchie

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: B Team

HOMETOWN: Waitsfield, VT

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

World Cup Slalom 2022: 23rd Schladming, 20th Garmisch 

Skiing World Championships 2021: 13th Slalom

Junior World Championships 2021: Winner 

Slalom 

Junior World Championships 2019: 2nd Slalom

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DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: D Team

HOMETOWN: Thornton, CO

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

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george steffey

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: Independent

HOMETOWN: Lyme, NH

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

2022 US National GS Champion

6th Place European Cup GS Finish

9th Place European Cup SL Finish

Current World Rank in GS: 51st

18 World Cup Starts

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dasha romanov

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: D Team

HOMETOWN: Park City, UT

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

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Future Dreamer 

 

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