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t2 world cup athletes

The World Cup Dreams Foundation is honored to support 18 USST and invitee athletes through the T2 World Cup Grant for the 2023/2024 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!

Keely Cashman

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.

U.S Ski Team, 3rd DH age World Rank, 3rd SG age World Rank, 14th GS age World Rank

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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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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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allison

mollin

DISCIPLINE:  Alpine

TEAM: B Team

HOMETOWN:  Palisades Tahoe, CA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  3rd DH age World Rank, 3rd SG age World Rank, 14th GS age World Rank

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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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erik

arvidsson

DISCIPLINE:  Alpine

TEAM: B Team

HOMETOWN: San Francisco, CA 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  

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Tricia Mangan

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: B Team

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 

2x Olympian, Dh-69, GS -60, SG-80, AC-99

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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 

Invitee of USST World Cup GS Group. WCSL Ranking 40 in GS, World Championship Teams in 2019 and 2023.

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stanley

buzek

DISCIPLINE:  Alpine

TEAM: D team

HOMETOWN: Silverthorne, CO

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: FIS, USST-NorAM Team + Team Summit. Age Group World Rank (2005) - 3rd - 2024 Baselist April 15, 2023. National Age Group Rank - 1st

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ALice

merryweather

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 

This year I was the US National Super G Champion, represented the US at the World Championships, and have scored World Cup points on three occasions in my first season returning from injury.

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Finnigan

donley

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: D Team

HOMETOWN: Anchorage, AK

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
2022 U21 US World Juniors Team(youngest member)
13th place in World Juniors Super G and top American.
29th place in World Juniors Downhill and u18 Downhill World Champion
U21 US National Champion in Super G and 5th overall at US national Super G
U18 Overall National Champion
Ranked First in the US in GS and Super G YOB 2005 and 4th in the World in Both Super G and GS for YOB 2005
Ranked 2nd in the US in SL and DH for YOB 2005 and 9th in the World for DH and 14th in the World in SL for YOB 2005.

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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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Hunter

Salani

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: D Team

HOMETOWN: Edwards, CO

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

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george steffey

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: B Team

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

World Rank; 24th in GS

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Isaiah

Nelson

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: C Team

HOMETOWN: Wayzata, MN

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: I had a really solid year that has set me up with a fixed World Cup start spot in all events after winning the Noram Overall Title. I'm planning to use this spot to start all the GS WC's and some Super-G's. I also was able to get some really good FIS points in GS and Sg, so I believe I will be starting maybe late 30's in GS and SG this season, which is going to be very helpful. In 2022, I also won the Junior World Championship Super-G.

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john
kerbaugh



 

DISCIPLINE: Alpine

TEAM: D Team

HOMETOWN: Williston, VT

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

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