U.S. Cross Country Championships the last chance for Olympic hopefuls

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 26, 2009 3:37 pm

Athletes who dream of competing in the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games for Cross Country skiing have one last shot to rack up the points on the USSA National Ranking List. January 2-8 will be the week of the U.S. Cross Country Championships, and they’re going back to Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska. Kincaid Park is considered to be a phenomenal venue for this event.

Here’s U.S. Nordic Program Director John Farra: “There is much excitement surrounding our return to Anchorage for the U.S. Championships.  These races not only represent the highest level of domestic competition in the U.S., but they mark the final chances to improve ones standing on the USSA National Ranking List which is used in part to select our 2010 Olympic Team. There is a large population of skiers who dream of a chance to qualify for the Vancouver Games and performing well in Anchorage will go a long way to achieving that goal for many of them.”

Best of luck to all the athletes, and we hope to see you in Vancouver!