Tahoe area Junior Olympians invited to participate in Whistler Cup

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 24, 2010 5:17 pm

Congratulations to Hannah Johnson and Julia Bjorkman! The two Junior Olympians and members of the Diamond Peak Ski Team’s J3 squad were invited to the Whistler Cup! The Cup is an international ski event featuring athletes from 21 countries (and only 12 from the US). Ski racers are between the ages of 11 and 14, and are considered the world’s best for that age group. Both Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso started their careers at the Whistler Cup.

Hannah and Julia were invited based on their stellar performances at the Junior Olympics—Julia won the Super G and Hannah came in second place.

Racers who compete in the Whistler Cup usually go on to compete in the World Cup and the Olympics, so it’ll be fun to watch Hannah and Julia grow! The Whistler Cup goes down April 9-11th.