2019 Junior World Championship Team: Beckett Ledger

Excerpt from usanordic.org

PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 14, 2019) – A team of 15 junior nordic combined and ski jumping athletes were named today by U.S. Ski & Snowboard and USA Nordic to compete in the FIS Nordic Junior World Championships Jan. 20-27 in Lahti, Finland. The event will feature the debut of women’s nordic combined as a medal event at Junior Worlds, proof of the quick progress the sport is making towards hopeful future Olympic inclusion.

The team includes four men and four women on the jumping team, with five men and two women qualifying for the nordic combined team.

2019 FIS NORDIC JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

Men’s Nordic Combined Team

Bennett Gamber, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Beckett Ledger, Lake Placid, N.Y., New York Ski Education Foundation

Niklas Malacinski, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Evan Nicholas, Lyme, N.H., Ford K. Sayre Memorial Ski Council

Jared Shumate, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski and Snowboard

Women’s Nordic Combined Team

Tess Arnone, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Annika Malacinski, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Men’s Ski Jumping Team

Decker Dean, 18, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Greyson Scharffs, 17, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski and Snowboard

Andrew Urlaub, 17, Eau Claire, Wis., Flying Eagles Ski Club

Canden Wilkinson, 16, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Women’s Ski Jumping Team,

Annika Belshaw, 16, Steamboat Springs, Colo, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Paige Jones, 16, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski and Snowboard

Anna Hoffmann, 18, Madison, Wis., Blackhawk Ski Club

Samantha Macuga, 17, Park City, Utah, Park City Ski and Snowboard

More information on usanordic.org