Anchorage, AK. – U.S. Ski and Snowboard announced the 2018 U.S. Cross-Country Olympic team and 9 Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Team athletes have qualified to represent the United States. With the United States sending 20 athletes, APU athletes make up 45% of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team. There are also 3 sibling sets on the U.S. team and 5 of the 6 siblings are APU athletes.
Kikkan Randall will be competing in her 5th and final Olympics
Sadie Bjornsen will be competing in her 2nd Olympics
Rosie Brennan will be competing in her 1st Olympics
Erik Bjornsen will be competing in his 2nd Olympics
Logan Hanneman will be competing in his 1st Olympics
Reese Hanneman will be competing in his 1st Olympics
Rosie Frankowski will be competing in her 1st Olympics
Scott Patteron will be competing in his 1st Olympics
Tyler Kornfield will be competing in his 1st Olympics
Jessica Yeaton, also an APU athlete, qualified for her 1st Olympics and will represent Australia at the 2018 Winter Games
The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea begin on February 9th. Events can be seen on NBCSN 39. Full Olympic Cross-Country Skiing Competition Schedule with AK times is as follows:
February 9th– Opening Ceremonies 3a.m.
February 9th– Women’s Skiathlon 11:15p.m.
February 10th– Men’s Skiathlon 10:15p.m.
February 13th– Men’ and Women’s Classic Sprint
February 14th– Women’s 10k Freestyle 10:30p.m.
February 15th– Men’s 15k Freestyle 10:00p.m.
February 17th– Women’s 4x5k Relay 2a.m.
February 17th– Men’s 4x10k Relay 10:15p.m.
Final 2a.m.February 23rd– Women’s 30k Classic 10:15p.m.February 24th– Men’s 50k Classic 8:30p.m.February 25th– Closing Ceremonies