2022 Skiing By The Numbers

Team USA By The Numbers
Ted Ligety of the USA wins the gold medal during the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

  • Of the 17-member U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team, five members competed collegiately across four different schools: Utah, Denver, Vermont and Dartmouth.
  • Of the five collegiate athletes competing for Team USA in Beijing, three are current student-athletes: Keely Cashman and Maureen Lebel (Utah) and Katie Hensien (Denver).
  • U.S. alpine skiers have earned a medal at every Olympic Winter Games dating back to 1992.
  • The average age across the full 2022 U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team is 26.2 years; the oldest athlete who skied collegiately is 27-year-old Paula Moltzan (Vermont); the youngest who currently skis collegiately is 22-year-old Katie Hensien (Denver).
  • Three Team USA alpine skiers boast NCAA championships: Keely Cashman (Utah), Maureen Lebel (Utah) and Paula Moltzan (Vermont).

  • Since 2000, the NCAA skiing championship has been won 16 times by Utah, Denver, Vermont and Dartmouth – the four schools represented on the 2022 U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team.
  • Keely Cashman and Maureen Lebel are teammates at Utah.
  • Vermont’s Paula Moltzan broke a 30-year drought for female freshmen Catamounts when she earned an NCAA slalom title her first year in 2017.
  • With her Olympic debut in Beijing, Katie Hensien (Denver) joins an illustrious crew of U.S. Olympic Pioneer skiers – a group that dates back to the early 1950s.

  • Team USA’s alpine head coach, Forest Carey (Middlebury), has skied for and coached at his alma mater.

  • Of the 14-member U.S. Olympic Cross-Country Team, 11 athletes competed collegiately across five schools.
  • The University of Utah leads the way with four college athletes, followed by Vermont (three), Alaska Pacific (three) and Alaska Anchorage (one).
  • At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, U.S women earned their first-ever cross-country medal after earning gold in the women’s team sprint.
  • The average age across the full cross-country team is 25.4 years; the oldest athlete who skied collegiately is 33-year-old Rosie Brennan (Dartmouth/Alaska Pacific) and the youngest athlete who currently skis collegiately is 20-year-old Novie McCabe (Utah).
  • The U.S. cross-country team in Beijing boasts five current NCAA student-athletes: three from Utah, one from Vermont and one from Alaska Anchorage.

  • Utah has three current student-athletes on the U.S. cross-country ski team; aside from men’s hockey (Minnesota), no other school boasts this many current student-athletes on one team.
  • Cross-country skiers and siblings Scott and Caitlin Patterson (Vermont) will both be making their second U.S. Olympic appearance for Team USA in Beijing.
  • Olympic skiing runs in the family for Utah’s Novie McCabe: her mother, Laura McCabe, competed for Team USA at the 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games.
  • Scott Patterson (Vermont) is the only returning U.S. Olympian on the men’s team.
  • JC Schoonmaker (Alaska Anchorage) earned his first national championship last month at the LL Bean U.S. National Championships in Soldier Hollow.
  • Ben Ogden (Vermont) will be cheered on stateside by his sister and three-time national champion, Katharine, who competed at Dartmouth College.

  • Team USA’s cross-country head coach Matt Whitcomb skied for Middlebury.
  • In addition to skiing at Middlebury, U.S. cross-country program director Kate Johnson (Middlebury) also coached for the Panthers.