They’ve gone from competing at the U.S. sit ski championships in Bozeman, Montana, to racing at the inaugural World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway.
Instead of heading home after the world championships, several U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing members went straight to Östersund, Sweden, to compete in the final world cup before the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 in March.
In the midst of the grueling stretch, U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing named the seven men, six women and one guide who’ll compete in Beijing. The team is a mix of relative newcomers and established veterans who medaled four years ago in PyeongChang.
In the Paralympics, Nordic skiing encompasses both biathlon and cross-country skiing. Team USA won 16 medals in PyeongChang, and this year’s team has the potential to match that mark.