Facts And Figures For Nordic Skiing Nationals

By U.S. Paralympics | Jan. 02, 2019, 6:20 p.m. (ET)

U.S. Paralympics Nordic Nationals presented by Toyota kicks off Thursday and continues through Saturday in Craftsbury, Vermont, with athletes competing for national titles in the middle-distance cross-country and cross-country sprint races. Get caught up on a few facts and figures before nationals begin:

2 – returning national champions
Looking to reclaim their titles, Dan Cnossen and Kendall Gretsch return to nationals as the reigning champions in the sitting classification of the biathlon sprint, cross-country sprint and middle-distance cross-country events.

7 – number of national titles on the line
Athletes will race for a total of seven available national crowns. Titles are available in the men’s and women’s sitting middle-distance cross-country, as well as the men’s and women’s sitting and standing, and men’s visually impaired, cross-country sprint.

7 – number of Paralympians competing

Seven Paralympic athletes will take to Craftsbury Outdoor Center in search of national titles, including Cnossen, Gretsch, Oksana Masters, Grace Miller, Aaron Pike, Ruslan Reiter and Joy Rondeau.

15 – number of athletes competing

With athletes ranging from newcomers to Paralympic champions, 15 U.S. athletes in the sitting, standing and visually impaired classes will race for national titles.

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