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Who's qualified for Team USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics?

Who's qualified for Team USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics?
Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 28, 2021
and last updated 2022-02-02 18:46:05-05

Following an intense period of qualifying, over 200 athletes have been named to the U.S. Olympic Team for the 2022 Winter Games.

The qualification process was two-fold: Athletes needed to earn quota spots for the United States, and they also needed to meet the selection criteria that will allow them to fill those spots at the Olympics. Some athletes automatically secured places on the U.S. roster through their results in international competition or at Olympic Trials, while others were named to the team as discretionary selections by the coaches.

U.S. rosters have now been announced for all 15 sports. Below is a list of athletes that have been named to Team USA, along with some background information on the qualification process for each sport.

Alpine Skiing

A maximum of 22 athletes (11 men, 11 women) can represent each country, with a limit of four athletes entered in any individual event. The qualification window for Olympic quota places started in July 2019 and ran through January 16, 2022. The top 16 countries in the FIS World Cup Nations Standings will be able to enter a team (two men, two women) in the mixed team event.

The selection period for the U.S. team is based on the 2021-22 World Cup season through January 16. Athletes were able to automatically qualify for the team through a set of objective criteria based on their results at World Cup events. The full team, which includes several discretionary selections, was announced on January 21. Which athletes start which events at the Winter Games will be at the discretion of the coaching staff. Due to injury, Breezy Johnson, the top U.S. woman in the downhill, was replaced by Alix Wilkinson in late January.

Men's Alpine Skiing Team

Bryce Bennett
Ryan Cochran-Siegle
Tommy Ford
Travis Ganong
River Radamus
Luke Winters

Women's Alpine Skiing Team

Keely Cashman
Katie Hensien
AJ Hurt
Mo Lebel
Tricia Mangan
Paula Moltzan
Nina O'Brien
Mikaela Shiffrin
Jacqueline Wiles
Alix Wilkinson
Bella Wright

Mikaela Shiffrin holds up an American flag while celebrating at the 2018 Olympics
Alpine skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin will make her third appearance at the Winter Olympics.
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Biathlon

Countries can earn up to 12 quota spots (six men, six women) in biathlon. The qualification period ends on January 16, and the exact number of spots each nation receives will be determined by a special quota list that ranks each country as a whole. The list is based on results from the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.

The first phase of U.S. qualifying took place last winter, and Susan Dunklee and Clare Egan became the first athletes to provisionally qualify for the U.S. Olympic team by virtue of having multiple top-12 finishes at World Cup events during the 2020-21 season. In the second phase of qualifying, two men (Jake Brown and Paul Schommer) were named to the team after having the top individual finishes during World Cup races in November and December. The rest of the eight-member team was named in January.

Men's Biathlon Team

Jake Brown
Sean Doherty
Leif Nordgren
Paul Schommer

Women's Biathlon Team

Susan Dunklee
Clare Egan
Deedra Irwin
Joanne Reid

Susan Dunklee
Susan Dunklee earned a silver medal in the women's 7.5km sprint at the 2020 Biathlon World Championships.
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Bobsled

Countries can earn spots for up to three crews each in the four-man, two-man and two-woman bobsled events, as well as two quota spots in women's monobob. Overall rosters, however, are capped at 13 men and six women per country. The qualification period ended on January 16, 2022, at which time quota spots were allocated based on the IBSF ranking list from the 2021-22 World Cup season. The U.S. will have two sleds in each bobsled competition at the Winter Games.

For Team USA, pilots were nominated based primarily on the world rankings. A pool of push athletes have also been named to the team, and sled combinations will be formed in the leadup to the Olympics. The women's team has two pilots, Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers Taylor, who will be gold medal contenders in both the two-woman and monobob events.

Men's Bobsled Team

Hunter Church*
Frank Del Duca*
Hakeem Abdul Saboor
Kris Horn
Jimmy Reed
Carlo Valdes
Charlie Volker
Josh Williamson

Women's Bobsled Team

Kaillie Humphries*
Elana Meyers Taylor*
Sylvia Hoffman
Kaysha Love

*Indicates the pilots. All other selections are push athletes

Kaillie Humphries
Team USA's Kaillie Humphries (pictured) and Elana Meyers Taylor enter the 2022 Winter Games as Olympic favorites.
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Cross-Country Skiing

Countries can have up to eight men and eight women on the Olympic team, with no more than four athletes entered in each event. The qualification period ended on January 16, 2022.

The selection period for the U.S. team ran from November 25, 2021 to January 16, 2022. A few athletes received automatic nomination by earning top-eight individual finishes at World Cup events. Remaining spots were filled by a predetermined set of selection criteria, with the full team announced on January 20.

Men's Cross-Country Team

Kevin Bolger
Luke Jager
Ben Ogden
Scott Patterson
JC Schoonmaker
Gus Schumacher

Women's Cross-Country Team

Rosie Brennan
Jessie Diggins
Hannah Halvorsen
Julia Kern
Sophia Laukli
Novie McCabe
Caitlin Patterson
Hailey Swirbul

Jessie Diggins holds her skis while posing for a portrait
Four years ago, Jessie Diggins helped the U.S. win its first-ever gold medal in cross-country skiing.
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Curling

The U.S. qualified men's and women's teams for the Winter Olympics thanks to its results at the 2021 World Championships. In December, the duo of Vicky Persinger and Chris Plys — champions from the U.S. Mixed Doubles Olympic Trials — went unbeaten at an Olympic qualifying tournament and secured the U.S. a spot for mixed doubles as well.

Olympic Trials were held in Omaha, Nebraska, in November to determine the men's and women's teams that will compete at the Games. The men's team skipped by John Shuster, which won gold at PyeongChang 2018, will once again represent Team USA. Chris Plys is the only member of the current team who didn't compete at the last Olympics. The women's team will also look similar to the one from four years ago, though Tabitha Peterson has taken over as skip from Nina Roth, and Tabatha's sister Tara is a new addition.

Men's Curling Team

John Shuster, Skip
Chris Plys, Third
Matt Hamilton, Second
John Landsteiner, Lead
Colin Hufman, Alternate

Women's Curling Team

Tabitha Peterson, Skip
Nina Roth, Third
Becca Hamilton, Second
Tara Peterson, Lead
Aileen Geving, Alternate

Mixed Doubles Curling Team

Vicky Persinger
Chris Plys

Team Shuster poses with medals
Team Shuster rallied from a game down in the Olympic Trials finals to secure a spot at the 2022 Winter Games.
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Figure Skating

Countries can earn up to three quota spots each in the men's, women's, pairs and ice dance events. Earning the maximum number of quota spots would give a country 18 athletes total. The U.S. earned three spots in three disciplines (men's, women's, ice dance) and two spots in pairs. As a result, the U.S. has also qualified to compete in the team event.

Athletes were named to Team USA after the the 2022 U.S. Championships in January. Although the U.S. Championships were an important event for Olympic selection, it was just one of several competitions used to evaluate athletes. All spots on the team were decided by the selection committee.

Men's Figure Skating

Nathan Chen
Vincent Zhou
Jason Brown

Women's Figure Skating

Mariah Bell
Karen Chen
Alysa Liu

Pairs Skating

Ashley Cain-Gribble/Timothy LeDuc
Alexa Knierim/Brandon Frazier

Ice Dance

Madison Chock/Evan Bates
Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue
Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker

Karen Chen and Mariah Bell hold up their U.S. Nationals medals
After going 1-2 at U.S. Nationals, Mariah Bell (right) and Karen Chen (left) will join 16-year-old Alysa Liu at the Winter Olympics.
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Freestyle Skiing

Each discipline within freestyle skiing has its own quota allocation process, but the qualification period for all disciplines ended on January 16, 2022. Countries can earn up to four quota spots in each discipline, but due to limits on overall roster size, countries may have to make decisions on which spots to fill and which to leave unused. Each nation can have up to 16 men and 16 women but is capped at 30 athletes total — unless that country has qualified for the aerials mixed team event. (Qualifying for the aerials mixed team event entitles a country to 32 athletes.) Because slopestyle and big air will feature the same athletes, they are treated as one event for qualification purposes. Countries that qualify the requisite number of athletes in aerials are eligible to form a team (three athletes total, at least one per gender) for the new mixed team event.

The U.S. has a selection process in which up to three athletes per discipline can qualify through objective criteria using a combination of the FIS points lists and designated selection events. Up to two athletes per discipline were able to qualify for the Olympic team based on their world ranking, provided they were in the top six as of the cutoff date. Any remaining objective criteria spots were filled by athletes who earned a podium result at one of the selection events. The final spots were decided by discretionary selection in January.

Men's Halfpipe

Aaron Blunck
Alex Ferreira
David Wise
Birk Irving

Women's Halfpipe

Hanna Faulhaber
Brita Sigourney
Devin Logan
Carly Margulies

Men's Slopestyle/Big Air

Colby Stevenson
Mac Forehand
Alex Hall
Nick Goepper

Women's Slopestyle/Big Air

Maggie Voisin
Caroline Claire
Marin Hamill
Darian Stevens

Men's Moguls

Cole McDonald
Nick Page
Dylan Walczyk
Brad Wilson

Women's Moguls

Jaelin Kauf
Hannah Soar
Olivia Giaccio
Kai Owens

Men's Aerials

Justin Schoenefeld
Chris Lillis
Eric Loughran

Women's Aerials

Megan Nick
Winter Vinecki
Kaila Kuhn
Ashley Caldwell

Men's Ski Cross

Tyler Wallasch

Several members of the 2022 U.S. Olympic freeski team participate in a nomination ceremony
Several members of the 2022 U.S. Olympic freeski team participated in a nomination ceremony after the final selection event.
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Hockey

The U.S. has qualified men's and women's hockey teams for the Winter Olympics via its world rankings. USA Hockey had initially named three NHL players to the men's team, but after a surge in COVID cases in December disrupted the league's schedule, the NHL announced that it would not send players to the Olympics. As a result, the men's team will be made up of a combination of athletes playing college hockey, minor league hockey, and European hockey. The men's and women's rosters were both announced in January.

Men's Hockey Team

Forwards
Nick Abruzzese
Kenny Agostino
Matty Beniers
Brendan Brisson
Noah Cates
Sean Farrell
Sam Hentges
Matthew Knies
Marc McLaughlin
Ben Meyers
Andy Miele
Brian O’Neill
Nick Shore
Nathan Smith

Defense
Brian Cooper
Brock Faber
Drew Helleson
Steven Kampfer
Aaron Ness
Nick Perbix
Jake Sanderson
David Warsofsky

Goalies
Drew Commesso
Strauss Mann
Pat Nagle

Women's Hockey Team

Forwards
Hannah Brandt
Dani Cameranesi
Alex Carpenter
Jesse Compher
Kendall Coyne Schofield
Brianna Decker
Amanda Kessel
Hilary Knight
Abbey Murphy
Kelly Pannek
Abby Roque
Hayley Scamurra
Grace Zumwinkle

Defense
Cayla Barnes
Megan Bozek
Jincy Dunne
Savannah Harmon
Caroline Harvey
Megan Keller
Lee Stecklein

Goalies
Alex Cavallini
Nicole Hensley
Maddie Rooney

USA Hockey's Hilary Knight, Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne Schofield pose together
Hilary Knight, Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne Schofield were all named to Team USA's 23-player Olympic roster for women's hockey.
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Luge

Countries can earn a maximum of eight quota spots — three for men's singles, three for women's singles and two for doubles. Quota spots have been allocated based on World Cup rankings after January 10.

The qualification period for the U.S. Olympic team ran from the start of the World Cup season until January 10. Summer Britcher pre-qualified for a spot on the team thanks to a top-six finish at last year's world championships, and she then verified her spot with a top-five finish at a World Cup event this winter. The rest of the team was finalized in January. Chris Mazdzer, the 2018 Olympic silver medalist, was able to squeak in after USA Luge received confirmation of a third quota spot in men's singles. 

Men's Luge

Tucker West
Jonny Gustafson
Chris Mazdzer

Women's Luge

Summer Britcher
Emily Sweeney
Ashley Farquharson

Doubles Luge

Zack DiGregorio/Sean Hollander

Summer Britcher on the luge track at the 2018 Olympics
Summer Britcher is headed to her third Winter Olympics. She was part of the U.S. relay team that finished fourth in 2018.
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Nordic Combined

Counties can earn up to five quota spots, though no more than four men from one country can compete in any of the events. Quota spots have been allocated based on a list that uses two seasons' worth of World Cup results. The qualifying period ended on January 16, 2022.

After winning U.S. Olympic Trials, Taylor Fletcher guaranteed himself a spot on his fourth Olympic team. Three more men qualified automatically through a set of objective criteria, while Jasper Good rounded out the team as a discretionary selection.

Men's Nordic Combined Team

Taylor Fletcher
Ben Loomis
Jared Shumate
Stephen Schumann
Jasper Good

Taylor Fletcher races in a Nordic combined event
Taylor Fletcher will be headed to his fourth Winter Games.
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Short Track

The U.S. earned Olympic spots for five women and two men, with only the women qualified for the relay event. Olympic Trials were held December 17-19 in Salt Lake City to decide the U.S. roster. Maame Biney is the only team member with past Olympic experience, while Kristen Santos is the highest-ranked skater internationally.

Men's Short Track Team

Andrew Heo
Ryan Pivirotto

Women's Short Track Team

Maame Biney
Eunice Lee
Julie Letai
Kristen Santos
Corinne Stoddard

Meet the U.S. short track team for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Meet the U.S. short track team for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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Skeleton

Countries can earn up to three quota spots in both the men's event and the women's event. The qualifying period ended on January 16, 2022, at which time quota spots were allocated based on the IBSF ranking list from the 2021-22 World Cup season. The U.S. qualified three athletes (two women, one man), and the selection process was based on a points system. Katie Uhlaender was named to her fifth Olympic team.

Men's Skeleton

Andrew Blaser

Women's Skeleton

Katie Uhlaender
Kelly Curtis

Katie Uhlaender races on a skeleton sled with Olympic rings in the background
Katie Uhlaender's finishes at her past four Winter Olympics: 6th, 11th, 4th, 13th.
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Ski Jumping

Quota spots were allocated at the end of the qualifying period on January 16, 2022 and were based on two seasons' worth of results. Countries can qualify up to nine athletes (five men, four women), though the number of athletes that can be entered in any event is four. Any nation that qualifies a minimum of two men and two women will be eligible to compete in the new mixed team event. After several quota places were reallocated, the U.S. ended up with spots for four men and one woman. Thanks to the reallocation, the U.S. now has enough skiers to participate in the men's team event.

Kevin Bickner, who won the men's competition at Olympic Trials, guaranteed himself a spot on the U.S. team, and three other men joined him in January to round out the roster. Anna Hoffmann, the winner of the women's competition at Olympic Trials, made it into the Olympic field after several nations declined quota spots during the reallocation process.

Men's Ski Jumping Team

Kevin Bickner
Patrick Gasienica
Casey Larson
Decker Dean

Women's Ski Jumping Team

Anna Hoffmann

Kevin Bickner in the air during U.S. Olympic Ski Jumping Trials
Kevin Bickner qualified for his second Olympic team by winning at U.S. Trials.
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Snowboarding

Each discipline within snowboarding has its own quota allocation process, but the qualification period for all disciplines ended on January 16, 2022. Countries can earn up to four quota spots in each discipline, but due to limits on overall roster size, countries may have to make decisions on which spots to fill and which to leave unused. Each nation can have up to 14 men and 14 women but is capped at 26 athletes total. Because slopestyle and big air will feature the same athletes, they are treated as one event for qualification purposes. Countries that qualify at least one man and one woman in snowboard cross are eligible to compete in the new mixed team event.

The U.S. has a selection process in which up to three athletes per discipline can qualify through objective criteria using a combination of world rankings and designated selection events. Up to two athletes per discipline were able to qualify for the Olympic team based on their world ranking, provided they were in the top six as of December 22. Any remaining objective criteria spots were filled by athletes who got a podium result at one of the selection events. The final spots were filled with discretionary selections, which included three-time gold medalist Shaun White, in January. Due to injury, Jake Vedder was named to the men's snowboard cross team in place of Alex Deibold.

Men's Halfpipe

Taylor Gold
Lucas Foster
Chase Josey
Shaun White

Women's Halfpipe

Chloe Kim
Maddie Mastro
Zoe Kalapos
Tessa Maud

Men's Slopestyle/Big Air

Red Gerard
Dusty Henricksen
Chris Corning
Sean Fitzsimons

Women's Slopestyle/Big Air

Jamie Anderson
Hailey Langland
Julia Marino
Courtney Rummel

Men's Snowboard Cross

Nick Baumgartner
Hagen Kearney
Mick Dierdorff
Jake Vedder

Women's Snowboard Cross

Faye Gulini
Lindsey Jacobellis
Stacy Gaskill
Meghan Tierney

Men's Parallel Giant Slalom

Robby Burns
Cody Winters

Several members of the U.S. Olympic snowboard team participate in a nomination ceremony
Several members of the 2022 U.S. Olympic snowboard team participated in a nomination ceremony after the final selection event.
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Speed Skating

Quota spots have been allocated based on World Cup events scheduled for November and December. Countries can have up to nine skaters per gender if they qualify for the team pursuit and earn the maximum number of quota spots in every individual event.

The full U.S. team was named after Olympic Trials, which were held January 5-9, 2022 in Milwaukee. Notably, Erin Jackson, who slipped and finished outside the top two, was able to make the team after her friend Brittany Bowe relinquished her 500m spot. (Bowe had also qualified for the 1000m and 1500m events.)

Men's Speed Skating Team

Ethan Cepuran
Casey Dawson
Austin Kleba
Emery Lehman
Joey Mantia
Ian Quinn
Jordan Stolz

Women's Speed Skating Team

Giorgia Birkeland
Brittany Bowe
Kimi Goetz
Erin Jackson
Mia Manganello Kilburg

Members of the U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Team for 2022
Meet the 2022 U.S. Olympic team for speed skating.
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