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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 2022-01-20 20:01:16-05

The 2022 Winter Games are just around the corner, and an intense period of Olympic qualifying has finally come to an end.

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 have already secured places on the U.S. roster, either by being named to the team or by meeting criteria for automatic qualification. The remainder of the U.S. Olympic team is expected to be revealed in the coming days.

Below is a list of athletes that have qualified to represent the U.S. in Beijing, along with information on where the nomination process currently stands 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. Per the FIS quota list, the U.S. is currently expected to have quota places for nine women and six men.

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 will include several discretionary selections, is expected to be announced this week. Which athletes start which events at the Winter Games will be at the discretion of the coaching staff.

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

Women
Keely Cashman
Breezy Johnson
Paula Moltzan
Nina O'Brien
Mikaela Shiffrin
Jacqueline Wiles

Mikaela Shiffrin skis a slalom race
Mikaela Shiffrin will lead the U.S. Alpine skiing team for the 2022 Winter Games.
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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
Jake Brown
Sean Doherty
Leif Nordgren
Paul Schommer

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

Women
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, and quota places are now being finalized.

The selection period for the U.S. team ran from November 25, 2021 to January 16, 2022. A few athletes received automatic selection 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
Kevin Bolger
Luke Jager
Ben Ogden
Scott Patterson
JC Schoonmaker
Gus Schumacher

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

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

Mixed Doubles
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
Nathan Chen
Vincent Zhou
Jason Brown

Women
Mariah Bell
Karen Chen
Alysa Liu

Pairs
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 got a podium result at one of the selection events. The final spots will be decided by discretionary selection in January.

Men's Halfpipe
Aaron Blunck
Alex Ferreira
David Wise

Women's Halfpipe
Hanna Faulhaber
Brita Sigourney

Men's Slopestyle/Big Air
Colby Stevenson
Mac Forehand
Alex Hall

Women's Slopestyle/Big Air
Maggie Voisin

Men's Moguls
TBD

Women's Moguls
Jaelin Kauf
Hannah Soar
Olivia Giaccio

Men's Aerials
Justin Schoenefeld
Chris Lillis

Women's Aerials
Megan Nick
Winter Vinecki
Kaila Kuhn

Men's Ski Cross
TBD

Women's Ski Cross
TBD

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

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

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
Tucker West
Jonny Gustafson
Chris Mazdzer

Women
Summer Britcher
Emily Sweeney
Ashley Farquharson

Doubles
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 will be 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 is guaranteed 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
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
Andrew Heo
Ryan Pivirotto

Women
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
Andrew Blaser

Women
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. The U.S. men earned two quota spots, while the U.S. women did not secure any. As a result, the U.S. did not qualify for any of the team events.

Kevin Bickner, who won the men's competition at Olympic Trials, guaranteed himself a spot on the U.S. team, and two other men joined him as discretionary selections in January to round out the roster.

Men
Kevin Bickner
Patrick Gasienica
Casey Larson

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 will be decided by discretionary selection in January. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White did not meet the objective criteria but is in good shape to receive one of the discretionary nominations.

Men's Halfpipe
Taylor Gold

Women's Halfpipe
Chloe Kim
Maddie Mastro

Men's Slopestyle/Big Air
Red Gerard
Dusty Henricksen
Chris Corning

Women's Slopestyle/Big Air
Jamie Anderson
Hailey Langland

Men's Snowboard Cross
Nick Baumgartner
Hagen Kearney

Women's Snowboard Cross
Faye Gulini
Lindsey Jacobellis

Men's Parallel Giant Slalom
TBD

Women's Parallel Giant Slalom
TBD

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

Women
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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