Randall and Bjornsen qualify for U.S. Olympic team

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - There are just 30 days until the winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and for the fifth and final time Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall will represent the United States.

Randall qualified for the U.S. Olympic team after her Top-50 distance World Cup ranking. The four-time Olympian joins fellow Alaska Pacific University skiers Rosie Brennan and Sadie Bjornsen on the Olympic team.

The duo of Brennan and Bjornsen are coming off a historic weekend in Italy representing the United States in the Tour de Ski.

Bjornsen finished ninth while Minnesota’s Jessie Diggins took third, marking the first time two Americans finished in the top 10.
Brennan finished 24th in Italy, capping off the best tour of her career.

Erik Bjornsen, Sadie’s brother, is also an Olympic qualifier. The APU skier posted a 41st-place finish in the men's world cup distance standings.

The U.S. Olympic cross country selection period runs through Jan. 15.

Still looking to make a wide open Men’s roster are Alaska’s Reese Hanneman, Logan Hanneman, Tyler Kornfield and Scott Patterson.

Also looking to sneak into a stacked American Women’s team is
Anchorage’s Caitlin Patterson, who had a very successful showing at the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships.

For a list of the latest Olympic selections click here.



 
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