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George Cartwright
George Cartwright

RUMFORD, Maine – George Cartwright of the Northern Michigan University Nordic ski team was named to the United States Junior World team by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. The Junior World Championship will take place in Otepea, Estonia.

The sophomore from Lander, Wyoming qualified for the team based on his results at the 2011 U.S. National Championships in Rumford, Maine last weekend. Cartwright will join his teammates and depart for Europe on Sunday.

The Junior World Team consists of six men and six women. The teams compete in four events with competition starting on Jan. 26 until Jan. 31.

The U.S. team and event schedule follow:

Erik Bjornsen, Mazama, WA (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Tyler Kornfield, Anchorage (University of Alaska-Fairbanks)
Scott Patterson, Anchorage (Alaska Winter Stars)
Skyler Davis, Jericho, VT (Stratton Mountain School)
George Cartwright, Lander, WY (Northern Michigan University)
Andrew Doughtery, Denver (Denver University)

Isabel Caldwell, Peru, VT (Dartmouth Ski Team)
Amy Glen, Anchorage (University of Vermont)
Joanne Reid, Palo Alto, CA (University of Colorado)
Kinsey Loan, Eagle River, AK (Alaska Pacific University)
Heather Mooney, Peru, VT (Stratton Mountain School)
Jessie Diggins, Afton, MN (Central Cross Country Skiing)

2011 World Junior Ski Championship Schedule
Otepea, Estonia

  • Wed., Jan. 26 Men's and women's 10/5k free
  • Fri., Jan. 28 Men's and women's 1.4/1.2k classic sprint
  • Sun., Jan. 30 Men's and women's 20/10k pursuit
  • Mon., Jan. 31 Men's and women's 4x5/3.3k relay

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