Bend’s Laurenne Ross was one of 19 athletes selected Monday by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the 2013 Alpine Ski World Championships, set for Feb. 4-17 in Schladming, Austria.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, Colo.), Ted Ligety (Park City, Utah), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, Calif.) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) headline the group of U.S. skiers who will race at worlds.
Ross, 24, boasts World Cup placings of fifth and 11th this season in downhill, and 13th and 14th in super-G.
The U.S. Ski Team has placed nine different athletes on the Alpine World Cup podium this winter for a total of 24 top-three results, including 15 victories.
The U.S. women’s speed team has had five different skiers on the World Cup podium this season, including downhill wins by Vonn and Alice McKennis, and podiums by Mancuso, Stacey Cook and Leanne Smith.
—Bulletin staff report