In addition to the coveted world team title, athletes from more than 25 countries will compete for individual medals in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall at the Junior Worlds.
U.S. athletes competing as independents are: Bailey Austin (Buda, Texas), Samantha Dumala (Wellington, Fla.), Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.), Abbi Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Corbin Guyer (Pierson, Fla.), Ruth McCreary (Azle, Texas) and Allie Nicholson (Gallatin, Tenn.).
Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Jody Johnson (Nashville, Tenn.) and Dr. Marc Aiken (Johnson City, Tenn.) are serving as coach, manager and team physician, respectively.
The preliminary rounds of girls’ slalom, boys’ tricks and girls’ jumping are scheduled for Thursday, and the preliminary rounds of boys’ slalom, girls’ tricks and boys’ jumping are set for Friday. Saturday’s finals include girls’ tricks, boys’ tricks and girls’ slalom. Sunday’s finals include boys’ slalom, girls’ jumping and boys’ jumping.
The United States has won the world team title in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2010 and 2012. France won in 1998 and 2006. Canada won in 2004.