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Sweet and Wright named to NEG 2020
Last Updated: 05.Sep.2019
Craftsbury's Finn Sweet and Griffin Wright have been named to the 2020 National Elite Group (NEG), earning them an invitation to take part in the NEG camp in Park City this coming October. The camp will feature current US Ski Team athletes and staff as well as the NEG members like Finn and Griffin.
How does one receive this honor? Each year the best junior cross country ski racers in the nation participate in Regional Elite Group (REG) summer camps in their home regions. The REG camps include general and ski-specific assessments, ski technique, and education opportunities. The camps are led by key regional club coaches and the U.S. Ski Team staff. With the help of regional coaches attending the camps, the U.S. Ski Team coaching staff selects the top athletes from all four REG camps (East, Central, West and Alaska) and names these athletes to the National Elite Group (NEG). These athletes are offered the opportunity to train alongside the U.S. Ski Team athletes at annual camps.