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The Haywood NorAm Canada Cup opens today in Whistler, with over 170 skiers racing the selection races for the World Junior and U23 Championships
in Erzurm, Turkey Feb 20-26 begin. Today will feature a Skiathlon race with a Teck sprint, skate event on Saturday and an individual classic distance race on Sunday.
The NST has determined the following goals for the team in Erzurum, the site of the 2011 World Student Games:
- U23 – Minimum of 1 medal, top 8 in distance (male and female), top 6 in sprint (minimum 1 male)
- WJC – top 20 (3 males and 3 females), top 8 relay (male and female)
The race winners in the junior events are automatically selected to the team, with the U23 winners selected if they have made a pre-established points standard. A minimum of 4 men and women in each class are expected to be selected, with non winner's selection based on ranking lists and overall strength in events and techniques. There is some oportunity for a 5th skier to be selected from the trials.
Precise selection info can be found in section 10 of the NST selection criteria
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