SVSEF XC Athletes Set to Compete on the World Stage

Sammy Smith, Peter Wolter, and Molly Maybach will toe the line across the world later this week

This week brings excitement and anticipation as three SVSEF XC athletes get ready to perform on the World Stage. Sammy Smith (US Development Team, SVSEF Gold Team) and Peter Wolter (SVSEF Gold Team) will be competing in Period 3 of the FIS Cross Country World Cup in Oberhof, Germany and Goms, Switzerland. Molly Maybach (SVSEF Comp Team) will be competing in the 2024 Youth Winter Olympics and Junior World Championships in South Korea.

Smith, who just competed in the grueling Tour De Ski will be back at it this weekend, competing in the Oberhof World Cup Jan. 19-21. Teammate Peter Wolter will be joining Smith for his first World Cup of the season and is slated to race in the 20km mass start classic race on Saturday, Jan. 20. Live results can be followed here.

SVSEF XC Comp Team member Molly Maybach will be competing in the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics and Junior World Championships in biathlon in South Korea. Maybach competed at the junior level in biathlon for the past few years, including the 2022 Junior World Championships at Soldier Hollow in Utah. Molly’s first race will be Saturday, Jan. 20. Follow along for the schedule and results here.

Photo of Molly Maybach at World Youth Championships, Utah, Feb. 27. 2022. By Kay Hummel.