SVSEF XC Gold Team Athlete Kevin Bolger Heading to 2022 Beijing Olympic Games

U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the Cross Country team roster for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games, and SVSEF XC Gold Team member, Kevin Bolger, is on the list among six men and eight women who will represent Team U.S.A. between February 5-20 when the cross country competitions are scheduled.

Kevin Bolger / Photo: U.S. Ski and Snowboard

“It’s a childhood dream come true,” said Kevin Bolger, SVSEF XC Gold Team and member of the U.S. Ski Team. “Being named to my first Olympic team is something I’ve been working towards my entire career, and to be able to share this news with my family and everyone who has supported me to this point is just as rewarding as when I was told I made the team!”

After high school, Bolger moved from Wisconsin to ski for the SVSEF XC Post Grad team from 2011-2013 and then for the University of Utah from 2013-2017. Since 2017, he has been a member of the SVSEF XC Gold Team. Yesterday, Bolger was nominated to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team to represent Team U.S.A. at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. At minimum, Bolger will compete in the Men’s Freestyle Sprint, currently scheduled for Tuesday, February 8.

“We’re so stoked for Kevin on his Olympic nomination and it’s been fun to support him on this journey since he spent some Post Grad years in Sun Valley a decade ago,” said Chris Mallory, SVSEF XC Gold Team Head Coach. “This sport takes years of work and lots of determination to get to this level, and the SVSEF community is excited to cheer him on in a few weeks’ time.”

Kevin Bolger, 28, grew up in Minocqua, WI, where his love for sliding across the snow with skis on his feet began in the third grade. His unrelenting passion for the sport combined with the hard work and commitment it takes to excel has driven Kevin to chase his Olympic dream. One of his favorite ski memories is winning his first U.S. National Title and having his parents there to watch. The opportunity to consistently set the bar higher with his goals in skiing is what drives him daily and crossing the finish line at the Olympic Games will be the pinnacle of Kevin’s career to date.

SVSEF Cross Country Program Director, Rick Kapala, added, “We’re really proud of Kevin—he started off with our program as a post-grad for a couple of years and went on to continue building his career at the University of Utah. Coming back to our program as a Gold Team member—it feels great that he’s followed his path, made this commitment, and now has this opportunity come full circle. It couldn’t happen to a better guy. He’s a super hard worker. Super deserving. So happy for him. Now we’ll pull for him to find that gear, go to the Games, and have a result he will be stoked about. We’re really happy for him!”

Bolger splits his time training between at U.S. Team Camps run regularly through the spring, summer, and fall in Sun Valley, Norway, and Sweden.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the men’s team I get to travel with to Beijing,” said Bolger. “It goes without saying the men’s team is putting up big results on the World Cup, and now I think we can expect some big results at the Olympics!”

Watch Team USA compete on the networks of NBC throughout the Olympics, February 4-20, 2022. Follow the team throughout the Beijing Olympics on Instagram @usskiteam or Facebook @usskiandsnowboard