Bryce Astle and Ronnie Berlack, U.S. Alpine skiing prospects who died in a January avalanche, will be posthumously named to this season’s U.S. Ski Team on Saturday.
It’s an unprecedented move by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
“Ronnie and Bryce were tremendous young men and talented athletes,” U.S. men’s coach Sasha Rearick said in a press release. “Recognizing them in this way will help us all remember what they meant to us and help to bring a small bit of closure to us all.”