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Amanda Kautzer

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Amanda Kautzer racing in the 2022 Open European Championships in Arber, Germany




Plymouth, MN


Benilde-St. Margaret's School (St. Louis Park, Minnesota) '16 Michigan Technological University

  • 2022 IBU Cups and European Championships
  • 2022 US Olympic Trials
  • 2020 U23 World Championships, Oberwiesenthal, GER
  • 2018, 2019, 2020 NCAA Skiing Championships
  • 2019 NCAA Central Region Champion, 15k Classic
  • 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships
  • 2017 Open Junior European Championships (Nove Mesto, CZE) - 80th in individual / 91st in sprint
  • 2017 IBU Junior Cup (Pokljuka, SLO) - 8th in mixed relay / 44th in sprint / 44th in sprint
  • 2014 U.S. National Championships, 1st (classic sprint)
  • 2017 Youth World Championships (Brezno-Osrblie, SVK) - 42nd in pursuit / 53rd in individual / 59th in sprint / 13th in relay
  • 2016 Youth World Championships (Cheile Gradistei, ROU) - 52nd in sprint / 55th in pursuit / 59th in individual / 16th in relay
  • 2015 Youth World Championships (Minsk-Raubichi, BLR) - 39th in sprint / 46th in pursuit / 54th in individual / 12th in relay

Daughter of Bradley and Julienne Kautzer with one older sister, Jess. She started skiing in seventh grade when she intended to join her school’s alpine ski team, but accidentally went to the Nordic meeting instead and loved it. Three years later she qualified for Junior Nationals and started biathlon, going to World Juniors her second season in the sport. She is the only skier in her family; her parents, sister, cousins, aunts and uncles all competed in swimming. She raced collegiately for Michigan Technological University in both Nordic and Cross Country running, representing Tech at 4 NCAA championships. She was also recognized with the Elite-90 award as the top student athlete at NCAAs. She graduated at the top of her class from Tech with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and works remotely for Medtronic in their Neuromodulation division. Outside of race season you can find her participating in just about any other type of skiing: slalom, back country, park, and occasionally ski jumping. She also enjoys kayaking of both the flat and white water varieties, climbing, and mountain biking. 


90 SP 2022/23 Antholz (ITA) WC

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