Date of Birth:
June 29, 1995
City / State of Birth:
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Park City, Utah
Olympics and Events Attended:
2013 FIS Junior World Championships, 9th (team normal hill/4x5K)
2014 FIS Junior World Championships, 9th (team normal hill/4x5K)
2015 FIS Junior World Championships, 7th (team normal hill/4x5K)
2017 – 8th (team normal hill/4x5K), 40th (large hill/10K), 41st (normal hill/10K)
2018 Olympics, PyeongChang, 10th (team large hill/4x5km), 39th (large hill/10km individual)
Ben is a 2013 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School. He attended the University of Utah. Ben’s parents are Hans and Heidi Berend and he has one sister, Sabina. His hobbies include mountain and road biking, running, reading, hiking and board and card games.
Ben retired from Nordic combined after the 2018 Olympics and skied for the University of New Mexico. Bill Demong offered him an internship running U.S.A. Nordic social media, and eventually a Board position. Ben found out he very much enjoyed “taking photos, interviewing athletes, writing stories, making videos, and spectating events.” Ben is currently the USA Nordic Marketing Manager.