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Randall Second at Wire in Canmore

12/15/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 15) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) took the fight down to the wire in Canmore, finishing second to Norway's Maiken Kaspersen Falla. The finish kept Randall in the World Cup sprint lead and moved her into second in the overall standings. Andy Newell finished fifth behind men's winner Emil Joensson of Sweden. Six Americans made...

Strong Day for Team Fletcher in Ramsau

12/15/2012

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 15) - Team Fletcher had a brotherly day in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Ramsau. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) jumped to a strong sixth before finishing eighth overall. Younger brother Taylor moved up from 37th after the jump to command a career best tenth. Norway's Magnus Moan, third after the jump, took a 5...

Lodwick Cruises to Continental Cup Victory

12/14/2012

 

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 14) – Olympic medalist and world champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) climbed back to the top of the podium at the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at Soldier Hollow. Lodwick, who is taking a break from the World Cup circuit after a difficult 2011-12 season, started the cross country...

Jumpers Show Depth in Ramsau

12/14/2012

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 14) - U.S. ski jumpers continued to show increasing depth with five women in the top 12 at a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Ramsau. Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) led the way in fourth with Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) fifth - both season best results. Defending World Cup champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) was seventh...

Kikkan Randall Leads USA in Canmore

12/13/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 13) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) held on for sixth in a FIS World Cup 10k classic mass start at Canmore Thursday, battling head-to-head in the pack behind a dominating win by Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk. It was a career best classic distance finish for Randall who is now third in the FIS Cross Country World Cup overall...

Canmore Sprints LIVE Today on USSA Network

12/12/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 15) – The newly launched USSA Network will bring live coverage of this weekend’s FIS Cross Country World Cup in Canmore to American fans. World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall will hope to repeat her success from last weekend's World Cup in Quebec. Live coverage of freestyle sprints begins at 2:30 p.m. EST Saturday and...

Lodwick Headlines Continental Cup Field

12/12/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 12) – Olympic medalist and world champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) will headline a large field of athletes from xx nations this weekend at International Ski Federation Nordic Combined Continental Cup competitions at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. Lodwick, who is taking a break from the World Cup, will...

USOC Honors U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

12/09/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Dec. 9) - The U.S. Olympic Committee has honored the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team with its Team of the Month Award for November. The Team made history Nov. 25 in Gaellivare, Sweden with its first ever relay podium, finishing third in...

Three U.S. Jumpers Top 10

12/09/2012

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Dec. 9) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) was uncharacteristically off the World Cup podium, as three U.S. women cracked the top 10 in day two on the Olympic jump in Sochi. ...

Randall Sweeps Sprint Weekend

12/08/2012

QUEBEC CITY, PQ (Dec. 8) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) swept the weekend, picking up a dominant win in the individual sprint at the Quebec City World Cup. The win boosted Randall, the defending FIS World Cup sprint champion, into the sprint lead and second in the overall behind Norway's Marit Bjoergen. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) had his best...

Sarah Soars to Sochi Win

12/08/2012

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Dec. 8) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) hopefully foreshadowed the future Saturday, winning the first FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on the Olympic jump in Krasnaya Polyana outside Sochi. The first round leader, Hendrickson's 103.0 meter second ride...

Randall, Diggins Make XC History

12/07/2012

QUEBEC CITY, PQ (Dec. 7) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) made U.S. Ski Team history on the streets of Quebec City, taking the first ever American team event win. Diggins skied a masterful final lap to put the USA into the lead, handing off to Randall who held off a hard-charging pack for the win. Kazhakstan took the...

USA Ready for Quebec Sprints

12/06/2012

QUEBEC CITY, PQ (Dec. 6) - The streets of historic Quebec City are snow covered and ready for the expected 50,000 specatators for the first ever FIS World Cup sprint races Friday and Saturday. With an expanded nation's quota for the North American event, the U.S. Ski Team will enter four men's and four women's teams in Friday's freestyle team...

Randall Tops Strong USA Weekend in Ruka

12/02/2012

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 2) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) turned in another strong performance Sunday to wrap-up the Ruka Triple 10k classic pursuit behind an untouchable champion Marit Bjoergen of Norway.  Liz Stephen (...

Strong Day for Bryan Fletcher

12/01/2012

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 1) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) had a strong jump to open the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Kuusamo, finishing 14th overall behind winner Jason Lamy Chappuis. Fletcher jumped to 11th and was in contention with the lead group in cross country...

Randall Leads Another Historic USA Day

12/01/2012

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 1) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) led another historic day for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, finishing second in a 5k freestyle race at the Ruka Triple mini-tour in Kuusamo. It was Randall's second straight distance podium and a career best for a non-...

Career Best Day for Ida Sargent

11/30/2012

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 30) – U.S. Ski Team cross country racer Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) scored a career best Friday, powering to a ninth place finish in the opening classic sprint at the Ruka Triple mini tour World Cup at Kuusamo in northern Finland. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen won for the women with Russian Nikita Kruikov getting his first win....

Fletcher Top USA in Penalty Race

11/25/2012

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Nov. 25) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) soared to 19th in the jump and held on to finish 22nd in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup penalty format race in Lillehammer. Norway's Magnus Moan won. In the format, skiers are assigned penalty laps based on their points back in the jump. The World Cup now heads to Kuusamo,...

Historic First Relay Podium for U.S. Women

11/25/2012

GAELLIVARE, Sweden (Nov. 25) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team made history Sunday, scoring its first ever FIS World Cup relay podium in a women’s 4x5k team event in Gaellivare. In a race where each of the four U.S. women needed to have their best ever 5k races, Jessie Diggins (...

Hendrickson Second in Opener

11/24/2012

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Nov. 24) - Defending FIS Ski Jumping World Cup champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) came up just a few meters short, finishing second to rival Sara Takanashi of Japan in the season opener on the Olympic K100 jump in Lillehammer. Hendrickson took the first round lead with a jump of 98.5 meters but was only able to fly...

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