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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...

Lodwick Leads on Tough Day for USA

11/24/2012

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Nov. 24) - Olympic medalist Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) put on an impressive display on the cross country trails to move up from 40th after the jump to lead the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team in 24th at the season opening FIS World Cup in Lillehammer. Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 30th but posted the...

Career Bests for Randall, Brooks

11/24/2012

GAELLIVARE, Sweden (Nov. 24) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team’s women wasted no time establishing their direction for the season with a strong FIS Cross Country World Cup opener in Gaellivare. Defending sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) scored her first non-sprint podium, finishing third in the 10k freestyle race. Holly Brooks (...

Star Ski Jumping Team Named

11/13/2012

PARK CITY, Utah (Nov. 13) – With their Olympic debut just 15 months away, three of the world’s top women’s ski jumpers have been named to the 2012-13 U.S. Ski Jumping Team. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT), who won nine of 13 FIS World Cups last season, leads the squad along with 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome (both Park...

Stacked 2013 U.S. Nordic Combined Team Named

10/18/2012

PREDAZZO, Italy (Oct. 18) – With a strong summer of preparation behind, the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team has its sights set on the 2013 World Championships and the Olympics in Sochi just a year away. A talented squad of 10 athletes, including three newcomers, was officially named during a final pre-season tune-up camp on the World Championship...

2013 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named

10/17/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 17) – FIS World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) leads a talented group of 13 athletes named to the 2013 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. The announcement was made during a final pre-season training camp at the USSA’s Center of Excellence in Park City where the team has been mixing conditioning with roller skiing...

Athlete Spotlight: Taylor Fletcher

08/29/2012

Like brother Bryan, Taylor Fletcher keeps improving every year. After a strong 2011 season, Taylor stepped it up again in 2012 with six Continental Cup podiums in seven races, multiple points-scoring World Cups and a career best 14th on the 2013 World Championships course in Italy. Already known as one of the strongest cross country skiers on...

Double Titles for Jerome, Johnson

08/05/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 5) – Olympian Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) successfully defended his normal hill U.S. Championship title, and took his second win of the weekend at the 2013 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) won the women's normal hill title, finishing the weekend two-for-two after...

Lodwick Locks Career 20th U.S. Championship

08/04/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 4) – U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team veteran Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) locked up his career 20th U.S. Championship title as he came from behind to take the win under blistering heat at the 2013 U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Park City, UT. After landing eighth in the jump, Lodwick made up a deficit of a...

Jerome Defends Title, Johnson, Frenette Tie

08/04/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 4) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) secured her ninth U.S. Championship crown as she led the U.S. women to defend her large hill title. Jerome landed 119.5 meters in her first jump, followed by 117.5 meters in the second round to take the title. Defending large hill champ Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) tied the...

U.S. Ski Jumping, Combined Champs this Weekend

08/01/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Aug 1) – U.S. titles are expected to be hotly contested with a strong and deep field for this weekend’s U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships in Utah. The 2013 title events – held in summer for the fifth straight year – will take place on the 2002 Olympic venues including the Utah Olympic Park ski jumps in Park City...

Thumbs Up to Sochi Jumps

07/22/2012

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (July 22) - The U.S. Nordic Combined Team gave high marks to the Olympic ski jumping complex for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The USA joined some of the top teams from around the world for a weekend of FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix competitions on the jumps and roller ski track near Krasnaya Polyana....

Athlete Spotlight: Lindsey Van

06/19/2012

The masthead of women's ski jumping, Lindsey Van has put the sport on her back for the past decade and a half, becoming it's most popular and outspoken advocate. Oh yeah, did we mention and she can jump? Van became the first ever women's World Champion at 2009 Nordic Worlds in Liberec, Czech Republic and has claimed 15 U.S. titles. But perhaps...

Jason Cork Named U.S. Ski Team Coach

05/01/2012

PARK CITY, UT (May 1) – Veteran regional cross country coach Jason Cork has been named as an assistant coach for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. Cork will work primarily with the men’s World Cup team under the leadership of Cross Country Head Coach Chris Grover. Grover will serve as interim men’s head coach following the resignation of Pete...

Longtime Coach Vordenberg Resigns

04/25/2012

PARK CITY, UT (April 25) –Two-time Olympian and longtime cross country coach Pete Vordenberg announced his resignation from the U.S. Ski Team after 10 years of coaching to spend more time with his growing family. Vordenberg began coaching in 2002 and led the cross country team through some of its most successful years including the first World...

Caterinichio Named Nordic Program Manager

04/12/2012

PARK CITY, UT (April 12) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced that longtime cross country coach and former racer Joey Caterinichio (Anchorage) has been named nordic program manager for the USSA. With the primary responsibility of serving as administrator for the cross country, nordic combined and ski jumping programs,...

2012 USSA SuperTour FINAL!

03/31/2012

Thanks to all the Organizers and Athletes for a great 2012 USSA SuperTour series!  With the challenging weather conditions experienced all across the country the winter, there were still some stellar events and races to challenge a strong field of competitors.  Back to training now!

 

Season results for the top 4 are as follows:...

Freeman Takes Season Finale U.S. Title

03/31/2012

CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 31) - Veteran Kris Freeman (Andover, NH/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) capped off the season with his 15th career U.S. title, winning the 50k mass start in Craftsbury. Freeman battled teammate Tad Elliott (Durango,CO/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) the entire distance with a mind boggling 32 laps on the 1.5k Craftsbury course,...

Randall Wins 30k U.S. Championship

03/30/2012

CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 30) – Overall World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) proved dominance in her repertoire of disciplines as she won the 30k U.S. Championship in Craftsbury, VT. The win marks Randall's 17th U.S. Championship title and comes as...

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