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Freeman Shows Strong in Norway

03/10/2012

OSLO, Norway (March 10) - Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) skied a strong race Saturday to finish 22nd in a 50k classic mass start at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Freeman was just 24 seconds behind winner Eldar Roenning of Norway's 2:32:27.1 over the challenging Holmenkollen...
Fletcher Soars to Breakout Win

03/10/2012

OLSO, Norway (March 10) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) capped a breakout season with a career first victory in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup season finale at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Fletcher, whose previous best came last month in fourth, jumped to...

Fletcher Leads Strong U.S. Finish

03/09/2012

OSLO, Norway (March 9) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) continued to pace the U.S. Ski Team finishing 14th in the first event of the season finale at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Billy...
Hendrickson Ends Season With Ninth Win

03/09/2012

OSLO, Norway (March 9) - The FIS World Cup season ended as it started for young Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT), who soared to victory in the finale at Holmenkollen in Oslo Friday. Hendrickson opened the inaugural World Cup season for women's ski jumpers with a win three months ago in Lillehammer, several hours north. Over the course of three...

Kikkan Randall Takes World Cup Title

03/07/2012

DRAMMEN, Norway (March 7) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) put the exclamation mark on a day of historic benchmarks for the U.S. Ski Team, clinching the FIS Cross Country World Cup sprint title while finishing 11th in a classic sprint in Drammen. Randall now has an insurmountable lead going into the season sprint finale next week in Stockholm. It's...

Randall Nears Sprint Title

03/04/2012

LAHTI, Finland (March 4) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) inched ever closer to the FIS World Cup sprint title Sunday, finishing fifth in a hard fought battle in the Lahti classic sprint. Norway's Marit Bjoergen took the win. Randall now holds a...

Number 8 for Sarah Hendrickson

03/03/2012

ZAO, Japan (March 4) - America's Sarah Hendrickson continued her dominance of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup with her eight victory of the season in Zao Sunday. Hendrickson led both rounds over Japan's Sara Takanashi. Hendrickson clinched the overall World Cup title on Saturday. She will be at Holmenkollen in Oslo next weekend for her final...

Randall Leads Strong Team Showing

03/03/2012

LAHTI, Finland (March 3) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) led three Americans into the points in a World Cup skiathlon event Saturday in Lahti. Randall was 12th followed by Jessie Diggins...

Fletcher Locks Down Another Top 10

03/03/2012

LAHTI, Finland (March 3) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied to another impressive top 10 finish of the season in an individual Gundersen FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Lahti Saturday. Fletcher jumped to fourth then held on in the cross country stage...

Sarah Hendrickson Clinches World Cup Title

03/03/2012

ZAO, Japan (March 3) - A season which began with an historic debut World Cup win by Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) reached its pinnacle Saturday as the American teen clinched the overall title in the inaugural World Cup season for women's ski jumping. Hendrickson, 17, opened the day with a win then hung on to the runnerup spot in a rare...

Win Increases Hendrickson's Standings Lead

03/02/2012

ZAO, JPN (Mar. 3) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) won her seventh World Cup of the the season Saturday in Zao, pushing her overall season lead to 251 points with three events remaining. Japan's Sara Takanashi was second in the competition and in the overall standings. The finish left Hendrickson in position to clinch the title with a fourth...

Fletcher Fourth for Personal Best

02/26/2012

LIBEREC, Czech Republic (Feb. 26) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) scored a career best World Cup result Sunday, finishing fourth in an individual Gundersen in Liberec. At the midway mark...

Demong Manages Massive Gain

02/25/2012

LIBEREC, Czech Republic (Feb. 25) – Olympic Champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY), turned a number 38 start position, with a two minute and 14 second gap to make up, into a top-15 when he landed 14th Saturday in windy Liberec. Strong winds forced the provisional...

Hoffman Takes U23 Silver

02/23/2012

ERZURUM, Turkey (Feb. 24) - The U.S. Ski Team's Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) battled his way to a silver medal in the 15k classic at the U23 World Championships in Turkey. Hoffman battled Germany's Hannes Dotzler most of the race before pulling ahead in the final kilometers to take silver by just over two seconds. He...

Junior Worlds Silver for Hendrickson

02/23/2012

ERZURUM, Turkey (Feb. 24) - In a battle of the teens, Japan's Sara Takanashi took gold on the HS109 meter hill in Erzurum to take the Nordic Junior World Ski Championships over the USA's Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) by a 276.5 to 265.0 margin. The two were tied after the first jump before the Youth Olympic Games champion soared to the win...

Demong Top 10 in Snowy Germany

02/19/2012

KLINGENTHAL, Germany (Feb. 19) – Challenging weather conditions in Klingenthal, Germany Sunday did not claim Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) as he finished 10th in an individual Gundersen, making up 10 spots from the jump. High winds and heavy...

Randall In Career Best Classic Finish

02/18/2012

SZKLARSKA POREBA, Poland (Feb. 18) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied to a career best classical technique distance event, finishing eighth in a 10k FIS Cross Country World Cup in Szklarska Poreba. Thousands of Polish fans turned out to see national hero Justyna Kowalcyk win a day after Randall knocked her out in the quarterfinals of the sprint...

Fletcher Top Result for USA

02/18/2012

KLINGENTHAL, Germany (Feb. 18) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the USA Saturday in Klingenthal, Germany, posting 17th after jumping to 14th and skiing to make up a...

Randall Survives Crash for Third

02/17/2012

SZKLARSKA POREBA, POLAND (FEB. 17) - World Cup sprint leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) powered her way back into the race to finish third after an early crash in the finals. Sweden's Ida Ingemarsdotter took the win - her second of the season - as Randall extended her World Cup lead in the final skating sprint of the season. Canadian...

USA Nordic Junior Worlds Team Announced

02/15/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 15) – The U.S. Ski Team named 11 ski jumping and nordic combined athletes to its 2012 FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championship Team. The Junior Worlds will be held Feb. 19-26 in Erzurum, Turkey. Among the athletes is ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) who comes into Junior Worlds leading the FIS Ski Jumping World...

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