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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...

Big Sixth Win for Hendrickson

02/12/2012

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 12) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) left no doubt as she soared to a pair of hill records and a nearly 13-point victory to win her sixth FIS Ski Jumping World Cup of the season Sunday in Ljubno. Hendrickson, who won a close battle with Japan's Sara Takanashi on Saturday, took command on the opening jump and broadened...

Record Relay for U.S. Women

02/12/2012

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Feb. 12) - A strong team effort, combined with a stunning anchor leg by Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), sent the U.S. women into fifth in a 4x5k classic technique relay at the FIS Cross Country World Cup in Nove Mesto. It is the best U.S....

Fifth Win for Sarah Hendrickson

02/11/2012

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 11) – Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) went head-to-head with Japan’s Sara Takanashi in the final jump in Ljubno to come away with her fifth World Cup win of the season despite a hill record set by third place finisher Daniela Iraschko of Austria. Hendrickson led after the first jump and stayed calm after a second jump...

Diggins Leads USA in Mass Start

02/11/2012

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Feb. 11) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the USA to 33rd in a 15k mass start FIS Cross Country World Cup in Nove Mesto. It was a rare day without an American in the points. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen and Poland’s Justyna...

Hendrickson, Van Finish Top Three

02/05/2012

HINZENBACH, Austria (Feb. 5) – Americans Sarah Hendrickson and Lindsey Van (both Park City, UT) battled challenging winds for a second straight day to take second and third in front of large crowds in Hinzenbach. Austrian Daniela Iraschko completed a weekend sweep...

Demong Back on Podium

02/05/2012

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 5) – Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) was back on the World Cup podium Sunday after making up a minute and 22 second deficit to finish less than four seconds behind Japan's Akito Watabe. Demong was 17th after the jump...

Diggins Paces Trio Into Points

02/05/2012

RYBINSK, Russia (Feb. 5) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) continued to set the pace with strong U.S. Cross Country Ski Team performances in Russia for the third day, finishing 12th in a 15k skiathlon in Rybinsk leading three Americans into the points....

Hendrickson Second as Win Streak Snapped

02/04/2012

HINZENBACH, Austria (Feb. 4) – Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) saw her opportunity to extend a three-comp win streak snapped as wind forced a cancelation of the second round of a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Hinzenbach. Hendrickson finished second based on first-round results by a mere seven-tenths despite a hill record jump of 96.0 meters by...

Another Career Best For Rookie Diggins

02/04/2012

RYBINSK, Russia (Feb. 4) – World Cup rookie Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) continued her strong Eastern European tour scoring another career best finishing fifth in a frigid 10k mass start skate race in Rybinsk. Diggins, who had been sixth in the Moscow sprint two...

Demong, Fletcher Duo Lands Sixth

02/04/2012

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 4) – The two-man team of Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) combined Saturday to land sixth in a team event at the site of the 2013 World Championships in Val di Fiemme. The team was seeded fifth after the jump, but fell one spot in the two-by-7.5k cross country race. The duo's...

Fletcher Leads USA in 14th

02/03/2012

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 3) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the Americans Friday, finishing 14th after jumping to 10th and incurring one penalty lap in the new-this-season format. Teammates Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) closed 18th and 22nd respectively, each making up two penalty...

Diggins Leads Historic USA Finish

02/02/2012

MOSCOW (Feb. 2) – On a day that saw three American women square off in the semifinals, young Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the USA with a career best sixth in zero temperatures in the Moscow sprints. FIS World Cup sprint leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was seventh, failing to make finals in a close semifinal finish. Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT...

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