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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...

Randall Leads Five USA Into Points

01/22/2012

OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 22) - Five U.S. athletes skied into the points Sunday in classic distance racing on the FIS World Cup in Otepaa. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) led the way in 15th, holding onto her fourth place standing in the overall FIS World Cup. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) matched her career best 18th in just her fourth World Cup. Swiss...

Newell Leads USA in Classic Sprint

01/21/2012

OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 21) - Both Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) pushed through tough quarterfinal battles before going out in the semis in a FIS World Cup classic sprint in Otepaa. Newell ended up seventh with Randall ninth as Swiss Dario Cologna and Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk took the wins. Randall retained her...

Mooney Leads USA XC in Seefeld

01/17/2012

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 17) - A pair of 17-year-old U.S. cross country skiers notched a pair of top 16 finishes Tuesday in the classic distance races at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Middlebury College skier Heather Mooney (Peru, VT) was 13th in the 5k classic with Stratton Mountain School athlete Paddy Caldwell (Lyme Center, NH) 16th in...

Points Standings for J1/JW/U23 2012 Team Selection

01/17/2012

Final points calculations for J1 and Junior World Team Selection can be found at the following links -

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Junior Worlds, U23 XC Teams Named

01/17/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Jan 17) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team named its 2012 FIS Junior World Championship Team and Under 23 World Championship Teams. The athletes were selected based on results at the 2012 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships in Rumford, ME Jan. 2-8. The Junior Worlds will be held Feb. 19-26 in Erzurum, Turkey.

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Hendrickson Remains Unstoppable

01/15/2012

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 15) - Young Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to yet another hill record winning her fourth FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in five events in its inaugural season. Hendrickson put down a 108.0 meter ride on her second jump - a half meter longer than her hill record a day earlier - to take another victory over Austria...

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