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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...

Demong Sixth for Season Best

01/15/2012

CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 15) – Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) fought from over a minute deficit to ski with the lead pack and finish sixth Sunday. The result is his best World Cup finish since posting fourth in Chaux-Neuve in 2010, just before winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games. Teammate Johnny Spillane (Steamboat...

USA Battles to Second in Milan

01/15/2012

MILAN, Italy (Jan. 15) - U.S. Ski Team teammates Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) combined in a hard fought battle to take second in the team sprint at the FIS Cross Country World Cup in Milan. It was Diggins' first podium in only her third World Cup and her very first team sprint. Diggins skied a very strong final leg...

History Making Win for Hendrickson

01/14/2012

PREDAZZO, Italy (Jan. 14) - Young Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) etched her name in the history book Saturday, setting a women's hill record and winning her third World Cup of the season in four events. Hendrickson had to come from behind with a powerful 107.5 meter second jump to overtake leader Daniela Iraschko of Austria. Lindsey Van (...

Randall Extends Lead in Milan

01/14/2012

MILAN, Italy (Jan. 14) - FIS World Cup sprint leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) battled through the streets of Milan to finish second in a World Cup freestyle sprint. Sweden's Ida Ingemarsdotter took her first win as Randall extended her lead. Norway's Eirik Brandsdal took his first victory in the men's race. Four Americans qualified for finals...

Spillane Sets Season Best in Chaux-Neuve

01/14/2012

CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 14) – Olympian Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) recorded his season best result Saturday, finishing ninth after closing in on a minute and 10 second deficit to catch the lead pack and land less than eight seconds behind the winner. Teammate Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) skied the third fastest cross country...

Women Debut at Youth Olympics

01/14/2012

INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 14) - Teen Emilee Anderson (Eau Claire, WI), 16, of the Flying Eagles Ski Club in Eau Claire led the USA in the opening event of the Youth Olympic Games finishing ninth in women's ski jumping. Park City Nordic's Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) was 19th in the men's competition as the first Winter Youth Games got underway in...

Demong Records Season Best

01/13/2012

CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 13) – Billy Demong (...

Diggins Completes Gold Sweep

01/08/2012

RUMFORD, ME (Jan. 8) - Team CXC's Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) completed a perfect sweep Sunday, winning her fourth gold at the U.S. Cross Country Chamionships in Rumford. Diggins, who was second in the classic sprint to Canadian Daria Gaiazova, won a fifth career U.S. title. Tyler Kornfield (Anchorage) took gold in the men's sprint when Torin...

Hendrickson Takes Second Career World Cup Win

01/08/2012

HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Jan. 8) – Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) took her second World Cup win today after only three events this season. Hendrickson jumped into the lead after her first jump - a dominating 107.5 meter ride. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) rounded out the podium in third, after she and Hendrickson were the only two women to...

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