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Historic Win for Teen Sarah Hendrickson

12/03/2011

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 3) - Teen Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared with the pride of one of women's ski jumping's pioneering nations Saturday as she won the inaugural FIS World Cup ski jumping competition for women. The 17-year-old scored nearly a 30-point margin of victory over favorite Coline Mattel of France. Hendrickson's historic...

Brilliant Win for Randall in Duesseldorf

12/03/2011

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Dec. 3) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall skied a brilliant final in the freestyle sprint, making a critical pass in the homestretch to win her fourth career FIS World Cup sprint. Randall had to fight her way back after a slow start, but showed great strength through to the finish line for the victory. Ola Viga...

Taylor Fletcher Career Best in Lillehammer

12/03/2011

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 3) - The U.S. Ski Team's Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) scored a career best 21st Saturday in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Lillehammer. Fletcher, who was relagated to the 45th position at the cross country start based on provisional jump results, skied the second fastest 10k to move up over 20 places....

Women's Jumping World Cup to Debut

12/01/2011

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 1) - Ski jumping will hit another milestone this weekend with the debut of the International Ski Federation's World Cup for women. Jessica Jerome, Sarah Hendrickson, Alissa Johnson and Abby Hughes (all Park City, UT) will represent the USA on the 1994 Olympic jumps in Lillehammer.

Randall Sixth in Ruka Triple Stage Race

11/27/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 27) - Another strong early season performance Sunday by the U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) put her in sixth place in the Ruka Triple mini stage race in Kuusamo. Randall was 16th fastest in the finale pursuit to finish strongly among the powerhouse athletes of the sport in the three-day event, also keeping her...

Demong, Fletcher Move up in XC

11/26/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 26) - The weatherman dealt a tough break to the Americans Saturday. High winds forced cancelation of the nordic combined jump, with officials reverting to Friday's provisional round for seeding. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) moved up in the cross country race to finish 19th and...

Randall, Brooks Strong in 5k

11/26/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 26) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) continued her strong season start, finishing 12th in a 5k freestyle race in the second leg of the weekend-long Ruka Triple in Kuusamo. The finish left her in fifth place in both the Ruka Tripla and FIS World Cup behind Norway's Marit Bjoergen, who swept to her third straight win...

Fletcher Leads USA in Opener

11/25/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 25) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 18th in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Kuusamo. Fletcher jumped to 11th but dropped back seven spots in cross country. Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY), meanwhile, moved up nine spots from 29th...

Randall Scores Best Classic Sprint

11/25/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 25) – The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) scored a career best classic sprint finish, coming in fourth in the first stage of the Ruka Triple in Kuusamo, high up on the Arctic Circle of Finland. Qualifying 15th, Randall powered through to the finals after beating Poland's Justyna Kowalczak to the line in the...

Randall Leads USA in Relay

11/20/2011

SJUSJOEN, Norway (Nov. 20) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied to second in her leg, recording one of the fastest times of the day, as the USA finished ninth in the 4x5k mixed technique relay in Sjusjoen. Randall, skiing the second classic leg, was 13.5 seconds back. Liz Stephen (Montpelier, VT) was sixth fastest in her third...

Randall, Stephen Open With Career Bests

11/19/2011

SJUSJOEN, Norway (Nov. 19) – The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) scored a career best non-sprint finish as the FIS Cross Country World Cup opened in Sjusjoen. Randall, who was third in the season-long World Cup sprint standings last year, was eighth in the opening 10k freestyle technique race. Liz Stephen (Montpelier, VT) matched her...

Stacked 2012 Nordic Teams Named

10/24/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 24) - Decorated Olympic and World Championship medalists Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY), Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) highlight a roster of some of the world's top athletes for the just-named 2012 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team.

Further adding to the strength of the...

Ski Jumpers Win Women’s Sports Foundation Award

10/19/2011

NEW YORK, NY (Oct. 19) - The Women’s Sports Foundation honored U.S. women's ski jumping athletes Thursday with the 2011 Wilma Rudolph Courage Award as part of the 32nd Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Gala in New York City.

Team members and their supporting foundation, Women’s Ski Jumping USA, are being recognized for their...

Olympians Headline 2012 Cross Country Team

10/13/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 13) - Some of the most talented athletes in the world, including World Cup winner Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Olympians Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), headline the roster of the 2012 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. The team was announced during a training and testing camp for cross country...

Demong Takes 8th Career U.S. Title

10/01/2011

FOX RIVER GROVE, IL (Oct 1.) – Olympic Champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) out-sprinted the competition in the last 200 meters to take his eighth career U.S. Championship title in the nordic combined normal hill competition. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) jumped his way to first heading into the roller ski portion and skied a...

Hendrickson, Johnson Take U.S. Titles

10/01/2011

FOX RIVER GROVE, IL (Oct 1.) – Young gun Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to her first U.S. Championship title in front of nearly a thousand spectators at the historical Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, IL near Chicago. Olympian Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) took his third U.S. Championship title after sweeping the men's field....

Frenette, Jerome Headline U.S. Champs

09/30/2011

FOX RIVER GROVE, IL (Sept. 30) – Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) will be going for title sweeps in the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships Saturday on the Norge Ski Club's K70 hill in Fox River Grove, IL. Frenette and Jerome each took gold in the large hill competition held in July on the Olympic jump in Park...

Athlete Spotlight: Simi Hamilton

08/30/2011

Athlete Spotlight: Simi Hamilton

Frenette and Jerome Take U.S. Titles

07/30/2011

PARK CITY, UT (July 30) – Olympic ski jumper Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) took his third straight U.S. title Saturday at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in Park City. Jessica Jerome took the women's crown for her eighth career U.S. title.

Frenette, who swept the large and normal hill at U.S. Championships last year, beat the...

U.S. Ski Jumping Champs in Park City

07/29/2011

PARK CITY, UT (July 29) – Olympian Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) and 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) will look to defend their titles this weekend when the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships come to the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. The large hill championship will take place on the 120-meter large hill jump beginning at 9:00...

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