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Demong Sixth for Season Best


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Diggins Completes Gold Sweep


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


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...

Top 10 Tour for Randall


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 8) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) capped the 11-day, 9-stage Tour de Ski with a strong finish up the towering Alpe Cermis hillclimb to finish tenth in the Tour - a big jump from last year's 21st place finish. The U.S. Ski Team's Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) turned in a brilliant eighth fastest hill climb for a career...

Demong Leads Stacked Results


OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 8) – The U.S. Ski Team's Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) crossed the finish line first after the three American's worked together to post a stack of results in Oberstdorf. Demong and Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) punched into the top-15 with 14th and 15th respectively, while teammate Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat...

Randall 8th Going Into Tour Finale


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 7) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) showed her continuing growth as a distance skier finishing 12th in the 10k classic in stage eight at the Tour de Ski. The finish dropped her two spots to eighth in the Tour, but kept her in reasonable striking distance for top four finish. Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk took a big win over...

Van Takes Second in First World Cup Back


HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Jan. 7) – Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) took second in her first World Cup back from an ankle injury. Windy conditions led to a second round cancelation making the first jump their final result. Van placed only one point behind winner Sabrina Windmueller of Sweden. Young gun Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) was ninth but...

Team Finishes Fifth in Germany


OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 7) – The four-man team comprised of Taylor Fletcher, Johnny Spillane, Bryan Fletcher (all Steamboat Springs, CO) and Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) moved up three spots after jumping to eighth to finish fifth overall in the team event in Oberstdorf. Bryan Fletcher laid down another strong cross country performance...

First Gold for Hoffman


RUMFORD, ME (Jan. 6) - Team CXC's Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) continued her dominance at the U.S. Cross Country Championships winning the women's 20k classic mass start for her fourth career victory. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) had a breakthrough gold, taking the men's 30k by nearly a minute.


Diggins, Elliott Strike Gold


RUMFORD, ME (Jan. 5) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) of Team CXC picked up her second title of the week while Ski and Snowboard Club Vail's Tad Elliott (Durango, CO) took a third career U.S. gold in day two of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships at Black Mountain in Rumford. Elliott took a close win in the men's 15kk freestyle while Diggins...

Randall Strong Fifth in Pursuit


TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 5) - American Kikkan Randall turned in another strong performance finishing fifth in the women's 15k pursuit in stage seven of the Tour de Ski. Randall, who came into the pursuit seeded fourth, won a three-skier sprint to the finish to claim the fifth spot. Norway's Marit Bjoergen won to takeover the Tour lead from Poland's...

Randall Vaults Back to Fourth in Tour


TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 4) - A day after dropping to seventh in the Tour de Ski, Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) came roaring back with a hard fought second in the stage six freestyle sprint at the Tour de Ski in the northern Italy village of Toblach. Randall survived a high traffic semifinals to then square off against Tour leaders Justyna Kowalczyk...

Koos, Diggins Repeat U.S. Sprint Titles


RUMFORD, ME (Jan. 3) - Torin Koos (Wenatchee, WA), skiing out of the Bridger Ski Foundation, and Jessie Diggins ( ) picked up opening day freestyle sprint titles as the U.S. Cross Country Championships opened at Rumford's Black Mountain. The duo both repeated their freestyle titles from 2011 at Rumford. It was the sixth career U.S. title for...

Randall Now Seventh in Tour


TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 3) - It was a tough day for the U.S. Ski Team in stage five of the Tour de Ski in Toblach. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was 29th in a tightly fought 3.3k classic prologue to the three stages in Toblach, dropping to seventh in the overall. Norway's Marit Bjoergen took the win but remains second in the Tour behind Poland's...