Nordic News

U.S. Solid in Worlds Team Sprint


FALUN, Sweden  (Feb. 22, 2015) – The U.S. skiers finished seventh on the men’s side and eighth for the women in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun. Andy Newell and Simi Hamilton skied well in their qualifying rounds, advancing to the final in the lucky loser position, but the short turn around proved to be too much for the U.S. men...

Rhoads Looks Ahead After Opening Jump


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 21, 2015) - USA ski jumper Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) is looking forward to the remaining schedule at World Championships after being bumped from Saturday's HS100-meter ski jumping final on a suit violation. Rhoads had earned a spot in the finals with a strong...

Stephen 11th in World Championship Skiathlon


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 21, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) used the power of a strong skate leg to ski into 11th place leading the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 15k skiathlon event. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) finished 20th. Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the men in the 30k skiathlon...

Tailwind Thwarts Hendrickson Repeat Bid


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 20, 2015) - A tailwind on her first of two jumps throttled back Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT), with the defending World Champion finishing sixth. She led two Americans into the top-10, with Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) ninth on a very strong second jump. Germany's Carina Vogt came from behind to take gold. Japan's Yuki...

Rhoads Qualifies for Saturday's Finals


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 20,2015) - Making his first major event appearance, Will Rhoads flew 84.5 meters to qualify for Saturday's men's MS100 ski jumping finals. Rhoads finished 30th. Teammate Nick Alexander missed qualifying by a mere tenth of a point, finishing 41st - a half meter short of making the field. Saturday's two-jump medals...

Soft Snow Holds Back USA


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 20, 2015) - A strong day of jumping didn’t hold up for the USA in Friday's nordic combined, as soft snow conditions hampered their move up in the 10k cross country. Germany’s Johannes Rydzek took gold in a close battle with Italy’s Alessandro Pittin, who was the only skier able to bridge the gap from chase to lead...

Will They Jump? Winds Sweep Falun


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 20, 2015) - A calm morning was interupted prior to the scheduled 9:00 a.m. start of the nordic combined trial round as wind delays now threaten a busy ski jumping schedule at the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Swirling winds forced cancelation of the combined trial round after seven jumpers. A 10:00 a.m. start was...

Combined Opens Friday at Falun 2015


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 19, 2015) - The nordic combined team wrapped up several days of training Thursday with a final few rounds on the HS100 jump and some late afternoon cross country. Newcomer Ben Berend (Steamboat Springs, CO) will get his first major event start, joining Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and World Cup veterans...
World Title on Line for Hendrickson


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 29, 2015) - It's been a tough year for Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT). But buoyed with confidence after two podium finishes last weekend in Slovenia, she is entering defense of her 2013 world title Friday night with optimism. Hendrckson will headline a field of five U.S. jumpers who qualified Thursday for the HS100 meter...

Caldwell 10th in Strong U.S. Day at Falun Classic Sprint


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 19, 2015) - Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. skiers at the first race of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a 10th place finish in Thursday's classic sprint. Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) was highest ranking American man with a 12th place finish. The U.S. qualified six skiers: Caldwell, Hamilton, Andy Newell (...

Falun Welcomes the World


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 18, 2015) - FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf opened the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Wednesday night at Falun’s Lugnet Arena, in the heart of Dalarna in Sweden. Over the next 11 days, athletes from a record 58 nations will compete for 21 gold medals. Events get underway Thursday...
U.S. Sprinters Ready for World Champs Opener


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 18, 2015) - The cross country team has finished preparations for Thursday's opening race of the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. With record crowds nearing 250,000 expected, the opening event, a classic sprint, is rife with energy and anticipation.

Nordic Worlds Live Stream Schedule Announced


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 18, 2015) – A full schedule of medal events will be streamed live to the USA from the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships starting in Falun Feb. 18-March 1, opening with classic sprints for men and women on Thursday. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, in partnership with presenting sponsor...
Diggins Leads U.S. at Ostersund Freestyle


OSTERSUND, Sweden (Feb. 15, 2015) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. with a 17th place finish in the Ostersund 10K Freestyle World Cup, the lone top-twenty result today for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished 26th overall. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO), in his return to World Cup...

Big Weekend for Hendrickson


LJUBNO, Slovenie (Feb. 15, 2015) - Days before the opening of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden, defending World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) put together back-to-back podiums, finishing third again Sunday in Ljubno. Teammate Nita Englund (Florence, WI) was 10th. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz...

Hamilton Leads U.S. in Ostersund Sprint


OSTERSUND, Sweden (Feb. 14, 2015) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team at the Ostersund World Cup Classic Sprint event, finishing 11th. Teammate Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) finished 12th.  The U.S. qualified four skiers to the rounds: Hamilton, Newell, Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) and Sadie...

Hendrickson Back on Podium


LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 14, 2015) - Defending World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to her first podium in two seasons, finishing third in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Ljubno. Nita Englund (Florence, WI) was 11th.

Hendrickson was fifth after the first round, but had the second best score in the final round to move up...

Nordic Worlds Live in USA


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 14, 2015) – Live action from the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sweden is coming to America Feb. 18-March 1. Fans across the USA and Canada will be able to follow the action at the World Championships with both live and video on demand highlights through an innovative new partnership from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard...

World Championship Ski Jumping Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 11, 2015) – Defending World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) headlines a team of two men and five women named to represent the USA in the Feb. 18-March 1 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Falun.

Hendrickson will be joined by newcomers Nita Englund (Florence, WI) and Tara Garaghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, VT)...

Ben Saxton Added to Worlds Team


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 10, 2015) The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the addition of Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN) to the Falun World Championships roster. Saxton will join the 16 skiers already named on January 26. The naming comes on the heels of a sixth place finish at the U23 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week.