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YOG: Cross-Country Cross Race Debuts

02/17/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 17, 2016) – The Winter Youth Olympic Games kicked off on February 13th, with the debut of cross-country cross. USA’s Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA, Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy) and Hunter Wonders (Anchorage, AK) finished 13th and 30th, respectively.

The new cross country discipline challenges skiers agility...

YOG: Halvorsen Sixth in Classic Sprint

02/16/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) – The second event of the Youth Olympic Winter Games was a 1.3k classic sprint where USA’s Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA) and Hunter Wonders (Anchorage, AK) finished sixth and 15th, respectively.

“We had ideal conditions for a classic sprint, cold hard tracks and sunshine,” said coach Adam St. Pierre...

YOG: Strong Jump Performance by Larson

02/16/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) - Casey Larson (Barrington, IL/Norge Ski Club) soared to a strong sixth place finish on the HS100 meter hill at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer Tuesday. Logan Sankey (Steamboat Springs, CO/Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) was 12th for the women. Gold medals went to Bor Pavlovcic for men and Ema...

YOG: Combined Silver For Loomis

02/16/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) - The USA’s Ben Loomis (Eau Claire, WI/Flying Eagles Ski Club) parlayed a strong jump into a silver medal in the Youth Olympic Games individual nordic combined Tuesday in Lillehammer. Germany’s Tim Kopp took gold.

Loomis set himself up for success, jumping to second with a 98.5 meter ride, starting...

Diggins fourth in World Cup Freestyle

02/14/2016

FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 14 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. team for the second day, finishing fourth in a FIS World Cup 10k freestyle mass start on Sunday. This was Diggins second top-five performance of the weekend in Falun.

“I’m really proud of my race effort and the weekend as a whole - to have both a classic race and a...

Diggins and Bjornsen Lead U.S. in Sweden

02/13/2016

FALUN, Sweden (February 13, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S team on Saturday in a FIS World Cup 5k individual classic race, finishing fifth as teammate Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) followed close behind in seventh.

“I’m so very happy with my race today, and with the whole team’s day,” said Diggins. “We had awesome skis...

Englund Jumps to Seventh in Slovenia

02/13/2016

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 13, 2016) - The USA’s Nita Englund (Florence, WI) soared to seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Ljubno. Slovenia’s Maja Vtic took an upset win over Japan’s Sara Takanashi, who was second.

“Today was fun, but I need to catch my timing and improve my landings,” Englund said. “I loved the atmosphere here in...

Caldwell 11th in Stockholm City Sprint

02/11/2016

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Feb. 11, 2016) – Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. team on Thursday in a FIS World Cup 1.2k classic sprint around the Royal Palace in Stockholm, finishing 11th as teammate Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) finished 15th.

“Today was my first time ever competing in the Stockholm city sprint,” said Caldwell. “It's still a...

Fletcher 15th at Holmenkollen

02/10/2016

OSLO, Norway (Feb. 6, 2016) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) moved up from 20th to 15th Saturday in the King’s Cup, one of the most prestigious events on the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup tour at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Norway’s own Jarl Magnus Riiber took the win, leading the jump and holding to defeat Japan’s Akito Watabe by 16 seconds...

Origins of the Birkie Presentation at 2016 Race

02/09/2016

HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 9, 2016) – Race participants and fans at this year’s American Birkebeiner cross country ski race will have an opportunity to learn more about the great history of the Birkie. On the eve of this year’s race, longtime Birkebeiner public relations leader and skiing historian Tom Kelly of the U.S. Ski Team will take fans back to...

Flowers and Freeman Ski To Super Tour Wins

02/07/2016

CRAFTSBURY, VT (February 7, 2016) – The USSA Super Tour races wrapped up at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center Sunday with a 10k classic individual start race for both the men and women. Erika Flowers (Stratton Mountain School) and Kris Freeman (Freebird) grabbed their first USSA Super Tour victories of the season.

Bjornsen Paces U.S. In Soggy Oslo

02/07/2016

OSLO, Norway (February 7, 2016) – A blanket of fog and challenging snow conditions greeted racers at Holmenkollen for the second-straight day as Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. women’s team in 22nd in Sunday’s 30k FIS World Cup classic race.

Bjornsen, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Liz Stephen (East Montpellier, VT) worked...

Hart and Caldwell Grab Super Tour Wins

02/06/2016

CRAFTSBURY, VT (February 6, 2016) – The Trapp Family Lodge had to relocate the USSA Super Tour races to Craftsbury, Vermont due to a bad spell of warm weather and rain up until the races. Despite the quick change of plans the USSA Super Tour 10/5k freestyle races went on successfully on Saturday, where Annie Hart (Stratton Mountain School) and...

Hoffman Top American in Oslo 50K

02/06/2016

OSLO, Norway (Feb. 6, 2016) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. men, finishing 24th, in a FIS World Cup 50k classic on Saturday, at the iconic Holmenkollen stadium in Oslo.

Norway’s Martin Sundby challenged the field early but stayed with a group for much of the race until 10k to go, where he surged ahead to secure his coveted...

Hamilton Leads USA in Drammen

02/03/2016

DRAMMEN, Norway (Feb. 3, 2016) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. team finishing 11th in Wednesday’s FIS World Cup 1.2k classic sprints in Drammen. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) all finished in the top 20.

“I'm pretty happy with today,” said Hamilton. “Drammen is one of the...

Nordic Junior Worlds Team Named

02/03/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 3, 2016) – The U.S. Ski...

Patterson and Norris Win Super Tour Classic

01/31/2016

LAKE PLACID, NY (January 31, 2016) – Competition continued Sunday in Lake Placid with a 10k classic individual start, which concluded Period II of the USSA Super Tour. Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project), defending 2016 National Champion in the 10k classic and David Norris (APU Nordic Ski Center) dominated the races.

Top 10s for Nita Englund

01/31/2016

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 31, 2016) - American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) flew to a pair of top 10 finishes FIS Ski Jumping World Cups this weekend in Oberstdorf. Japan’s Sara Takanashi continued to dominate, winning both competitions to pad her World Cup lead.

Saturday Englund soared 93.5 meters on her first jump to stand fifth. In the...

Strong Seefeld Triple Finish for Fletcher

01/31/2016

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 31, 2016) - Heavy, sticky snow fell on Seefeld Sunday but that didn't stop Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) from leading the cross country race to finish a career best seventh in the Seefeld Triple. Germany's Eric Frenzel came from a 56-second deficit to win his third straight Triple, a three-day Nordic combined...

Phinney and Norris Win SuperTour Sprint

01/30/2016

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 30, 2016) – Period II of the USSA SuperTour continued Saturday at the Jump Site in Lake Placid, following a three week break after the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships in Houghton, MI January 3-9. Competition kicked off with a 1.4k freestyle sprint, in which Kelsey Phinney (Middlebury College) and David Norris (APU...

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