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Fletcher Holds onto Sixth in Seefeld

01/18/2014

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 18) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) held onto his sixth-place position in the second stage of the Seefeld nordic combined triple FIS Word Cup Saturday. Fletcher posted the top U.S. result by jumping into ninth and then moving up to sixth in the 10k cross country race. German Erik Frenzel took the victory again as...

Randall Sweeps Szklarska Sprints

01/18/2014

SZKLARSKA POREBA, Poland (Jan. 18) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) topped every one of her heats Saturday to take the victory in the Szlarska Poreba World Cup sprints. It was the second win in a week for Randall, moving her up from third to second in the World Cup sprint standings just behind Denise Herrmann of Germany,...

Jerome 13th in Zao

01/18/2014

ZAO, Japan (Jan. 18) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) posted the top result for the USA in 13th Saturday during the first of two World Cups in Zao, Japan, which also serve as the final two Olympic qualifiers before the historic debut of women’s ski jumping in Sochi. Sara Takanashi of Japan took the win. The athletes take on another jump Sunday...

Fletcher Sixth in Triple Prologue

01/17/2014

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 17) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) took the top spot for the USA in sixth during the prologue of the first-ever nordic combined triple FIS World Cup Friday. The prologue featured a single jump and a 5k cross country race, where Eric Frenzel of Germany took the victory. Veteran Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY)...

USA Seventh in Chaux Neuve Combined

01/12/2014

CHAUX NEUVE, France (Jan. 12) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) battled for the lead throughout the team sprint but eventually settled for seventh Sunday in the FIS World Cup nordic combined team event in Chaux Neuve. The duo finished five seconds back from the Germany 2 team, who took the victory....

USA Five-Six in Team Sprints

01/12/2014

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Jan. 12) – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) anchored an impressive team effort with Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) to break into the top five in the FIS World Cup classic team sprint Sunday in Nove Mesto. The Russia 1 team took the team victory. Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) teamed up with Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) to take sixth...

Van Top Five in Sapporo

01/12/2014

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 12) – World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) soared to fifth place Sunday, mounting a second-round comeback from 14th at the Sapporo World Cup. U.S. teammate Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) sealed a seventh place with Alissa Johnson (Park City, UT) taking 14th, while Japanese jumper Sara Takanashi notched her sixth World...

Demong 13th in Chaux Neuve

01/11/2014

CHAUX NEUVE, France (Jan. 11) – Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) took 13th, the top finish for the USA, Saturday in the FIS World Cup nordic combined at Chaux Neuve. Demong skied into 13th with the seventh-fastest time of the day after jumping into 35th, while Mikko Kokslien led a Norwegian sweep. The men head back up the jump...

Randall Takes Nove Mesto Sprint

01/11/2014

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Jan. 11) – World Cup champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) sealed her 10th career FIS World Cup victory Saturday, winning the freestyle sprint at Nove Mesto. She edged ahead of Swiss skier Laurien Van Der Graaff in a close final heat. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) posted the top result for U.S. men in 17th, while...

Jerome Top 10 in Sapporo

01/11/2014

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 11) - Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) followed up on her Olympic Trials win from two weeks ago to finish tenth Saturday in the first of four FIS World Cups in Japan. Jerome rode jumps of 90.0 and 87.5 meters in Sapporo while Japan's Sara Takanashi picked up the win. The women jump again Sunday in Sapporo, site of the 1972...

Hanneman Takes First Ever U.S. Title

01/10/2014

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 10) – Reese Hanneman (Anchorage; APU Nordic) took his career first title Friday, winning the classic sprint over APU teammate Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Soldier Hollow. Russian athlete Natalja Naryshkina (CXC Team) won the women's sprint, while Rosie Brennan (Park City,...

Lodwick Injured during Provisional Jump


01/10/2014

CHAUX NEUVE, France (Jan. 10) – Olympic silver medalist Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) was injured during a provisional competition round Friday in Chaux Neuve, France. The 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials winner crashed during a jump and sustained an injury to his left shoulder. According to Kyle Wilkens, Medical Director for the U.S. Ski Team,...

Dominating Gold for Caitlin Gregg

01/08/2014

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 9) - Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis; Loppet Nordic Racing) scored a dominating victory Wednesday, winning the 20k mass start by nearly four minutes at the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships on the Olympic venue of Soldier Hollow. It was the fourth career national title for Gregg. Sylvan Ellefson (Vail, CO; Ski...

Bridger Skiers Sweep Sprint Titles

01/05/2014

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 5) – Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) and Jennie Bender (Johnson, VT) each took home a freestyle sprint title for the Bridger Ski Foundation Sunday on a tight and technical course at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Soldier Hollow. Both Koos and Bender won the classic sprints at nationals last year, and it was...

Stephen Best Ever USA Tour Finish

01/05/2014

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 5) – Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) posted the USA's best overall Tour de Ski finish in history with seventh, skiing to the third-fastest time of the day as she battled rain, sleet and snow for 9k up Alpe Cermis on Sunday. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) also earned the best ever finish for U.S. men in 25th. World Champion...

Fletcher Fastest Again in Chaikovski

01/05/2014

CHAIKOVSKI, Russia (Jan. 5) – Olympian Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied another impressive race Sunday, earning the fastest time of the day for the second day in a row and finishing sixth in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Chaikovski. Fletcher started the 10k cross country portion 2:15 back and took the fastest time by a 26-...

APU Nordic Dominates U.S. Championships

01/04/2014

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 4) – Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Becca Rorabaugh (Fairbanks, AK) took U.S. titles in the 15k and 10k classic races, leading a three-medal effort by APU Nordic at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships at the 2002 Olympic venue at Soldier Hollow on Saturday. It was Bjornsen’s second straight U.S. title after last...

Diggins Career Best Classic

01/04/2014

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy
(Jan. 4) – World Champion Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) earned a career-best World Cup classic result Saturday, skiing into 10th in the Val di Fiemme 5k, the sixth stage of the Tour de Ski. The result makes Diggins the top U.S. athlete in the Tour standings in 11th, while teammate Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) is 14th....

Fletcher Fastest in Chaikovski Combined

01/04/2014

CHAIKOVSKI, Russia (Jan. 4) – Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) posted the fastest time of the day Saturday, skiing an incredible 38 seconds faster than any other athlete and finishing sixth in the Chaikovski FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. Fletcher rocketed into the top ten despite the sub-zero temperatures and after a disappointing jump...

Stephen up to 12th in Tour de Ski

01/03/2014

TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 3) – Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) posted the fifth-fastest time of the day Friday, starting from 22nd to finish 12th in the 15k pursuit stage of the grueling seven-stage Tour de Ski. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) also skied an impressive race, sealing the second-fastest time of the day and moving up from 69th to finish 27th...

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