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USSA SuperTour Period I Wraps

12/07/2015

SUN VALLEY, ID (Dec. 6, 2015) – Aggressive competition continued on day two of the USSA SuperTour races in Sun Valley. In the women’s 10k classic mass start on Sunday, Chelsea Holmes (Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center) had a 9.7 second lead over her teammate Becca Rorabaugh followed by Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project)...

Taylor Fast on Skis in Lillehammer

12/06/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 6, 2015) - Angered by a 42nd in ski jumping, Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) went out hard and set the fastest cross country time to finish 13th in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Lillehammer. Norway's Magnus Krog took the win over World Cup leader Fabian Riessle of Germany. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs...

Historic Podium in Lillehammer

12/06/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 6, 2015) – The U.S. Ski Team women scored an historic podium Sunday, as Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied the fastest anchor leg to give the USA third in the 4x5k relay. Norway won with a significant lead over Finland by nearly two minutes. It was only the third time in history the USA has been on a relay podium.

Sun Valley Hosts Second SuperTour Weekend

12/06/2015

SUN VALLEY, ID (Dec. 5, 2015) -The Lake Creek venue in Sun Valley played host to the second weekend of USSA SuperTour competitions. Races began Saturday with a 1.3k classic sprint. In the women’s competition Becca Rorabaugh (Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center) sprinted her way to a first place finish just one second ahead of Kaitlynn...

Fast Opener for Combined in Lillehammer

12/05/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 5, 2015) - Winds continued to play a role, but the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup tour got underway with Germany's Fabian Riessle setting a torrid pace to claim the win. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the USA in 11th.

After winds wiped out opening weekend in Finand a week earlier, officials Saturday...

Bjornsen Leads in Lillehammer Skiathlon

12/05/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 5, 2015) - The second weekend of World Cup competition kicked off with a 15k skiathlon on Saturday. The U.S. women had four in the top 30, led by Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) in 20th. Norway’s Therese Johaug has proved to be unstoppable yet again winnng by nearly a minute and a half over Norway’s Heidi Weng and with...

Tara Leads USA in Lillehammer

12/04/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 4, 2015) - Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, VT) led the USA, finishing 17th in the opening FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Lillehammer. Japan's Sara Takanashi took the win. Nita Englund (Florence, WI) was 27th.

Combined Tried Again in Lillehammer

12/03/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 4, 2015) - After a weekend of wind in Ruka, Finland, the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup tour will try again for its opener, this time on the Olympic venues of Lillehammer. The USA will have four athletes competing in a team event Saturday followed by an individual competition Sunday.

Heading the U.S. Nordic...

Women's Jumpers Open World Cup Tour

12/02/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway  (Dec. 3) – Two women have been named to the U.S. Ski Jumping Team for the 2015-16 season based on national team selection criteria. Qualifying were veteran and World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT), along with Nita Englund (Florence, WI), who finished third in the world in the International Ski Federation’s...
Best Ruka Triple Finish for Bjornsen

11/29/2015

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 29, 2015) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. woman for the second day, finishing 14th in the Ruka Triple mini tour which closed with a 10k classic pursuit Sunday. Norway’s Therese Johaug ruled the tour, making this her first-ever opening win. Johaug finished first with a 22.6 second lead over Sweden’s Stina Nilsson...

Wind Takes Out Ruka Weekend

11/29/2015

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 29, 2015) - High winds continued Sunday forcing officials to cancel the remaining event of the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup opener in Ruka, just as it had Saturday for ski jumping. The tour now heads across Scandinavia to the Olympic venue of Lillehammer to try it again next weekend. There was no immediate word on...

Ogden and Gregg Win at USSA SuperTour

11/28/2015

WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT (Nov. 28, 2015) – Cold temperatures continued into day two of the USSA SuperTour causing delayed races for the 15k/10k freestyle on Saturday. In the men’s 15k race, Brian Gregg (Team GREGG, Madshus) skied to a first place, while Katharine Ogden (Landgrove, VT/U.S. Ski Team) won the women’s 10k.

Gregg finished just...

Bjornsen Leads Americans in Ruka

11/28/2015

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 28, 2015) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team with solid 14th and 16th place finishes, after the second-stage of the Ruka Triple in a 5k freestyle race on Saturday. The finish boosted Bjornsen into 11th in the standings after two stages of the mini-tour.

Ruka Wind Hampers Jumping

11/28/2015

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 28, 2015) - Winds continued to hamper jumping in Ruka, with both nordic combined and ski jumping schedules being rewritten daily. High winds forced cancelation of Saturday's opening FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. The qualification and provisional competition round on Friday was also canceled. Officials are looking at Sunday...

USSA SuperTour Kicks Off in Montana

11/27/2015

WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT (Nov. 27, 2015) – On a day that began with delayed races due to subzero temperatures, the USSA SuperTour opened with the 1.3k freestyle sprint on Friday. Jennie Bender (Bridger Ski Foundation) - a two-time sprint national champion - dominated in the women’s race and Logan Hanneman (Alaska Pacific University) stole first...

Newell Takes Fourth at Ruka Sprint

11/27/2015

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 27, 2015) – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) skied his best World Cup since 2013, finishing fourth in a classic sprint in tough conditions on Friday.

USA Takes Momentum into Ruka Opener

11/26/2015

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 26, 2015) After a successful prep camp and several podium finishes at the Gaellivare Premiere races in Sweden this past weekend, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team looks strong going into the opening World Cup races in Ruka, Finland beginning Friday. A dozen U.S. athletes will start. The events will be streamed live on NBC...
Nordic Combined Team Named for 2016

11/25/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 24, 2015) – Olympians Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) were named to the 2016 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team. They will open the 2015-16 season this weekend with the kickoff to the International Ski Federation’s Nordic Combined World Cup tour in Ruka, Finland.

Noah Hoffman’s Fantasy Cross Country

11/25/2015

During the first World Cup of the 2014-15 season, 26-year-old Noah Hoffman broke his leg. Normally, this is a terrible thing for a U.S. Cross Country Ski Team member, but the ever-positive Hoffman took it as a gift. That positivity paid off, as not only was it not a season-ending injury—he made it back to race the 2015 World Champs—but it gave...

Head Coach Chris Grover's 2015-16 Season Preview

11/23/2015

It’s been a solid summer and fall of preparation and now it’s time to race. U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Head Coach Chris Grover takes a look at the 2015-16 season and the opportunities for the U.S. team.

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