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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...

Soldier Hollow Set for U.S. Championships

01/02/2014

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 2) – Around 350 of the top cross country skiers from U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association clubs from around the country will converge at the 2002 Olympic venue at Soldier Hollow beginning this weekend for the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships. It’s the second straight year Soldier Hollow has been the host site for the...

Tour Stage Win for Simi Hamilton

12/31/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (Dec. 31) - Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led qualifying and powered his way through the heats for an historic win, taking a World Cup stage victory in the Tour de Ski at Lenzerheide. It was the first win ever by an American man in the grueling Tour. Hamilton's victory was the first for a U.S. men on the World Cup tour in...

Believe in U.S.: Jessie Diggins

12/30/2013

“Belief is just knowing somewhere in the back of your mind, even if you don’t really admit it to yourself, that you can do it, that you have what it takes.” – World Champion Jessie Diggins. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Athletes like Jessie Diggins ride on the wings of...

Jerome Makes Historic Olympic Team

12/29/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 29) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) wrote her name in the history books Sunday becoming the first nominee to the debut women’s ski jumping Olympic Team with her victory at the 2014 Olympic Team Trials for Ski Jumping at Utah Olympic Park. Sunday’s historic event was broadcast live on NBC while 5,000 fans cheered in the...

Fairall Seals Olympic Team Nomination

12/29/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 29) – Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) earned a nomination to his first Olympic team with a narrow victory over Park City local Anders Johnson at the 2014 Olympic Team Trials for Ski Jumping at Utah Olympic Park. Sunday’s event was broadcast live on NBC while 5,000 fans cheered in the finish area. The rest of the 2014 U.S. Olympic...

Newell 10th in Oberhof Sprint

12/29/2013

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 29) – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) skied into 10th place after qualifying 12th at the slushy freestyle sprint in Oberhof, the second stage of the Tour de Ski. Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) qualified fifth for the women, the best qualification of her career, before finishing 22nd behind Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) in 18th. The...

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