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Tour de Ski Opens in Oberhof

12/27/2013

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 27) – Cross country ski racing’s most grueling nine days begins Saturday with the opening of the eighth running of the Tour de Ski starting in Oberhof. Athletes will ski seven stages in nine days across courses in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Over $600,000 in cash purses will be paid out. Universal Sports will feature...

Athletes Ready for Olympic Trials This Weekend

12/23/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 23) – Top U.S. nordic combined and ski jumping athletes are set to compete for spots on the U.S. Olympic Team this Saturday and Sunday when the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined come to the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Among the top contenders will be...

Fletcher Takes Top Ten in Schonach

12/22/2013

SCHONACH, Germany (Dec. 22) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) posted the third-fastest time of the day to move up from 26th to finish ninth in Sunday’s World Cup in Schonach. Fletcher jumped into 26th and began the 10k cross country portion 58 seconds back, finishing only 14 seconds behind winner Jason Lamy Chappuis of France. Fletcher...

Jerome Jumps to Ninth in Hinterzarten

12/22/2013

HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Dec. 22) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into the top ten for the second time in two days, finishing ninth at the Hinterzarten World Cup Sunday. World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) finished 21st, while Sara Takanashi of Japan took her fourth straight win of this World Cup season. The jumpers now head back...

Fletcher Skis to 18th in Schonach

12/21/2013

SCHONACH, Germany (Dec. 21) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO), the lone U.S. athlete, skied up from 31st to finish 18th 
in the nordic combined World Cup Saturday. His jump put him 1:28 back in the start of the 10k cross country portion, where he showed his strength by earning the 11th fastest time of the day to finish 18th. Norway’s...

Van and Jerome Top-Ten in Hinterzarten

12/21/2013

HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Dec. 21) – World Champion Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome (both Park City, UT) jumped into the top ten, finishing ninth and tenth Saturday at the Hinterzarten World Cup. Both Van and Jerome put down solid jumps in the second round with Van edging out Jerome with a 98.5-meter ride. Japanese powerhouse Sara Takanashi won the...

Demong Cruises to Continental Cup Victory

12/19/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 19) – Olympic Champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) finished strong on the final day of the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at Soldier Hollow with a commanding win over Austria’s Tomaz Druml. Demong started the day winning the jump with a massive 95.5 meter ride, giving him a 40 second lead going into the cross...

Athlete Spotlight: Andy Newell

12/19/2013

Andy Newell doesn't just ski fast, he lives that way, too. A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, the Vermont native's love of extreme sports and pushing the limits has helped him develop into one of the fastest sprinters in U.S. history as well as one of the catalysts of the U.S. Nordic Team's competitive rebirth.

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Demong Takes 2nd at Continental Cup

12/18/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 18) – Olympic Champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) finished second to Austria’s Tomaz Druml on day two of the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at Soldier Hollow. Demong jumped into seventh to start the cross country portion behind Druml and three of his Austrian teammates. Italian Lukas Runggaldier, who finished...

Demong Wins Continental Cup Opener

12/17/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 17) – Olympic Champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) sprinted to victory over Italy's Lukas Runggaldier and Austria's Tomaz Druml at the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at 2002 Olympic venue Soldier Hollow. Demong began the day with a 91.5m jump, putting him into third to start the cross country portion. Italian...

Olympic Champ Demong to Ski this Week In Utah

12/16/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah (Dec. 16) – Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) will be in the lineup for this week’s International Ski Federation Continental Cup at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. Demong, fresh off a season-best top 10 at a World Cup in Austria on Sunday, is flying back specifically to ski in the Dec. 17-19...

Fletcher Strides into Seventh in Ramsau Combined

12/15/2013

RAMSAU AM DACHSTEIN, Austria (Dec. 15) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) notched his best finish so far this season, the second-fastest time of the day and the top result for the USA, finishing seventh in the nordic combined World Cup on Sunday. U.S. teammate Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) also posted his season-best result in ninth,...

Randall Close Second In Davos Photo Finish

12/15/2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 15) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) finished second in the cross country skate sprint after a fierce head-to-head battle with Norway’s Marit Bjoergen in the last stretch, which came down to a photo finish. The 1.5k sprint was won by only an inch or two as Bjoergen timed a spectacular lunge to...

USA Notches Fourth in Ramsau Combined

12/14/2013

RAMSAU AM DACHSTEIN, Austria (Dec. 14) – Five-time Olympian Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) anchored a strong race with Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) to take fourth during the nordic combined 2x7.5k team sprint Saturday. Lodwick and Fletcher (USA I) jumped into 14th and started the team sprint 44 seconds back, which they cut in...

Randall 18th in Davos Distance

12/14/2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 14) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied into 18th place in the FIS World Cup 15k freestyle race Saturday, securing the top spot for the USA. In one of her best races in the high-altitude venue, Randall headed up a solid day with four top 30 results for the U.S. Cross Country Team. Norwegian...

Fletcher Top 10 in Lillehammer

12/08/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 8) – World Championships bronze medalist Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied into the top ten during the cross country portion of the 10k individual Gundersen on Sunday, posting the fifth-fastest time of the day. Teammate Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) finished right behind Fletcher in 11th. Both...

USA Matches Best-Ever Relay

12/08/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 8) - World Champion Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) anchored a strong U.S. team made up of Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) to take third in the 4x5k relay and match the best-ever World Cup result for any U.S. cross country relay team. Heavy snow hammered the...

Jerome 19th in Historic Jumping Opener

12/07/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 7) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into 19th-place and secured the top spot for the U.S. Ski Team amidst the largest field of women ever at the women’s ski jumping World Cup opener on Saturday. Over 70 women from 14 countries competed in Saturday’s historic event, which opened the 2014 Olympic season and the...

Fletcher 16th in Lillehammer Combined

12/07/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 7) – World Championship bronze medalist Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied a competitive race from behind to finish 16th during the 10k cross country portion of the individual nordic combined World Cup on Saturday. Starting 1:52 back in 36th, Fletcher covered ground quickly to move up 20 places (a personal...

Bjornsen 7th Again in Lillehammer

12/07/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 7) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) delivered another breakout result Saturday in the Lillehammer 10k classic World Cup, where she skied into seventh and matched her career-best individual result set just a week ago in Kuusamo, Finland. Bjornsen posted the top result for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and even sat in...

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