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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...

Lodwick Headed to Historic Sixth Olympics

12/28/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 28) – Olympic silver medalist Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) earned an historic nomination to his sixth Olympic team Saturday with a victory at the 2014 Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined at Utah Olympic Park. Lodwick is the first American athlete to be nominated to a sixth Olympic team. No Winter Olympian from...

Diggins Fifth in Tour de Ski 3k Prologue

12/28/2013

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 28) – World Champion Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) issued a strong opening statement Saturday with a fifth-place finish at the women’s Tour de Ski 3k prologue. Newcomer Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) finished ninth in her career-first Tour race while Norway’s Marit Bjoergen took the victory. The Tour continues Sunday with men’s...

Olympic Trials Begin Saturday

12/27/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 27) – Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and other U.S. nordic combined athletes finished up their final training Friday on the cross country track in preparation of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined at Utah Olympic Park. Top U.S. athletes will compete Saturday for a single spot on the...

Nordic Olympic Uniforms Unveiled

12/27/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 28) – The official nordic combined and cross country competition uniforms for Sochi were unveiled Saturday at the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping in Park City. The uniforms were developed by the U.S. Ski Team’s longtime provider Bj Sport’s Bjørn Dæhlie brand with design input from American...

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...

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