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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...

Mixed Team 13th in Lillehammer

12/06/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 6) – U.S. Ski Jumping Team athletes Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) led a mixed-gender team to finish 13th in Friday’s mixed team World Cup jumping event. The U.S. team did not advance to the final round, where Japan went on to take the victory. Van and Jerome will take the hill again on...

Combined Team 7th in Kuusamo

12/01/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 1) – U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team’s Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) posted the fastest time in his cross country anchor leg and moved up the pack to give the USA seventh in the 4x5k team event at the nordic combined World Cup season opener. The Team started the relay in 12th after the team HS142 jumping portion...

Randall 5th in Kuusamo 10k

12/01/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 1) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) fought hard to earn a fifth-place finish during Sunday’s 10k freestyle pursuit, the finale of the Ruka Triple mini-tour and cross country World Cup season opening weekend. Randall posted the best result for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team while Marit Bjoergen from...

Bjornsen Career Best World Cup

11/30/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 30) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) skied to a career-best seventh place in the women’s 5k classic Saturday, the second stage of the Ruka Triple mini-tour. World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) posted the next-best result for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in 15th while Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk took the...

Randall 2nd in Kuusamo Sprint

11/29/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 29) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) skied into second place in the cross country sprint World Cup opener Friday, earning the best classic World Cup sprint result of her career. Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk pulled out the victory. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) qualified third for the sprint, her...

USA Ready for Nordic World Cup Opener

11/28/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 29) - The U.S. Ski Team is poised and ready for the opening of the FIS Cross Country and Nordic Combined World Cup tours this weekend in Kuusamo. Defending World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) leads a large contingent of 13 U.S. athletes in the three-day mini tour, the Ruka Triple, that begins Friday....

Randall Wins Beitostolen Sprint

11/25/2013

BEITOSTØLEN, Norway (Nov. 25) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) won a pre-season 1.2-kilometer freestyle sprint FIS race on Sunday during the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team’s first race series of the 2013-14 Olympic season. Randall overtook Slovenian Vesna Fabjan on the final climb, finishing the race 0.8 seconds ahead at...

Early Opening for Utah Olympic Park

11/15/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 14) - It was opening day of the Olympic season this week as the Utah Olympic Park opened to ski jumpers Tuesday, Nov. 12 - the first day any jump in the world was online for training. Top U.S. men's and women's ski jumpers plus the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team were on hand. The Utah Olympic Park crews invested 91 hours in...

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