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Girls Can Train with Olympians

09/27/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 27) – Girls ages 9 to 19 will get a unique opportunity to train with Olympians Sunday, Oct. 6, as the popular Fast and Female clinic comes to the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City. The 2013 Fast and Female Park City Champ Camp will run from 1-5 p.m. with a variety of workout activities conducted by Olympians,...
Successful Surgery for Hendrickson

08/30/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 30) – World Champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) underwent successful surgery on her right knee Thursday and is resting comfortably at her home in Park City. The surgery stems from an injury sustained during a training jump in Obersdorf, Germany on Aug. 21. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle...

Hendrickson Injured in Germany

08/21/2013

OBERSDORF, Germany (August 21) - Sarah Hendrickson suffered an injury to her right knee during a training jump today in Obersdorf, Germany. According to Kyle Wilkens, Medical Director for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, she received medical attention in Obersdorf and will fly back to the U.S. with the team on Friday to...

Hendrickson 2nd in Courchevel

08/15/2013

Courcheval, France (August 15) - Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) took second place at today’s Summer Grand Prix in Courcheval, France. Slovenia's Ema Klinec won the individual competition on the normal hill (HS 96) with a total of 224.7 points, only 1.9 points more than Hendrickson. Japan's Yuki Ito came in third with...

Hendrickson and Fairall Claim U.S. Titles

08/04/2013

Park City, UT (August 4) – Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) claimed U.S. titles in on the 2002 Olympic ski jumps at 2013 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships. Hendrickson beat out last year’s champion Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) and 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) to take the...

U.S. Ski Jumpers to Battle for Champs Title

07/23/2013

PARK CITY, UT (July 24) – The title of U.S. Champion is on the line in the upcoming U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) in Park City Sunday, Aug. 4. The event on the HS134 meter large hill, taking place in the summer for the sixth straight year, will be part of the Utah Olympic Park’s annual Springer Tournee. Among the...

Combined Team Tackles Tour

07/21/2013

COURCHEVEL, France (July 21) - The Tour de France ended this weekend, as did a two Euro camp for nordic combined team. A week jump training in Hinterzarten was followed by the team's traditional Tour de France camp based in Courchevel. In addition to jump and cross country training the team climbed everything in sight including the Col de la...

Universal Sports Expands Winter Sport Coverage

07/11/2013

DENVER (July 11) – In advance of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, ski and snowboard fans received a big boost this week when Universal Sports Network announced a new TV distribution deal with Time Warner Cable - the second-largest U.S. cable system operator. Universal Sports Network, which is also available on Direct TV, will now be available...

Women's Jumping Exhibit Unveiled

07/05/2013

 

Nolke Joins Nordic Combined Staff

06/11/2013

PARK CITY, UT (June 11) – With its sights set on Sochi, the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team has named Marc Nölke, an Olympian and highly-regarded ski jumping coach, to oversee its jumping program. Nölke, a German coach who has worked with both Austrian and German national jumping teams, has joined the Team for its summer training at the USSA's...

Athlete Spotlight: Jessie Diggins

06/07/2013

With nine U.S. Junior titles and three Minnesota State Championships titles, Jessie Diggins decided to take a year off between high school and college to focus on racing. That leap of faith continues to pay dividends today, as she landed a spot on the U.S. Ski Team and has become one of the best female skiers the U.S. has ever seen....

Olympic Trials Set for Park City

06/03/2013

PARK CITY, Utah (June 3) – Spots for Sochi will be on the line Dec. 28-29 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. The events will be broadcast on NBC including live coverage of ski jumping featuring the historic first Olympic Trials...

Johnny Spillane Retires

04/23/2013

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 23) – World Champion Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO), who set the pace for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team over more than a decade, is closing the chapter on an historic career that saw him win a World Championship and three Olympic silver medals. After 13 seasons, Spillane made the retirement decision...

Freeman Wins Distance National

04/11/2013

NORDEN, California (April 11) – Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) ended the competition season on a high note Thursday by becoming the men’s 2013 U.S. Distance National Champion. He set the pace for the majority of the 50k classic mass start race, but broke away in the last 10k lap and finished 30 seconds ahead of teammate Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT...

Stephen Wins U.S. Distance Champs

04/10/2013

NORDEN, California (April 10) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) endured the warm spring temperatures Wednesday and finished first in the 30k classic mass start race, becoming the women’s 2013 USSA National Distance Champion at Royal Gorge Ski Area. Stephen led all three laps but broke away during the final lap. She finished over a minute...

Randall Third Overall

03/24/2013

FALUN, Sweden (March 24) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) became the first American woman in history to break into the top three overall in the FIS Cross Country World Cup on Sunday. Randall finished seventh in the Falun 10k freestyle pursuit, the fourth stage of this week’s mini-tour, cementing her into the number three spot. She started 15th, 2:...

Randall Remains 3rd into Finale

03/23/2013

FALUN, Sweden (March 23) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) remained in her third overall position Saturday after the women’s 10k classic as the mini-tour heads into its finale on Sunday in Falun, Sweden. Randall extended her lead over Norway's Kristin Stoermer Stiera to 112 points, but with fellow Norwegians Heidi Weng and Marit Bjoergen climbing in...

Randall Third in Mini-Tour

03/22/2013

FALUN, Sweden (March 22) – In the second stage of the mini-tour on Friday, Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied into third place, leading three Americans into the top eight. Along with her third place finish, Randall earned bonus time for the next stage of the tour. Norwegian powerhouse Marit Bjoergen took the win. After the men’s race, Andy Newell...

Newell 11th in Royal Sprint

03/20/2013

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (March 20) – Racing around the picturesque Royal Palace, Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) placed 11th and took the top finish for the USA in the Royal Palace Classic Sprint. In the women’s race, Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) placed 20th while World Champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was 22nd. Norway’s Petter Northug Jr. won the men’s...

Hendrickson Wins Holmenkollen Large Hill

03/17/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 17) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) flew 133.5 meters to her fourth World Cup win at the women's large hill debut and season finale at the legendary Holmenkollen. Hendrickson jumped 133.5 and 129.0 meters and, with her more polished telemark style on landing, won over Japanese rival Sara Takanashi’s distance. Hendrickson...

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