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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...

Holmenkollen Top 10 for Stephen

03/17/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 17) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) knocked off another milestone finish, skiing to a top 10 in the Holmenkollen Ski Festival 30k freestyle. Stephen was ninth behind winner Therese Johaug of Norway - a career best World Cup at the distance. The tour now heads to Sweden for World Cup Finals, starting with a classic sprint...

Hoffman Leads at Holmenkollen

03/16/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 16) - Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 24th in the 50k freestyle mass start race at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Hoffman covered the 50k in two hours, 11 minutes, 25.8 seconds - about four minutes behind Russia's Alexander Legkov. Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby was 3.2 seconds back in second. The women race...

Fletcher Fast in Oslo Finale

03/16/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 16) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) blazed a torrid pace in cross country to move up from 23rd after the jump to finish 11th in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup season finale at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Jason Lamy Chappuis of France won a close title in the unique format featuring two jumps and a 15k cross country...

Hendrickson Third World Cup Win

03/15/2013

TRONDHEIM, Norway (March 15) – Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) jumped to win her third World Cup of the season Friday, using her superior telemark style to beat out Japanese rival Sara Takanashi. Hendrickson jumped to 101.5 and was in the lead after the first round when she jumped 101 meters and sealed the victory with 283 points. The team...

Fletcher Fifth with Fastest XC in Combined

03/15/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 15) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied an impressive race, moving up to fifth from 23rd and finishing 25 seconds back from his initial 1:31 deficit after the jump. Fletcher led the chase pack for most of the cross country portion and clocked the fastest time of the day, 17 seconds faster than anyone else. Eric...

Athlete Spotlight: Todd Lodwick

03/14/2013

A veteran of five Olympics and nine World Championships, Todd Lodwick is one of the most accomplished winter sports athletes of all time. A double World Champion in 2009, Lodwick led the USA to an unprecedented Olympic silver in the nordic combined team event in 2010. His return to competitive skiing in 2009 after a two-year retirement helped...

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