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Bryan Fletcher Tops for USA

02/22/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 22) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) moved up from 19th after the jump to finish 14th in the opening nordic combined event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. France's Jason Lamy Chappuis took gold in a hard fought battle with four skiers racing to a near dead heat.

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Quarterfinals Claim USA in Sprints

02/21/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 21) - The U.S. Ski Team qualified three skiers into the heats but all fell victim in the quarterfinals as the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships got underway in Val di Fiemme with classic sprints. Russia's Nikita Kruikuv and Norway's Marit Bjoergen took gold. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) finished 19th, Sophie Caldwell (...

Sarah Third as Tour Heads to Worlds

02/17/2013

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 17) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) came from behind with a strong second jump to finish third in Ljubno. It was the final event before the opening of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Sara Takanashi of Japan won to clinch the World Cup title with two events remaining. Hendrickson is...

Top 15s for USA in Davos XC

02/17/2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Feb. 17) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) cracked the top 15 in Davos at the final FIS Cross Country World Cup before the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships open later this week. Diggins was 14th and Stephen 15th as Therese Johaug of Norway got the win in the 10k freestyle while Johann Olsson...

Big Finishes for USA in Ljubno Jump

02/16/2013

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 18) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) led a day of big finishes for the USA in the final weekend of jumping before the opening of the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Italy. All five U.S. women finished in the top 13. Japan's Sara Takanashi, the World Cup leader, took the win. A final World Cup is set for Sunday...

Three Year Best Finish for Newell

02/16/2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Feb. 18) - Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) skied to his best finish in three seasons finishing fourth in a classic sprint in Davos. It boosted him into second in the World Cup sprint standings. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) had a strong opening heat but failed to advance out of the semifinals. The Davos World Cup is a final tune-...

Strong Day for USA in Zao Doubleheader

02/09/2013

ZAO, Japan (Feb. 10) - A weekend of erratic winds and constant restarts came to a close Sunday with a doubleheader FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) led a strong USA effort with three Americans in the top eight in the second of two events Sunday in Zao. Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) was sixth with Jessica Jerome (Park...

Wind Blows Out Zao Jumping Event

02/09/2013

ZAO, Japan (Feb. 9) - Wind forced restart after restart Saturday in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Zao. On the third try in the women's World Cup, officials gave up and postponed a restart of the first round until Sunday morning before the regularly scheduled event. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) was leading one of the rounds before it was...

USA Combined Seventh in Relay

02/03/2013

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 3) - The weekend FIS Nordic Combined World Cup wrapped up Sunday as the final test of the RusSki Gorki jumping complex prior to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The USA was seventh in the 4x5k team event with Germany taking the win. Skiing second, Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) posted the fastest cross...

Impressive Team Sprints for USA

02/03/2013

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 3) - The U.S. Ski Team wrapped up a very successful weekend of Olympic test events with benchmark results in a team sprint at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center. Both the men's team of Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) as well as women's duo of Ida Sargent (Orelans, VT) and Sadie Bjornsen...

Sarah Back on Jumping Podium in Japan

02/03/2013

SAPPORO, Japan (Feb. 3) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) climbed back onto the podium finishing third in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo that was plaqued by erratic wind. Austrian Jaqueline Siefreidsberger picked up her career first victory with the win. Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) was eighth. The series now heads to Zao, Japan for a...

Gutsy Olympic Test for Taylor Fletcher

02/02/2013

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 2) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) continued his strong surge posting the second fastest cross country time to finish fifth in the first Olympic test event of the 2014 nordic combined venue. Fletcher survived a raging blizzard during the jump to finish 15th, starting 1:16 behind and eventually coming...

Stephen Career Best on Olympic Course

02/02/2013

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 2) - The U.S. Ski Team's Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) skied to a career best eighth in the 7.5k/7.5k skiathlon on the Olympic course. It was the second day of Olympic test events on the Laura Cross Country Ski Center near Sochi with teammate Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) winning the sprint on Friday. Kristin...

Wind Shortens Sapporo World Cup Jump

02/02/2013

SAPPORO, Japan (Feb. 2) - Wind forced a one-round FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo with France's Coline Mattel claiming the win Saturday. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) led the USA in seventh with Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) tenth. 

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Randall Dominates Olympic Sprint Test

02/01/2013

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 1) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) left no doubt, leading every stride of three heats to win the freestyle sprint Olympic test event at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center near Krasnaya Polyana outside Sochi. It was her third FIS Cross Country World Cup win of the season. Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) had a career best...

Strong Qualifying for USA in Sochi Sprints

02/01/2013

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 1) - Five U.S. Ski Team women and two men qualified for sprint heats on a foggy afternoon at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center above Krasnaya Polyana outside Sochi. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was second fastest to lead the U.S. women while Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) was sixth.

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Veteran Worlds Ski Jumping Team Named

01/31/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 31) – Six ski jumpers have been named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Feb. 20-March 3 in Val di Fiemme, Italy. The veteran team is led by defending World Cup titleholder Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT)....

Veterans Lead World Champs Combined Team

01/27/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 28) – Brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) will lead a strong team of six nordic combined athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy Feb. 20-March 3. They will join a team with three World Champions including...

Fletcher, Demong Lead in Penalty Race

01/27/2013

 

Bryan Fletcher Sixth in Klingenthal

01/26/2013

KLINGENTHAL, Germany (Jan. 26) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) soared to 15th in jumping then made his way to the front to finish sixth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Klingenthal. Hometown hero Eric Frenzel won his third straight as Germany went one-two. Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was second fastest in cross country...

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