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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 Leaves Swiss Alps for Italy

01/01/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (Jan. 1) - The Tour de Ski passed the midway mark over New Year's, heading now for the final three stages in Italy this weekend. Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) led the U.S. Ski Team on New Year's Day, finishing 27th in a 10k...

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...

Shiffrin Earns 12th World Cup Top 3

12/29/2013

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 29) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned to the site of her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium to earn the 12th top-three finish of her young career with second in the Lienz slalom. Leading after the first run despite light rain, Shiffrin couldn't hold her lead in the foggy and rutted final as...

Ganong 10th in Snowy Bormio Downhill

12/29/2013

BORMIO, Italy (Dec. 29) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) closed the 2013 calendar with another positive stride toward his first Olympic Winter Games with a tie for 10th in a rugged Bormio downhill to lead the U.S. Ski Team. Starting second, Ganong powered though snow at the top of the notroious Stelvio and then through rattling bumps in 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...

Shiffrin Back on GS Podium with 3rd

12/28/2013

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 28) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned to the site of her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom podium to further her status as a giant slalom threat after finishing third Saturday in Lienz. Fourth after the opening run, Shiffrin stormed within .01 of second place on the icy slope for just the...

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...

Holidays with USSA Athletes

12/24/2013

For the athletes of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the holidays are often a busy time of year. It’s the middle of competition season and, especially during an Olympic year, there is a lot to prepare for. Whether overseas or at home, though, they find a way to celebrate with their loved ones and teammates during the holiday season....

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...

Ligety Banks 75000 Euro at Rockfest

12/23/2013

ANDALO, Italy (Dec. 23) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) put a little something in his own Christmas stocking Monday after banking a 75,000 Euro victory in the winner-take-all Alpine Rockfest exibition held at Paganella Ski Area in Italy. Now in it's fourth winter, Ligety also won Alpine...

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...

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