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Hanneman and Kern Lead U.S. in Freestyle Sprint

02/22/2016

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 22, 2016) – The FIS Nordic World Junior and U23 Championships kicked off on Monday with a 1.3k freestyle sprint in warm, wet and sloppy conditions. Logan Hanneman (Anchorage, AK, Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks), a U23, and Julia Kern (Waltham, MA, U.S. Ski Team D Team/Stratton Mountain School), a junior, led the U.S. men and...

Recap: Park City Moguls NorAm

02/22/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 22, 2016) – After kicking off the NorAm circuit with a strong showing in Calgary, American skiers performed once again in the moguls and dual moguls NorAm held Feb. 20-21 at Park City Mountain.

Bjornsen 15th in World Cup Skiathlon

02/21/2016

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 21, 2016) – The final race in Lahti was greeted by tough conditions as Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. team with a 15th place finish in a FIS World Cup 7.5kx7.5k skiathlon race on Sunday. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) followed close behind in 17th.

“I felt really good today, but didn't feel like I was able to...

Vonn Third at La Thuile Super G

02/21/2016

LA THUILE, Italy (Feb. 21, 2016) – The battle continued between Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Switzerland’s Lara Gut for the overall World Cup title at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G Sunday. Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather won her fifth career World Cup race as Gut was second and Vonn finished third.

In the back-and-forth fight for the...

Norris and Gregg Victorious at Birkebeiner

02/20/2016

HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 20, 2016) - It was an All American sweep at the 43rd running of the Slumberland American Birkebeiner as David Norris (Fairbanks, AK) and Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis) skied to close wins on a fast 52k track between Cable and Hayward. Gregg’s fourth Birkie victory put her into the record books with the most wins ever, man or...

Diggins Second in Lahti Freestyle Sprint

02/20/2016

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 20, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. with another FIS World Cup podium result, this time in second, at the 1.6k freestyle sprint at the Lahti Ski Games.

"I’m so happy with the race today! It was a ton of fun, start to finish, and to have three girls in the top 15 and four in the heats? That’s awesome...

Podiums and Season Title for U.S. Aerials

02/20/2016

MINSK, Belarus (Feb. 20, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle aerials Ski Team claimed the top spots in Saturday’s World Cup finals, with rookie Chris Lillis (Pittsford, NY) taking the win for the men and Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) landing her second victory of the season and clinching the 2016 women’s overall title.

Nyman Second in Chamonix

02/20/2016

CHAMONIX, France (Feb. 20, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) nailed his second downhill podium in a row, snagging second place in Chamonix Saturday.

The light was flat on the hill, but Friday’s heavy snow let up and left the track in clean condition. A ski Mecca, as the racers have been calling Chamonix, it is the first Audi FIS Ski...

Vonn Second at La Thuile Downhill

02/20/2016

LA THUILE, Italy (Feb. 19, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) wrapped up her eighth overall World Cup downhill title, and moved back into the overall World Cup lead following her second place downhill finish at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Saturday.

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YOG: USA Eighth in Team Relay

02/20/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 19, 2016) – The Winter Youth Olympic Games closed the cross country competitions with a Nordic mixed team relay. The U.S. team included one female cross country skier, Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA), one male cross country skier, Hunter Wonders (Anchorage, AK) and one nordic combined male, Ben Loomis (Eau Claire, WI)....

Fletcher Moves Up in Combined

02/19/2016

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 19, 2016) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) made a big leap in cross country, moving up to finish 24th as the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup resumed in Lahti. Germany’s Eric Frenzel took the win in dramatic fashion to further extend his World Cup lead.

Fletcher soared 108.0 meters on his...

YOG: Radamus’ Golden Streak Ends

02/19/2016

HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 19, 2016) – River Radamus' (Edwards, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) gold medal streak came to an end as he failed to finish the first run in Friday's slalom at the Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Goldberg Leads U.S. in Chamonix Combined

02/19/2016

CHAMONIX, France, (Feb. 19, 2016) – Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) and Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA) patiently waited out Mother Nature’s antics Friday to score World Cup points at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup combined event.

France’s Alexis Pinturault won the event, with Italy’s Dominik Paris in second. Thomas Mermillod Blondin of...

Ross Fifth in La Thuile Downhill

02/19/2016

LA THUILE, Italy (Feb. 19, 2016) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) threw down a clean and strong run to take fifth place and lead the Americans in the La Thuile downhill. Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) lost a ski and did not finish the race.

“It feels good to be in the top five again,” Ross said. “I am feeling more comfortable now than I have all year...

YOG: Wonders Top 10 in Youth Olympics

02/18/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 18, 2016) – Hunter Wonders (Anchorage, AK) led the USA in the third competition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games on Thursday, finishing eighth overall in a 10k freestyle race. Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA) was in the top 20 in the women’s 5k freestyle race, finishing 17th overall.

Welcome to Chamonix: Ski Mecca

02/18/2016

CHAMONIX, France (Feb. 18, 2016) – The sun was shining down on Les Grand Montets and the American Downhillers on Tuesday. It was the perfect bluebird start to an exciting week of ski racing, as the Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to the ski Mecca of Chamonix after a four-year hiatus and the crew is excited to be back on Chamonix soil.

Aerialists to Close Out Season in Belarus

02/18/2016

MINSK, Belarus (Feb. 18, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes will wrap up the 2015-16 World Cup season this weekend at World Cup finals in Minsk, Belarus. Minsk was dubbed the final competition of the season after the pre-World Championships test event in Sierra Nevada, Spain was cancelled.

YOG: Cashman Top 15 in Slalom

02/18/2016

HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 17, 2016) – Keely Cashman (Squaw Valley, CA, 16, National Training Group/Squaw Valley Ski Team) had another solid finish at the Winter Youth Olympic Games, taking 13th in Thursday’s slalom.

Aline Danioth of Switzerland grabbed her fourth YOG medal in four races, dominating the field by 1.59 seconds. Following...

Bickner Soars 214.5 Meters

02/18/2016

VIKERSUND, Norway (Feb. 14, 2016) - Imagine soaring nearly two and a half football fields off a towering ski jump. U.S. ski jumper Kevin Bickner (Barrington, IL/Norge Ski Club) became one of only a handful of American ski jumpers to have crested the 200-meter barrier Sunday, soaring 214.5 meters at the World Ski Flying Championships in...

Americans Among Favorites At 43rd Birkie

02/18/2016

HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 18, 2016) – A pristine track is in place between Cable and Hayward in northwestern Wisconsin for the 43rd running of the 51k Slumberland American Birkebeiner cross country ski marathon this Saturday. A host of U.S. long distance skiers are among the favorites in the International Ski Federation Worldloppet Marathon Cup event...

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