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Ross Second in Soldeu Super G

02/27/2016

SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra (Feb. 27, 2016) – On a day full of delays, crashes and tough conditions, Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) powered through fresh snow to take second in the Soldeu Audi FIS Ski World Cup, her first podium spot since Garmisch in 2013.

Arvidsson Wins World Juniors Downhill

02/27/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 27, 2016) – The next generation of ski racers kicked off the FIS Junior World Ski Championships on Saturday, with American Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA, U.S. Ski Team/Squaw Valley Ski Team/Bear Valley) snagging a huge win in the downhill.

Nyman Leads U.S. Trio Into Top 30

02/27/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 27, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT), Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) and Thomas Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) all scored World Cup points in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, just not as many as they were shooting to score.

Englund Rebounds for Eighth

02/27/2016

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Feb. 27, 2016) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) bounced in the second round to finish eighth in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Almaty on Saturday. Sara Takanashi of Japan continued her dominance setting a new hill record of 103.0 meters on her second jump on the HS 106 meter hill.

Englund flew 91.0 meters on her first...

Fletchers Move Up in Team Sprint

02/27/2016

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 26, 2017) - Brother Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) came from behind to finish sixth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Friday in Val di Fiemme. Norway 1 picked up the win by 6.7 seconds over Germany 1, with France 1 in third.

The Fletcher brothers jumped to ninth then posted the third-fastest...

Wilson Returns With World Cup Win

02/26/2016

TAZAWAKO, Japan (Feb. 27, 2016) – In his first World Cup appearance since 2014, Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) made a triumphant return to competition, taking the win in moguls in Tazawako.

Wilson, a 2014 Olympian, suffered a knee injury at the World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland in December 2014. With the help of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team...

U.S. Coach Talks Ski Tour Canada

02/26/2016

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is coming off a strong period 3 of the FIS Cross Country World Cup, heading to a unique World Cup Finals in North America with the eight-stage Ski Tour Canada March 1-12. The entire Tour will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. U.S. Head Coach Chris Grover...

Speed Team Heads to Andorra

02/26/2016

SOLDEU, Andorra (Feb. 26, 2016) – The ladies speed team was able to catch some sunshine and a little taste of the ocean in Barcelona, Spain en route to Soldeu-El Tarter, Andorra this weekend. For the Americans, it’s a long season away from home and the sunshine may have been just what the doctor ordered to recharge the ladies for the remainder...

USA Women Eighth in World Juniors Relay

02/26/2016

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 26, 2016) – The FIS Nordic Junior World Championships wrapped up on Friday with a 4x5k and 4x2.5k freestyle relay. These races were previously schedule for Feb. 28, but the races were pushed up due to a lack of snow. The U.S. junior women’s relay team, which consisted of Julia Kern (Waltham, MA, Stratton Mountain School),...

Ford Top U.S. Finisher at Hinterstoder

02/26/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 26, 2016) – The World Cup returned to Hinterstoder for the first time in five years as France’s Alexis Pinturault won his second Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom race of the season. Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) was the top U.S. finisher in 29th.

Marcel Hirscher of Austria finished second and extended his overall...

Tiger Shaw Reflects on Birkie

02/26/2016

In an effort to mutually grow awareness for the healthful active outdoor lifestyle of cross country skiing, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and Slumberland American Birkebeiner have begun a partnership that could have profound impact on the sport. This past weekend, USSA President and CEO Tiger Shaw took part in his first cross country...

Hinterstoder: Warhorse’s Weekend?

02/25/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 25, 2016) – For the first time since 2011, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will make Hinterstoder their center stage this weekend. On the challenging track that features a little bit of everything, Austria’s Hannes Reichelt was the last man to prevail here in 2011 in super G. Can new father Andrew “Warhorse” Weibrecht (...

Ogden and Torchia Top 15 at World Champs

02/25/2016

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 25, 2016) – Two U.S. juniors finished in the top 15 for men and women’s 15/10k individual freestyle races at the FIS Nordic World Junior and U23 Championships on Thursday. The freestyle races replaced the previously schedule skiathlon, due to a lack of snow. Katharine Ogden (Landgrove, VT, Stratton Mountain School) led the...

Mogul Competition Returns to Japan this Weekend

02/25/2016

TAZAWAKO, Japan (Feb. 25, 2016) – After a three-week break in competition, the FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup is back in action this weekend with moguls and dual moguls competitions Feb. 27-28 in Tazawako, Japan. With the 2015-16 World Cup season winding down, U.S. athletes are looking to post more solid results and bump up their rankings in...

Strong Start for Good at Junior Worlds

02/24/2016

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 23, 2016) - Jasper Good (Steamboat Springs, CO, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) opened the FIS Nordic Junior Ski Championships strong on Monday, finishing 11th in the opening nordic combined event. Austria’s Bernhard Flaschberger took gold. It was a career best Junior Worlds finish for Good and matched the sixth best...

Ogden Top U.S Finisher in 13th at Junior Worlds

02/24/2016

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 23, 2016) – Warm temperatures greeted the athletes and coaches on day two of competition for the FIS Nordic World Junior and U23 Championships, making for very tough classic races. Despite the conditions, two U.S. Junior women skied to a top 20 finish in a 5k classic individual start and three U.S. U23 men were in the top...

Fletcher Blazes Cross Country to Finish 12th

02/23/2016

KUOPIO, Finland (Feb. 23, 2016) - Johannes Rydzek of Germany skied to a win as the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup tour came back to Kuopio after an absence of 15 years. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) posted the second fastest cross country time to finish 12th. Brother Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 25th.

Bryan...

Fletchers Score in Lahti

02/23/2016

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 21, 2016) - Germany’s Fabian Riessle knocked off his teammate and World Cup leader Eric Frenzel in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Sunday, the second individual event in Lahti, site of the 2017 World Championships. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the USA in 25th, with brother Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs,...

Skiers Put on a Show in Stockholm

02/23/2016

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Feb. 23, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was looking to distance herself from Switzerland’s Lara Gut in the battle for the overall World Cup title, and put on a show for the 7,000 screaming fans at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup city event in downtown Stockholm Tuesday night.

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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...

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