Dartmouth All-American Sophie Caldwell joins the U.S. Ski Team looking to follow in the Olympic footsteps of her father and grandfather. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
Kikkan Randall, seen here with Norway’s Marit Bjoergen at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, skied to a career-best 12th in the 30k classic World Cup at Holmenkollen Sunday.
Two-time World Cup champion Kikkan Randall made a statement Saturday with rookie teammate Sophie Caldwell as the two took first and third at the Lahti World Cup sprints, the first-ever double podium for U.S. women.
Erik Bjornsen (right) anchored Team USA with Simi Hamilton to ski into sixth place Wednesday during the men’s team sprint classic of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Sadie Bjornsen led Team USA finishing 18th in the 10k classic with temperatures soaring above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Kikkan Randall suffered a heartbreaking loss Tuesday when she was knocked out of the individual freestyle sprint event Tuesday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, while rookie Sophie Caldwell (pictured) skied into sixth and the top spot for the USA.
World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall powered to fifth in the Toblach freestyle sprints, the final World Cup before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
14 athletes, led by World Champion Kikkan Randall, were nominated to the U.S. Olympic team in cross country skiing today. (Photo: Reese Brown)
World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall topped every one of her heats Saturday to take her 10th World Cup victory in the Szlarska Poreba sprints.
Andy Newell chases Emil Joensson of team Sweden 2. Newell and Simi Hamilton went on to finish fifth in the team sprints Sunday in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.
World Cup champion Kikkan Randall sealed her 10th career FIS World Cup victory Saturday, winning the freestyle sprint at Nove Mesto.
Liz Stephen led the USA finishing 26th in the 10k classic mass start as the Tour de Ski now leaves the Swiss Alps and heads to Italy.
Simi Hamilton powered to his first World Cup win, taking the stage three freestyle sprint in the Tour de Ski in Lenzerheide.
Andy Newell, seen here at World Championships, skied into 10th place after qualifying 12th at the slushy freestyle sprint in Oberhof Sunday, the second stage of the Tour de Ski.
World Champion Jessie Diggins finished fifth and newcomer Sophie Caldwell (pictured) finished ninth at the women’s Tour de Ski 3k prologue Saturday in rainy Oberhof, Germany.
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A member of one of the East Coast’s premier nordic families, Vermont native Sophie Caldwell joins the U.S. Ski Team a year after graduating from Dartmouth College.
In 2013 she proved she belonged on the highest international stage, skiing in her first World Cup events and placing as high as 14th against the best skiers in the world. Caldwell was also invited to her first World Championships, where she qualified for the sprint final and then finished in the top-20.
In her senior year at Dartmouth, Caldwell podiumed twice at NCAA Championships, earning her All-America honors two times over (giving her five for her career). She has twice finished as runner-up at U.S. Championships and finished ninth in the classic sprint at the U23 World Championships.
Caldwell joins the U.S. Team in an Olympic year, giving her a shot to make the squad that will be heading to Sochi.
The highlight of my season was racing the World Championships classic sprint, where I ended up 20th. It was an amazing experience and exciting to be a part of Team USA. I'm looking forward to getting some more international experience next year and am thrilled to be joining such a strong team!
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