Dartmouth All-American Sophie Caldwell secured her spot on the U.S. Cross Country A Team with the highest-ever sprint finish for an American Olympian at the 2014 Sochi Games. (Getty Images/Harry How)
Noah Hoffman and Sadie Bjornsen (seen here at 2013 U.S. Championships in Utah) both capped their respective seasons Friday with U.S. distance titles to wrap up the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships.
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World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall skied into 13th Sunday in the 10k freestyle pursuit, closing the three-day Falun mini-tour and putting a stamp on another successful World Cup season.
Three-time World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall received her globe after a fourth-place finish in Friday's classic sprint, the final sprint of the season as well as the opening of the three-day Stage World Cup mini-tour finale in Falun.
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.
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A member of one of the East Coast’s premier nordic families, Vermont native Sophie Caldwell is now also a piece of U.S. Olympic history.
In just her second season on the U.S. Ski Team, the Dartmouth graduate made her first Olympic squad and finished sixth in the freestyle sprint—the highest ever finish for an American in the sprint events. She built on her Olympic success with a highly successful World Cup campaign, earning her first podium (a third) at the Lahti World Cup sprints and skiing to sixth in the overall World Cup Sprint standings.
Before earning a top-20 at World Championships in her inaugural season with the U.S. Ski Team, Caldwell podiumed twice at NCAA Championships during her senior year at Dartmouth College. The strong results earned her All-America honors two times over (giving her five for her career). She has also twice finished as runner-up at national championships and finished ninth in the classic sprint at the U23 World Championships.
Caldwell’s 2014 season vaulted her onto the U.S. Cross Country A Team, momentum she hopes to build upon going into the 2015 World Championships season.
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