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Patterson and Holmes take SuperTour Titles

04/03/2017

FAIRBANKS, AK (Apr. 2, 2017) - Scott Patterson (Anchorage) of APU Nordic and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) of Stratton Mountain School skied to long distance wins in the final event of the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships Sunday at Birch Hill in Fairbanks. Patterson and APU Nordic teammate Chelsea Holmes (Anchorage) left with season...
Stratton Edges APU for Gold

04/01/2017

FAIRBANKS, AK (March 31, 2017) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skated away with a strong third leg to boost Stratton Mountain School (SMS) to an upset win over APU Nordic in the mixed gender team event at the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships at Birch Hill in Fairbanks Friday night. The win broke a three-year streak in the club relay by...
Hanneman and Diggins Take Sprint Titles

03/30/2017

FAIRBANKS, AK (March 29, 2017) - Hometown skier Logan Hanneman (Fairbanks, AK) of APU Nordic and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) of Stratton Mountain School each sprinted to big wins Wednesday night at Birch Hill in Fairbanks in the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships. It was the seventh national title for Diggins and first for Hanneman.

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U.S. Titles On Line in Fairbanks

03/29/2017

FAIRBANKS, AK (March 29, 2017) - America’s top elite cross country ski racers are on the start line this week in at Birch Hill in Fairbanks for the conclusion of the USSA SuperTour and the final events of the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships. Competition opened Monday in the USSA SuperTour with a skiathlon. U.S. Championships events...

Jumpers Set New Marks in Strong Season

03/25/2017

PLANICA, Slovenia (March 25, 2017) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) led a strong day for the entire U.S. men's ski jumping squad in its season finale at Planica Saturday. The USA finished seventh in the team event - its best overall team finish since 1985. Three of the four U.S. jumpers eclipsed the 200 meter mark.

USA Record for Bickner: 244.5 meters

03/19/2017

VIKERSUND, Norway (Mar. 19, 2017) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) soared to new American ski jumping record Sunday on the HS225m ski flying hill in Vikersund, flying 244.5meters - nearly three football fields in length. He finished a career-best 15th in the World Cup competition. Poland's Kamil Stoch took the win.

Bjornsen Closes Out Strong Season

03/19/2017

QUEBEC CITY, QC (March 19, 2017) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) closed out a strong season finishing 10th in the final 10k freestyle pursuit to cap a three-day mini tour in Quebec City. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) moved up to finish 16th.
 
Norway’s Marit Bjoergen won for the second straight day, coming from behind in...
Sadie Bjornsen Top USA in Stage Two

03/18/2017

QUEBEC CITY, QC (March 18, 2017) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the way for the USA in day two of the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals on a fast, sunbaked track in front of thousands of fans lining the Plains of Abraham course in downtown Quebec City. Bjornsen finished 15th in the 10k classic mass start to stand 10th going into Sunday's...

Hamilton Fourth in Quebec Sprint

03/17/2017

QUEBEC CITY (March 17, 2017) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) just missed the podium in the first stage 1.5k freestyle sprint at the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals on a cold, crisp, sunny day Friday.

World Comes to Quebec City

03/16/2017

QUEBEC CITY (Mar. 16, 2017) - The Plains of Abraham will be the epicenter of the cross country ski racing world for the second straight year as the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals come to Quebec City this weekend.

Originally scheduled in Tyumen, Russia, the International Ski Federation moved the event to Canada as a result of Russian...

Randall Top US Finisher at Holmenkollen

03/12/2017

OSLO, Norway (Mar. 12, 2017) - Thousands packed the trails high above Oslo for long distance cross country ski racing this weekend at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival. Norway’s Martin Sundby took the win for the men in Saturday’s 50k classic mass start with Marit Bjoergen of Norway taking Sunday’s 30k women’s title.

Kikkan Randall (...

Caldwell Leads USA in Streets of Drammen

03/08/2017

DRAMMEN, Norway (Mar. 8, 2017) - Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) narrowly missed out on a spot in the finals, finishing ninth to lead the USA in a classic city sprint through the streets of Drammen on Wednesday. Norway’s Erik Brandsdal and Stina Nilsson of Sweden took the wins.

Toe to Toe with the Best in the World

03/07/2017

The problem with confidence is that you can't train for it. It's not something that's handed to you. There's no textbook to provide you with a roadmap.

If you want to gain confidence, you need the courage to reach out and simply grab it yourself.

In the classic technique team sprint at the 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in...

Live Stream Cross Country Junior Nationals

03/06/2017

LAKE PLACID, NY (Mar. 6, 2017) – The best U.S. skiers under the age of 20 are competing at the Junior National Championships at the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex. Live stream Junior Nationals courtesy of CXC Skiing all week.

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Canada’s Harvey Golden in 50k

03/05/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 5, 2017) – The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships came to a close Sunday with a thrilling end to the men’s 50k mass start. Canada’s Alex Harvey made a homestretch move on Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby to take gold while Sundby dropped out of the medals. Tad Elliott (Durango, CO) led the USA in 27th.

Diggins Caps Worlds With Strong 30k

03/04/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 4, 2017) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) wrapped up a storybook World Championships Saturday with a U.S. best fifth-place finish in the 30k freestyle mass start in front of a packed Lahti Stadium crowd.

Diggins was the top non-Norwegian as 36-year-old Marit Bjoergen won her third gold of the championships in front of...

Clean Sweep for Germany

03/03/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 3, 2017) - Germany made it a clean sweep of all the gold, winning the nordic combined team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Friday. The USA, with Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO), was ninth.

The USA stood 12th after the jump with both Fletchers going 109.5 meters. France took the lead...

Norway Gets Its Gold

03/03/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 3, 2017) - More than a week into the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, the Norwegian men have their first gold. It was the ninth-straight World Championships men’s relay win for Norway. The USA finished 10th.

In a start to finish battle, Norway and Russia battled head to head through the two classic legs separated...

Bickner Steps Up in First Worlds

03/02/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 2, 2017) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL), 20, made another step forward in his jumping career, leading the USA on the HS130m large hill, finishing 30th at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. It was the best men’s finish on the large hill at worlds since Alan Alborn was 27th in 1999.

The event ended with...

U.S. Women Fourth in World Championships Relay

03/02/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 2, 2017) - In an event that has become a focal point at World Championships, the USA finished fourth Thursday in the women’s 4x5k relay. Norway took its fourth straight gold in the event with Sweden taking silver and Finland bronze.

For the American women, it was a day of intense pride mixed with disappointment. It...

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