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Athlete Spotlight: Erik Bjornsen

07/21/2014

As the second half of the Bjornsen nordic clan, Erik Bjornsen continues to carve out his own niche on the U.S. Cross Country Team, making his Olympic debut in 2014 and competing in six events.

2015 Cross Country Team Nominated

06/02/2014

PARK CITY, UT (June 2) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) headlines a  powerhouse team of women nominated to the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. All five A Team women reached the World Cup podium during the 2014 season. On the men’s side, veteran sprinter Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and rising talent Simi Hamilton (Aspen...

Bjornsen-Hoffman Claim U.S. Distance Titles

03/29/2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (March 29) – U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) both capped their respective seasons Friday with U.S. distance titles to wrap up the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships. Hoffman battled with Finnish skier Aku Nikander (University of New Mexico) throughout the men’s...

Jerome Fifth in Large Hill Finale

03/22/2014

PLANICA, Slovenia (March 22) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into the top five Saturday, taking advantage of the second large hill competition of the year and making a statement at the final World Cup of the 2014 season. Jerome soared to 117 and 124 meters, scoring 232 points behind the day’s winner and World Cup champion Sara Takanashi...

Randall Tops for USA to Close Season

03/16/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 16) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) 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. In addition to her third-straight World Cup sprint title, Randall finished sixth in the overall standings behind...

Wind Cancels Jumping in Falun

03/16/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 16) – Strong wind gusts on the jump hill created impossible conditions for the nordic combined and ski jumping athletes Sunday, forcing officials to cancel the final nordic combined World Cup of the season. A women’s normal hill jumping competition was also canceled earlier in the day. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) now...

Jerome Soars to Eighth in Falun

03/15/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 15) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into eighth during the women’s normal hill competition Saturday at the site of the 2015 Falun FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Jerome’s two jumps were good enough to put her in the top ten behind winner Sara Takanashi of Japan. The women head up to the hill Sunday for another...

Fletcher Leads USA in Falun

03/15/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 15) – Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied another impressive cross country race Saturday to finish 11th and lead for the USA in the Falun 10k Gundersen, the final individual nordic combined event of the season. Fletcher jumped into 24th and then put down a solid race effort to finish 11th behind winner Akito...

Strong Skiathlon for Liz Stephen

03/15/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 15) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) skied a strong freestyle leg to lead the USA at 15th in the Falun mini-tour skiathlon. Stephen moved up from 37th after the 7.5k classic with a strong 7.5k freestyle leg. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was 20th, Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) 21st. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) was 18th. Norway's...

Randall Sprints to 4th in Falun Opener

03/14/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 14) – Newly crowned World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) led the USA on Friday with a fourth-place finish in the classic sprint, the final World Cup sprint of the season as well as the opening of the three-day Stage World Cup mini-tour finale in Falun. Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) skied to sixth in the women’s...

Randall 12th in Oslo 30k

03/09/2014

OSLO, Norway (March 9) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) put forth a solid race effort Sunday, earning a career-best 12th in the 30k classic World Cup at Holmenkollen. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) also posted a career-best 30k result in 14th. Norwegian Marit Bjoergen sped to victory with an astounding one minute, 41-second...

Jerome 10th at Holmenkollen

03/08/2014

OSLO, Norway (March 8) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into 10th Saturday at the large hill World Cup on the legendary Holmenkollen venue, the first large hill competition of the season for women’s ski jumping. Jerome was the only U.S. athlete at the event, where World Cup champion Sara Takanashi of Japan went on to take the victory....

Fletcher 22nd in King’s Cup

03/08/2014

OSLO, Norway (March 8) – Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) earned the top spot for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team Saturday when he finished 22nd at the Holmenkollen individual 10k Gundersen World Cup. He jumped into 27th but was able to climb five spots during the cross country portion, finishing 1:42 behind the King’s Cup winner...

Hoffman Leads USA in Olso 50k

03/08/2014

OSLO, Norway (Mar. 8) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) muscled through the Holmenkollen 50k classic World Cup race Saturday to earn the top result for the USA in 29th. Daniel Richardsson of Sweden skied to the victory with Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway in second and Alexander Legkov of Russia third. On Sunday the women take on a 30k classic race...

Demong 10th in Trondheim

03/06/2014

TRONDHEIM, Norway (Mar. 6) – U.S. Nordic veteran Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) charged from behind to finish 10th in the individual 10k Gundersen World Cup on Thursday. Demong jumped into 20th and then put down the fourth fastest cross country time of the day to move up ten spots. Teammate Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) won the...

Randall Clinches Third Straight Title

03/05/2014

DRAMMEN, Norway (March 5) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) clinched her third straight FIS World Cup sprint title Wednesday, finishing seventh in a classic sprint in Drammen. Randall missed out on a finals spot by a mere boot length in the semi-finals. Norway swept the wins in the city sprint with Ola Vigen Hattestad winning for men and Maiken...

Jerome Career-Best Second

03/02/2014

RASNOV, Romania (March 2) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) landed the best World Cup result of her career Sunday with second at the women’s normal hill competition in Rasnov, Romania. It was Jerome’s second World Cup podium after a third-place in Hinterzarten in 2012. She finished just behind Sara Takanashi of Japan in the second day of...

Randall Leads USA in Lahti 10k

03/02/2014

LAHTI, Finland (March 2) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) took the top spot for the USA Sunday with 21st in the 10k freestyle World Cup race, the final event of the Lahti Ski Games. Randall came off her Lahti sprint victory to finish 1:36 back from race-winner Marit Bjoergen of Norway. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. with 24th in the men’s...

Fletchers Lead USA in Team Sprint

03/01/2014

LAHTI, Finland (March 1) – Brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (both Steamboat Springs, CO) combined their efforts Saturday to finish 14th in the team sprint HS130/2x7.5k World Cup at the Lahti Ski Games. Team USA I jumped into 14th position and maintained its position with the eighth fastest time in the cross country sprint, where Team Norway I...

Jerome 15th in Rasnov Premier

03/01/2014

RASNOV, Romania (March 1) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into 15th Saturday at the World Cup premier of the Rasnov ski jumping venue. Jerome was the only U.S. athlete to compete in the event after Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) injured her left knee during a training jump Friday. Sara Takanashi of Japan took the victory on the new hill....

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