Nordic News

Strong Classic Stage for Bjornsen


VAL di FIEMME, Italy (January 9, 2016) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. team to a top 10 finish in stage seven of the Tour de Ski Saturday. Bjornsen finished ninth in the women’s 10k classic mass start and moved up to 12th in the overall Tour standings with one stage remaining.

“I struggled with classic in...

Diggins Wins First Individual World Cup


TOBLACH, Italy (January 8, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) became the second American in three stages to take a Tour de Ski win Friday in Toblach. Diggins skied to an historic victory in the women’s 5k freestyle individual start, just three days after Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) claimed a win in a classic sprint. Diggins’ win moved her back...

Patterson Doubles Up at National Championships


HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 7, 2016) - Day three of U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean resulted in a double National title for Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project), who also won the women’s 10k classic earlier this week, and a dominating comeback victory for Tad Elliot (Vail Ski and Snowboard Club) in the...

Diggins Remains USA Leader at Tour de Ski


OBERSTDORF, Germany (January 6, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. women’s team finishing 23rd with Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) following close behind in 26th in a 10k classic mass start on Wednesday. After five stages of the Tour de Ski, Diggins and Bjornsen still remain in the top 15 standing 12th and 14th ...

Fairall Returns to Bischoshofen


BISCHOFSHOFEN, Austria (Jan. 6, 2015) - A courageous Nick Fairall returned to the towering ski jump in Bischoshofen Tuesday, seeking closure and to say thanks on the one year anniversary of a training accident while preparing for the final round of the Springertournee. Fairall, who won the Olympic Trails for the USA in 2014, took a ride to the...

Tour Win for Caldwell


OBERSTDORF, Germany (January 5, 2016) – Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) scored a career first World Cup win Tuesday in a 1.2k classic sprint, out lunging Norway’s Heidi Weng in the finals of the Tour de Ski stage in Oberstdorf. It was the first time a U.S. skier has won a classic sprint and left Caldwell in third position in the Tour de Ski sprint...

Bender and Hanneman Grab Sprint Titles


HOUGHTON, Michigan (January, 4 2016) – Jennie Bender, of Bridger Ski Foundation, and Reese Hanneman, of Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center, ruled the 1.5k freestyle sprints in day two of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean.


Patterson Siblings Sweep Classic Titles


HOUGHTON, Michigan (January, 3 2016) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships, presented by L.L. Bean, began Sunday on the aggressive Michigan Tech Trails. Titles in the 15/10k individual start classic event went to siblings, Scott Patterson (Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center) and Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project)...

Diggins and Bjornsen Crack Top 10 at Tour de Ski


LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (January, 3 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) skied into the top 10 to lead the U.S. team in stage three, a 5k freestyle pursuit, at the Tour de Ski Sunday.

“I had a speedy Jessie to hang on to, which helped a lot,” said Bjornsen, who skied to ninth on the day, one position...

Live Streaming From the U.S. Championships


HOUGHTON, MI (January 2, 2016) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean, kick off Sunday, January 3 in Houghton, Michigan with fans being able to follow the action live each day through live streaming coverage courtesy of a partnership...

Diggins Paces USA in Tour de Ski Stage 2


LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (January 2, 2016) – The U.S. women’s team skied another impressive race Saturday in the second stage of the Tour de Ski, placing three in the top 20 in a 15k classic mass start.

Caldwell Leads U.S. In Tour de Ski Opener


LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (January 1, 2016) – For the third time this season, Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in a freestyle sprint race. In the first round of the eight-stage Tour de Ski, Caldwell qualified second in the 1.5k freestyle sprint and just missed the podium, finishing fourth and leading three American...

Stephen Leads 11-Member U.S. Team at Tour de Ski


LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (December, 31 2015) - January 1 marks the 10th anniversary of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski presented by Craft Sportswear. This nine day, seven-stage event is a whirlwind of competitive competition and grueling courses between three different countries, January 1-10. Not only does this event test the endurance of the...

Top 2015 Jumping/Combined Moments


As 2015 draws to a close, here's a look at some of the top moments of the year from America's top nordic combined and ski jumping athletes.
11 Best Cross Country Moments of 2015


2015 has been a remarkable year for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. History was made, unforgettable moments were shared and most of all, the U.S. Ski Team’s unbreakable bond has made the year and the team unlike anything else. Take a look back on a few of the top moments of 2015 that reflect on the successes of this past year and hopefully...

NBC Highlights Uptown Funk Video


NBC’s Nick Zaccardi took a look at the best social media posts from Olympic athletes and teams throughout 2015 and highlighted USSA Nordic’s “Uptown Funk” Facebook post from last January.

2016 U.S. Cross Country Champs Jan. 3-9


HOUGHTON, MI (Dec. 23, 2015) – Cross country ski racers from around America will converge on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as Michigan Tech University Nordic Training Center in Houghton will play host to the U.S. Cross Country Championships presented by L.L.Bean January 3-9. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has confirmed the event...

How the Team Spends Christmas


Between races, training and travel during the busy season of World Cups, the U.S Cross Country Ski Team still finds time to celebrate the holidays. A few members of the team shared what it’s like spending the holidays in Europe and some special traditions they do as a team.

Bjornsen and Diggins Top 20 in Toblach


TOBLACH, Italy (Dec. 20 2015) – Two U.S. women were in the top 20 on Sunday in Toblach for a 10k classic individual start race. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. team with a 19th place finish and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) followed closely behind in 20th, just 5.6 seconds behind Bjornsen. Norway’s Martin Sundby and Therese Johaug still...

Germany Comes Back in Combined


RAMSAU AM DACHSTEIN, Austria (Dec. 20, 2015) - A day after Norway swept the podium, Germany came storming back to take two of three podium spots with Eric Frenzel getting the win over Norway's Jarl Riiber. Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 20th to lead the USA.

Riiber went 96.0 meters to lead after the jump. The Americans were...