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Kikkan Randall Leads USA in Canmore

12/13/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 13) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) held on for sixth in a FIS World Cup 10k classic mass start at Canmore Thursday, battling head-to-head in the pack behind a dominating win by Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk. It was a career best classic distance finish for Randall who is now third in the FIS Cross Country World Cup overall...

Canmore Sprints LIVE Today on USSA Network

12/12/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 15) – The newly launched USSA Network will bring live coverage of this weekend’s FIS Cross Country World Cup in Canmore to American fans. World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall will hope to repeat her success from last weekend's World Cup in Quebec. Live coverage of freestyle sprints begins at 2:30 p.m. EST Saturday and...

Lodwick Headlines Continental Cup Field

12/12/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 12) – Olympic medalist and world champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) will headline a large field of athletes from xx nations this weekend at International Ski Federation Nordic Combined Continental Cup competitions at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. Lodwick, who is taking a break from the World Cup, will...

USOC Honors U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

12/09/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Dec. 9) - The U.S. Olympic Committee has honored the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team with its Team of the Month Award for November. The Team made history Nov. 25 in Gaellivare, Sweden with its first ever relay podium, finishing third in...

Three U.S. Jumpers Top 10

12/09/2012

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Dec. 9) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) was uncharacteristically off the World Cup podium, as three U.S. women cracked the top 10 in day two on the Olympic jump in Sochi. ...

Randall Sweeps Sprint Weekend

12/08/2012

QUEBEC CITY, PQ (Dec. 8) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) swept the weekend, picking up a dominant win in the individual sprint at the Quebec City World Cup. The win boosted Randall, the defending FIS World Cup sprint champion, into the sprint lead and second in the overall behind Norway's Marit Bjoergen. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) had his best...

Sarah Soars to Sochi Win

12/08/2012

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Dec. 8) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) hopefully foreshadowed the future Saturday, winning the first FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on the Olympic jump in Krasnaya Polyana outside Sochi. The first round leader, Hendrickson's 103.0 meter second ride...

Randall, Diggins Make XC History

12/07/2012

QUEBEC CITY, PQ (Dec. 7) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) made U.S. Ski Team history on the streets of Quebec City, taking the first ever American team event win. Diggins skied a masterful final lap to put the USA into the lead, handing off to Randall who held off a hard-charging pack for the win. Kazhakstan took the...

USA Ready for Quebec Sprints

12/06/2012

QUEBEC CITY, PQ (Dec. 6) - The streets of historic Quebec City are snow covered and ready for the expected 50,000 specatators for the first ever FIS World Cup sprint races Friday and Saturday. With an expanded nation's quota for the North American event, the U.S. Ski Team will enter four men's and four women's teams in Friday's freestyle team...

Randall Tops Strong USA Weekend in Ruka

12/02/2012

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 2) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) turned in another strong performance Sunday to wrap-up the Ruka Triple 10k classic pursuit behind an untouchable champion Marit Bjoergen of Norway.  Liz Stephen (...

Strong Day for Bryan Fletcher

12/01/2012

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 1) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) had a strong jump to open the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Kuusamo, finishing 14th overall behind winner Jason Lamy Chappuis. Fletcher jumped to 11th and was in contention with the lead group in cross country...

Randall Leads Another Historic USA Day

12/01/2012

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 1) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) led another historic day for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, finishing second in a 5k freestyle race at the Ruka Triple mini-tour in Kuusamo. It was Randall's second straight distance podium and a career best for a non-...

Career Best Day for Ida Sargent

11/30/2012

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 30) – U.S. Ski Team cross country racer Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) scored a career best Friday, powering to a ninth place finish in the opening classic sprint at the Ruka Triple mini tour World Cup at Kuusamo in northern Finland. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen won for the women with Russian Nikita Kruikov getting his first win....

Athlete Spotlight: Kikkan Randall

11/16/2012

 

Star Ski Jumping Team Named

11/13/2012

PARK CITY, Utah (Nov. 13) – With their Olympic debut just 15 months away, three of the world’s top women’s ski jumpers have been named to the 2012-13 U.S. Ski Jumping Team. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT), who won nine of 13 FIS World Cups last season, leads the squad along with 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome (both Park...

Stacked 2013 U.S. Nordic Combined Team Named

10/18/2012

PREDAZZO, Italy (Oct. 18) – With a strong summer of preparation behind, the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team has its sights set on the 2013 World Championships and the Olympics in Sochi just a year away. A talented squad of 10 athletes, including three newcomers, was officially named during a final pre-season tune-up camp on the World Championship...

2013 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named

10/17/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 17) – FIS World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) leads a talented group of 13 athletes named to the 2013 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. The announcement was made during a final pre-season training camp at the USSA’s Center of Excellence in Park City where the team has been mixing conditioning with roller skiing...

Athlete Spotlight: Taylor Fletcher

08/29/2012

Like brother Bryan, Taylor Fletcher keeps improving every year. After a strong 2011 season, Taylor stepped it up again in 2012 with six Continental Cup podiums in seven races, multiple points-scoring World Cups and a career best 14th on the 2013 World Championships course in Italy. Already known as one of the strongest cross country skiers on...

Double Titles for Jerome, Johnson

08/05/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 5) – Olympian Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) successfully defended his normal hill U.S. Championship title, and took his second win of the weekend at the 2013 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) won the women's normal hill title, finishing the weekend two-for-two after...

Lodwick Locks Career 20th U.S. Championship

08/04/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 4) – U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team veteran Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) locked up his career 20th U.S. Championship title as he came from behind to take the win under blistering heat at the 2013 U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Park City, UT. After landing eighth in the jump, Lodwick made up a deficit of a...

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