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Todd Lodwick Honored as Flag Bearer

02/05/2014

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 5) - The U.S. Ski Team's Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) received the ultimate honor from his fellow Olympians, being named flag bearer for Team USA. The Olympic silver medalist and World Champion in nordic combined will lead the American team into the stadium Friday at his record sixth Winter Olympics. No other...

Randall Fifth in Pre-Sochi Sprints

02/02/2014

TOBLACH, Italy (Feb. 2) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) powered to fifth in the Toblach freestyle sprints, the final World Cup before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Marit Bjoergen of Norway took the victory with current World Cup overall sprint leader Denise Herrmann of Germany finishing second. The...

Stephen 11th in Toblach 10k

02/01/2014

TOBLACH, Italy (Feb. 1) – Olympian Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) skied into the top spot for the USA in 11th during the warm and rainy FIS World Cup 10k classic race Saturday, less than a week before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen and Therese Johaug went one-two in the race, while World Cup sprint...

Silver for Diggins in Val di Fiemme

01/29/2014

VAL DI FIEMME, ITALY (Jan. 29) - World Champion Jessie Diggins scored a freestyle sprint silver medal at the U23 World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Diggins, who partnered with teammate Kikkan Randall last year to claim the first-ever U.S. cross country World Championships gold on the same course, finished second to...

Junior Worlds and U23 Champs Underway

01/29/2014

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 29) – A team of 23 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association athletes are competing this week in the International Ski Federation Junior Nordic World Ski Championships and U23 (under 23) World Championships in Val di Fiemme, site of last year’s FIS Nordic Ski World Championships. The U23 team will be headlined by...

Olympic Nordic Combined Athletes Announced

01/22/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 22) – A pair of Olympic medalists are among four athletes nominated by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to the U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined Team. Athletes nominated to the team include Olympic and World Champion Billy Demong as well as World Champion and Olympic medalist Todd Lodwick. It will be a record-breaking sixth...

Olympic Ski Jumping Athletes Nominated

01/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 22) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of seven ski jumping athletes Wednesday afternoon during a press conference at Utah Olympic Park, the site of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Ski Jumping. The 2014 Olympic Winter Games mark the first time women’s ski jumping will be contested at the...

Olympic Cross Country Athletes Announced

01/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 22) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of 14 cross country athletes Wednesday morning. World Champions Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins will lead the team that includes seven athletes with Olympic experience. Randall, a two-time World Cup sprint champion, is going into the Games as a strong...

Hendrickson Returns to Jumping

01/20/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 21) - Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson has successfully returned to ski jump training, five months after sustaining a knee injury during a training jump in Obersdorf, Germany last August. For the past week, Hendrickson has been jumping the 90-meter hill at Utah Olympic Park in Park City under the direction of Head...

Fletcher Fifth in Seefeld Finale

01/19/2014

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 19) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied into the top five Saturday during the 15k finale of the first-ever FIS World Cup Nordic Combined Triple in Seefeld. The triple featured three-straight days of events culminating in Sunday’s two-jump 15k finale, where the top 30 ranked athletes competed after advancing...

Stephen Career Best Sixth

01/19/2014

SZKLARSKA POREBA, Poland (Jan. 19) – Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) skied to her career best FIS World Cup finish in sixth in the women’s 10k classic mass start Sunday in Szklarska Poreba, Poland. Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) also posted a career best finish in ninth, while Justyna Kowalczyk took the victory in her Polish hometown. The World Cup...

Jerome Top 10 in Zao

01/19/2014

ZAO, Japan (Jan. 19) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into the top ten Sunday, taking the best result for the USA in tenth at a snowy FIS World Cup in Zao, Japan, the final Olympic qualifier before the historic debut of women’s ski jumping Feb. 11 in Sochi. Japanese jumping hero Sara Takanashi took the victory for the second day in a row...

Fletcher Holds onto Sixth in Seefeld

01/18/2014

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 18) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) held onto his sixth-place position in the second stage of the Seefeld nordic combined triple FIS Word Cup Saturday. Fletcher posted the top U.S. result by jumping into ninth and then moving up to sixth in the 10k cross country race. German Erik Frenzel took the victory again as...

Randall Sweeps Szklarska Sprints

01/18/2014

SZKLARSKA POREBA, Poland (Jan. 18) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) topped every one of her heats Saturday to take the victory in the Szlarska Poreba World Cup sprints. It was the second win in a week for Randall, moving her up from third to second in the World Cup sprint standings just behind Denise Herrmann of Germany,...

Jerome 13th in Zao

01/18/2014

ZAO, Japan (Jan. 18) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) posted the top result for the USA in 13th Saturday during the first of two World Cups in Zao, Japan, which also serve as the final two Olympic qualifiers before the historic debut of women’s ski jumping in Sochi. Sara Takanashi of Japan took the win. The athletes take on another jump Sunday...

Fletcher Sixth in Triple Prologue

01/17/2014

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 17) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) took the top spot for the USA in sixth during the prologue of the first-ever nordic combined triple FIS World Cup Friday. The prologue featured a single jump and a 5k cross country race, where Eric Frenzel of Germany took the victory. Veteran Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY)...

USA Seventh in Chaux Neuve Combined

01/12/2014

CHAUX NEUVE, France (Jan. 12) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) battled for the lead throughout the team sprint but eventually settled for seventh Sunday in the FIS World Cup nordic combined team event in Chaux Neuve. The duo finished five seconds back from the Germany 2 team, who took the victory....

USA Five-Six in Team Sprints

01/12/2014

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Jan. 12) – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) anchored an impressive team effort with Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) to break into the top five in the FIS World Cup classic team sprint Sunday in Nove Mesto. The Russia 1 team took the team victory. Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) teamed up with Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) to take sixth...

Van Top Five in Sapporo

01/12/2014

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 12) – World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) soared to fifth place Sunday, mounting a second-round comeback from 14th at the Sapporo World Cup. U.S. teammate Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) sealed a seventh place with Alissa Johnson (Park City, UT) taking 14th, while Japanese jumper Sara Takanashi notched her sixth World...

Demong 13th in Chaux Neuve

01/11/2014

CHAUX NEUVE, France (Jan. 11) – Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) took 13th, the top finish for the USA, Saturday in the FIS World Cup nordic combined at Chaux Neuve. Demong skied into 13th with the seventh-fastest time of the day after jumping into 35th, while Mikko Kokslien led a Norwegian sweep. The men head back up the jump...

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