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World Championship Ski Jumping Team Named

02/11/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 11, 2015) – Defending World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) headlines a team of two men and five women named to represent the USA in the Feb. 18-March 1 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Falun.

Hendrickson will be joined by newcomers Nita Englund (Florence, WI) and Tara Garaghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, VT)...

Ben Saxton Added to Worlds Team

02/09/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 10, 2015) The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the addition of Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN) to the Falun World Championships roster. Saxton will join the 16 skiers already named on January 26. The naming comes on the heels of a sixth place finish at the U23 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week.

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Podium for Nita Englund

02/08/2015

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 8, 2015) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her rise on the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup tour, finishing second in a shortened one-round competition in Rasnov. Japan's Sara Takanashi took the win. Tara Garaghty-Moats (West Fairlee, VT) was ninth for a career best.

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Nordic Combined World Champs Team Announced

02/06/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 5, 2015) – Steamboat Springs skiers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher headline a team of five nordic combined athletes named to compete in the Feb. 18-March 1 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Falun, Sweden. Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) was named to his seventh World Championship Team.

The Fletcher...

Saxton Sixth at U23 Worlds

02/03/2015

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Feb 3, 2015)- Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN) finished sixth Tuesady in the Under-23 World Championship Classic sprint, believed to be the best finish by an American man at U23 Worlds. Saxton qualified in 10th position before advancing through the rounds, first with a sharp finish in his quarter final and then as a...

Englund Top Amercan

02/01/2015

HINZENBACH, Austria (Feb. 1, 2015) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) soared back atop the U.S. World Cup leaderboard, finishing seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Hinzenbach. Germany's Carina Vogt finally snapped the win streak of Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stoltz with a narrow victory. 

It was the final weekend of selection events...

Hendrickson Top-10 in Hinzenbach

01/31/2015

HINZENBACH, Austria (Jan. 31, 2015) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) set aside a tough competition in Oberstdorf, Germany last weekend, soaring back into the top-10 in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup at Hinzenbach. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stoltz won again.
 
Hendrickson flew 88.5 meters in the first round to stand...
Strong XC Team Named for World Champs

01/26/2015

PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 26, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT), Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) lead a team of 16 cross country athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Feb. 18 – March 1 in Falun, Sweden. 
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Englund Continues to Lead

01/25/2015

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 25, 2015) - Less than a month out from World Championships, Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her push leading the USA on the HS106-meter hill in Oberstdorf finishing eighth. Standing 14th after the first jump, Englund had to come from behind in an event won for the second straight day by Austria's Daniela Iraschko...

USA Closes Strong Weekend in Rybinsk

01/25/2015

RYBINSK, Russia (Jan. 25, 2015) - For the second time in as many days, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) posted a fifth place in a World Cup. Sunday’s 15km skiathlon marked the strongest result from Diggins in a distance race this season. Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished closely behind Diggins in seventh. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and...

Another Career Best for Englund

01/24/2015

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 24, 2015) - American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her rise up through the results with a career best seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Oberstdorf. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz picked up a strong win over Germany’s Carina Voigt.
 
Englund, who jumped to second in Friday’s...
Strong Sprint for Diggins

01/24/2015

RYBINSK, Russia (Jan. 24, 2015) – After a strong qualification that saw seven Americans move through to the rounds, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) moved through the heats to finish fifth overall and to lead the U.S. at the World Cup freestyle sprint Saturday in Rybinsk. Falling snow and soft conditions made for a different feel than the season...
Dramatic Podium for Taylor Fletcher

01/23/2015

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 24, 2015) - Brothers Taylor and Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) worked together to move up in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Sapporo Saturday, with Taylor coming out on the podium in dramatic fashion. Taylor was third, Bryan eighth as the USA picked up its first World Cup podium since Taylor was third in Seefeld...

Stephen Makes History for US Team

01/23/2015

RYBINSK, Russia (Jan. 23, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished second on Friday in the 10k freestyle race in Rybinsk, Russia—the top World Cup distance result by an American woman. Stephen took advantage of perfect conditions for her light frame, colder temperatures and newly fallen snow, to ski into an emotional first World Cup...

Fletcher Jumps Into Contention in Japan

01/22/2015

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 23, 2015) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) soared to his best jump of the season, putting him into contention for the win before ending up ninth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Sapporo Friday. Germany's Eric Frenzel took the win over Norway's Jan Schmid in an intense battle that saw a full field sprint for the...

Q&A: Noah Hoffman Recovering from Injury

01/19/2015

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 19, 2015) - When Noah Hoffman took a bad crash in the opening World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland, he didn’t expect to find his season in jeopardy. A broken fibula and a quick trip home meant just that. Now, Hoffman is putting himself back together and he's not counting anything out yet. We asked him a few questions on his...

Fletcher Top 10 in Seefeld Triple

01/18/2015

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 18, 2015) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) scored his fourth top-10 of the season, finishing ninth in the Seefeld Triple. Germany’s Eric Frenzel remained unbeaten, repeating as champion of the three-day mini-tour.
 
Fletcher continued to improve on his jumping, which has been a difference...
Brennan and Sargent Sixth in Otepää Team Sprint

01/18/2015

OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 18, 2015) – Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) and Rosie Brennan (Park City, UT) skied to a sixth place in today’s World Cup freestyle team sprint. Brennan, fresh from two wins in both the classic and freestyle sprints at the U.S. Cross Country Championships was teamed with Sargent without much warning after Kikkan Randall (...

Winds Mix Up Results in Zao

01/18/2015

ZAO, Japan (Jan. 18, 2015) - Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) persevered through swirling winds Sunday to lead the U.S. women, finishing tenth in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Zao. Carina Vogt of Germany took the win. The competition was reduced to just one jump with winds wreaking havoc all weekend.

U.S. Sprinters Flat in Otepää Sprint

01/17/2015

OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 17, 2015) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA), Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO), and Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) qualified in today’s classic sprint, the first World Cup event for each since they departed the Tour de Ski after its fourth stage. Each skier failed to progress beyond their quarterfinal heat with Bjornsen leading the...

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