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Diggins Leads U.S. Team in Classic Sprint

03/08/2016

CANMORE, Canada (March 8, 2016) – In the final sprint of the season, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. team in a FIS World Cup 1.5k classic sprint, finishing sixth overall Tuesday in the fifth stage of Ski Tour Canada. With three stages remaining, Diggins currently sits sixth overall and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) is ninth overall....

Telemark Hosting Junior Nationals

03/08/2016

CABLE, WI (March 6, 2016) – Telemark in Cable, WI will play host to yet another prestigious race to be added to the repertoire, the annual 2016 USSA Cross Country Ski Junior National Championships, March 6-12. The hallowed trails of Telemark have hosted cross country ski races since 1973 including the first ever World Cup, the American...

Fletcher 23rd in Final World Cup Combined

03/06/2016

SCHONACH, Germany (March 6, 2016) - The FIS Nordic Combined World Cup season wrapped up Sunday, with a two-jump and 15k cross country format. American Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) took advantage of the longer cross country race to set the fastest pace, moving up to finish 23rd. Brother Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 29th...

Diggins Fifth in 10k Pursuit

03/05/2016

QUEBEC, Canada (March 5, 2016) – Two U.S. women skied to a top-10 finish in a FIS World Cup 10k freestyle pursuit in the Ski Tour Canada on Saturday. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) finished fifth overall while Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) finished 10th. These efforts also moved Diggins and Bjornsen up to fifth and 10th in the overall Tour...

Frenzel Continues to Dominate

03/05/2016

SCHONACH, Germany (March 5, 2016) - Germany’s Eric Frenzel continued to dominate, taking a strong 15-second win over Norway’s Jan Schmid in Schonach Saturday in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the USA in 27th.

Fletcher was 49th in the jump, but skied the sixth-fastest 10k cross country leg to...

Bjornsen and Hamilton Eighth in Freestyle Sprints

03/04/2016

QUEBEC CITY, Canada (March 4, 2016) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in a FIS World Cup 1.5/1.7k freestyle sprint - the third event of the Ski Tour Canada - both finishing eighth on Friday.

“Today was an incredibly fun day and a great day for my skate skiing confidence as I...

Diggins Eighth in 10K Classic at Ski Tour Canada

03/02/2016

MONTREAL, Canada (March, 2 2016) – Day two of the Ski Tour Canada was greeted by deep snow and frigid winds at the Parc du Mont-Royal course in Montreal on Wednesday. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Team for the second day, finishing eighth in a FIS Nordic World Cup 10.5k classic mass start race. Diggins is now fifth overall in the Ski...

Hamilton and Diggins Podium in Gatineau

03/01/2016

GATINEAU, Quebec (March 1, 2016) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in the opening races of the Ski Tour Canada in Gatineau on Tuesday. Both Hamilton and Diggins finished third in a 1.7k freestyle sprint, making this Hamilton’s and Diggins’ second sprint World Cup podium of the season...

Halvorsen and Streinz Lead U.S. Juniors in Estonia

02/29/2016

OTEPAA, Estonia (Feb. 29, 2016) – The U18 Scandinavian Championships wrapped up Sunday in Otepaa, after three days of tough competition. The U.S. Team U18 was led by Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA, Sugar Bowl Academy) and Daniel Streinz (Hersey, ME, Maine Winter Sports Center), who both had top-10 finishes.

More Than Just Being a Champion

02/29/2016

It was a restless night. As a cross country ski racer, one of the things you dread is variable weather. The day before the Slumberland American Birkebeiner between Cable and Hayward, warm temperatures and rain blanketed Northwestern Wisconsin. The rain would stop but above-freezing temps kept the 51k course soggy.

In the pre-dawn hours...

Ski Tour Canada Kicks Off Tuesday

02/28/2016

GATINEAU, Canada (Feb. 28, 2016) – Eight stages, two weeks and four venues make up the grueling Ski Tour Canada schedule, which is also the FIS Nordic Ski World Cup season finale. From March 1st through the 12th, athletes, coaches and wax techs will be put through a whirlwind of competition that will test endurance, strength and recovery.

Almaty Hill Record for Englund

02/28/2016

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Feb. 28, 2016) - The hill record on the HS106 meter jump fell for the second day in a row Sunday, this time into the hands of American Nita Englund (Florence, WI). Englund soared 103.5 meters on her second jump to finish seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Almaty. Japan’s Sara Takanashi continued her winning streak...

Englund Rebounds for Eighth

02/27/2016

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Feb. 27, 2016) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) bounced in the second round to finish eighth in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Almaty on Saturday. Sara Takanashi of Japan continued her dominance setting a new hill record of 103.0 meters on her second jump on the HS 106 meter hill.

Englund flew 91.0 meters on her first...

Fletchers Move Up in Team Sprint

02/27/2016

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 26, 2017) - Brother Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) came from behind to finish sixth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Friday in Val di Fiemme. Norway 1 picked up the win by 6.7 seconds over Germany 1, with France 1 in third.

The Fletcher brothers jumped to ninth then posted the third-fastest...

U.S. Coach Talks Ski Tour Canada

02/26/2016

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is coming off a strong period 3 of the FIS Cross Country World Cup, heading to a unique World Cup Finals in North America with the eight-stage Ski Tour Canada March 1-12. The entire Tour will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. U.S. Head Coach Chris Grover...

USA Women Eighth in World Juniors Relay

02/26/2016

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 26, 2016) – The FIS Nordic Junior World Championships wrapped up on Friday with a 4x5k and 4x2.5k freestyle relay. These races were previously schedule for Feb. 28, but the races were pushed up due to a lack of snow. The U.S. junior women’s relay team, which consisted of Julia Kern (Waltham, MA, Stratton Mountain School),...

Tiger Shaw Reflects on Birkie

02/26/2016

In an effort to mutually grow awareness for the healthful active outdoor lifestyle of cross country skiing, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and Slumberland American Birkebeiner have begun a partnership that could have profound impact on the sport. This past weekend, USSA President and CEO Tiger Shaw took part in his first cross country...

Ogden and Torchia Top 15 at World Champs

02/25/2016

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 25, 2016) – Two U.S. juniors finished in the top 15 for men and women’s 15/10k individual freestyle races at the FIS Nordic World Junior and U23 Championships on Thursday. The freestyle races replaced the previously schedule skiathlon, due to a lack of snow. Katharine Ogden (Landgrove, VT, Stratton Mountain School) led the...

Strong Start for Good at Junior Worlds

02/24/2016

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 23, 2016) - Jasper Good (Steamboat Springs, CO, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) opened the FIS Nordic Junior Ski Championships strong on Monday, finishing 11th in the opening nordic combined event. Austria’s Bernhard Flaschberger took gold. It was a career best Junior Worlds finish for Good and matched the sixth best...

Ogden Top U.S Finisher in 13th at Junior Worlds

02/24/2016

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 23, 2016) – Warm temperatures greeted the athletes and coaches on day two of competition for the FIS Nordic World Junior and U23 Championships, making for very tough classic races. Despite the conditions, two U.S. Junior women skied to a top 20 finish in a 5k classic individual start and three U.S. U23 men were in the top...

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