Nordic News

YOG: Strong Jump Performance by Larson


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) - Casey Larson (Barrington, IL/Norge Ski Club) soared to a strong sixth place finish on the HS100 meter hill at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer Tuesday. Logan Sankey (Steamboat Springs, CO/Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) was 12th for the women. Gold medals went to Bor Pavlovcic for men and Ema...

YOG: Combined Silver For Loomis


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) - The USA’s Ben Loomis (Eau Claire, WI/Flying Eagles Ski Club) parlayed a strong jump into a silver medal in the Youth Olympic Games individual nordic combined Tuesday in Lillehammer. Germany’s Tim Kopp took gold.

Loomis set himself up for success, jumping to second with a 98.5 meter ride, starting...

Diggins fourth in World Cup Freestyle


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 14 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. team for the second day, finishing fourth in a FIS World Cup 10k freestyle mass start on Sunday. This was Diggins second top-five performance of the weekend in Falun.

“I’m really proud of my race effort and the weekend as a whole - to have both a classic race and a...

Diggins and Bjornsen Lead U.S. in Sweden


FALUN, Sweden (February 13, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S team on Saturday in a FIS World Cup 5k individual classic race, finishing fifth as teammate Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) followed close behind in seventh.

“I’m so very happy with my race today, and with the whole team’s day,” said Diggins. “We had awesome skis...

Englund Jumps to Seventh in Slovenia


LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 13, 2016) - The USA’s Nita Englund (Florence, WI) soared to seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Ljubno. Slovenia’s Maja Vtic took an upset win over Japan’s Sara Takanashi, who was second.

“Today was fun, but I need to catch my timing and improve my landings,” Englund said. “I loved the atmosphere here in...

Caldwell 11th in Stockholm City Sprint


STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Feb. 11, 2016) – Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. team on Thursday in a FIS World Cup 1.2k classic sprint around the Royal Palace in Stockholm, finishing 11th as teammate Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) finished 15th.

“Today was my first time ever competing in the Stockholm city sprint,” said Caldwell. “It's still a...

Fletcher 15th at Holmenkollen


OSLO, Norway (Feb. 6, 2016) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) moved up from 20th to 15th Saturday in the King’s Cup, one of the most prestigious events on the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup tour at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Norway’s own Jarl Magnus Riiber took the win, leading the jump and holding to defeat Japan’s Akito Watabe by 16 seconds...

Origins of the Birkie Presentation at 2016 Race


HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 9, 2016) – Race participants and fans at this year’s American Birkebeiner cross country ski race will have an opportunity to learn more about the great history of the Birkie. On the eve of this year’s race, longtime Birkebeiner public relations leader and skiing historian Tom Kelly of the U.S. Ski Team will take fans back to...

Flowers and Freeman Ski To Super Tour Wins


CRAFTSBURY, VT (February 7, 2016) – The USSA Super Tour races wrapped up at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center Sunday with a 10k classic individual start race for both the men and women. Erika Flowers (Stratton Mountain School) and Kris Freeman (Freebird) grabbed their first USSA Super Tour victories of the season.

Bjornsen Paces U.S. In Soggy Oslo


OSLO, Norway (February 7, 2016) – A blanket of fog and challenging snow conditions greeted racers at Holmenkollen for the second-straight day as Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. women’s team in 22nd in Sunday’s 30k FIS World Cup classic race.

Bjornsen, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Liz Stephen (East Montpellier, VT) worked...

Hart and Caldwell Grab Super Tour Wins


CRAFTSBURY, VT (February 6, 2016) – The Trapp Family Lodge had to relocate the USSA Super Tour races to Craftsbury, Vermont due to a bad spell of warm weather and rain up until the races. Despite the quick change of plans the USSA Super Tour 10/5k freestyle races went on successfully on Saturday, where Annie Hart (Stratton Mountain School) and...

Hoffman Top American in Oslo 50K


OSLO, Norway (Feb. 6, 2016) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. men, finishing 24th, in a FIS World Cup 50k classic on Saturday, at the iconic Holmenkollen stadium in Oslo.

Norway’s Martin Sundby challenged the field early but stayed with a group for much of the race until 10k to go, where he surged ahead to secure his coveted...

Hamilton Leads USA in Drammen


DRAMMEN, Norway (Feb. 3, 2016) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. team finishing 11th in Wednesday’s FIS World Cup 1.2k classic sprints in Drammen. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) all finished in the top 20.

“I'm pretty happy with today,” said Hamilton. “Drammen is one of the...

Nordic Junior Worlds Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 3, 2016) – The U.S. Ski...

Patterson and Norris Win Super Tour Classic


LAKE PLACID, NY (January 31, 2016) – Competition continued Sunday in Lake Placid with a 10k classic individual start, which concluded Period II of the USSA Super Tour. Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project), defending 2016 National Champion in the 10k classic and David Norris (APU Nordic Ski Center) dominated the races.

Top 10s for Nita Englund


OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 31, 2016) - American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) flew to a pair of top 10 finishes FIS Ski Jumping World Cups this weekend in Oberstdorf. Japan’s Sara Takanashi continued to dominate, winning both competitions to pad her World Cup lead.

Saturday Englund soared 93.5 meters on her first jump to stand fifth. In the...

Strong Seefeld Triple Finish for Fletcher


SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 31, 2016) - Heavy, sticky snow fell on Seefeld Sunday but that didn't stop Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) from leading the cross country race to finish a career best seventh in the Seefeld Triple. Germany's Eric Frenzel came from a 56-second deficit to win his third straight Triple, a three-day Nordic combined...

Phinney and Norris Win SuperTour Sprint


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 30, 2016) – Period II of the USSA SuperTour continued Saturday at the Jump Site in Lake Placid, following a three week break after the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships in Houghton, MI January 3-9. Competition kicked off with a 1.4k freestyle sprint, in which Kelsey Phinney (Middlebury College) and David Norris (APU...

Top 10 for Bryan Fletcher


SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 30, 2016) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) parlayed a 16th in jumping with a sixth in cross country to finish ninth in the second of three stages of the Seefeld Triple. Germany's Eric Frenzel continued to dominate with a second straight win over Japan's Akito Watabe. Frenzel won by a huge 24 second margin.

Seefeld Triple Opens in Austria


SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 29, 2016) - The three-stage Seefeld Triple opened in Austria Friday, with Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) leading the way for the USA in 20th. Germany’s Eric Frenzel picked up the win over Japan’s Akito Watabe, with World Cup leader Fabian Riessle third.
Fletcher came from behind, jumping...