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Bjornsen Leads USA in Lillehammer

12/07/2014

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 7) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) skied strong, giving up only one position to finish 18th overall in Sunday’s 10k pursuit race, the last of the Lillehammer World Cup mini tour. Bjornsen, 25, led the U.S. results through the second weekend of World Cup racing and demonstrated a more balanced level of skiing....
Diggins Leads in Lillehammer 5k

12/06/2014

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 6) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team with a gutsy 15th place finish in the 5k freestyle second stage of the three-day Lillehammer World Cup mini tour. Diggins was an early starter and skied into the strong finish after a conservative start. Teammate, Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) also...
Bjornsen Leads Tough Day for USA

12/05/2014

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 5) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. Ski Team with a 21st place finish in the opening event of the three-day Lillehammer World Cup mini tour in a freestyle sprint. Norway was dominant in the race with Marit Bjoergen leading a sweep of the women’s event and teammate Pal Golberg narrowly winning over Russia’s...

Sarah Top 10 in Lillehammer

12/05/2014

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 5) - World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) came from behind to finish ninth in the opening FIS Ski Jumping World Cup of the season. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) was 11th with Nita Englund (Steamboat Springs, CO) 18th. Slovenia’s Spela Rogen won with Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria second. Sara Takanashi...

Opening Weekend for Ski Jumping Team

12/04/2014

LILLEHAMMER, Norway  (Dec. 4) – On the eve of the International Ski Federation’s Ski Jumping World Cup tour opener, the U.S. Ski Team has named three women to its 2014-15 team. The women’s tour opens this weekend on the Olympic jumps in Lillehammer, Norway. The three named include World Champions Sarah Hendrickson and Lindsey Van, along with...
Fletchers Top USA in Team Sprint

11/30/2014

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 30) - Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) move up from 18th after the jump to finish 13th in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team sprint in Ruka. Norway topped the podium over Germany and France. Brett Denney (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Adam Loomis (Eau Claire, WI) were 19th. The tour now heads to Lillehammer,...

Sadie Bjornsen Leads USA in Ruka 10k

11/30/2014

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 30) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. Ski Team with a 17th place in the 10k classic individual event in Ruka. Norway’s Therese Johaug took the win over teammate Marit Bjoergen  and Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk. In the men’s race, 22 year old Iivo Niskanen of Finland skied early to a strong lead and held on to win...

Big Jump in XC for Fletcher

11/29/2014

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 29) - Olympian Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) made up for a disappointing jump to boost himself from 32nd up to 17th in the opening FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Finland. High winds in Ruka prevented a competition jump Saturday, so officials reverted to Friday's provisional round. Germany's Johannes Rydzek took...

Career Best World Cup for Sargent

11/29/2014

RUKA, Finland (Nov.29) - Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) skied to a fifth place finish in the cross country classic sprint World Cup opener Saturday, earning a career best individual finish. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen won her 67th career World Cup, finishing just ahead of Kajta Visnar (SLO) and Maiken Caspersen Fall (NOR.) In the men’s competition...
Team Ready for Ruka Opener

11/28/2014

RUKA, Finland - Once again in 2014, Ruka will play host to the opening World Cup cross country event and the first test internationally for U.S. athletes. Unlike four previous editions, competitions in Ruka will not have the format of a stage-event but of two regular World Cup races. Cold conditions and ample snow promise strong conditions...
Cross Country Team Named

11/24/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 24) – The 2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today on the eve of the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener this weekend in Ruka, Finland. All 10 members of the A and B Teams are past members of Olympic and World Championship teams, including defending World Champions Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK...

Billy Demong NYC Marathon Milestone

11/06/2014

On Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014,  U.S. Nordic Combined athlete Billy Demong ran the race of his life at the New York City Marathon. Running a marathon has been on his bucket list for a long time, says Demong. Having run cross country as a kid, he knew he had it in himself to finish. Demong only gave himself two months to train leading up to the...

First U.S. Title for Bryan Fletcher

10/12/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 12) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) added another jewel to an already star-studded nordic combined career, winning his first national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Lake Placid. Fletcher parlayed a strong jump to take the win in roller skiing over  brother Taylor, who won the roller ski. Adam...
Titles for Fairall and Hendrickson

10/12/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 12) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) flew back into the spotlight, capping a strong fall return to competition with her third career national title. Hendrickson won the K95 U.S. Ski Jumping Championship at the Flaming Leaves Festival on the Lake Placid Olympic jump. Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) took his second...

Lake Placid to Host U.S. Championships

09/29/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Sept. 29) – America’s top ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will compete in the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships (normal hill) and U.S. Nordic Combined Championships during the Flaming Leaves Festival in Lake Placid on Sunday, October 12. The event will pit the best ski jumpers and nordic combined skiers against each other...

Sarah Hendrickson Returns to Podium

09/27/2014

TRONDHEIM, Norway (Sept. 28) - World champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) returned to competition this weekend, soaring to a pair of second place finishes in a FIS Continental Cup event in Trondheim behind World Cup champion Sara Takanashi. They were her first international podiums in over a year since finishing second in a FIS Grand Prix...

Strong Weekend for Rhoads

09/08/2014

EINSIEDELN, Switzerland (Sept. 7) - Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) flew to a career best fourth and fifth in FIS Cup jumps this weekend on the 117 meter hill in Einsiedeln. Rhoads moved from ninth to fifth Sunday, winning the second round with the longest jump. Swiss Lukas Mueller won on Saturday with Poland's Andrzej...

Englund Scores FIS Cup Podium

08/30/2014

FRENSTAT, Czech Republic (Aug. 30) – Nita Englund (Iron Mountain, MI) soared to a career best international FIS Cup finish, capping a two-event weekend with a third place finish in Frenstat on Aug. 30. Englund was fourth a day earlier. Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, NY) was fifth both days as the two Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team athletes had a...

Debut Jump Title for Friberg

08/03/2014

PARK CITY, Utah (Aug. 3) - Fresh off a pair of top FIS Cup finishes in Europe, St. Paul Ski Club jumper Christian Friberg (St. Paul, MN) picked up his first U.S. title Sunday in the large hill event at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. Olympian Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) won her 11th U.S....

U.S. Ski Jumpers Compete for Champs Title

08/01/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 1) – U.S. Ski Team ski jumping and nordic combined athletes will be vying for the title of U.S. Champion this weekend at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) in Park City Sunday, Aug. 3. The event is part of the UOP’s 16th annual Springer Tournee. Defending champion Nick Fairall is...

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