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Randall 18th in Davos Distance

12/14/2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 14) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied into 18th place in the FIS World Cup 15k freestyle race Saturday, securing the top spot for the USA. In one of her best races in the high-altitude venue, Randall headed up a solid day with four top 30 results for the U.S. Cross Country Team. Norwegian...

Fletcher Top 10 in Lillehammer

12/08/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 8) – World Championships bronze medalist Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied into the top ten during the cross country portion of the 10k individual Gundersen on Sunday, posting the fifth-fastest time of the day. Teammate Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) finished right behind Fletcher in 11th. Both...

USA Matches Best-Ever Relay

12/08/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 8) - World Champion Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) anchored a strong U.S. team made up of Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) to take third in the 4x5k relay and match the best-ever World Cup result for any U.S. cross country relay team. Heavy snow hammered the...

Jerome 19th in Historic Jumping Opener

12/07/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 7) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into 19th-place and secured the top spot for the U.S. Ski Team amidst the largest field of women ever at the women’s ski jumping World Cup opener on Saturday. Over 70 women from 14 countries competed in Saturday’s historic event, which opened the 2014 Olympic season and the...

Fletcher 16th in Lillehammer Combined

12/07/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 7) – World Championship bronze medalist Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied a competitive race from behind to finish 16th during the 10k cross country portion of the individual nordic combined World Cup on Saturday. Starting 1:52 back in 36th, Fletcher covered ground quickly to move up 20 places (a personal...

Bjornsen 7th Again in Lillehammer

12/07/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 7) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) delivered another breakout result Saturday in the Lillehammer 10k classic World Cup, where she skied into seventh and matched her career-best individual result set just a week ago in Kuusamo, Finland. Bjornsen posted the top result for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and even sat in...

Mixed Team 13th in Lillehammer

12/06/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 6) – U.S. Ski Jumping Team athletes Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) led a mixed-gender team to finish 13th in Friday’s mixed team World Cup jumping event. The U.S. team did not advance to the final round, where Japan went on to take the victory. Van and Jerome will take the hill again on...

Combined Team 7th in Kuusamo

12/01/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 1) – U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team’s Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) posted the fastest time in his cross country anchor leg and moved up the pack to give the USA seventh in the 4x5k team event at the nordic combined World Cup season opener. The Team started the relay in 12th after the team HS142 jumping portion...

Randall 5th in Kuusamo 10k

12/01/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 1) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) fought hard to earn a fifth-place finish during Sunday’s 10k freestyle pursuit, the finale of the Ruka Triple mini-tour and cross country World Cup season opening weekend. Randall posted the best result for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team while Marit Bjoergen from...

Bjornsen Career Best World Cup

11/30/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 30) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) skied to a career-best seventh place in the women’s 5k classic Saturday, the second stage of the Ruka Triple mini-tour. World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) posted the next-best result for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in 15th while Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk took the...

Randall 2nd in Kuusamo Sprint

11/29/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 29) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) skied into second place in the cross country sprint World Cup opener Friday, earning the best classic World Cup sprint result of her career. Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk pulled out the victory. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) qualified third for the sprint, her...

USA Ready for Nordic World Cup Opener

11/28/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 29) - The U.S. Ski Team is poised and ready for the opening of the FIS Cross Country and Nordic Combined World Cup tours this weekend in Kuusamo. Defending World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) leads a large contingent of 13 U.S. athletes in the three-day mini tour, the Ruka Triple, that begins Friday....

Randall Wins Beitostolen Sprint

11/25/2013

BEITOSTØLEN, Norway (Nov. 25) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) won a pre-season 1.2-kilometer freestyle sprint FIS race on Sunday during the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team’s first race series of the 2013-14 Olympic season. Randall overtook Slovenian Vesna Fabjan on the final climb, finishing the race 0.8 seconds ahead at...

Early Opening for Utah Olympic Park

11/15/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 14) - It was opening day of the Olympic season this week as the Utah Olympic Park opened to ski jumpers Tuesday, Nov. 12 - the first day any jump in the world was online for training. Top U.S. men's and women's ski jumpers plus the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team were on hand. The Utah Olympic Park crews invested 91 hours in...

Nordic Combined Team Named

10/30/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 30) – A strong group of veterans highlights the 2014 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, named on the cusp of the 2013-14 FIS World Cup season. World Champions and Olympic medalists Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) highlight the team. They are joined on the A team by the rapidly rising...

Women's Ski Jumping Team Named

10/29/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 29) – A strong group of veteran women jumpers highlight the U.S. Ski Jumping Team named during the 100 Days Out to Sochi celebration. World Champions Sarah Hendrickson and Lindsey Van (both Park City, UT) are joined by Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) on the team that opens World Cup competition Dec. 6-8 on the Olympic jump in...

Athlete Spotlight: Taylor Fletcher

10/14/2013

If 2013 is any indication of Taylor Fletcher’s skill and potential, the nordic combined world needs to be on notice. The Steamboat Springs native earned his first World Cup podium and then went on to earn his first team World Ski Championships medal with a bronze at Val di Fiemme, Italy. In addition, Fletcher started the 2012-13...

U.S. Title for Hometown Hero Demong in Placid

10/13/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 13) - Hometown favorite Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) celebrated a weekend homecoming with his ninth national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Lake Placid. Third after the morning jump, Demong posted the third fastest 10k cross country roller ski time to hold off the hard charging Fletcher brothers,...
Van and Alexander Take U.S. Titles in Placid

10/13/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct.13) - World champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) and Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) picked up national titles Sunday at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships on the K90 Olympic hill in Lake Placid. It was the 16th U.S. title for Van and first since she swept both competitions in 2011. Alexander claimed his second. Earlier this...

U.S. Champs Sunday in Lake Placid

10/10/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 10) – U.S. titles will be on the line this Sunday (Oct. 13) as the U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships come to the Olympic village of Lake Placid as part of the annual fall Flaming Leaves Festival. Olympians Anders Johnson (Park City, UT), the defending champion, and local hero Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake,...

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