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Caldwell Leads U.S. In Tour de Ski Opener

01/01/2016

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (January 1, 2016) – For the third time this season, Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in a freestyle sprint race. In the first round of the eight-stage Tour de Ski, Caldwell qualified second in the 1.5k freestyle sprint and just missed the podium, finishing fourth and leading three American...

Stephen Leads 11-Member U.S. Team at Tour de Ski

12/31/2015

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (December, 31 2015) - January 1 marks the 10th anniversary of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski presented by Craft Sportswear. This nine day, seven-stage event is a whirlwind of competitive competition and grueling courses between three different countries, January 1-10. Not only does this event test the endurance of the...

Top 2015 Jumping/Combined Moments

12/31/2015

As 2015 draws to a close, here's a look at some of the top moments of the year from America's top nordic combined and ski jumping athletes.
 
Bryan...
11 Best Cross Country Moments of 2015

12/29/2015

2015 has been a remarkable year for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. History was made, unforgettable moments were shared and most of all, the U.S. Ski Team’s unbreakable bond has made the year and the team unlike anything else. Take a look back on a few of the top moments of 2015 that reflect on the successes of this past year and hopefully...

NBC Highlights Uptown Funk Video

12/28/2015

NBC’s Nick Zaccardi took a look at the best social media posts from Olympic athletes and teams throughout 2015 and highlighted USSA Nordic’s “Uptown Funk” Facebook post from last January.

2016 U.S. Cross Country Champs Jan. 3-9

12/23/2015

HOUGHTON, MI (Dec. 23, 2015) – Cross country ski racers from around America will converge on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as Michigan Tech University Nordic Training Center in Houghton will play host to the U.S. Cross Country Championships presented by L.L.Bean January 3-9. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has confirmed the event...

How the Team Spends Christmas

12/23/2015

Between races, training and travel during the busy season of World Cups, the U.S Cross Country Ski Team still finds time to celebrate the holidays. A few members of the team shared what it’s like spending the holidays in Europe and some special traditions they do as a team.

Bjornsen and Diggins Top 20 in Toblach

12/20/2015

TOBLACH, Italy (Dec. 20 2015) – Two U.S. women were in the top 20 on Sunday in Toblach for a 10k classic individual start race. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. team with a 19th place finish and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) followed closely behind in 20th, just 5.6 seconds behind Bjornsen. Norway’s Martin Sundby and Therese Johaug still...

Germany Comes Back in Combined

12/20/2015

RAMSAU AM DACHSTEIN, Austria (Dec. 20, 2015) - A day after Norway swept the podium, Germany came storming back to take two of three podium spots with Eric Frenzel getting the win over Norway's Jarl Riiber. Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 20th to lead the USA.

Riiber went 96.0 meters to lead after the jump. The Americans were...

Hamilton Leads Historic Day for U.S.

12/19/2015

TOBLACH, Italy (December 19, 2015) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team to a historic podium Saturday in Toblach during a 1.3k freestyle sprint, finishing second in the men’s final, 0.48 seconds behind Italy’s Federico Pellegrino, and ahead of Great Britain’s Andrew Young in third. It was Hamilton’s first World Cup...

Norway Sweeps Combined Podium

12/19/2015

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 19, 2015) - It was all Norway in Ramsau as the vikings stormed to a podium sweep as the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup resumed in Ramsau. Magnus Moan took the win. It was a tough day for the USA on the jumping hill. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the USA in 26th.

Bryan Fletcher jumped to 35th with an 87.0...

Victory for Taylor Fletcher

12/13/2015

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 13, 2015) - American Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) summoned every ounce of energy, cutting off 25 seconds in the last three kilometers to catch tour leader David Pommer of Austria at the finish for a FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup win at Soldier Hollow Sunday. Fletcher's victory snapped the win streak of...

Caldwell Top American In Davos Sprint

12/13/2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 13, 2015) - Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) was the top American in sixth in the 1.6k freestyle sprint at the FIS Cross Country World Cup Sunday.

“To be in the final exceeded my goals and expectations for the weekend,” Caldwell said. “It's a good boost of confidence and I'm looking forward to the sprints in the next...

Takanashi Back on Top

12/13/2015

NIZHNY TIGIL, Russia (Dec. 13, 2015) - Japan's Sara Takanashi was back on top Sunday, a day after handing a win to Austrian Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, extending her FIS Ski Jumping World Cup lead. Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, VT) was the top American finishing 21st.

No one was close to Takanashi who soared 98.0 and 99.0 meters on the...

Fletcher Takes Austrian to the Line

12/12/2015

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 12, 2015) - Austria's David Pommer made it two in a row Saturday, but only by the slimmest of margins. Pommer solidified his FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup lead by a mere tenth of a second over a hard-charging Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO), who was second. Italian Armin Bauer was third with U.S. junior...

Diggins Leads U.S. in Davos

12/12/2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 12, 2015) – The World Cup skiers met in Davos on Saturday for a 30/15k interval start freestyle race. In the women’s competition Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied some of the fastest checkpoint times, but that didn’t seem to fend off the dynamic Norwegian women’s team which snatched up all three spots on the podium as...

Englund Top USA in Russian Jump

12/12/2015

NIZHNY TIGIL, Russia (Dec. 12, 2015) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) soared to 20th as the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup made a weekend stop at the Russian jumping complex at Nizhny Tigil. Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz took the win over World Cup leader Sara Takanashi of Japan.

Takanashi soared to a first round lead with a jump of 95.0...

Fletcher Breaks Up Austrian Podium

12/11/2015

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 11, 2015) - Austria’s David Pommer took a career first win Friday in a narrow victory over teammate Bernhard Flaschberger in a FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup event in Utah. The U.S. Ski Team’s Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) came from a minute, 20 seconds back after the jump to finish third....

Combined Continental Cup Comes to Utah

12/10/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 10, 2015) - American Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) will be among the favorites as athletes from a dozen countries compete in a three-day International Ski Federation Nordic Combined Continental Cup competition at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow this weekend. The international event is a vital competition...

Behind the Gold: Making History as a Team

12/09/2015

Rosie Brennan paced nervously alongside the Olympic ski tracks in Lillehammer as start time approached, staying close to the technicians working to prepare the best classic skis they could for her from their tiny wax cabin. It was a long way from the trails of White Pine Touring in Park City where she grew up racing, dreaming of that day when...

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