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Strong Qualis But Challenges in Heats

12/02/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 2, 2016) - The U.S. Ski Team had an impressive showing in qualifying for the classic sprint, but ran into challenges in the opening heats. Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage, AK) opened the day by leading qualifying before finishing 17th, while Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the USA in 14th to open a three-day mini tour on the...

Nordic Tour Heads to Lillehammer

12/01/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 1, 2016) - After a successful Nordic Opener in the heart of Finnish Lapland, the entire nordic World Cup tour has moved from Ruka to the Olympic village of Lillehammer for a three-day competition. All teams will be in action including cross country, nordic combined and ski jumping. It will be opening weekend for the...

Cross Country World Cup Underway

11/26/2016

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 26, 2016) - Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage) led four U.S. women into the classic sprint finals in Ruka, qualifying seventh and finishing 17th. It was the opening race of the 2016-17 FIS Cross Country World Cup season. Paul Golberg of Norway and Stina Nilsson of Sweden took the wins.

 

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Lapland Set for Combined Opener

11/24/2016

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 25, 2016) - The snow-covered nordic center at Ruka is ready to go for this weekend's FIS Nordic Combined World Cup opener. The USA will have a field of three for the two days of competition, including Bryan and Taylor Fletcher, plus Ben Berend (all Steamboat Springs, CO).

As the season opens, German Eric Frenzel is...

U.S. Jumpers Ready to Soar

11/24/2016

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 24, 2016) – Three American men will hope to springboard from a strong summer of competition when the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup 0pens Saturday in Ruka near Kuusamo. Qualifying gets underway under the lights Friday with a pair of competitions on the HS142 meter hill.
 
Jumping for the USA will be Will...
Strong U.S. Cross Country Team Opens Season

11/23/2016

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 23, 2016) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will open its 2016-17 World Cup season this weekend in the frozen north of Finland, with the traditional opening races in Ruka outside the Lapland city of Kuusamo. A dozen Americans are expected to start including World Champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK), who joins the tour...

2017 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named

11/22/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 22, 2016) – The 2016-17 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today, just before the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland on Nov. 26. A total of 16 athletes were named to the A, B and D Teams.

Head Coach Chris Grover is anticipating a strong season with stars on both the men’s and...

Sarah Hendrickson: Time to Fly Again

11/15/2016

Step by step, Sarah Hendrickson crawled her way up the towering 134-meter Olympic ski jump – lungs burning, every muscle aching. It was ironic. Here was a world champion ski jumper not soaring quietly through the air, but rather punishing her body in September’s Red Bull 400 by climbing up the ski hill in Park City.

Amidst the pain, her...

USANA Signs On as Title Sponsor for 2017 Nordic Junior Worlds

10/24/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 24, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation (UOLF) announced today that USANA Health Sciences has signed on to be the title sponsor of the 2017 FIS Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championships, taking place Jan. 28 – Feb 5, 2017.

Team Inspires Girls to Stay Active

10/12/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 12, 2016) – Fast and Female—a nonprofit organization headed up by Kikkan Randall in the U.S. with the mission of keeping young girls active through sports—is coming to the U.S. Ski Team headquarters this weekend.

The Park Record...

Geraghty-Moats Wins First U.S. Title

10/09/2016

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 9, 2016) - Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairly, VT) withstood a challenge from hometown favorite Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, NY) to win her first U.S. title, taking the normal hill event at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships on the HS100 meter jump in Lake Placid.

In the opening round, Geraghty-Moats soared 92.0 meters with...

Rhoads Sweeps U.S. Titles

10/09/2016

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 9, 2016) - Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) put down two towering jumps to win his second U.S. title of the season. Rhoads, who won the large hill gold on his home hill in Park City, took his third U.S. crown, winning the normal hill championship on Lake Placid’s HS100 meter hill.

U.S. Champs Tuneup at Flaming Leaves

10/08/2016

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 8, 2016) - The Norge Ski Club’s Mike Glasder (Cary IL) Saturday threw down a towering 103.0 meter first ride to take the win on the HS100 meter Olympic hill in Lake Placid in a warmup for Sunday’s U.S. Ski Jumping Championship...
U.S. Championships Come to Lake Placid

10/06/2016

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 6, 2016) – National titles will be on the line this weekend at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships Sunday, Oct. 9 at Lake Placid’s Olympic Ski Jumping Complex on the HS100 meter hill. The event is a part of Lake Placid’s traditional Flaming Leaves Festival with a warm-up competition on Saturday.

The normal hill U.S....

How Randall Balances Motherhood and Training

09/28/2016

Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) may have taken last season off from racing to become a mother, but she hasn’t lost any speed. Randall sat down with Outside writer Anna Callaghan to go through a typical day, how she...

What Makes a Champ: Sadie Bjornsen

09/13/2016

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

USA Sweeps Titles in NZ Finale

09/11/2016

WANAKA, New Zealand (Sept. 11, 2016) - The FIS Cross Country Continental Cup wrapped up sunday at the Snow Farm near Wanaka, with the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team's Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) and Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) picking up wins.

Hamilton won the 10k freestyle in 26 minutes, eight seconds for a 16.9 second margin over South...

Englund Top-10 in Summer Grand Prix

09/10/2016

CHAIKOVSKY, Russia (Sept. 10, 2016) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) came from behind to finish a strong seventh in the FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix in Chaikovsky Saturday. Japan’s Sara Takanshi took the win under the lights.
 
It was a strong day for the U.S. women with Tara Geraghty-Moats (West Fairlee, VT) 13th. For...
USA Continues to Dominate NZ Nationals

09/10/2016

WANAKA, New Zealand (Sept. 10, 2016) - The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team had another strong day at the New Zealand National Championships at the Snow Farm near Wanaka Saturday. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) won for the second day in a row, leading a U.S. sweep in the men’s 15k classic mass start. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) took the women’s 10k,...
Sargent and Newell Take Wins in New Zealand

09/09/2016

WANAKA, New Zealand (Sep. 9, 2016) – Vermonters Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) and Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) kicked off three days of racing with wins at the FIS Australia New Zealand Cup (ANC) classic sprint.

It was a beautiful day in New Zealand, with the sun shining brightly at Snow Farm, a cross country resort in New Zealand. In the...

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