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Newell 11th in Royal Sprint

03/20/2013

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (March 20) – Racing around the picturesque Royal Palace, Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) placed 11th and took the top finish for the USA in the Royal Palace Classic Sprint. In the women’s race, Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) placed 20th while World Champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was 22nd. Norway’s Petter Northug Jr. won the men’s...

Hendrickson Wins Holmenkollen Large Hill

03/17/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 17) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) flew 133.5 meters to her fourth World Cup win at the women's large hill debut and season finale at the legendary Holmenkollen. Hendrickson jumped 133.5 and 129.0 meters and, with her more polished telemark style on landing, won over Japanese rival Sara Takanashi’s distance. Hendrickson...

Holmenkollen Top 10 for Stephen

03/17/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 17) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) knocked off another milestone finish, skiing to a top 10 in the Holmenkollen Ski Festival 30k freestyle. Stephen was ninth behind winner Therese Johaug of Norway - a career best World Cup at the distance. The tour now heads to Sweden for World Cup Finals, starting with a classic sprint...

Hoffman Leads at Holmenkollen

03/16/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 16) - Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 24th in the 50k freestyle mass start race at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Hoffman covered the 50k in two hours, 11 minutes, 25.8 seconds - about four minutes behind Russia's Alexander Legkov. Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby was 3.2 seconds back in second. The women race...

Fletcher Fast in Oslo Finale

03/16/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 16) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) blazed a torrid pace in cross country to move up from 23rd after the jump to finish 11th in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup season finale at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Jason Lamy Chappuis of France won a close title in the unique format featuring two jumps and a 15k cross country...

Hendrickson Third World Cup Win

03/15/2013

TRONDHEIM, Norway (March 15) – Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) jumped to win her third World Cup of the season Friday, using her superior telemark style to beat out Japanese rival Sara Takanashi. Hendrickson jumped to 101.5 and was in the lead after the first round when she jumped 101 meters and sealed the victory with 283 points. The team...

Fletcher Fifth with Fastest XC in Combined

03/15/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 15) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied an impressive race, moving up to fifth from 23rd and finishing 25 seconds back from his initial 1:31 deficit after the jump. Fletcher led the chase pack for most of the cross country portion and clocked the fastest time of the day, 17 seconds faster than anyone else. Eric...

Athlete Spotlight: Todd Lodwick

03/14/2013

A veteran of five Olympics and nine World Championships, Todd Lodwick is one of the most accomplished winter sports athletes of all time. A double World Champion in 2009, Lodwick led the USA to an unprecedented Olympic silver in the nordic combined team event in 2010. His return to competitive skiing in 2009 after a two-year retirement helped...

Utah Governor to Honor Hendrickson

03/14/2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 14) - The second Annual Governor's State of Sport Awards will honor Utah native and ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson with the Olympian of the Year award. The awards ceremony will honor individuals and groups that have made significant contributions to sport in Utah in 2012. In celebration of Utah's Olympic Legacy...

Randall 5th in Drammen Classic Sprint

03/13/2013

DRAMMEN, Norway (March 13) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) finished fifth in the women’s classic sprint, keeping up with the fast heat and crushing the brutal uphill finish. Justyna Kowalczyk from Poland took the top spot for women. Torin Koos (Wenatchee, WA/Bridger Ski Foundation) finished 18th, the top finisher for the USA, while Norwegian...

Career Best Distance for Bjornsen

03/10/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 10) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) came back with a second straight career best World Cup day, finishing 18th in the 10k classic at the Lahti Ski Games. Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland extended her World Cup lead with the win. Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) led the U.S. men in 25th in the 15k with Norway's Petter Northug taking...

Team Fletcher Moves up in Sprint

03/09/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 9) - Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) recorded the fifth fastest cross country time to move up to finish seventh in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team sprint at the Lahti Ski Games. World Cup leader Eric Frenzel led Germany to the win with Germany 2 in second and Japan third. The tour now heads to Oslo...

Randall Repeats as World Cup Sprint Champ

03/09/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 9) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) outskied World Champion Marit Bjoergen, winning a photo finish by a boot length, to take the win in a freestyle sprint in Lahti clinching her second straight FIS Cross Country World Cup sprint title. Sweden's Emil Joensson won for the men and also clinched the sprint crown with two classical...

Fletcher 7th in Lahti Combined

03/08/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 8) – In the opening day of the Lahti Ski Games, Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) finished seventh in the individual nordic combined event. He jumped into the seventh spot and was 34 seconds back in the cross country 10k, where he maintained his place in the top ten. Younger brother Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs...

Hoffman 27th in Sunny 50k

03/03/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (March 3) - Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) finished 27th and led the U.S. Cross Country Team in the 50k classic on Sunday, the climatic close to the 2013 FIS World Nordic Ski Championships. Swede Johan Olsson won the gold, clocking in at 2:10:41 on the long, winding course. Sunday’s event closed the 2013 FIS World Nordic Ski...

Stephen Top Spot for USA with 16th in 30k

03/02/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy – (March 2) Saturday was another spring-like day for the 30k classic at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships where Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished 16th, taking the top spot for U.S. women. Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) came in 25th after 30 hot, hard fought kilometers. Marit Bjoergen of Norway took the gold, her...

USA Sixth in Team Sprint

03/02/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (March 2) - Strong sprinting by Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) moved the U.S. Ski Team up from tenth to finish sixth in the first ever nordic combined team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Germany took the lead after jumping, but France went on to win over...

USA 10th in World Champs Relay

03/01/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy – (March 1) Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT), Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) and anchor...

Historic Best USA Relay Finish

02/28/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 28) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied powerful skating legs to lead the U.S. Ski Team to an historical best ever finish in the women's relay at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Skiing anchor, Diggins dug deep to pass Finland for fourth in the final few...

Demong Leads USA on Big Hill

02/28/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 28) - Germany's Eric Frenzel skied to an easy gold, leading the large hill jump and putting nearly 40 seconds on the field in cross country for his first medal of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) set a blistering pace...

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