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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...

Good Show for Hoffman in Worlds 15k

02/27/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 27) - Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) put in a strong kick to the finish to take a solid 15th place in the 15k freestyle cross country race at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Norway's incomparable Petter Northug won his eighth career World Championshiops gold with a breathtaking performance, leading...

Stephen 5th for World Champs Best

02/26/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 26) – Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) powered into the top five in the 10k individual skate at the FIS World Nordic Ski Championships. This marks her best ever individual result, earning the top finish for the U.S. Ski Team and providing an historic best...

USA Sixth in Mixed Gender Team Event

02/24/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 24) - Team USA placed sixth in the first ever mixed gender team ski jumping event at the FIS World Nordic Ski Championships. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped for the ladies and Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) and Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) for the men. This was the...

World Champs! Kikkan, Jessie Take Gold

02/24/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 24) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied a gutsy race to take gold in the team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Echoing their World Cup win two months earlier in Quebec, Randall and Diggins dominated to win over Sweden by nearly eight seconds with Finland taking bronze. It...

Bronze for Combined Team

02/24/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 24) - Veteran Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) anchored a solid full team performance to lead the USA to bronze in the nordic combined team event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. A strong day on the jumps set the U.S. up for it's first ever medal in the team event at World Championships in...

Johnson Top USA in Jump Opener

02/23/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 23) - Anders Johnson (Park City, UT), who made the championship field in Friday's qualifier, led the USA in the opening men's jumping event of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Johnson went 92.5 meters to finish 37th in the event won by Norway's Anders Bardal.

Stephen Top 20 in Skiathlon

02/23/2013

 

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 23) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) moved up in the skating portion of the women’s skiathlon to finish 20th at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Marit Bjoergen took her second gold leading a Norwegian sweep of the medals. In the men’s skiathlon, Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) topped for...

Gold For Sarah

02/22/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 22) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared 106.0 meters on her first jump to take a 3.3 point lead over Japan's Sara Takanashi and then sealed the gold with a 103.0 second jump at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) went 100.0 and 98.0 meters to sneak into the...

Bryan Fletcher Tops for USA

02/22/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 22) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) moved up from 19th after the jump to finish 14th in the opening nordic combined event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. France's Jason Lamy Chappuis took gold in a hard fought battle with four skiers racing to a near dead heat.

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Quarterfinals Claim USA in Sprints

02/21/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 21) - The U.S. Ski Team qualified three skiers into the heats but all fell victim in the quarterfinals as the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships got underway in Val di Fiemme with classic sprints. Russia's Nikita Kruikuv and Norway's Marit Bjoergen took gold. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) finished 19th, Sophie Caldwell (...

Sarah Third as Tour Heads to Worlds

02/17/2013

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 17) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) came from behind with a strong second jump to finish third in Ljubno. It was the final event before the opening of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Sara Takanashi of Japan won to clinch the World Cup title with two events remaining. Hendrickson is...

Top 15s for USA in Davos XC

02/17/2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Feb. 17) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) cracked the top 15 in Davos at the final FIS Cross Country World Cup before the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships open later this week. Diggins was 14th and Stephen 15th as Therese Johaug of Norway got the win in the 10k freestyle while Johann Olsson...

Big Finishes for USA in Ljubno Jump

02/16/2013

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 18) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) led a day of big finishes for the USA in the final weekend of jumping before the opening of the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Italy. All five U.S. women finished in the top 13. Japan's Sara Takanashi, the World Cup leader, took the win. A final World Cup is set for Sunday...

Three Year Best Finish for Newell

02/16/2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Feb. 18) - Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) skied to his best finish in three seasons finishing fourth in a classic sprint in Davos. It boosted him into second in the World Cup sprint standings. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) had a strong opening heat but failed to advance out of the semifinals. The Davos World Cup is a final tune-...

Strong Day for USA in Zao Doubleheader

02/09/2013

ZAO, Japan (Feb. 10) - A weekend of erratic winds and constant restarts came to a close Sunday with a doubleheader FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) led a strong USA effort with three Americans in the top eight in the second of two events Sunday in Zao. Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) was sixth with Jessica Jerome (Park...

Wind Blows Out Zao Jumping Event

02/09/2013

ZAO, Japan (Feb. 9) - Wind forced restart after restart Saturday in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Zao. On the third try in the women's World Cup, officials gave up and postponed a restart of the first round until Sunday morning before the regularly scheduled event. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) was leading one of the rounds before it was...

USA Combined Seventh in Relay

02/03/2013

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 3) - The weekend FIS Nordic Combined World Cup wrapped up Sunday as the final test of the RusSki Gorki jumping complex prior to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The USA was seventh in the 4x5k team event with Germany taking the win. Skiing second, Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) posted the fastest cross...

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