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Sarah Back on Jumping Podium in Japan

02/03/2013

SAPPORO, Japan (Feb. 3) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) climbed back onto the podium finishing third in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo that was plaqued by erratic wind. Austrian Jaqueline Siefreidsberger picked up her career first victory with the win. Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) was eighth. The series now heads to Zao, Japan for a...

Gutsy Olympic Test for Taylor Fletcher

02/02/2013

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 2) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) continued his strong surge posting the second fastest cross country time to finish fifth in the first Olympic test event of the 2014 nordic combined venue. Fletcher survived a raging blizzard during the jump to finish 15th, starting 1:16 behind and eventually coming...

Stephen Career Best on Olympic Course

02/02/2013

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 2) - The U.S. Ski Team's Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) skied to a career best eighth in the 7.5k/7.5k skiathlon on the Olympic course. It was the second day of Olympic test events on the Laura Cross Country Ski Center near Sochi with teammate Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) winning the sprint on Friday. Kristin...

Wind Shortens Sapporo World Cup Jump

02/02/2013

SAPPORO, Japan (Feb. 2) - Wind forced a one-round FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo with France's Coline Mattel claiming the win Saturday. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) led the USA in seventh with Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) tenth. 

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Randall Dominates Olympic Sprint Test

02/01/2013

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 1) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) left no doubt, leading every stride of three heats to win the freestyle sprint Olympic test event at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center near Krasnaya Polyana outside Sochi. It was her third FIS Cross Country World Cup win of the season. Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) had a career best...

Strong Qualifying for USA in Sochi Sprints

02/01/2013

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 1) - Five U.S. Ski Team women and two men qualified for sprint heats on a foggy afternoon at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center above Krasnaya Polyana outside Sochi. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was second fastest to lead the U.S. women while Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) was sixth.

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Veteran Worlds Ski Jumping Team Named

01/31/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 31) – Six ski jumpers have been named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Feb. 20-March 3 in Val di Fiemme, Italy. The veteran team is led by defending World Cup titleholder Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT)....

Veterans Lead World Champs Combined Team

01/27/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 28) – Brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) will lead a strong team of six nordic combined athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy Feb. 20-March 3. They will join a team with three World Champions including...

Fletcher, Demong Lead in Penalty Race

01/27/2013

 

Bryan Fletcher Sixth in Klingenthal

01/26/2013

KLINGENTHAL, Germany (Jan. 26) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) soared to 15th in jumping then made his way to the front to finish sixth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Klingenthal. Hometown hero Eric Frenzel won his third straight as Germany went one-two. Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was second fastest in cross country...

Taylor Fletcher Named FIS Athlete of Week

01/25/2013

KLINGENTHAL, Germany (Jan. 25) – The U.S. Ski Team’s Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was named the International Ski Federation’s Nordic Combined Athlete of the Week following last weekend’s career first World Cup podium. Fletcher has been lighting up the World Cup the last few weeks with the fastest cross country leg four times. A...

Junior Worlds, U23 Champs Open in Liberec

01/21/2013

 

Tough Day for USA Relays

01/20/2013

LA CLUSAZ, France (Jan. 20) - It was a tough day for the USA relay teams in La Clusaz with the women ninth in their 4x5k event while the men finished tenth. Norway swept to wins in both relays. The U.S. Ski Team will now train on the 1992 Olympic trails in nearby Les Saisies in preparation for the upcoming Olympic test events in Sochi Feb. 1-3...

Career First Podium for Taylor Fletcher

01/20/2013

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 20) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) brought another podium to the Fletcher family trophy case, finishing third in the Seefeld FIS Nordic Combined World Cup for his first career top three. Fletcher moved up from 21st after the jump to come within 2.9 seconds of winner Eric Frenzel of Germany. Brother Bryan, who...

Strong World Champs XC Team Named

01/19/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 19) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage/APU Nordic) heads a team of 13 cross country athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Feb. 20-March 3 in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Randall, a silver medalist in the World Championship sprint four years ago, leads a team that...

Fletcher Nears Podium in Seefeld

01/19/2013

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 19) - The U.S. Ski Team's Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) scored the fastest cross country clocking for the third time this season posting a personal best fifth overall in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup on the Olympic trails of Seefeld. Fletcher moved up from 28th in the jump to finish just two seconds away from...

Stephen Leads Strong USA Surge

01/19/2013

LA CLUSAZ, France (Jan. 19) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) led a strong U.S. Ski Team surge with four women in the top 30 in a 10k classic mass start World Cup in La Clusaz. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) was 28th to lead the men in a 15k. Norway's Marit Bjoergen won the women's race in her first race back since before the Tour de Ski while...

Athlete Spotlight: Bryan Fletcher

01/14/2013

Nordic combined skier Bryan Fletcher is a cancer survivor whose tenacity and get-it-done outlook have taken him to the top of his sport. In 2012, Fletcher won the King’s Cup at Holmenkollen, topped the USA rankings and made regular top-10 appearances on World Cup podiums. Fletcher almost didn't make it to the world stage, though, having been...

Seventh for Team Fletcher in France

01/13/2013

CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 13) - Brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) paired up to finish seventh in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team sprint in Chaux-Neuve. The brothers jumped to 13th and slowly moved up through the pack for the top 10 finish. The World Cup now heads to Seefeld, Austria for a pair of events next...

Sargent, Bjornsen Strong in Team Sprint

01/13/2013

LIBEREC, Czech Republic (Jan 13) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) combined to lead the U.S. Ski Team finishing seventh in a freestyle team sprint in Liberec. Norway's Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg and Maiken Caspersen Falla picked up the women's win while Russia dominated the men's with Nikolay Morilov and Mikhail...

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