Noah Hoffman’s decision to pursue competitive cross country skiing right out of high school has paid off, leading to an Olympics nod, two World Championships teams and two U.S. titles. (Getty Images/Harry How)
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will kickoff its 2015-16 season on wheels. Eight members of the team are training in Norway in anticipation of this weekend’s three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski competition, which will feature a World Cup-caliber field.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team took over the Craft Sportswear Instagram account and shared their goals for the upcoming season with the hashtag #myracestartshere.
Noah Hoffman and Sophie Caldwell took a brief detour to Belmont Hill School in Boston, MA to lead more than 100 young cross country enthusiasts in a dryland training session on Saturday.
Catilin Gregg and Noah Hoffman took the U.S. National 30k / 50k titles today near Ketchum, Idaho.
Brian Gregg (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. men in 35th place at the venerable 50K race at Oslo’s Holmenkollen venue.
After a long World Championships, the U.S. athletes head to Lahti — a final chance to find speed at the end of a long season, a few closing fireworks to light off.
Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) skied to a 31st place in a difficult 50k classic race, the close of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
The U.S. men’s team comprised of Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA), Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO), Kyle Bratrud (Eden Prarie, MN) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) finished 11th in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 4x10k relay.
Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. contingent in today’s FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 15k freestyle race with a 34th place finish.
The USSA named 16 athletes to the 2015 Cross Country World Championships Team that will compete in Falun, Sweden.
Sadie Bjornsen led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 17th in the women's 10k classic World Cup in Ruka.
Noah Hoffman and Sadie Bjornsen (seen here at 2013 U.S. Championships in Utah) both capped their respective seasons Friday with U.S. distance titles to wrap up the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships.
World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall skied into 13th Sunday in the 10k freestyle pursuit, closing the three-day Falun mini-tour and putting a stamp on another successful World Cup season.
Noah Hoffman, seen here at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, muscled through the Holmenkollen 50k classic World Cup race Saturday to earn the top result for the USA in 29th.
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The Hoff, as he’s known throughout the cross country ski community, had an abbreviated World Cup season in 2014-2015 due to an untimely crash and broken fibula at the Kuusamo World Cup in early November. Hoffman is known for a dogged temperament, and over the last seven seasons the U.S. Ski Team has seen him take the role of top distance racer in the country. Hoffman used that persistence to overcome his broken fibula and return to competition before 2015's World Championships in Falun. While he didn't win results, those races were impressive given his season, proving Hoffman a true contender on the World Cup circuit even after months away.
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