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Hannah Halvorsen has seen big improvements in her endurance over the 2015-16 season, making her a threat in both distance and sprinting results. Highlighting the season, she took top 15s and a top five at the U.S. Championships and advanced to three SuperTour sprint finals, which earned her a spot to compete at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway and the U18 Scandinavian Championships in Otepaa, Estonia.

Halvorsen added to these impressive results in the spring, when she sprinted to a Junior National Championship title in the freestyle sprint race. Halvorsen has proved throughout the season that she is one to watch for in the future, as she makes her debut on the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Development Team for the 2016-17 season.  

FIRST TRACKS
Halvorsen was introduced to skiing as a family lifestyle when she was two years old growing up in Truckee, CA. She started racing at 11 and has competed in four Junior Nationals, three U18 Nations’ Cups, and the Winter Youth Olympic Games.

OFF THE SNOW
When Hannah is not traveling and training for skiing, she is usually with her five younger siblings. The whole family loves the mountains and spends most of their time outdoors. In the past summers she has competed in Olympic distance triathlons. She also likes watching Seinfeld, reading, drawing and making her own clothing.

 

Highlights

U18 SCANDINAVIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  
4th, Sprint FS, Otepaa, EST, 2016
5th, 5k CL, Otepaa, EST, 2016
5th, Team Relay, Otepaa, EST, 2016

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES
6th, Sprint CL, Lillehammer, NOR, 2016
13th, Cross Country Cross, Lillehammer, NOR, 2016
17th, 5k FS, Lillehammer, NOR, 2016

U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
1st, U18 5k FS, Houghton, MI, 2016
5th, Sprint FS, Houghton, MI, 2016
5th, Sprint CL, Houghton, MI, 2015
11th, U18 10k CL, Houghton, MI, 2016

U.S. JUNIOR NATIONALS  
1st, U18 Sprint FS, Cable, WI, 2016
5th, U18 10k FS, Cable, WI, 2016
13th, U18 5k CL, Cable, WI, 2016

U.S. SUPER TOUR
15th, 10K CL, Sun Valley, ID, 2016 (2nd in U18s)
2nd, Sprint FS, West Yellowstone, MT, 2015
16th, 10k FS, West Yellowstone, MT, 2015 (2nd in U18s)
6th, Sprint CL, Sun Valley, ID, 2015