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Height
5-9
Weight
145
 

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Sadie Bjornsen has notched several top-10 World Cup finishes and consistent World Cup points over the last two seasons. Her breakthrough year during the Sochi Olympic season saw her top results primarily in classic events, but this season was balanced across disciplines and between sprint and distance racing. 

Bjornsen’s best results of the 2014-15 season came at the Tour de Ski with a seventh in the opening 3k prologue and an eighth in the 5k classic stage in Toblach. 

FIRST TRACKS
Bjornsen grew up in an athletic family with three close siblings, so her competitive personality was nothing but expected. “Being outdoors and competing in many sports all year allowed me to develop an athletic lifestyle filled with lots of different types of races and competitions,” says Bjornsen. Starting as an alpine skier at about six years old, she eventually switched to cross country skiing when she got frustrated with “getting cold riding up the chairlift.” From then on, the Washington native started dreaming about being an Olympic skier and looked up to her neighbor, good friend and former Olympic skier Laura McCabe.

OFF THE SNOW

When she's not training Bjornsen enjoys spending time in the mountains on skis, foot, on a bike or in climbing gear. She also attends school at Alaska Pacific University where she is pursuing a degree in accounting and nonprofit business management. She loves listening to techno, drinking ice water and dancing.

 

Highlights

OLYMPICS
9th, Team 4x5k Relay FS, Sochi, RUS, 2014

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Teams: 2011, 2013, 2015
4th, 4x5k Relay M, Val di Fiemme, ITA, 2013
9th, Team Sprint CL, Oslo, NOR, 2011

WORLD CUP
8th, 5k, FIS Tour de Ski, Toblach, ITA, 2015
2nd, Team Sprint, Duesseldorf, GER, 2012 (first World Cup podium)
7th, 10k CL, Kuusamo, FIN, 2014
9th, Sprint FS, Lahti, FIN, 2013
5th, Team Sprint FS, Sochi, RUS, 2013
27th, Sprint CL, Drammen, NOR, 2012 (First World Cup points)

Stage World Cup

U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
2013, Sprint FS, Soldier Hollow, UT
2013, 20k CL MST, Soldier Hollow, UT
2011, 10k CL, Rumford, ME

Other
5th, 10k CL, U23 World Championships, Erzurum, TUR, 2012
2 SuperTour wins, 2012
5 U.S. Junior titles
All-American at Alaska Pacific University as a freshman