Sophie Caldwell celebrates winning the 1.2km Classic Sprint during day one of the FIS Tour de Ski in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Getty Images/Bongarts-Alexander Hassenstein)
Sadie Bjornsen led four Americans into the points as the FIS Cross Country World Cup opened in Ruka, Finland.
While 26-year-old Sophie Caldwell often gets grouped into her family that consists of Olympians, world-class coaches and World Cup champions, fans are starting to get to know the strong, smart and level-headed Sophie.
The U.S. women’s team skied to a second place finish in the FIS World Cup 4x5k relay on Sunday, the best ever U.S. women’s relay finish.
January 1st marks the 10th anniversary of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski - a nine-day seven-stage event in three different countries.
Simi Hamilton led the U.S. Cross Country Team to a historic podium in the 1.3k freestyle sprint Satuday in Toblach, Italy.
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) was the top American in sixth in the 1.6k freestyle sprint at the FIS Cross Country World Cup Sunday.
A dozen U.S. athletes will start this weekend in the Ruka Triple to open the FIS Cross Country World Cup
Jessie Diggins picked up a win while Andy Newell was second as the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team had a strong opener in a FIS classic sprint in Gaellivare.
Olympian Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) opened the three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski stage race, finishing fifth in a classic sprint. Noah Hoffman and Stephen finishing third in the uphill running race.
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.
The U.S. women finished fourth in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 3x5k relay.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team finished seventh on the men’s side and eighth on the women’s side in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden.
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. Ski Team at the first race of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a 10th place finish in the classic sprint.
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If cross-country skiing were a royal family, Sophie Caldwell would likely be the Dutchess of Stratton. The 26-year-old granddaughter to John Caldwell, a former Olympian and the author of the first American guide to cross country skiing, Sophie grew up at the Stratton Mountain School, where her father, Sverre served as headmaster before settling in as the program director for the cross country and elite teams.
For her part, Caldwell has been a NCAA podium finisher, a World Cup podium finisher and the top U.S. woman to race in an Olympic games with her sixth place finish in the Sochi freestyle sprint.
The 2015-16 season was a historic one for Caldwell. She scored a career first World Cup win in a 1.2k classic sprint, after out-lunging Norway’s Heidi Weng in the finals of the third stage of the Tour de Ski in Oberstdorf, Germany. It was the first time a U.S. skier had won a classic sprint. Caldwell was also a part of the historic 4x5k relay team, who scored a second place finish in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. It was the best ever U.S. women’s relay finish, as strong opening classic legs—one skied by Caldwell—set the team up for success.
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5th, Team Sprint FS, Plancia, SLO, 2016
7th, Overall in World Cup Sprint Standings, 2015-16
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