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Utah Prepares for 2017 Nordic Junior and U23 Worlds

08/29/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 29, 2016) – It’s been just over a year since Utah was awarded the bid for the 2017 FIS Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championships. The Olympic venues in Park City, UT and Midway, UT are gearing up to host the world’s best junior athletes Jan. 28 – Feb 5, 2017. With over 700 athletes expected to compete, the Juniors Worlds...

Taylor Takes Top 10 in Opener

08/28/2016

OBERWIESENTHAL, Germany (Aug. 28, 2016) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) put down the gauntlet in the opening FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix, winning the roller ski segment and finishing seventh overall in Oberwiesenthal. Norway's Jarl Magnus Riiber took a 2.8 second win over Austrian Mario Seidel. Bjoern Kircheisen of Germany...

Bickner 7th After Taking First Round Lead

08/28/2016

HAKUBA, Japan (Aug. 28, 2016) - American Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) soared to one of his best performances ever Sunday, taking the first round lead and holding on for a career-best seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix on the Olympic jumps in Hakuba. Japan's Taku Takeuchi took the win after finishing second Saturday on the HS131...

Bickner Strong Again in Grand Prix

08/27/2016

HAKUBA, Japan (Aug. 27, 2016) - The USA's Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) from Chicago's Norge Ski Club continued to show his strength, finishing 16th Saturday on the HS131 meter hill in Hakuba at a FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix. It followed on the heels of his eighth place finish in Einsiedln, Switzerland three weeks ago. Norway's Anders...

Sarah Hendrickson: What Makes A Champ

08/09/2016

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S.

Bickner Top 10 in Switzerland

08/08/2016

EINSIEDELN, Switzerland (Aug. 8, 2016) – Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL; USA Nordic/Norge Ski Club) snagged a career-best finish at the FIS Grand Prix against many top World Cup jumpers, taking eighth place.

Bickner jumped 111.5 and 114.5 meters on the large hill against a strong field that included 14 nations. Maciej Kot of Poland won the...

Debut Gold for Taylor Fletcher

07/30/2016

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (July 30, 2016) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) broke away from the pack with a kilometer remaining to take his first national title at the L.L.Bean U.S. Nordic Combined Championship at Soldier Hollow. Brother Bryan Fletcher took silver with Ben Berend (Steamboat Springs, CO) earning bronze after leading the jump....

Repeat Title for Will Rhoads

07/30/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 30, 2016) - USA Nordic ski jumper Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) won an action-packed competition Saturday at the Utah Olympic Park to claim a repeat title on the HS134 meter large hill during the 2017 L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping Championships. Kevin Bickner (Park City, UT) of the Norge Ski Club in suburban Chicago took silver...

Jessica Returns to Gold

07/30/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 30, 2017) - Veteran Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) returned from a one-year hiaitus to take her 13th career national title on the HS134 meter hill at the Utah Olympic Park in the L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping Championships. On a day where Canadian jumpers dominated the overall competition, Cara Larson (Barrington, IL) of the...

Canada Strong in Springer Tournee

07/29/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 29, 2016) - Canadian ski jumpers paved the way on the HS100 meter hill Friday during the annual Springer Tourney competition on the Olympics jumps in Park City. The Norge Ski Club’s Kevin Bickner (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) took second in men’s and women’s respectively, while Canada’s Altius Nordic...
Canada Strong in Springer Tournee

07/29/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 29, 2016) - Canadian ski jumpers paved the way on the HS100 meter hill Friday during the annual Springer Tourney competition on the Olympics jumps in Park City. The Norge Ski Club’s Kevin Bickner (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) took second in men’s and women’s respectively, while Canada’s Altius Nordic...
Sophie Caldwell: What Makes a Champ

07/26/2016

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

WATCH: Summer Skiing in Alaska

07/21/2016

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team headed west to Alaska for two weeks of training camp with new mother Kikkan Randall showing up for the on-snow portion on Eagle Glacier, just three months after giving birth to her son Breck.

See what the ski camp looked like in the video below. 

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L.L.Bean U.S. Champs and Springer Tournee Return to Park City

07/15/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 26, 2016) – The nation’s top junior and senior ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will be in Park City at the end of July for the L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping and U.S. Nordic Combined Championships. The events are part of the 18th annual Springer Tournee with competitions taking place at the Utah Olympic Park...

Training Camp in Alaska - Week 1

07/13/2016

ANCHORAGE, AK (July 13, 2016) – After spending time scattered from coast to coast training with home clubs, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes jetted to Anchorage, AK for camp.

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Cross Country Legend Helped Shape Sport in USA

07/06/2016

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (July 6, 2016) - Olympic Ski Team coach Sven Wiik, a legendary Swedish native who brought his passion for cross country skiing to America, passed away Tuesday (July 5) at his adopted home of Steamboat Springs at the age of 95. Wiik is credited as one of the notable pioneers of cross country skiing in America,...

Bryan Fletcher Talks Future in Nordic Combined

07/06/2016

After winning the annual Fourth of July nordic combined cup on Howelsen Hill, soon-to-be-dad Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) talked with Joel Reichenberger of Steamboat Today about his Olympic history, his hopes for future medals…and why he was wearing a hot pink suit.

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USSA Announces Seven Stop Super Tour for 2016-17

06/24/2016

PARK CITY, UT (June 24, 2016) – Top cross country athletes from across America will participate in 16 races at seven different stops as part of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) annual USSA SuperTour. The 2016-17 tour kicks off in December in Bozeman, MT.

How Kikkan Randall is Changing Cross Country Skiing

06/20/2016

Through being pregnant and celebrating the birth of her son Breck Stuart Randall Ellis in April, Kikkan Randall hasn’t stopped moving. The indomitable athlete continues to train hard, while continuing her role as female athlete representative on the FIS Athlete Commission.

In FIS Cross...

4 Questions With Nordic Combined Head Coach Dave Jarrett

05/25/2016

With strong junior results in the 2015-16 season adding to a solid list of previous American nordic combined results, FIS asked Head Coach Dave Jarrett four questions about the future of nordic combined.

Read FIS’ article Tuesday Talk...

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