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Billy Demong NYC Marathon Milestone

11/06/2014

On Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014,  U.S. Nordic Combined athlete Billy Demong ran the race of his life at the New York City Marathon. Running a marathon has been on his bucket list for a long time, says Demong. Having run cross country as a kid, he knew he had it in himself to finish. Demong only gave himself two months to train leading up to the...

First U.S. Title for Bryan Fletcher

10/12/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 12) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) added another jewel to an already star-studded nordic combined career, winning his first national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Lake Placid. Fletcher parlayed a strong jump to take the win in roller skiing over  brother Taylor, who won the roller ski. Adam...
Titles for Fairall and Hendrickson

10/12/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 12) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) flew back into the spotlight, capping a strong fall return to competition with her third career national title. Hendrickson won the K95 U.S. Ski Jumping Championship at the Flaming Leaves Festival on the Lake Placid Olympic jump. Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) took his second...

Lake Placid to Host U.S. Championships

09/29/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Sept. 29) – America’s top ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will compete in the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships (normal hill) and U.S. Nordic Combined Championships during the Flaming Leaves Festival in Lake Placid on Sunday, October 12. The event will pit the best ski jumpers and nordic combined skiers against each other...

Sarah Hendrickson Returns to Podium

09/27/2014

TRONDHEIM, Norway (Sept. 28) - World champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) returned to competition this weekend, soaring to a pair of second place finishes in a FIS Continental Cup event in Trondheim behind World Cup champion Sara Takanashi. They were her first international podiums in over a year since finishing second in a FIS Grand Prix...

Strong Weekend for Rhoads

09/08/2014

EINSIEDELN, Switzerland (Sept. 7) - Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) flew to a career best fourth and fifth in FIS Cup jumps this weekend on the 117 meter hill in Einsiedeln. Rhoads moved from ninth to fifth Sunday, winning the second round with the longest jump. Swiss Lukas Mueller won on Saturday with Poland's Andrzej...

Englund Scores FIS Cup Podium

08/30/2014

FRENSTAT, Czech Republic (Aug. 30) – Nita Englund (Iron Mountain, MI) soared to a career best international FIS Cup finish, capping a two-event weekend with a third place finish in Frenstat on Aug. 30. Englund was fourth a day earlier. Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, NY) was fifth both days as the two Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team athletes had a...

Debut Jump Title for Friberg

08/03/2014

PARK CITY, Utah (Aug. 3) - Fresh off a pair of top FIS Cup finishes in Europe, St. Paul Ski Club jumper Christian Friberg (St. Paul, MN) picked up his first U.S. title Sunday in the large hill event at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. Olympian Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) won her 11th U.S....

U.S. Ski Jumpers Compete for Champs Title

08/01/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 1) – U.S. Ski Team ski jumping and nordic combined athletes will be vying for the title of U.S. Champion this weekend at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) in Park City Sunday, Aug. 3. The event is part of the UOP’s 16th annual Springer Tournee. Defending champion Nick Fairall is...

Athlete Spotlight: Erik Bjornsen

07/21/2014

As the second half of the Bjornsen nordic clan, Erik Bjornsen continues to carve out his own niche on the U.S. Cross Country Team, making his Olympic debut in 2014 and competing in six events.

2015 Cross Country Team Nominated

06/02/2014

PARK CITY, UT (June 2) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) headlines a  powerhouse team of women nominated to the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. All five A Team women reached the World Cup podium during the 2014 season. On the men’s side, veteran sprinter Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and rising talent Simi Hamilton (Aspen...

Bjornsen-Hoffman Claim U.S. Distance Titles

03/29/2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (March 29) – U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) both capped their respective seasons Friday with U.S. distance titles to wrap up the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships. Hoffman battled with Finnish skier Aku Nikander (University of New Mexico) throughout the men’s...

Jerome Fifth in Large Hill Finale

03/22/2014

PLANICA, Slovenia (March 22) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into the top five Saturday, taking advantage of the second large hill competition of the year and making a statement at the final World Cup of the 2014 season. Jerome soared to 117 and 124 meters, scoring 232 points behind the day’s winner and World Cup champion Sara Takanashi...

Randall Tops for USA to Close Season

03/16/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 16) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) 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. In addition to her third-straight World Cup sprint title, Randall finished sixth in the overall standings behind...

Wind Cancels Jumping in Falun

03/16/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 16) – Strong wind gusts on the jump hill created impossible conditions for the nordic combined and ski jumping athletes Sunday, forcing officials to cancel the final nordic combined World Cup of the season. A women’s normal hill jumping competition was also canceled earlier in the day. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) now...

Jerome Soars to Eighth in Falun

03/15/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 15) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into eighth during the women’s normal hill competition Saturday at the site of the 2015 Falun FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Jerome’s two jumps were good enough to put her in the top ten behind winner Sara Takanashi of Japan. The women head up to the hill Sunday for another...

Fletcher Leads USA in Falun

03/15/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 15) – Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied another impressive cross country race Saturday to finish 11th and lead for the USA in the Falun 10k Gundersen, the final individual nordic combined event of the season. Fletcher jumped into 24th and then put down a solid race effort to finish 11th behind winner Akito...

Strong Skiathlon for Liz Stephen

03/15/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 15) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) skied a strong freestyle leg to lead the USA at 15th in the Falun mini-tour skiathlon. Stephen moved up from 37th after the 7.5k classic with a strong 7.5k freestyle leg. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was 20th, Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) 21st. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) was 18th. Norway's...

Randall Sprints to 4th in Falun Opener

03/14/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 14) – Newly crowned World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) led the USA on Friday with a fourth-place finish in the classic sprint, the final World Cup sprint of the season as well as the opening of the three-day Stage World Cup mini-tour finale in Falun. Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) skied to sixth in the women’s...

Randall 12th in Oslo 30k

03/09/2014

OSLO, Norway (March 9) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) put forth a solid race effort Sunday, earning a career-best 12th in the 30k classic World Cup at Holmenkollen. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) also posted a career-best 30k result in 14th. Norwegian Marit Bjoergen sped to victory with an astounding one minute, 41-second...

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