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Fletcher 15th at Holmenkollen

02/10/2016

OSLO, Norway (Feb. 6, 2016) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) moved up from 20th to 15th Saturday in the King’s Cup, one of the most prestigious events on the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup tour at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Norway’s own Jarl Magnus Riiber took the win, leading the jump and holding to defeat Japan’s Akito Watabe by 16 seconds...

Origins of the Birkie Presentation at 2016 Race

02/09/2016

HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 9, 2016) – Race participants and fans at this year’s American Birkebeiner cross country ski race will have an opportunity to learn more about the great history of the Birkie. On the eve of this year’s race, longtime Birkebeiner public relations leader and skiing historian Tom Kelly of the U.S. Ski Team will take fans back to...

Flowers and Freeman Ski To Super Tour Wins

02/07/2016

CRAFTSBURY, VT (February 7, 2016) – The USSA Super Tour races wrapped up at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center Sunday with a 10k classic individual start race for both the men and women. Erika Flowers (Stratton Mountain School) and Kris Freeman (Freebird) grabbed their first USSA Super Tour victories of the season.

Bjornsen Paces U.S. In Soggy Oslo

02/07/2016

OSLO, Norway (February 7, 2016) – A blanket of fog and challenging snow conditions greeted racers at Holmenkollen for the second-straight day as Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. women’s team in 22nd in Sunday’s 30k FIS World Cup classic race.

Bjornsen, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Liz Stephen (East Montpellier, VT) worked...

Hart and Caldwell Grab Super Tour Wins

02/06/2016

CRAFTSBURY, VT (February 6, 2016) – The Trapp Family Lodge had to relocate the USSA Super Tour races to Craftsbury, Vermont due to a bad spell of warm weather and rain up until the races. Despite the quick change of plans the USSA Super Tour 10/5k freestyle races went on successfully on Saturday, where Annie Hart (Stratton Mountain School) and...

Hoffman Top American in Oslo 50K

02/06/2016

OSLO, Norway (Feb. 6, 2016) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. men, finishing 24th, in a FIS World Cup 50k classic on Saturday, at the iconic Holmenkollen stadium in Oslo.

Norway’s Martin Sundby challenged the field early but stayed with a group for much of the race until 10k to go, where he surged ahead to secure his coveted...

Hamilton Leads USA in Drammen

02/03/2016

DRAMMEN, Norway (Feb. 3, 2016) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. team finishing 11th in Wednesday’s FIS World Cup 1.2k classic sprints in Drammen. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) all finished in the top 20.

“I'm pretty happy with today,” said Hamilton. “Drammen is one of the...

Nordic Junior Worlds Team Named

02/03/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 3, 2016) – The U.S. Ski...

Patterson and Norris Win Super Tour Classic

01/31/2016

LAKE PLACID, NY (January 31, 2016) – Competition continued Sunday in Lake Placid with a 10k classic individual start, which concluded Period II of the USSA Super Tour. Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project), defending 2016 National Champion in the 10k classic and David Norris (APU Nordic Ski Center) dominated the races.

Top 10s for Nita Englund

01/31/2016

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 31, 2016) - American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) flew to a pair of top 10 finishes FIS Ski Jumping World Cups this weekend in Oberstdorf. Japan’s Sara Takanashi continued to dominate, winning both competitions to pad her World Cup lead.

Saturday Englund soared 93.5 meters on her first jump to stand fifth. In the...

Strong Seefeld Triple Finish for Fletcher

01/31/2016

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 31, 2016) - Heavy, sticky snow fell on Seefeld Sunday but that didn't stop Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) from leading the cross country race to finish a career best seventh in the Seefeld Triple. Germany's Eric Frenzel came from a 56-second deficit to win his third straight Triple, a three-day Nordic combined...

Phinney and Norris Win SuperTour Sprint

01/30/2016

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 30, 2016) – Period II of the USSA SuperTour continued Saturday at the Jump Site in Lake Placid, following a three week break after the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships in Houghton, MI January 3-9. Competition kicked off with a 1.4k freestyle sprint, in which Kelsey Phinney (Middlebury College) and David Norris (APU...

Top 10 for Bryan Fletcher

01/30/2016

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 30, 2016) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) parlayed a 16th in jumping with a sixth in cross country to finish ninth in the second of three stages of the Seefeld Triple. Germany's Eric Frenzel continued to dominate with a second straight win over Japan's Akito Watabe. Frenzel won by a huge 24 second margin.

Seefeld Triple Opens in Austria

01/29/2016

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 29, 2016) - The three-stage Seefeld Triple opened in Austria Friday, with Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) leading the way for the USA in 20th. Germany’s Eric Frenzel picked up the win over Japan’s Akito Watabe, with World Cup leader Fabian Riessle third.
 
Fletcher came from behind, jumping...
Best Ever Relay for U.S. Women

01/24/2016

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Jan. 24, 2016) – The U.S. women’s cross country team skied to a second place finish in the FIS World Cup 4x5k relay on Sunday. It was the best ever U.S. women’s relay finish, as strong opening classic legs set the team up for success.

“There has been an amazing vibe on our team this year, so we are showing up...

Fletchers Blaze in Cross Country

01/23/2016

CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 23, 2016) - After a month long break, the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup finally got back underway at Chaux-Neuve in the Jura Mountains. Americans Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the way, finishing 19th and 20th. Taylor recorded the fastest cross country time, with Bryan third.

Diggins Third In Nove Mestro 10K Freestyle

01/23/2016

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Jan. 23, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. team with a third-place finish in Saturday’s FIS World Cup 10k freestyle.

“To be less than 10 seconds out from the win in a 10k feels so great because I'm finally skiing with confidence, like I know I can win, and starting to believe that I have what it...

Caldwell and Sargent Fifth in Team Sprint

01/17/2016

PLANICA, Slovenia (January 17, 2016) – Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) led the U.S. with a fifth-place finish in the World Cup 1.2k freestyle team sprints on Sunday.

“Ida and I have done three team sprints together, and this is our best result yet,” Caldwell said. “We're picking our way to that podium!”

Comeback Nets Englund Top 10

01/16/2016

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 17, 2016) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) came from behind on her second jump to finish seventh, her best result of the season, in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo. Japan's Sara Takanashi continued her winning streak to remain the World Cup leader.

In the opening round of Sunday's competition, Englund went 85.0...

Caldwell and Hamilton Top 20 in Planica Sprints

01/16/2016

PLANICA, Slovenia (January 16, 2016) – Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. team in the 1.2k freestyle sprints at the FIS Cross Country World Cup, finishing 13th, as Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the men’s team in 18th.

Sweden’s Stina Nilsson, the overall World Cup sprint leader, won the women’s race, with Norway’s Astrid Uhrenholtd...

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