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Massive Crowds at New World Cup Venue

01/21/2017

ULRICEHAMN, Sweden (Jan. 21, 2017) - Huge crowds turned out at the new FIS World Cup venue of Ulricehamn in south central Sweden Saturday in a spectacular event that drew widespread acclaim from athletes. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) returned after a nearly two-week break following the Tour de Ski to lead the USA, finishing seventh in the women’s...

Strong U.S. Team Announced For World Champs

01/18/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18, 2017) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named 17 athletes to the cross country team that will compete in the International Ski Federation's 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships next month in Lahti, Finland. The biennial World Championships brings together the best athletes in the sport for the Feb. 22-March 5...

USA Names U23 Cross Country Worlds Team

01/16/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 16, 2017) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named a team of 10 athletes to represent the USA in the upcoming Under 23 Cross Country World Championships. The U23 Championships will be held Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center along with the USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships - the first...

Strong Weekend Closer for Bryan Fletcher

01/15/2017

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 15, 2017) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) capped a three-event weekend in Val di Fiemme, finishing 13th in a nordic combined World Cup.

Fletcher jumped to 33rd but turned on the gas during the 10k cross country to record the second fastest time, finishing 56.8 seconds behind winner Eric Frenzel of...

Strong Team Sprint for Men

01/15/2017

TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 15, 2017) - Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) combined for a strong sixth place finish in the men’s team sprint to close out the World Cup weekend in Toblach.

Canada took the win over Sweden and Italy. The U.S. women - with Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) were 10th,...

Gutsy Photo Finish Podium For Hamilton

01/14/2017

TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 14, 2017) - American Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) battled his way to a fourth career podium, just missing out on the win in a photo finish with Norway’s Sindre Bjoernestad Skar. The Norwegian won by a boot tip - just three hundredths ahead of Hamilton - for his first World Cup victory.

USA Names Junior World Cross Country Team

01/13/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 13, 2017) - Twelve cross country ski racers have been named to the team that will represent the USA at the International Ski Federation's 2017 USANA Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. It's the first time the global junior event has been held in the USA since 1986 in Lake...

USA Names Junior World Champs Combined Team

01/13/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 13, 2017) - Six nordic combined skiers have been named to the team that will represent the USA at the International Ski Federation's 2017 USANA Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. It's the first time the global junior event has been held in the USA...

Pain That Never Felt So Good

01/11/2017

Norwegian cross country skier Heidi Weng stood atop Alpe Cermis screaming. Below, her teammate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg was challenging Swede Stina Nilsson for third in the seventh and final stage of the Tour de Ski. The screams came with passion deep from within her burned out lungs. Two minutes earlier, she had won one of cross country ski...

First Time Titlists In Championships Finale

01/10/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 10, 2017) - Ben Lustgarten (Burlington, VT) of Craftsbury Nordic skied to an impressive first U.S. title taking the men’s 30k classic at the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships. APU Nordic’s Chelsea Holmes (Girdwood, AK) won the women’s 20k. It was the first U.S. title for both.

Lustgarten covered the 30k...

Bolger and Bender Take Wet Classic Titles

01/08/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 8, 2017) - The University of Utah’s Kevin Bolger and Bridger Ski Foundation’s Jennie Bender (Bozeman, MT) both survived challenging weather and tight battles to win national classic sprint titles at the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships at Soldier Hollow. It was Bolger’s first U.S. title and the...

Drama on Alpe Cermis

01/08/2017

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 8, 2017) - In an aggressive climb up Alpe Cermis, American Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) matched the U.S. best mark of fifth in the seven-stage Tour de Ski. In dramatic fashion, Norway’s Heidi Weng skied the fastest time of the day to surpass Tour leader Stina Nilsson of Sweden on the first segment of the climb to take...
Bratrud and Gregg Star in Opener

01/07/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 7, 2017) - CXC's Kyle Bratrud (Eden Prairie, MN) and Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis) of Team Gregg each won gold as the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships opened on the Olympic trails at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center near Midway. Nearly 600 athletes started in the first of three U.S. Championship events at Soldier...

Top 15 for Bryan Fletcher

01/07/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Jan. 7, 2017) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) put own a strong jump and parlayed it into a 15th place finish as the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup kicked off the New Year in Lahti. Germany’s Eric Frenzel broke away from the pack midway through the race and skied to the win.
 
The competition was a...
Diggins Poised for Strong Tour Finale

01/07/2017

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 7, 2017) - After six of seven stages, the Tour de Ski is heading into its final hour with Sunday’s hill climb finale. American Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) is poised to record her best Tour, finishing eighth in Saturday’s 10k classic mass start in Val di Fiemme to remain solidly entrenched in fifth in the Tour...
Soldier Hollow Ready for Cross Country Championships

01/06/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 5, 2017) - The 2002 Olympic cross country venue of Soldier Hollow near Midway, UT is preparing for a vital event as the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships begin this Saturday, January 7. Over 600 athletes are expected to compete for U.S. titles as well as spots on upcoming World Championship teams.

Diggins Wins with Bjornsen at Side

01/06/2017

TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 6, 2017) - American Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) came to Toblach to successfully defend her 5k win from a year ago in the Tour de Ski, but this time with teammate Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage, AK) at her side in third. Diggins led most of the way in the race, taking the win by 13.6 seconds over Finland's Krista Parmakoski, with...

USA Names Junior World Champs Jumping Team

01/05/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 5, 2017) - Five men and five women have been named to the team that will represent the USA at the International Ski Federation's 2017 USANA Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. It's the first time the global junior event has been held in the USA since...

Diggins Holds Fifth Overall After Pursuit

01/04/2017

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 4, 2017) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied a lonely race, but held onto her fifth place Tour de Ski overall standing in a 10k freestyle pursuit Wednesday in Oberstdorf. Sweden’s Stina Nilsson played a cat and mouse game with Norway’s Heidi Weng and Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg to eventually take the win.

Behind the Gold: Fly Girl Comes of Age

01/04/2017

Six-year-old Anna Hoffman sat on the bar atop of the 20-meter jump at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. Next to her was one of the leading ski jumpers in America, Lindsey Van, offering words of encouragement. Young Anna was calm and collected, helmet and goggles on her head and skis fixed to her feet, gingerly placing them into the porcelain...

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