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First Career Podium For Sargent

02/03/2017

ALPENSIA, South Korea (Feb. 3, 2017) - On a grueling course with treacherous downhills and wind-sucking climbs, Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) skied smart through the entire day to achieve a career first podium in the Olympic classic sprint test event at Alpensia in PyeongChang. Sargent was third in an all first-timers podium with Slovenia’s...

Austria Battles To Nordic Combined Gold

02/02/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2, 2017) – Austria’s Mika Vermeulen skied his team to the gold medal in the anchor leg of the men’s Team HS100/4x5k at the USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships Thursday. France took the silver medal and the Czech Republic the bronze medal.

Russia Sweeps U23 Men’s 15k Freestyle

02/02/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 2, 2017) - For the second-straight day, Russia came away with a podium sweep - this time in the men’s 15k freestyle at the USANA FIS U23 Cross Country World Championships. Alexander Bolshunov took gold with a 21.8 second margin over teammate Alexey Chervotkin, who took silver. Bronze went to Denis Spitsov. 

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Second Gold for Swede in U23 Worlds

02/02/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 2, 2017) - Sweden’s Anna Dyvik skied to her second gold of the week, winning the women’s 10k freestyle at the USANA FIS U23 Cross Country World Championships at Soldier Hollow. Dyvik took a 16.8 second win over Norway’s silver medalist Tirol Udnes Weng with Lovise Heimdal winning bronze.

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Larson Posts Strong Top-10 Jump for USA

02/01/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 1, 2017) – Viktor Polasek of the Czech Republic and Manuela Malsiner of Italy took top honors in the men and women’s HS100-meter ski jumping at the USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships Wednesday at the Utah Olympic Park.

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Russia Sweeps 10k Freestyle Podium

02/01/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 1, 2017) - Vladislav Vechkanov led a Russian podium sweep in the men’s 10k freestyle at the USANA FIS Junior Nordic World Championships Wednesday. He took a 7.9 second margin over teammate and silver medalist Egor Kazarinov with Yaroslav Rybochkin taking bronze.

Hunter Wonders (Anchorage) was the top American in...

Ogden Top American In 5K Freestyle

02/01/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 1, 2017) - Sweden’s Ebba Andersson picked up the third gold medal of her career, winning the women’s 5k freestyle Wednesday at the USANA FIS Junior Nordic World Championships on the Olympic trails at Soldier Hollow with a 13.8 second win over silver medalist Marte Maehlum Johansen of Norway. Russia’s Mariya...

Finn Takes Come from Behind Gold

01/31/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah (Jan. 31, 2017) - Finland’s Arttu Mäkiaho skied up from ninth after the jump to take gold in the opening 10k nordic combined event at the USANA FIS Junior Nordic World Championships. Maekiaho scored a strong 21.6 second win over Austria’s Mika Vermeulen who took silver. Germany’s Martin Hahn took bronze.
 
Scandinavia On Top in U23 Opener

01/31/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah (Jan. 31, 2017) - The USANA FIS U23 Cross Country Championships opened Tuesday at Soldier Hollow, with Scandinavian countries taking the lion’s share of medals.

Norway’s Fredrik Riseth won gold in the men’s classic sprint, with Swede Anna Dyvik victorious for the women. It was the second straight day of sunshine on...

Germany Dominant in Junior Worlds Opener

01/30/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah (Jan. 30, 2017) - Germany’s junior ski racers dominated opening day of the USANA FIS Junior Nordic World Championships at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center.

Janosch Brugger of Germany came from behind to take Norway’s Petter Stakston at the finish line in the classic sprint. Norway’s Herman Meyer won bronze. In the...

USA Ready for World Champs in Utah

01/29/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 29, 2017) - A diverse collection of America's top nordic athletes will be on the start line this week as the USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and U23 Cross Country World Championships come to the USA for the first time since 1986.  A total of 38 athletes from 21 USSA clubs in 14 states are on the U.S. cross...
Top 10 Classic Result For Diggins

01/29/2017

FALUN, Sweden (Jan. 29, 2017) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied a scrappy race to record her best 15k classic World Cup finish, winning a photo finish to take 10th. Marit Bjoergen continue to show her return to winning form, leading a Norwegian podium sweep. Imil Iverson of Norway won the men’s 30k.

Bjoergen, together with teammates...

World Arrives in Utah

01/28/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 28, 2017) - With a backdrop of pillowy white snow blanketing the Wasatch Mountains, the world is arriving in Utah for the biggest international event in the state since the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. This week the USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and U23 Cross Country World Championships take place in Utah with...

Breakthrough for Kikkan in Freestyle Sprint

01/28/2017

FALUN, Sweden (Jan. 28, 2017) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) skied to a breakthrough finish in a FIS World Cup freestyle sprint in Falun Saturday, coming in fifth - her best performance in nearly two years. Italy’s Federico Pellegrino won the men’s sprint with Sweden’s Stina Nilsson taking the women’s victory.

Live Streaming of Nordic Junior World Champs

01/25/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 25, 2017) - Family and fans around the world will be able to watch the USANA FIS Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championships live from Utah's 2002 Olympic venues Jan. 30-Feb. 5. Every event of the World Championships will be streamed live through the National Nordic Foundation. It's the first global live streaming package...

Utah Venues Ready For World Championships

01/23/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 23, 2017) - All systems are go as Utah's snow-blanketed Olympic venues get ready to welcome the world for the International Ski Federation's USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and U23 Cross Country World Championships January 30-February 5. Over the past week, FIS-appointed officials have reviewed snow conditions at...

USA Just An Eyelash Off The Podium

01/22/2017

ULRICEHAMN, Sweden (Jan. 22, 2017) - A valiant effort by all four USA1 women came up an eyelash short of the podium Sunday, as the U.S. Ski Team finished fourth in the women’s 4x5k mixed technique relay. Marit Bjoergen anchored an impressive performance by Norway for the win, with Germany second and Sweden third.

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...

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