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Fletchers Lead USA in Team Sprint

03/01/2014

LAHTI, Finland (March 1) – Brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (both Steamboat Springs, CO) combined their efforts Saturday to finish 14th in the team sprint HS130/2x7.5k World Cup at the Lahti Ski Games. Team USA I jumped into 14th position and maintained its position with the eighth fastest time in the cross country sprint, where Team Norway I...

Jerome 15th in Rasnov Premier

03/01/2014

RASNOV, Romania (March 1) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into 15th Saturday at the World Cup premier of the Rasnov ski jumping venue. Jerome was the only U.S. athlete to compete in the event after Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) injured her left knee during a training jump Friday. Sara Takanashi of Japan took the victory on the new hill....

Randall-Caldwell Land Double Podium

03/01/2014

LAHTI, Finland (March 1) – Two-time World Cup champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) made a statement Saturday with rookie teammate Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) as the two took first and third at the Lahti World Cup sprints, the first-ever double podium for U.S. women. It was a career-first podium for Caldwell, as well as the first time a woman...

Fletcher Returns to World Cup

02/28/2014

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 28) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was the sole U.S. athlete to compete in the individual 10k Gundersen World Cup in Lahti Friday, finishing 34th in his first nordic combined since the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The athletes returned to their World Cup groove with Johannes Rydzek of Germany taking the win,...

Hoffman Skis Impressive 50k Finale

02/23/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 23) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) skied into 26th after an impressive performance Sunday at the warm and sunny 50k mass start freestyle cross country race, the final event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Hoffman stuck with the lead pack for much of the race, topping out in second before falling back in the...

Stephen Leads USA in Sochi 30k

02/22/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 22) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) led Team USA Saturday when she skied to 24th in the 30k mass start freestyle race, the final women’s cross country event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Spring-like temperatures settled on the Laura Cross Country Ski Center, where Norway earned a commanding sweep and...

USA Skis to Sixth in Team Combined

02/20/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 20) – Team USA left it all out on the course Thursday, finishing sixth in the team Gundersen large hill 4x5k competition, the final nordic combined event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The four-man team, including six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO), jumped into eighth place on the large hill...

USA Sixth in Team Sprint Classic

02/19/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 19) – Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) anchored Team USA with Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) to ski into sixth place Wednesday during the men’s team sprint classic of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The women’s team, featuring rookie Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) and anchor Kikkan Randall (Achorage), finished eighth in...

Fletcher Leads USA in Sochi Combined

02/18/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 18) – A tough day on the large hill jump Tuesday had Team USA chasing the pack during the cross country portion of the individual Gundersen 10k event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied into the top spot for the USA in 20th, while Joergen Graabak and Magnus Hovdal Moan...

USA 10th in Sochi Team Jump

02/17/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 17) – Team USA went head-to-head against 11 other nations Monday night on the large hill at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center, finishing 10th at the final ski jumping event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The four-man American team put down some solid jumps but was not able to advance to the eight-team final round...

Team USA 11th in Relay

02/16/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 16) – Team USA came up from the back of the pack after a rough start Sunday to finish 11th in the men’s 4x10k relay event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) anchored the U.S. team’s final freestyle leg at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center, where Team Sweden took home the gold. The...

Men Jump Windy Large Hill

02/15/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 15) – The top ski jumpers in the world converged at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center Saturday to take on the large hill ski jumping event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Nick Fairall (Andover, MA) jumped into the top spot for the USA in 35th, while Polish jumper Kamil Stoch earned gold with Noriaki Kasai of Japan...

Relay Hopefuls Ski to Ninth

02/15/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 15) – Team USA left it all on the course Saturday but was not able to keep pace and finished ninth at the women’s 4x5k relay of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The relay was staged amidst the third day of spring-like temperatures at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center, where Team Sweden mounted a stunning...

Spring Holds Strong at Men’s 15k

02/14/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 14) – Springtime temperatures ruled the course for a second day in a row Friday at the men’s 15k classic of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, where Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) took the top spot for the USA in 31st. The temperatures spiked to 50 degrees during the race, and Dario Cologna of Switzerland reigned in a...

Springtime at Laura for 10k

02/13/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 13) - Temperatures topping 50 degrees made for soft conditions and tank top skiing as Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the USA in the 10k classic at the Laura Cross Country Center. Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk won the race as athletes skied in short sleeves and hatless in the relentless sun. The 10k race...

Sochi Nordic Combined Opening

02/12/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 12) – Nordic combined athletes converged on the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center Wednesday for the individual 10k Gundersen normal hill event, the first of three nordic combined events of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) pulled out the strongest finish for Team USA in 24th after jumping...

Impressive Olympic Debut for Women

02/11/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 11) – Thirty women from 12 countries soared into the history books Tuesday night during an impressive Olympic debut of women’s ski jumping at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center, a marquee event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The depth of talent in the field yielded an intense battle with eight different nations in...

Randall Out - Caldwell Leads

02/11/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 11) – World Champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) suffered a heartbreaking loss Tuesday when she was knocked out of a stunning individual freestyle sprint event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Randall was heavily favored to win but did not advance past the quarterfinal round, finishing fourth in her heat at...

Alexander Leads U.S. Jumping

02/09/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 9) – Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) led Team USA Sunday, finishing 35th in the opening ski jumping event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center. Alexander just missed the top-30-seeded final round at the normal hill event, where Poland’s Kamil Stoch went on to take the gold medal. Norway...

Hoffman Tops for USA in Skiathlon

02/09/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 9) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) skied into the top spot for the USA Sunday, finishing 35th in the Olympic skiathlon at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center. Swiss skier Dario Cologna earned gold in the 15k classic x 15k freestyle race with Marcus Hellner of Sweden and Martin Johnsrud Sundby taking silver and bronze....

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