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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...

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...

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