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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...

Diggins Second in Stage Three Skiathlon

01/03/2017

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 3, 2017) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) was second and Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage, AK) fifth to lead an impressive U.S. finish in the women’s 5k/5k skiathlon in stage three of the Tour de Ski at Oberstdorf.

Tour leader Stina Nilsson from Sweden took the win in a finish line sprint with Diggins - the first non-...

Diggins Eighth in Tour de Ski Stage 2

01/01/2017

VAL MUSTAIR, Switzerland (Jan. 1, 2016) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) welcomed in the new year with a strong classic stage in the Tour de Ski, finishing eighth in a 5k classic mass start at Val Mustair. She retained her sixth place standing in the Tour through two events.

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Central Jumpers Dominate Junior Worlds Trials

12/31/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 31, 2016) - USSA Central Division ski jumpers dominated in the final two qualifiers for spots on the USA team that will compete in the 2017 Nordic Junior World Championships to be held in early February in Utah. Casey Larson (Barrington, IL) of the Norge Ski Club and Anna Hoffman (Madison, WI) from the Blackhawk...

Diggins Strong in Tour de Ski Opener

12/31/2016

VAL MUSTAIR, Switzerland (Dec. 31, 2016) - American Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) put in a strong performance on New Year’s Eve day to open the 11th running of the Tour de Ski finishing sixth in the freestyle sprint.

Sweden’s Stina Nilsson took the women’s win with Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov the dominant winner for men with a margin of more...

Veteran Lineup for Tour de Ski

12/30/2016

VAL MUSTAIR, Switzerland (Dec. 30, 2016) - The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will enter nine athletes - one of its deepest and most experienced teams ever - as the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) 2017 edition of the Tour de Ski gets underway on New Year’s Eve day in Val Mustair with a freestyle sprint.

The seven-stage tour will cover...

Illness Takes Toll On U.S. Team In France

12/17/2016

LA CLUSAZ, France (Dec. 17, 2016) – Rosie Brennan (Anchorage) skied to a strong 22nd place Saturday to lead an illness-ravaged U.S. Ski Team in a women’s 10k freestyle mass start World Cup in La Clusaz. Heidi Weng led a Norwegian sweep of the podium. Both Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage) were unable to start...

Diggins Fifth In Opening World Cup Sprint

12/11/2016

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 11, 2016) – After her strong fourth-place finish a day earlier in the 15k freestyle, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the USA in the opening freestyle sprint of the season making finals and finishing fifth. Both Diggins and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) skied into the semifinals with five Americans making the heats.

Hendrickson Comeback Continues

12/11/2016

NIZHNY TIGIL, Russia (Dec. 11, 2016) – Veteran Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to a 10th place finish in the second day of a weekend FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tigil. Japan’s Sara Takanashi came from behind to take the win.

Hendrickson went 87.0 meters on her first ride to stand 12th. In the second...

Hendrickson Leads USA in Russia

12/10/2016

NIZHNIY TIGIL, Russia – (Dec. 10, 2016) – The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup tour headed to Russia, with Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) leading the way finishing 14th in Nizhny Tagil.

Japan’s Sara Takanashi was uncharacteristically off the top spot of the podium, finishing third with Norway’s Maren Lundby notching her first...

Diggins Fourth in Historic Davos 15k Freestyle

12/10/2016

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 10, 2016) - Coming off her 5k win last week in Lillehammer, Norway Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) powered her way through the field in Davos, finishing just off the podium in fourth in a 15k freestyle at the Viessmann FIS Cross Country World...

Fletcher Cracks Top 10 In Lillehammer Combined

12/04/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 4, 2016) – The key to setting up a good nordic combined finish is a strong jump. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) got that jump Sunday in Lillehammer, soaring to 22nd on the HS138 meter hill then winding his way through the pack to finish ninth.
 
Germany’s Eric Frenzel and Bjoern Kircheisen finished 1-...

Diggins Holds Onto Top 10 Tour

12/04/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 4, 2016) - A day after winning the 5k freestyle leg of the Lillehammer mini tour, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) hung on to finish eighth in the 10k classic pursuit finale of the three-day stage race. Norway's Heidi Weng took the women's title, with countryman Martin Sundby winning for the men. Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage)...

Comeback Weekend for Hendrickson

12/03/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 3, 2016) - World champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) made a strong return this weekend as she came back after a nearly 15-month absence to the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. Hendrickson was 11th Friday and eighth Saturday. Japan's Sara Takanashi swept the wins.

Hendrickson had been injured in the summer...

Diggins Wins in Norway

12/03/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 3, 2016) - American Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) charged around the 5k course on the Olympic trails in Lillehammer to win the second stage of the Lillehammer mini tour FIS Cross Country World Cup Saturday. It was the third win of her career. Diggins put 4.8 seconds on second place finisher and tour leader Heidi Weng of...

Strong Qualis But Challenges in Heats

12/02/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 2, 2016) - The U.S. Ski Team had an impressive showing in qualifying for the classic sprint, but ran into challenges in the opening heats. Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage, AK) opened the day by leading qualifying before finishing 17th, while Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the USA in 14th to open a three-day mini tour on the...

Nordic Tour Heads to Lillehammer

12/01/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 1, 2016) - After a successful Nordic Opener in the heart of Finnish Lapland, the entire nordic World Cup tour has moved from Ruka to the Olympic village of Lillehammer for a three-day competition. All teams will be in action including cross country, nordic combined and ski jumping. It will be opening weekend for the...

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