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Caldwell Leads USA in Streets of Drammen

03/08/2017

DRAMMEN, Norway (Mar. 8, 2017) - Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) narrowly missed out on a spot in the finals, finishing ninth to lead the USA in a classic city sprint through the streets of Drammen on Wednesday. Norway’s Erik Brandsdal and Stina Nilsson of Sweden took the wins.

Toe to Toe with the Best in the World

03/07/2017

The problem with confidence is that you can't train for it. It's not something that's handed to you. There's no textbook to provide you with a roadmap.

If you want to gain confidence, you need the courage to reach out and simply grab it yourself.

In the classic technique team sprint at the 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in...

Live Stream Cross Country Junior Nationals

03/06/2017

LAKE PLACID, NY (Mar. 6, 2017) – The best U.S. skiers under the age of 20 are competing at the Junior National Championships at the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex. Live stream Junior Nationals courtesy of CXC Skiing all week.

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Canada’s Harvey Golden in 50k

03/05/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 5, 2017) – The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships came to a close Sunday with a thrilling end to the men’s 50k mass start. Canada’s Alex Harvey made a homestretch move on Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby to take gold while Sundby dropped out of the medals. Tad Elliott (Durango, CO) led the USA in 27th.

Diggins Caps Worlds With Strong 30k

03/04/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 4, 2017) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) wrapped up a storybook World Championships Saturday with a U.S. best fifth-place finish in the 30k freestyle mass start in front of a packed Lahti Stadium crowd.

Diggins was the top non-Norwegian as 36-year-old Marit Bjoergen won her third gold of the championships in front of...

Clean Sweep for Germany

03/03/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 3, 2017) - Germany made it a clean sweep of all the gold, winning the nordic combined team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Friday. The USA, with Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO), was ninth.

The USA stood 12th after the jump with both Fletchers going 109.5 meters. France took the lead...

Norway Gets Its Gold

03/03/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 3, 2017) - More than a week into the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, the Norwegian men have their first gold. It was the ninth-straight World Championships men’s relay win for Norway. The USA finished 10th.

In a start to finish battle, Norway and Russia battled head to head through the two classic legs separated...

Bickner Steps Up in First Worlds

03/02/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 2, 2017) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL), 20, made another step forward in his jumping career, leading the USA on the HS130m large hill, finishing 30th at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. It was the best men’s finish on the large hill at worlds since Alan Alborn was 27th in 1999.

The event ended with...

U.S. Women Fourth in World Championships Relay

03/02/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 2, 2017) - In an event that has become a focal point at World Championships, the USA finished fourth Thursday in the women’s 4x5k relay. Norway took its fourth straight gold in the event with Sweden taking silver and Finland bronze.

For the American women, it was a day of intense pride mixed with disappointment. It...

Rydzek Sweeps to Third Gold

03/01/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - Johannes Rydzek of Germany put on a late move to charge to a third-straight nordic combined gold medal at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 31st to lead the USA.

USA Qualifies Four Into Large Hill Final

03/01/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - All American ski jumpers qualified Wednesday night to go into Thursday night’s large hill World Championship medal round on the HS130m hill in Lahti. It’s the first time since 1991 in Val di Fiemme, Italy that the USA has put four men into a large hill final.

Michael Glasder (Cary, IL) went 116 meters to...

Bjornsen Strong in Lahti 15k

03/01/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) put in a powerhouse performance Wednesday to finish 18th in the 15k classic at the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Lahti to lead the USA. A week into the Championships, host Finland found gold with Iivo Niskanen who brought the crowd to its feet as he took a 17.9-second win over...

USA Announces Women’s Relay Team

03/01/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has announced its team that will compete Thursday in the women’s 4x5k relay where the Americans are expected to be contenders. Three of the four team members have won medals in the first week of the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti.

Bjornsen Classic Leader in 10k

02/28/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 28, 2017) - Norway’s Marit Bjoergen won her second gold medal of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Tuesday with a dominating 41-second win in the women’s 10k classic. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA), who together with Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN)...

Building Day for Combined Team

02/26/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 26, 2017) - The USA finished eighth Sunday in the nordic combined team event at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. Germany was an easy winner of the gold, followed by Norway and Austria.

 

The day kicked off strong for the USA as Ben Berend (Steamboat Springs, CO)...

Classic Medal for U.S. Ski Team

02/26/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 26, 2017) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied to bronze Sunday in the classic team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. It was the first classic technique medal for the USA since the two disciplines were established. Norway took gold with Russia winning silver.

Gold for Austria on HS100m Jump

02/25/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 25, 2017) - Stefan Kraft of Austria took gold in the men’s HS100m ski jumping competition in dramatic fashion Saturday night in front of a packed house at Lahti Stadium to edge Germany’s Andreas Wellinger by a mere two points. Germany took silver and bronze.

It was a tough night for USA jumpers Kevin Bickner (...

Intense Action in World Champs Skiathlons

02/25/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 25, 2017) - Over 35,000 fans packed Lahti Stadium Saturday for one of the biggest events of the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships showcasing the men’s and women’s skiathlon events. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen took gold for the women over Finland’s Krista Parmakoski. Norway’s Martin Sundby fell in the final half-kilometer...

Crash Dashes Fletcher's Medal Hopes

02/24/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 24, 2017) – Germany swept the medals in the opening nordic combined event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with Johannes Rydzek taking gold. American Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) saw his medal hopes dashed just 200 meters from the finish when a crash took him out of medal contention.

Pain Hampers Hendrickson at Worlds

02/24/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 24, 2017) - In a hotly contested competition under the lights in Lahti Friday night, Germany’s Carina Vogt came from behind with a strong final round jump to take gold over Japan’s Yuki Ito and Sara Takahashi at the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT), the 2013 world champion, led the...

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