Nordic News

Diggins Leads U.S. at Ostersund Freestyle


OSTERSUND, Sweden (Feb. 15, 2015) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. with a 17th place finish in the Ostersund 10K Freestyle World Cup, the lone top-twenty result today for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished 26th overall. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO), in his return to World Cup...

Big Weekend for Hendrickson


LJUBNO, Slovenie (Feb. 15, 2015) - Days before the opening of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden, defending World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) put together back-to-back podiums, finishing third again Sunday in Ljubno. Teammate Nita Englund (Florence, WI) was 10th. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz...

Hamilton Leads U.S. in Ostersund Sprint


OSTERSUND, Sweden (Feb. 14, 2015) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team at the Ostersund World Cup Classic Sprint event, finishing 11th. Teammate Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) finished 12th.  The U.S. qualified four skiers to the rounds: Hamilton, Newell, Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) and Sadie...

Hendrickson Back on Podium


LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 14, 2015) - Defending World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to her first podium in two seasons, finishing third in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Ljubno. Nita Englund (Florence, WI) was 11th.

Hendrickson was fifth after the first round, but had the second best score in the final round to move up...

Nordic Worlds Live in USA


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 14, 2015) – Live action from the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sweden is coming to America Feb. 18-March 1. Fans across the USA and Canada will be able to follow the action at the World Championships with both live and video on demand highlights through an innovative new partnership from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard...

World Championship Ski Jumping Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 11, 2015) – Defending World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) headlines a team of two men and five women named to represent the USA in the Feb. 18-March 1 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Falun.

Hendrickson will be joined by newcomers Nita Englund (Florence, WI) and Tara Garaghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, VT)...

Ben Saxton Added to Worlds Team


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 10, 2015) The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the addition of Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN) to the Falun World Championships roster. Saxton will join the 16 skiers already named on January 26. The naming comes on the heels of a sixth place finish at the U23 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week.

Podium for Nita Englund


RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 8, 2015) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her rise on the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup tour, finishing second in a shortened one-round competition in Rasnov. Japan's Sara Takanashi took the win. Tara Garaghty-Moats (West Fairlee, VT) was ninth for a career best.


Nordic Combined World Champs Team Announced


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 5, 2015) – Steamboat Springs skiers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher headline a team of five nordic combined athletes named to compete in the Feb. 18-March 1 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Falun, Sweden. Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) was named to his seventh World Championship Team.

The Fletcher...

Saxton Sixth at U23 Worlds


ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Feb 3, 2015)- Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN) finished sixth Tuesady in the Under-23 World Championship Classic sprint, believed to be the best finish by an American man at U23 Worlds. Saxton qualified in 10th position before advancing through the rounds, first with a sharp finish in his quarter final and then as a...

Englund Top Amercan


HINZENBACH, Austria (Feb. 1, 2015) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) soared back atop the U.S. World Cup leaderboard, finishing seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Hinzenbach. Germany's Carina Vogt finally snapped the win streak of Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stoltz with a narrow victory. 

It was the final weekend of selection events...

Hendrickson Top-10 in Hinzenbach


HINZENBACH, Austria (Jan. 31, 2015) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) set aside a tough competition in Oberstdorf, Germany last weekend, soaring back into the top-10 in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup at Hinzenbach. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stoltz won again.
Hendrickson flew 88.5 meters in the first round to stand...
Strong XC Team Named for World Champs


PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 26, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT), Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) lead a team of 16 cross country athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Feb. 18 – March 1 in Falun, Sweden. 
Englund Continues to Lead


OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 25, 2015) - Less than a month out from World Championships, Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her push leading the USA on the HS106-meter hill in Oberstdorf finishing eighth. Standing 14th after the first jump, Englund had to come from behind in an event won for the second straight day by Austria's Daniela Iraschko...

USA Closes Strong Weekend in Rybinsk


RYBINSK, Russia (Jan. 25, 2015) - For the second time in as many days, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) posted a fifth place in a World Cup. Sunday’s 15km skiathlon marked the strongest result from Diggins in a distance race this season. Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished closely behind Diggins in seventh. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and...

Another Career Best for Englund


OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 24, 2015) - American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her rise up through the results with a career best seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Oberstdorf. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz picked up a strong win over Germany’s Carina Voigt.
Englund, who jumped to second in Friday’s...
Strong Sprint for Diggins


RYBINSK, Russia (Jan. 24, 2015) – After a strong qualification that saw seven Americans move through to the rounds, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) moved through the heats to finish fifth overall and to lead the U.S. at the World Cup freestyle sprint Saturday in Rybinsk. Falling snow and soft conditions made for a different feel than the season...
Dramatic Podium for Taylor Fletcher


SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 24, 2015) - Brothers Taylor and Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) worked together to move up in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Sapporo Saturday, with Taylor coming out on the podium in dramatic fashion. Taylor was third, Bryan eighth as the USA picked up its first World Cup podium since Taylor was third in Seefeld...

Stephen Makes History for US Team


RYBINSK, Russia (Jan. 23, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished second on Friday in the 10k freestyle race in Rybinsk, Russia—the top World Cup distance result by an American woman. Stephen took advantage of perfect conditions for her light frame, colder temperatures and newly fallen snow, to ski into an emotional first World Cup...

Fletcher Jumps Into Contention in Japan


SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 23, 2015) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) soared to his best jump of the season, putting him into contention for the win before ending up ninth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Sapporo Friday. Germany's Eric Frenzel took the win over Norway's Jan Schmid in an intense battle that saw a full field sprint for the...