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Tour de Ski Gap Closes on Kowalczyk

01/03/2013

TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 3) - Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk remained in the Tour de Ski lead with a comfortable win in the 15k freestyle pursuit, but the field closed the gap with Sweden's Charlotte Kalla 23.3 back and Therese Haug of Norway 28.7 back. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) dropped from fifth to eighth, but is now just 59.3 out. Liz Stephen (E....

Koos, Bender Take U.S. Titles

01/02/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 2) - Torin Koos (Wenatchee, WA) of Bridger Ski Foundation and Jennie Bender (Johnson, VT) of CXC Elite took classic sprint titles on opening day of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships on the Olympic trails at Soldier Hollow. For Bender, it was her first U.S. title, winning an intense sprint to the finish over Sadie...

Soldier Hollow Hosts 400+ for U.S. Champs

01/01/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 1) - Over 430 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association cross country athletes from around the nation will test their skills on the 2002 Olympic trails as Soldier Hollow plays host to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships beginning Wednesday. The weeklong Championships feature racing on Jan. 2, 4, 6 and 8th. Action opens...

Randall Untouchable in Tour Win

01/01/2013

VAL MUESTAIR, Switzerland (Jan. 1) - Amercan Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was absolutely untouchable on New Year's Day, leading qualifying by nearly five seconds and winning each of her three heats by huge margins to claim her second victory in three Tour de Ski starts in the freestyle sprint at Val Muestair. The win boosted Randall from 14th to...

Kowalczyk Gaps Field to Take Tour Lead

12/30/2012

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 30) - Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk made a big statement in Sunday's 9k classic pursuit stage two of the Tour de Ski, posting a 41.4 second win over Norway's Therese Johaug and moving into a commanding lead in her bid for a fourth straight Tour title. Tour de Ski leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was 14th and is now 1:48.3...

Powerful Prologue Win for Randall

12/29/2012

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 29) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied a powerful 3k freestyle prologue Saturday to take a solid win over past Tour champions Charlotte Kalla of Sweden and Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland. Starting 72nd, Randall was .4 behind Kalla at 1.7k but skied away to a 4.4 second victory in the first of seven stages...

Seven USA in Tour de Ski

12/27/2012

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 27) – Seven U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes are preparing for the start of the nine-day Tour de Ski with the opener set for this weekend in Oberhof. It is the strongest and deepest U.S. contingent ever in the grueling seven-stage race covering five venues in three countries. Veteran Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), who...

Hat Trick for Todd Lodwick

12/16/2012

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 16) - Olympic medalist and world champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) picked up a hat trick, winning his third straight FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. The victories earned him a trip back to the FIS World Cup and build confidence for him in an  important World...

Top 10 for Hoffman, Freeman

12/16/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 16) - The U.S. Ski Team put on a show Sunday, mixing with the lead pack for the entire 30k skiathlon to wrapup up two weekends of FIS Cross Country World Cup racing in North America. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) was in a commanding position start to finish, skiing...

Strong Skiathlon for Randall, Sargent

12/16/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 16) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) had strong finishes as two weekends of FIS Cross Country World Cup racing in North America ended Sunday with a 15k...

Bryan Fletcher Leads USA

12/16/2012

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 16) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the U.S. Ski Team in Ramsau finishing 17th. Fletcher jumped to 25th and skied up to lead the USA in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup won by Norway's Mikko Kokslien. The tour takes a break until early January when it resumes in Schonach, Germany.

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Lodwick Scores Another Victory at Soldier Hollow

12/15/2012

 

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 15) – Olympic medalist and world champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) took a win for the second day in a row at the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at Soldier Hollow. Lodwick sat in sixth going into the cross country event after a 95m jump. Japan's Daito Takahashi started the cross...

Randall Second at Wire in Canmore

12/15/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 15) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) took the fight down to the wire in Canmore, finishing second to Norway's Maiken Kaspersen Falla. The finish kept Randall in the World Cup sprint lead and moved her into second in the overall standings. Andy Newell finished fifth behind men's winner Emil Joensson of Sweden. Six Americans made...

Strong Day for Team Fletcher in Ramsau

12/15/2012

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 15) - Team Fletcher had a brotherly day in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Ramsau. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) jumped to a strong sixth before finishing eighth overall. Younger brother Taylor moved up from 37th after the jump to command a career best tenth. Norway's Magnus Moan, third after the jump, took a 5...

Lodwick Cruises to Continental Cup Victory

12/14/2012

 

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 14) – Olympic medalist and world champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) climbed back to the top of the podium at the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at Soldier Hollow. Lodwick, who is taking a break from the World Cup circuit after a difficult 2011-12 season, started the cross country...

Jumpers Show Depth in Ramsau

12/14/2012

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 14) - U.S. ski jumpers continued to show increasing depth with five women in the top 12 at a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Ramsau. Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) led the way in fourth with Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) fifth - both season best results. Defending World Cup champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) was seventh...

Kikkan Randall Leads USA in Canmore

12/13/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 13) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) held on for sixth in a FIS World Cup 10k classic mass start at Canmore Thursday, battling head-to-head in the pack behind a dominating win by Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk. It was a career best classic distance finish for Randall who is now third in the FIS Cross Country World Cup overall...

Canmore Sprints LIVE Today on USSA Network

12/12/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 15) – The newly launched USSA Network will bring live coverage of this weekend’s FIS Cross Country World Cup in Canmore to American fans. World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall will hope to repeat her success from last weekend's World Cup in Quebec. Live coverage of freestyle sprints begins at 2:30 p.m. EST Saturday and...

Lodwick Headlines Continental Cup Field

12/12/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 12) – Olympic medalist and world champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) will headline a large field of athletes from xx nations this weekend at International Ski Federation Nordic Combined Continental Cup competitions at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. Lodwick, who is taking a break from the World Cup, will...

USOC Honors U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

12/09/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Dec. 9) - The U.S. Olympic Committee has honored the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team with its Team of the Month Award for November. The Team made history Nov. 25 in Gaellivare, Sweden with its first ever relay podium, finishing third in...

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