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U.S. Ski Jumping, Combined Champs this Weekend

08/01/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Aug 1) – U.S. titles are expected to be hotly contested with a strong and deep field for this weekend’s U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships in Utah. The 2013 title events – held in summer for the fifth straight year – will take place on the 2002 Olympic venues including the Utah Olympic Park ski jumps in Park City...

Thumbs Up to Sochi Jumps

07/22/2012

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (July 22) - The U.S. Nordic Combined Team gave high marks to the Olympic ski jumping complex for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The USA joined some of the top teams from around the world for a weekend of FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix competitions on the jumps and roller ski track near Krasnaya Polyana....

Athlete Spotlight: Lindsey Van

06/19/2012

The masthead of women's ski jumping, Lindsey Van has put the sport on her back for the past decade and a half, becoming it's most popular and outspoken advocate. Oh yeah, did we mention and she can jump? Van became the first ever women's World Champion at 2009 Nordic Worlds in Liberec, Czech Republic and has claimed 15 U.S. titles. But perhaps...

Jason Cork Named U.S. Ski Team Coach

05/01/2012

PARK CITY, UT (May 1) – Veteran regional cross country coach Jason Cork has been named as an assistant coach for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. Cork will work primarily with the men’s World Cup team under the leadership of Cross Country Head Coach Chris Grover. Grover will serve as interim men’s head coach following the resignation of Pete...

Longtime Coach Vordenberg Resigns

04/25/2012

PARK CITY, UT (April 25) –Two-time Olympian and longtime cross country coach Pete Vordenberg announced his resignation from the U.S. Ski Team after 10 years of coaching to spend more time with his growing family. Vordenberg began coaching in 2002 and led the cross country team through some of its most successful years including the first World...

Caterinichio Named Nordic Program Manager

04/12/2012

PARK CITY, UT (April 12) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced that longtime cross country coach and former racer Joey Caterinichio (Anchorage) has been named nordic program manager for the USSA. With the primary responsibility of serving as administrator for the cross country, nordic combined and ski jumping programs,...

Freeman Takes Season Finale U.S. Title

03/31/2012

CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 31) - Veteran Kris Freeman (Andover, NH/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) capped off the season with his 15th career U.S. title, winning the 50k mass start in Craftsbury. Freeman battled teammate Tad Elliott (Durango,CO/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) the entire distance with a mind boggling 32 laps on the 1.5k Craftsbury course,...

Randall Wins 30k U.S. Championship

03/30/2012

CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 30) – Overall World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) proved dominance in her repertoire of disciplines as she won the 30k U.S. Championship in Craftsbury, VT. The win marks Randall's 17th U.S. Championship title and comes as...

Cross Country Ends Season Strong

03/18/2012

FALUN, Sweden (March 18) – The U.S. Women’s Cross Country Ski Team wrapped up the season with a strong pursuit finale in Falun. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), who started seventh, dropped one spot to eighth. Both...

Randall Beaming With Historic Globe

03/18/2012

FALUN, Sweden (March 18) – American Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) validated another major milestone in her career, collecting a hard-earned Joska crystal globe as the FIS Cross Country World Cup sprint champion at the season finale in Sweden. Randall became the first...

Randall Leads USA in Mass Start

03/17/2012

FALUN, Sweden (March 17) - Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk took a decisive win in the women's 10k mass start in Falun as Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) led the USA in 14th, dropping one spot to...
Randall Leads Strong Prologue for Women

03/16/2012

FALUN, Sweden (March 16) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) led a strong U.S. women's push in the 2.2k prologue event in Falun at World Cup Finals. Randall was seventh with Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) eighth and Liz Stephen 13th. Randall now stands fifth in the Finals mini-tour after the opening sprint in Stockholm Wednesday and Friday's prologue....

Randall Wraps Sprint Title Season

03/14/2012

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (March 14) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) wrapped up an historic FIS World Cup title season in Stockholm's historic old city finishing eighth in the classic sprint finale. Teammate...

Randall Top for U.S. in 30k Classic

03/11/2012

OSLO, Norway (March 11) – Sprint star Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) showed another promising side of her athletic abilities as she finished 21st in a 30k classic race at Holmenkollen Sunday. Skiing in as high as 13th position with a group just behind the leaders,...

Freeman Shows Strong in Norway

03/10/2012

OSLO, Norway (March 10) - Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) skied a strong race Saturday to finish 22nd in a 50k classic mass start at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Freeman was just 24 seconds behind winner Eldar Roenning of Norway's 2:32:27.1 over the challenging Holmenkollen...
Fletcher Soars to Breakout Win

03/10/2012

OLSO, Norway (March 10) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) capped a breakout season with a career first victory in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup season finale at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Fletcher, whose previous best came last month in fourth, jumped to...

Fletcher Leads Strong U.S. Finish

03/09/2012

OSLO, Norway (March 9) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) continued to pace the U.S. Ski Team finishing 14th in the first event of the season finale at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Billy...
Hendrickson Ends Season With Ninth Win

03/09/2012

OSLO, Norway (March 9) - The FIS World Cup season ended as it started for young Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT), who soared to victory in the finale at Holmenkollen in Oslo Friday. Hendrickson opened the inaugural World Cup season for women's ski jumpers with a win three months ago in Lillehammer, several hours north. Over the course of three...

Kikkan Randall Takes World Cup Title

03/07/2012

DRAMMEN, Norway (March 7) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) put the exclamation mark on a day of historic benchmarks for the U.S. Ski Team, clinching the FIS Cross Country World Cup sprint title while finishing 11th in a classic sprint in Drammen. Randall now has an insurmountable lead going into the season sprint finale next week in Stockholm. It's...

Randall Nears Sprint Title

03/04/2012

LAHTI, Finland (March 4) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) inched ever closer to the FIS World Cup sprint title Sunday, finishing fifth in a hard fought battle in the Lahti classic sprint. Norway's Marit Bjoergen took the win. Randall now holds a...

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