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Fletcher Fifth with Fastest XC in Combined

03/15/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 15) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied an impressive race, moving up to fifth from 23rd and finishing 25 seconds back from his initial 1:31 deficit after the jump. Fletcher led the chase pack for most of the cross country portion and clocked the fastest time of the day, 17 seconds faster than anyone else. Eric...

Athlete Spotlight: Todd Lodwick

03/14/2013

A veteran of five Olympics and nine World Championships, Todd Lodwick is one of the most accomplished winter sports athletes of all time. A double World Champion in 2009, Lodwick led the USA to an unprecedented Olympic silver in the nordic combined team event in 2010. His return to competitive skiing in 2009 after a two-year retirement helped...

Utah Governor to Honor Hendrickson

03/14/2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 14) - The second Annual Governor's State of Sport Awards will honor Utah native and ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson with the Olympian of the Year award. The awards ceremony will honor individuals and groups that have made significant contributions to sport in Utah in 2012. In celebration of Utah's Olympic Legacy...

Randall 5th in Drammen Classic Sprint

03/13/2013

DRAMMEN, Norway (March 13) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) finished fifth in the women’s classic sprint, keeping up with the fast heat and crushing the brutal uphill finish. Justyna Kowalczyk from Poland took the top spot for women. Torin Koos (Wenatchee, WA/Bridger Ski Foundation) finished 18th, the top finisher for the USA, while Norwegian...

Career Best Distance for Bjornsen

03/10/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 10) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) came back with a second straight career best World Cup day, finishing 18th in the 10k classic at the Lahti Ski Games. Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland extended her World Cup lead with the win. Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) led the U.S. men in 25th in the 15k with Norway's Petter Northug taking...

Team Fletcher Moves up in Sprint

03/09/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 9) - Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) recorded the fifth fastest cross country time to move up to finish seventh in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team sprint at the Lahti Ski Games. World Cup leader Eric Frenzel led Germany to the win with Germany 2 in second and Japan third. The tour now heads to Oslo...

Randall Repeats as World Cup Sprint Champ

03/09/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 9) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) outskied World Champion Marit Bjoergen, winning a photo finish by a boot length, to take the win in a freestyle sprint in Lahti clinching her second straight FIS Cross Country World Cup sprint title. Sweden's Emil Joensson won for the men and also clinched the sprint crown with two classical...

Fletcher 7th in Lahti Combined

03/08/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 8) – In the opening day of the Lahti Ski Games, Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) finished seventh in the individual nordic combined event. He jumped into the seventh spot and was 34 seconds back in the cross country 10k, where he maintained his place in the top ten. Younger brother Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs...

Hoffman 27th in Sunny 50k

03/03/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (March 3) - Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) finished 27th and led the U.S. Cross Country Team in the 50k classic on Sunday, the climatic close to the 2013 FIS World Nordic Ski Championships. Swede Johan Olsson won the gold, clocking in at 2:10:41 on the long, winding course. Sunday’s event closed the 2013 FIS World Nordic Ski...

Stephen Top Spot for USA with 16th in 30k

03/02/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy – (March 2) Saturday was another spring-like day for the 30k classic at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships where Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished 16th, taking the top spot for U.S. women. Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) came in 25th after 30 hot, hard fought kilometers. Marit Bjoergen of Norway took the gold, her...

USA Sixth in Team Sprint

03/02/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (March 2) - Strong sprinting by Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) moved the U.S. Ski Team up from tenth to finish sixth in the first ever nordic combined team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Germany took the lead after jumping, but France went on to win over...

USA 10th in World Champs Relay

03/01/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy – (March 1) Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT), Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) and anchor...

Historic Best USA Relay Finish

02/28/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 28) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied powerful skating legs to lead the U.S. Ski Team to an historical best ever finish in the women's relay at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Skiing anchor, Diggins dug deep to pass Finland for fourth in the final few...

Demong Leads USA on Big Hill

02/28/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 28) - Germany's Eric Frenzel skied to an easy gold, leading the large hill jump and putting nearly 40 seconds on the field in cross country for his first medal of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) set a blistering pace...

Good Show for Hoffman in Worlds 15k

02/27/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 27) - Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) put in a strong kick to the finish to take a solid 15th place in the 15k freestyle cross country race at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Norway's incomparable Petter Northug won his eighth career World Championshiops gold with a breathtaking performance, leading...

Stephen 5th for World Champs Best

02/26/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 26) – Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) powered into the top five in the 10k individual skate at the FIS World Nordic Ski Championships. This marks her best ever individual result, earning the top finish for the U.S. Ski Team and providing an historic best...

USA Sixth in Mixed Gender Team Event

02/24/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 24) - Team USA placed sixth in the first ever mixed gender team ski jumping event at the FIS World Nordic Ski Championships. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped for the ladies and Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) and Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) for the men. This was the...

World Champs! Kikkan, Jessie Take Gold

02/24/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 24) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied a gutsy race to take gold in the team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Echoing their World Cup win two months earlier in Quebec, Randall and Diggins dominated to win over Sweden by nearly eight seconds with Finland taking bronze. It...

Bronze for Combined Team

02/24/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 24) - Veteran Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) anchored a solid full team performance to lead the USA to bronze in the nordic combined team event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. A strong day on the jumps set the U.S. up for it's first ever medal in the team event at World Championships in...

Johnson Top USA in Jump Opener

02/23/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 23) - Anders Johnson (Park City, UT), who made the championship field in Friday's qualifier, led the USA in the opening men's jumping event of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Johnson went 92.5 meters to finish 37th in the event won by Norway's Anders Bardal.

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