Archive | March, 2007

Freeman, Mannix Win U.S. Pursuit Titles

March 30, 2007 (Presque Isle, Maine) – Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) earned his third U.S. title of the season Friday – and his ninth overall – while Taz Mannix (Anchorage, AK) collected the first of … READ MORE →

Successful Shoulder Surgery for USA’s Spillane

March 30, 2007 – Former nordic combined sprint world champion Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) is resting and rehabbing his right shoulder after surgery to repair a broken bone with cadavers. He plans to be … READ MORE →

Job Offer – Biathlon Canada

March 29, 2007 – Position: Technical Programs Coordinator Application Deadline: April 15, 2007 Starting Date: May 15, 2007Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experienceType of Position: Full Time – EmployeeTo read more, click here.Contact Information:Joanne … READ MORE →

34th Annual Canadian Sport Awards

Beckie Scott Wins Athlete Leadership Award

March 28, 2007 (Toronto, Ontario) – The True Sport Foundation officially announced the winners of the 34th Annual Canadian Sport Awards (CSA), presented by Investors Group, at an awards ceremony co-hosted by Sport Manitoba at … READ MORE →

Job Offer – Silver Star Nordic Racing Program Head Coach Position

March 27, 2007 – The Board of Directors of the Racing Program comprised of representatives of both Silver Star and Sovereign Lake nordic communities in Vernon, BC invite interested coaching applicants to consider the Head … READ MORE →

Toby Dawson to Appear on Oprah Today

March 27, 2007 – Olympic medalist Toby Dawson (Vail, CO), who was reunited with his birth father and brother on Feb. 28 in South Korea, will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show today on NBC … READ MORE →

Canada Concludes 2006-2007 International Winter Season Ranked Second

March 27, 2007 – Canada’s winter athletes concluded a successful 2006-2007 World Cup season on Sunday, finishing the year ranked second overall in total medals with 135. >From the start of the season, through to … READ MORE →

U.S. Distance Races Set for Northern Maine

March 26, 2007 – The 2007 U.S. Cross Country Championships conclude this week with distance title races including U.S. Ski Team racers just off the World Cup tour. Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) will be looking … READ MORE →

Rock and Ice Ultra 2007 – Stage 1

Endurance Race Extraordinaire

March 26, 2007 (Yellowknife, NWT) – Frigid temperatures spurred the starting field of the inaugural Rock and Ice Ultra into action at 9 am across frozen Frame Lake in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, on Saturday, March … READ MORE →

The Athlete of a Generation

La Presse Sports Contest

March 25, 2007 (Montreal, QC) – A contest running in the Montreal-based daily, la Presse, asks readers to name the athlete who made the biggest impression in his or her sport over the past 30 … READ MORE →

Demong Sweeps Nature Valley U.S. Champs

Van wins women's normal hill at Steamboat

March 25, 2007 (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – Completing a gold-medal sweep of the weekend, nordic combined Olympian Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) cruised to his third national title by winning the normal hill Sunday at the … READ MORE →

Nighbor and Gaiazova Win Final Events at Canadian Championships

March 25, 2007 – The nation’s top nordic skiers embarked on a marathon to end the 2007 Canadian Championships. David Nighbor, of North Bay, Ont., took home national bragging rights in the men’s 50-kilometre skate … READ MORE →

Norway Wins Final World Cup 4×10 Men’s Relay

Canadian Team 12th

March 25, 2007 (Falun, Sweden) – Canada’s elite cross-country skiers wrapped up the post-Olympic ski season with the men’s team racing in a World Cup relay event in Sweden, while the remainder of the nordic … READ MORE →

Gold Sweep for Leguellec at 2007 Canadian Biathlon Championships

Junior Champ Imrie is Manitoba Athlete of the Year

March 25, 2007 (Charlo, New Brunswick) – Make it a clean sweep for Jean-Philippe Leguellec, who took the final gold medal in the senior men’s pursuit race at the 2007 Canadian Championships in Charlo, New … READ MORE →

Demong Wins Jumping, Combined Gold

March 24, 2007 (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – Three-time Olympian and World Championships silvler medalist Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) swept both the U.S. nordic combined and large hill ski jumping gold medals Saturday as the Nature … READ MORE →

Keith and Leguellec go 2-for-2 at 2007 Canadian Biathlon Championships

March 24, 2007 (Charlo, New Brunswick) – After taking gold in the individual races, Thursday, Sandra Keith and Jean-Philippe Leguellec kept the streak going, taking gold again in Saturday’s sprint races at the 2007 Canadian … READ MORE →

USA’s Freeman 19th in Swedish Ski Games Pursuit

Cracks Sixth top 20 of the Season

March 24, 2007 (Falun, Sweden) – Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) finished 19th Saturday in a slushy 30K pursuit race at the Swedish Ski Games as the World Cup season nears its final event Sunday. World … READ MORE →

Devon Kershaw Leads Canada in Final World Cup Pursuit Race

March 24, 2007 (Falun, Sweden) – The 24-year-old Sudbury, Ont. native fought his way through the 30-kilometre pursuit race to finish with a time of one hour 34 minutes 34.4 seconds. The pursuit combines 15 … READ MORE →

Crawford and Nighbor Win National Sprint Titles

March 23, 2007 (Mont-Ste-Anne, Que.) – The 2007 Canadian Championships provided the perfect backdrop for the finale of the seven-race Madshus Sprint Series, Friday, in Mont-Ste-Anne, Que. Chandra Crawford and Dave Nighbor were crowned national … READ MORE →

2007 Biathlon Canadian Championships – Day 1

March 22, 2007 (Charlo, NB) – Day one of the 2007 Biathlon Canadian Championships got underway, Thursday, in Charlo, New Brunswick. Sandra Keith and Jean-Philippe Leguellec were the first to be crowned national champions, in … READ MORE →

Rossignol Celebrates 100th Year Birthday with \”Project C\” Event

March 22, 2007 – The spring sun may be out, but there is still plenty of snow season left–and with a load of the white stuff hammering the Wasatch region in late February that set … READ MORE →

Norway’s Birkebeiner Cancelled

Skiing Traditions Blown Away

March 22, 2007 – The original Birkebeiner in Norway was cancelled due to strong winds over the weekend that ended up blowing away two of Norway’s most traditional winter sports events. The Birkebeiner, a 54-kilometer … READ MORE →

Canada’s Crawford Cracks Top-30 at Final XC World Cup

Gaiazova 2-for-2 at Canadian Nationals

March 22, 2007 (Stockholm, Sweden) – Building towards a successful end of the post-Olympic season, Canada’s Chandra Crawford found her stride on Wednesday, in Stockholm, Sweden. The 23-year-old skier finished 21st, after qualifying for the … READ MORE →

Newell Finishes 6th in Sprint Standings

March 21, 2007 – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT), capping his best season of World Cup racing, was 13th Wednesday in a sprint around the royal palace – the final World Cup sprint of the season, … READ MORE →

USA’s Lindsey Van Ends Season With Podium Surge

Five U.S. women rank in top 15

March 21, 2007 – Ski jumper Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) caught fire with the start of the new year and tore through the second half of the women’s Continental Cup jumping schedule, finishing third … READ MORE →

2007 Canadian XC Nationals – Day 2

Roycroft and Gaiazova Win Gold

March 20, 2007 (Mont Ste Anne, Que.) – High winds and a fresh blanket of snow again reminded skiers of mid-winter conditions, as the second day of racing got underway at the 2007 Canadian Cross-Country … READ MORE →

COC Expresses Disappointment in Federal Government’s Budget

March 19, 2007 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) expressed profound disappointment in the Harper Government’s 2007 Federal Budget today after the document failed to commit to investing in the ongoing development of … READ MORE →

2007 Canadian Ski Nationals Off to Great Start

March 19, 2007 – Over 40 teams in the Challenge Boys and Girls category’s led the show at the first Team Sprint competitions in Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championship competition history. The inagural event that replaced … READ MORE →

TD Banknorth Eastern High School Nordic Championships – Vermont Team Wins!

March 19, 2007 (Rangeley, ME) – In the midst of a late-season snowstorm, the best high school skiers in the East competed at the Rangeley Lakes XC Ski Center this weekend, racing state against state … READ MORE →

Germany’s Henkel Wins 2007 Biathlon World Cup Title

Canada's Zina Kocher Finishes 30th

March 18, 2007 – It came down to the final race of the year, to decide who was taking home the crystal globe. In one of the most dramatic finishes of the season, Germany’s Andrea … READ MORE →

USA’s Demong 3rd in Final Nordic Combined 7.5 Sprint

Career Best Season for Demong

March 18, 2007 (Oslo, Norway) – World Championships silver medalist Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) moved up four places in the 7.5K sprint Sunday to finish third, ending his best nordic combined World Cup season on … READ MORE →

\”Go Faster\” System to Hit North American Market

March 17, 2007 – The Go Faster Clap binding system will be introduced to the North America Nordic community next fall. It’s the first Nordic specific Boot and binding system to hit the … READ MORE →

Italy’s Demetz Wins HS100 Gold at 2007 Junior Nordic Worlds

Canada's Willis Wins Silver but De Leeuw Disqualified

March 17 2007 (Travisio, Italy) – Italy’s Lisa Demetz, 18 years old, has just gone through a difficult season, yet she was at her best for the most important competition of the year yesterday … READ MORE →

McMurtry Leads Canada at U23 Worlds Men’s 30km Pursuit

Brian McKeever 40th in World Cup 50K

March 17, 2007 (Travisio, Italy) – Brent McMurtry put in a steady performance to lead all Canadians against the world’s best young racers with a 24th-place finish at the Under-23 World Championships on Saturday in … READ MORE →

Slovenia Wins Jumping Gold at Nordic Junior Worlds

Austria Disqualified

March 17, 2007 – Try and explain to Slovenian athletes that in Italy there is a saying that goes like that: “no man is a prophet in his own country”. They will stare at … READ MORE →

Russia’s Tchekaleva Wins U23 Women’s 15km Pursuit

March 17, 2007 (Travisio, Italy) – After two bronze medals in Kranj last year, today in Tarvisio Ioulia Tchekaleva won the first gold medal at the Under23 World Ski Championship of Cross-Country. The Russian … READ MORE →

Germany’s Greis Secures Overall Biathlon World Cup Title

Canada's Clegg is 59th

March 17, 2007 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – For the first time since 1999, a German man has captured the men’s Overall World Cup title. Michael Greis is bringing home the crystal globe, despite finishing behind Norway’s … READ MORE →

USA’s Kris Freeman is 21st in 50K CL at Holmenkollen

Kikkan Randall is 38th in Women's 30K CL

March 17, 2007 (Oslo, Norway) – Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) finished 21st Saturday in the men’s 50K classic race at Holmenkollen in sunny, 45-degree weather, a race won by newly crowned 50K CL world champion … READ MORE →

USA’s Stephen 16th, Turzian 20th at Nordic Junior Worlds 2007 Pursuit

March 16, 2007 (Tarvisio, Italy) – The U.S. Ski Team got two more top-20 results Friday at the 2007 Nordic Junior World Ski Championships as Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT/Burke Mountain Academy/U.S. B Team) was … READ MORE →

Canadians Perform in Pursuit Races at Nordic Junior Worlds 2007

Harvey Places 4th and Webster is 6th

March 16, 2007 (Tarvisio, Italy)- With the dust barely settled on his bronze medal from Wednesday, Alex Harvey, of St.-Ferreol les Neiges, Que., battled with the world’s best to take fourth-place in the 20-kilometre pursuit … READ MORE →

Germany’s Magdalena Neuner Dominates Biathlon World Cup

Canadian's Kocher and Clegg Struggle

March 15, 2007 (Khanty-Mansiysk) – It was a disappointing way to start the final Biathlon World Cup for the small Canadian contingent. Robin Clegg and Zina Kocher were the lone representatives for Canada in the … READ MORE →

USA’s Mannix is 14th at U-23 Nordic Worlds Women’s 10K FR

Switzerland's Cologna Wins Men's 15K Freestyle

March 15, 2007 (Tarvisio, Italy) – Taz Mannix (Anchorage, AK/Alaska Winter Stars/Alaska Pacific U. Nordic/U.S. B Team) was 14th Thursday in the women’s 10K freestyle at the 2007 FIS Under-23 Cross Country World Championships.On … READ MORE →

Two Canadians Finish in Top-20 at Nordic Junior Worlds

Switzerland captures double gold in men's and women's action

March 15, 2007 – Canada’s young cross-country team is finding their legs and gaining speed at the FIS Nordic Under-23 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. Two members of the Canadian squad found their way into … READ MORE →

USA’s Keate Leads U.S. in Nordic Combined at Nordic Junior Worlds

March 15, 2007 (Tarvisio, Italy)- World Championships bronze medalist Anssi Koivuranta of Finland led the jumping and held off Austrian Marco Pichlmayer to capture the gold medal in nordic combined Wednesday at the 2007 FIS … READ MORE →

Four Golds in Four Races for Canada’s Bourgonje!

Canadians Win Four Medals on Final Day of IPC World Cup

March 14, 2007 (Mount Washington, B.C.) – On the final day of racing at the IPC World Cup in Mount Washington, B.C., Canada’s ParaNordic Team managed to snag another four medals, including the gold medal … READ MORE →

Canada’s Alex Harvey Wins Historic 2007 Nordic Junior Worlds Bronze

Murphy Skis to Top-10 - Crawford Leads Canucks at World Cup

March 14, 2007 (Tarvisio, Italy) – The junior members of Canada’s cross-country team have raised the bar at the FIS Nordic Junior World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. Alex Harvey, of St.-Ferreol les Neiges, Que., … READ MORE →

Newell 12th in Drammen Classic Sprint

March 14, 2007 (Drammen, Norway) – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) finished 12th Wednesday in the annual classic technique sprint World Cup race through Drammen, a village about 25 miles west of Oslo. Torin Koos (Leavenworth, … READ MORE →

Third Consecutive Gold for Canada’s Bourgojne at IPC World Cup

March 14, 2007 (Mount Washington, B.C.) – The world’s best ParaNordic skiers are competing at the final IPC World Cup of the season, in Mount Washington, B.C. Saskatoon’s Colette Bourgonje came away with her third … READ MORE →