Archive | March, 2009

2009 USA XC Ski Nationals Men’s 50km Classic – Photos

March 31, 2009 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – More fine photos from Sunday’s men’s 50km classic race where Canada’s Stefan … READ MORE →

2009 USA XC Ski Nationals Women’s 30km Classic – Photos

March 31, 2009 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Here’s a great selection of photos taken by Lance and Danny Parrish from the women’s 30km … READ MORE →

CCC Makes Changes to its HP Coaching Staff

March 31, 2009 – Following a very successful 2008-09 season CCC is already looking ahead to the challenges of a home Olympics in just 11 months time. CCC’s High Performance Director and key staff … READ MORE →

Gravey’s Grapevine – US XC Nats Wrap

March 30, 2009 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Hey there are plenty of races still to come, but the formal part of the big racing calendar is a wrap after the completion of the US XC … READ MORE →

Catamount Trail Association Seeks Office Volunteers

March 30, 2009 – In an effort to use our resources wisely, we are recruiting volunteers and updating our database. Please let us know if you can volunteer your time and skills. We need … READ MORE →

2009 USA XC Ski Nationals 30/50km Classic – Stephen and Southam Win

March 29, 2009 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Liz Stephen (USST) from East Montpelier, VT successfully defended her title on Sunday taking the 30km classic win over Morgan Arritola (USST/SVSEF) in second with Kikkan … READ MORE →

2009 USA XC Ski Nationals 30/50km Classic – Start Lists

March 29, 2009 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – The final events of the 2009 USA XC Ski Distance Nationals are the 30km women’s and 50km men’s Classic races. USST skier Liz Stephen will be looking … READ MORE →

North American and Canadian Biathlon Championships

Imrie, Perras, Nordgren and Crawford Win

March 28, 2009 (Valcartier, Que.) – Canada’s Megan Imrie and Scott Perras captured their first gold medals of the week at the North American and Canadian Mazda Biathlon Championships in Valcartier, Que. on Saturday. … READ MORE →

Haggenmiller, Fjeldheim Named CCSA Coaches of the Year

March 28, 2009 – Joe Haggenmiller of Michigan Tech University and Sten Fjeldheim of Northern Michigan have been named the Central Collegiate Ski Association Coaches of the Year. Haggenmiller, in his sixth season … READ MORE →

North American Junior Nordic Combined Championships

March 28, 2009 (Steamboat Springs, CO) – The US Nordic Combined Ski Team has done a fantastic job this year winning the world championships. Dave Jarrett head coach of the US … READ MORE →

2009 USA XC Ski Nationals 15/30km Pursuit – Stephen and Zimmerman Score Titles

Full Results

March 28, 2009 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Liz Stephen and Leif Zimmerman took home the 15km and 30km Pursuit titles on Friday … READ MORE →

Freeman Report – Road to Recovery

March 27, 2009 – I have been recovering from surgery for three weeks. I was suffering from compartment syndrome in both shins. Compartment syndrome occurs when the muscle outgrows the fascia, or protective covering, … READ MORE →

2009 Biathlon World Cup Finals – Germany’s Peiffer and Bachmann Win

Burke 23rd, Kocher 24th

March 27, 2009 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – The World’s best biathletes have gather in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia for the final few days of World Cup competition in the 2009 season. The men began Thursday with the 10km … READ MORE →

Trygstad-Saari Report – Wrapping it Up and Looking Ahead

March 27, 2009 (Fairbanks, AK) – The countdown is on-two more races to go and the season is over. It’s hard to believe another season is coming to an end, especially since it feels … READ MORE →

The 2010 Olympic Torch and Uniform Unveiled!

March 27, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) revealed the design of the 2010 Olympic Torch and uniform on February 12, … READ MORE →

2009 FIS Nordic Season Money List – Top 5

Schlierenzauer (Aut) Tops All

March 26, 2009 – In most cases, the winners of the overall World Cup rankings in the three Nordic disciplines also lead the season’s prize money rankings. The only exception is Petra Majdic (Slo) … READ MORE →

2009 FIS XC Wrap Up – Kowalczyk and Cologna Make History

More Falun Photos

March 26, 2009 – The Viessmann FIS World Cup Cross-Country finished, for the second time, with the so-called FIS World Cup Final which this year … READ MORE →

2009 USA XC Ski Nationals Team Sprints – Koos/Cook and Stephen/Smyth Score

Full Results, More Photos

March 26, 2009 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – USST skiers Torin Koos and Chris Cook lead the charge in the men’s Team Sprint 10-team final at … READ MORE →

CCSAA Convention 2009 – Win a Fairmont Chateau Whistler & Tourism Whistler Package Courtesy of SkiTrax Magazine

March 26, 2009 – In an effort to support the excitement and value of the upcoming Cross Country Ski Areas Association’s annual Convention April 15-17, hosted at Whistler Olympic Park, BC, SkiTrax Magazine … READ MORE →

2009 Rock and Ice Ultra – Day 4

Villenueve and Argue Share the Lead

March 25, 2009 (Yellowknife, NWT) – After four days of competition Phil Villenueve of Canmore and Mike Argue of Yellowknife are still tied for the lead at the 2009 Rock and … READ MORE →

2009 USA XC Ski Nationals 5/10km – Smyth and Southam Win Titles

Full Results

March 25, 2009 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Morgan Smyth and James Southam won the opening Yukon Title Company 5km/10km Classic titles respectively at the Birch Hill Recreation Area on Tuesday evening at the Wedgewood Resort … READ MORE →

Women Ski jumpers Ask to Meet IOC President

March 25, 2009 (Denver, Colorado) – The fifteen international women ski jumpers suing for the right to participate in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games have asked IOC President Jacques Rogge to meet with … READ MORE →

Russian XC Skier Matveeva Tests Positive for EPO

March 24, 2009 (Montreal, QC) – Natalia Matveeva, a 22-year-old Russian cross-country skier, has been suspended for doping apparently testing positive for EPO during a World Cup meet in January in Whistler, B.C. as … READ MORE →

2009 California Gold Rush – Swank and Vinogradova Win

March 24, 2009 (Donner Summit, CA) – More than a foot of snow fell on Donner Summit overnight Saturday and continued prior to the start of the annual California Gold Rush, a … READ MORE →

Former Austrian XC Coach Arrested on Doping Allegations

March 24, 2009 (Vienna, Austria) – Disgraced Austria Nordic Ski coach Walter Mayer, who was involved in the 2006 Torino Olympics doping scandal, has been arrested in connection with new doping allegations connected to a … READ MORE →

2009 USA XC Ski Championships – Preview, Start List, Schedule

March 24, 2009 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – The Wedgewood Resort 2009 US Cross Country Ski Championships will be starting at 6:00pm Tuesday, March 24 on the Jim Whisenhant Ski Trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall’s Race Tails – 2009 World Cup Finals

March 24, 2009 (Falun, Sweden) – Here’s an inside look at the XC World Cup Finals which concluded last weekend in Falun, Sweden March 20-22 by the USA’s Kikkan Randall. The mini Tour de … READ MORE →

2009 Rock and Ice Ultra – Day 2 Results

Argue Leads Villenueve

March 23, 2009 (Yellowknife, NWT) – The Rock and Ice Ultra event is a 225km foot, snowshoe or XC ski race in the wilds of the North West Territories. Runners must carry snowshoes … READ MORE →

Universal Sports XC Coverage – Falun World Cup Finals

March 23, 2009 (Falun, Sweden) – On demand coverage of the World Cup finals from Falun, Sweden March 20 -22 is now available at Universalsports.com. Watch Justyna Kowalcyzk (Pol) and Dario Cologna (Sui) ski to … READ MORE →

Norwegian Birkebeiner World Loppet Marathon – Arhlin, Pedersen Win

March 23, 2009 (Trondheim, Norway) – More than 14,500 skiers competed on Saturday in the 2009 edition of the historic Norwegian Birkebeiner – a record for the event. Norwegian great … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup Falun Final Women’s 10km Handicap – Kowalczyk Wins Title

Renner 21st Overall

March 22, 2009 (Falun, Sweden) – Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk has won the women’s overall 2008/09 Veissmann XC World Cup series title and the overall distance crown, following her victory this weekend at … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup Falun Final Men’s 15km Handicap – Harvey 5th, Cologna Wins All

Kershaw 18th, Harvey 26th Overall

March 22, 2009 (Falun, Sweden) – Dario Cologna (Sui) finished 20th on Sunday in the men’s 15km Handicap race, the final event of the 2008/09 Veissmann XC World Cup series, but topped … READ MORE →

Biathlon World Cup Trondheim – Leguellec 17th

Burke 24th

March 22, 2009 (Trondheim, Norway) – In the Biathlon World Cup race on Sunday in Trondheim, Norway Canada’s Jean Philippe Leguellec finished a strong 17th in the 15km mass start. Leguellec crossed the line … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup Falun 10/20km Pursuit Flash – Harvey 8th, Renner 28th

Cologna and Roponen Win

March 21, 2009 (Falun, Sweden) – Dario Cologna (Sui) had the fastest time in the men’s 20km Pursuit (10km Classic + 10km Free) race on Saturday and combined with the Friday’s Prologue … READ MORE →

Biathlon World Cup Finals Trondheim Pursuit – Burke 13th

March 21, 2009 (Trondheim, Norway) – The USA’s Tim Burke had another strong showing Saturday at the Biathlon World Cup finals in Trondheim, Norway in the 12.5km pursuit. Burke finished 1:14 back from race … READ MORE →

Spring Skiing and “Zeros”

March 21, 2009 – Spring skiing conditions have come a little early to the Midwest this year. Less than a week ago I was skiing around Wirth Park in the Twin Cities, bundled up … READ MORE →

Canada to Host Additional World Cup XC Events

March 20, 2009 – The International Ski Federation (FIS) has made the unprecedented decision to award North America permanent calendar dates on the World Cup (WC) circuit through to 2013. This landmark decision recognizes … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup Falun Prologue Flash – Nystad and Teichmann Score

Harvey 8th, Randall 31st

March 20, 2009 (Falun, Sweden) – The countdown of the 2009 Veissmann XC World Cup series has begun as Claudia Nystad (Ger) has won the women’s 2.5km free Prologue in Falun, Sweden … READ MORE →

Finland’s Anssi Koivuranta Wins 2009 NC World Cup Title

USA's Bill Demong 3rd

March 20, 2009 – The DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup season was marked by the introduction of a new competition format. The discipline went through a complete rule revision during last summer … READ MORE →

Freeman Report: Just Do It!

March 20, 2009 – I was reading through some of my old (and even new) articles recently. And I enjoy reading other skier’s advice on how master skiers like myself should train: how to … READ MORE →

SkiTrax World Cup Contest Standings after Trondheim

March 19, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – Here are the standings for the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 2009 Contest following the World Cup races in … READ MORE →

Interview with Canada’s Alex Harvey

March 19, 2009 (Trondheim, Norway) – After his first World Cup season as a senior athlete Canada’s Alex Harvey has quickly made a name for himself not just as a rising … READ MORE →

Interview with Bjorn Daehlie

March 19, 2009 (Hayward, WI) – Norwegian xc ski legend Bjorn Daehlie recently competed at the American Birkebeiner for the first time and we partnered up with the Birkie and Douglas Karaszewski of Egami … READ MORE →

Biathlon World Cup Finals Trondheim Sprints – Burke 9th

Kocher and Bailey 20th

March 19, 2009 (Trondheim, Norway) – The USA’s Tim Burke has placed 9th at Trondheim, Norway in the men’s 10km Biathlon World Cup sprint. The 9th place, with one penalty was Burke’s best result … READ MORE →

Canadian XC Nationals 30/50km – More Photos

March 19, 2009 (Duntroon, ON) – Here are some more photos from last week’s Canadian XC Nationals 30/50km races presented by Highlands Trailblazers at Highlands Nordic … READ MORE →

CAAWS Endorses Incusion of Women’s Ski Jumping at 2010 Olympics

March 19, 2009 (Ottawa, ON) – CAAWS, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity, has added its name to the growing number of organizations calling on the International Olympic … READ MORE →

Chaos Headwear Supports 2009 US XC Championships in Fairbanks

March 23-29 at Wedgewood Resort

March 18, 2009 (Steamboat Springs, CO) – CHAOS Headwear and the Nordic US Cross Country Championships announce their team sponsorship as a special headwear supplier for this race series. One hundred and eight Staff and … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup Stockholm Sprints – Majdic and Kjoelstad Win

Norway Dominates - Newell 9th

March 18, 2009 (Stockholm, Sweden) – Petra Majdic (Slo) took the women’s 1km Classic Sprint on Wednesday as the Veissmann XC World Cup moved on to Stockholm. Norway’s men powered to … READ MORE →

Canmore Nordic Centre Summer Events 2009

March 18, 2009 (Canmore, Alta.) – Here is the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park’s 2009 Summer Events calendar, which gives nordic skiers a lot of fun training options in the snow-less season. Highlights include … READ MORE →

2009 US National Snowshoe Championships – Results

March 17, 2009 (Mount Hood, Oregon) -Nearly one hundred and fifty athletes from twenty different U.S. States and Canada converged on Mount Hood in Oregon to tackle the U.S. Snowshoe Association’s Ninth Annual PowerSox … READ MORE →