Archive | February, 2013

Norway’s Boe Continues Winning Ways Claiming Victory at IBU WCup Sprint in Oslo

(Oslo, NOR) – With temperatures hovering above zero and very little wind, Norway’s Tarjei Boe sprinted to victory in front of the home town crowd on Thursday in the men’s 10km Sprint. Boe … READ MORE →

USA Scores Best-Ever 4th as Norway Wins Women’s Team Relay at 2013 Nordic Worlds – Canada DNF – PHOTOS

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The powerhouse Norwegian squad led by Marit Bjoergen charged to victory today in the women’s 4x5km CL + FR at the 2013 FIS Nordic World Championships in Val di … READ MORE →

Decision in Veerpalu Doping Case Appeal Postponed to March 25

  (Lausanne, Switzerland) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has postponed its decision–expected today – on the appeal of Andrus Veerpalu reports Estonian Public Broadcasting. A decision is now expected by March 25.
Veerpalu, … READ MORE →

Craftsbury GRP Ski Program Accepting Applications for 2013/14

(Craftsbury, VT) – The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 training year. Space will be limited, but we hope to be able to add a few new members … READ MORE →

Canada’s McKeever and Carleton Stomp to Gold at IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships

(Solleftea, Sweden) – Brian Mckeever and his guide Erik Carleton cranked out another gold medal at the IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Solleftea, Sweden on Wednesday.
Feeding off a hard-fought victory in the sprint … READ MORE →

Interview w/Ivan Babikov after Snagging 4th in 15km FR in Val di Fiemme

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Check out this video interview courtesy of CCC with Canada’s Ivan Babikov after he narrowly missed out on the podium in the men’s 15km individual start free race at … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Fiemme Worlds 2013 Contest Standings after the Team Sprint

(Toronto, ON) – We are excited to announce the standings for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Fiemme Worlds 2013 Contest after the Team Sprint events. Racing is getting hotter in Val di Fiemme as the weekend nears. … READ MORE →

USA’s Stephen Stellar 5th in Women’s 10km FR as Johaug Wins Gold

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The USA’s Elizabeth Stephen raced to the best result of her career, finishing in 5th place, only 8.5 seconds off Russian bronze medalist, Yulia Tchekaleva, in women’s 10km FR … READ MORE →

Canada’s Babikov Just Off Podium in 15km FR as Northug Wins First Gold of Nordic World Championships

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Norwegian Petter Northug set a devastating pace out of the start in the 15km individual start and created a gap large enough to hold on to his first gold … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Fiemme Worlds 2013 Contest Standings after the Skiathlon

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to present the standings for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Fiemme Worlds 2013 Contest after the Skiathlon. With 225 teams entered and lots of racing still to come in Val di Fiemme, Italy, … READ MORE →

Interviews with Coaches Matt Whitcomb and Justin Wadsworth following the Team Sprint in Val di Fiemme

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – On Sunday, Feb. 24th, the USA’s Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins scored historic gold in the women’s 6×1.3km Team Sprint at the FIS Nordic World Championships in Val di … READ MORE →

NENSA Names 2013 USSA New England Junior National Team

– (New Gloucester, Maine) –The Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent our region in the USSA Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships, to be held March 9-16th. … READ MORE →

USA’s Stephen Nails Career-Best 5th in 10km FR Individual Start at Nordic Worlds as Johaug Takes Gold Over Bjoergen

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The USA’s Elizabeth Stephen turned heads as she raced to the best result of her career, finishing in 5th place, in the women’s 10km FR Individual Start at the … READ MORE →

Interview with Randall and Diggins on Winning Historic Team Sprint GOLD in Val di Fiemme

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – SkiTrax caught up with newly crowned Team Sprint world champions Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins for their take on their historic victory in Val di Fiemme, Italy at the … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Fiemme Worlds 2013 Contest Standings after the Classic Sprints

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to present the standings for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Fiemme Worlds 2013 Contest after the Classic Sprints in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Team Richard Johaug is leading with 65 points, … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins and Randall Win Historic Team Sprint GOLD at the 2013 FIS Nordic World Championships

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The USA’s Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins put on an awesome display of Team Sprint skiing at the duo delivered a historic win in a nail-biting performance in the … READ MORE →

Russia Scores Team Sprint Nordic Worlds Gold as Kazakstan Edges Canada for the Bronze

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Canada’s Alex Harvey and Devon Kershaw, the defending Team Sprint world champs, put on a valiant display of come-back prowess following a broken pole suffered Kershaw. But the boot … READ MORE →

Colorado Captures 12th RMISA/West Regional Title – Hajkova & Havlick Win 15/20km FR

– Colorado captured its 12th RMISA/West Regional title in the 23 years that Richard Rokos as served as the program’s head coach, and its 23rd overall in the 60-plus year history of the conference.  … READ MORE →

Vermont Nets Perfect Season & Third Straight EISA Championship – Plus EISA Annual Awards

(Rumford, ME) – Despite a strong effort by Dartmouth to block the University of Vermont from claiming a perfect season, the Catamounts rebounded on Saturday to notch their third consecutive EISA title and to … READ MORE →

USA Scores NOCO Bronze in Team Relay at Nordic World Ski Championships as France Wins Gold

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – 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 2013 FIS Nordic World … READ MORE →

Russia Wins Team Sprint Title at Nordic Worlds as Canada Takes 4th in Squeaker

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Defending Team Sprint champs, Alex Harvey and Devon Kershaw from Canada, were edged out of the medals by mere centimeters as Kazakstan’s Alexey Poltoranin nipped Harvey at the line … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins and Randall Win Historic Nordic World Championships Team Sprint GOLD in Val di Fiemme

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins took a dominant historic win in a nail-biting performance in the women’s 6×1.2km Team Sprint at the 2013 FIS Nordic World Championships in Val … READ MORE →

Cologna Scores First Nordic World Championship Title in 30km Skiathlon in Italy – Canada’s Harvey 13th

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Swiss star Dario Cologna left nothing to chance as he timed his attack with about 3km to go in the skate portion of the men’s 30km (15kmCL+15kmFR) Skiathlon to … READ MORE →

Bjoergen and Team Norge Romp in Women’s 15km Skiathlon at FIS Nordic Worlds – USA’s Stephen 20th

February 23, 2013 (Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Norway’s women made their mark at the 2103 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy on Saturday, as four skiers lead by Marit Bjoergen … READ MORE →

American Birkebeiner 2013 Winners Crowned – Gregg, Liebsch, Debold and Luby

(Hayward, WI) – Great conditions blessed the American Birkebeiner as Caitlin Gregg (CXC) triumphed in the women’s 50km skate putting the hammer down in the final sprint over Tatjana Mannima from Estonia to take … READ MORE →

Cologna Wins First Nordic World Championship Title in 30km Skiathlon at Val di Fiemme – Harvey 13th

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Swiss star Dario Cologna attacked with 3km to go in the skate portion of the 15kmCL/+15kmFR men’s Skiathlon to open up a gap large enough to secure his first … READ MORE →

Bjoergen Leads Norwegian Sweep in Women’s 15km Skiathlon at Nordic Worlds – Stephen 20th

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Marit Bjoergen lead a Norwegian podium sweep in the women’s 15km Skiathlon (7.5km CL+ 7.5km FR) as Norway dominated the second half of the race with four skiers and … READ MORE →

Dartmouth Wins First Day of Bates Carnival+EISA Championships – O’Connell and Patterson Score

(Rumford, ME) – Sunny skies and warm weather greeted the Nordic field during Friday’s individual 5/10km classical races in Rumford on the first day of the joint Bates Carnival and EISA Championships. Finding the … READ MORE →

Colorado Wins 5/10km CL Races on Day 1 at RMISA-NCAA West Regional Championships

(Bozeman, MO) – Joanne Reid lead a University of Colorado sweep in the women’s 5km CL on Day 1 of the RMISA-NCAA West Regional Championships in Bozeman, MO. Reid, named this week as the … READ MORE →

USA’s Hendrickson Triumphs in Women’s Ski Jumping at World Championship in Italy

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Park City’s Sarah Hendrickson found it hard to describe her feelings right after becoming only the third woman in history to win a ski jumping World Championship on Friday, … READ MORE →

France’s Lamy Chappuis Wins First NOCO Gold at Nordic World Ski Championships – USA’s Fletcher 14th

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Bryan Fletcher led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 14th in the opening Nordic Combined event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. The Steamboat Springs, CO … READ MORE →

Interviews w/USA’s Randall and Caldwell + Canada’s Gaiazova in Val di Fiemme

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Check out these interviews with USA’s Kikkan Randall and Sophie Caldwell, plus Canada’s Dasha Gaiazova direct for the FIS XC Skiing World Championships in Val di Fiemme following yesterday’s … READ MORE →

FIS Fantasy Marathon Cup 2012/13 Contest Standings after the Tartu Maraton

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the standings for the second annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Marathon Cup 2012/13 Contest after the Tartu Maraton held in in Otepää, Estonia on Sunday. Team Redl … READ MORE →

USA’s Hendrickson Wins Women’s Ski Jumping at 2013 Nordic World Championships – Jerome 6th, Canada’s Tanaka 15th

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Park City’s Sarah Hendrickson out-jumped Sara Takanashi of Japan, the World Cup overall title winner, to win the Women’s Ski Jumping title at the 2013 Nordic World Championship in Val … READ MORE →

SIA 2013 Demo at Devils Thumb Videos Part 2 – Alpina Skis and Boots, Yoko Carbon Skate Poles

(Devil’s Thumb Ranch, CO) – Check out these videos of Alpina’s latest offerings for the 2013/14 season, including Alpina Action and ASK skis and boots, Alpina ESK Pro Skate boot, and Yoko’s 7100 HS … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2012/13 Contest Standings after Davos

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the 2012/13 SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest standings after round 8 of the Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in Davos, Switzerland, the final World Cup … READ MORE →

Fischer Loppet, Jackrabbit Races and Festival at Hardwood – Feb. 23

(Oro Station, ON) – Mark your calendars for the Fischer Loppet at Hardwood Ski and Bike on February 23. The new course is now open for skiing – ask at the front counter for … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey Scores Historic Nordic Worlds Bronze in Men’s 1.5km CL Sprint as Kruikov Wins Gold

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Canada’s Alex Harvey led the way for North America in the opening event of the 2013 FIS Nordic World Championships with a historic bronze medal. The 24 year-old St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, … READ MORE →

Bjoergen Wins Women’s CL Sprint Gold at Nordic World Championships – Randall 19th, Caldwell 20th

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Patience was on Marit Bjoergen’s side today as the Norwegian claimed gold in the women’s 1.5km CL sprint, the first title event of the 2103 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in … READ MORE →

Interview w/Alex Harvey at the CL Sprint Finish in Val di Fiemme, Italy – Eng/French

(Val di Fiemme) – Check out this great interview in English and French with Alex Harvey, 24, at the finish in Val di Fiemme following his bronze in the men’s 1.5km CL Sprint, as he … READ MORE →

FLASH: Canada’s Harvey Takes CL Sprint Bronze at FIS Fiemme Nordic Worlds

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Brilliant skiing by Canadian Alex Harvey delivered him a historic bronze medal in the men’s 1.5km CL Sprint today at the 2013 FIS Nordic World Championships in Val di … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic World Championships CL Sprint Qualifications – 4 North Americans Advance

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The first race is underway at the 2013 FIS Nordic World Championships with the CL Sprints and North American fans were left wanting as only four skiers advanced to … READ MORE →

NNF’s World Nordic Championship U.S. Team Funding

– The National Nordic Foundation will be funding up to $10,000 of expenses for the 8 unfunded Cross-Country athletes at World Nordic Championships; Erik Bjornsen, Holly Brooks, Ida Sargent, Kris Freeman, Noah Hoffman, Sadie Bjornsen, … READ MORE →

FIS Athlete Interview w/Kikkan Randall in Val di Fiemme

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Kikkan Randall is the most successful US female skier of all time.  She is the current World Cup overall sprint leader, and will be starting her 7th FIS Nordic … READ MORE →

Val di Fiemme 2013 Preview, Race Schedule, Course Maps and Info

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The 2013 Nordic World Ski Championships begin today! Val di Fiemme welcomes over 700 athletes from 57 countries – all names have been unveiled. Let the games begin. Opening … READ MORE →

2013 Haywood Ski Nationals – Canada’s Best Nordic Skiers to Race at Whistler Olympic Park

(Whistler, B.C.) – Join Olympic and World Cup gold medalists Devon Kershaw and Alex Harvey, along with rising stars Len Valjas and Perianne Jones as they compete in the Haywood Ski Nationals – the … READ MORE →

Hellner and Cologna to Sit Out Classic Sprint in Val di Fiemme

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Cross-Country stars Dario Cologna (SUI) and Marcus Hellner (SWE) will not contest the Sprint on Thursday, the opening round of competition at the Nordic Ski World Championships in Val … READ MORE →

Bjorn Daehlie North America Named New Rode Ski Wax Distributor in U.S.

– Bjorn Daehlie North America proudly announces that effective today, they are the distributor for Rode ski wax for the US market. Rode will be on-site at the American Birkebeiner this week providing wax … READ MORE →

XC Oregon Team Applications Open For 2013/14 Ski Year

(Bend, OR) – The XC Oregon Elite Development Team has opened applications for new additions to our funded roster for the 2013/14 ski year. On the heels of a highly-successful fundraising campaign, beginning Spring/Summer … READ MORE →

Pre-Fiemme 2013 Interviews w/USA’s Diggins, Brooks, Hoffman, Newell – What’s Your Favourite Itallan Food ?

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Following the Davos World Cup all teams made a fast exit to head to Italy and get settled in before the 2013 FIS Nordic World Championships that kick off … READ MORE →