Archive | February, 2015

Canada’s Emma Lunder Scores Stellar Silver in Women’s 7.5km Sprint @ IBU Cup #7 in Canmore

(Canmore, AB) – A super swift biathlete by day and a Starbucks barista by night, Vernon B.C.’s Emma Lunder had the race of her life to win Canada’s first medal of IBU Cup 7 … READ MORE →

Russia’s Kornev Takes 10km Sprint Victory @ IBU Cup #7 in Canmore – Canada’s Bedard 21st

(Canmore, AB) – Marc-Andre Bedard is accustomed to jumping through fire and hucking javelins in the off season as a Spartan racer, but he relied on strong shooting to lead the Canadians by finishing … READ MORE →

NCAA West Region Championship Results

(Anchorage, Alaska) – Here are the results from the NCAA West Region / Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Championship classic races held on Saturday at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska. Qualified individuals will have … READ MORE →

Norway Claims 8th Consecutive Men’s Relay Title @Falun 2015 – Canada 10th, USA 11th

February 27, 2015 (Falun, Sweden) – Norway won a thrilling 4x10km Men’s Relay at Falun 2015 by a mere 0.6 seconds over Sweden as it all came down to the wire when Petter Northug beat Calle … READ MORE →

FIS Ask the Athlete for Clean Sport Campaign

February 27, 2015 (Falun, SWE) – As part of the first ever Legacy Outreach Program, the leading Nordic skiers from across the world participated in the Ask the Athlete – Clean As Snow campaign at the FIS Nordic … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun Worlds 2015 Contest Standings after Women’s 10km Individual

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun 2015 Contest following the the Women’s 10km Individual at the Falun 2015 FIS World Championships where Team USA’s Jessie … READ MORE →

Norway Unstoppable as Team USA Captures 4th in Women’s Relay @ Falun as

(Falun, SWE) – The Women’s 4x5km Relay was full of surprises and drama as Norway took no prisoners on their way to a resounding victory as they handled the pressure and reclaimed the top … READ MORE →

USA’s Bryan Fletcher Strong 5th as Bernhard Gruber Wins Nordic Combined Large Hill Gold @ Falun 2015

(Falun, SWE) – American Bryan Fletcher set himself up for success with a strong jump placing 13th and then skied with panache to a top-five finish in the large hill Nordic combined event at … READ MORE →

Germany’s Severin Freund Claims Large Hill Gold @ Falun 2015

(Falun, SWE) – Severin Freund, 26, delivered Germany’s third gold taking the large hill HS134-meter competition with a clear victory in Falun on Thursday evening. Freund set a new hill record ending up about 22 points … READ MORE →

Organic Valley Becomes Newest ASM Series and AXCS National Masters Official Sponsor

– Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, has been named an official sponsor of the American Ski Marathon Series and the AXCS National Masters Championships.
Organic Valley … READ MORE →

Sweden’s Johan Olsson in Charge in Men’s 15km FR @ Falun 20156 – Canada’s Babikov 20th

(Falun, SWE) – Despite having only one World Cup start behind him this season, in Ostersund 10 days ago, Sweden’s Johan Olsson crushed the competition today in Falun with a decisive victory in the … READ MORE →

Ski Jumping Tops the Prize Money Podium @ Falun 2015

(Falun, SWE) – Besides medals and prestige the athletes can also win a good amount of prize money in Falun. A total of CHF 870 600,- is awarded in the three disciplines, ski jumping, … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun Worlds 2015 Contest Standings after Team Sprint

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun 2015 Contest following the Team Sprint at Falun 2015 where defending champs Team USA’s Jessie Diggins and Sophie Caldwell finished … READ MORE →

Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg Nail Historic Double Podium for USA in Women’s 10km FR @ Falun 2015 as Kalla Takes Gold

(Falun, Sweden) – Team USA was on fire in the women’s 10km FR individual race with Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg delivering stellar performances to claim silver and bronze for a historic podium. But … READ MORE →

Teleconference Call with Caitlin Gregg, Jessie Diggins and US Women’s Coach Matt Whitcomb

(Falun, SWE) – Check out the US Ski Team’s media conference call with Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN) and the US Women’s Coach Matt Whitcomb, following the medal ceremonies in Falun, Sweden. … READ MORE →

Interview with Head Coach Chris Grover on USA’s Double Podium @ Falun 2015

(Falun, SWE) – SkiTrax caught with US XC Head Coach Chris Grover just after Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg finished second and third respectively in the Women’s 10km FR individual for a historic US … READ MORE →

News FLASH – USA’s Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg Score Historic SILVER and BRONZE in Women’s 10km FR @ Falun 2015

(Falun, SWE) – Americans Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg claimed a historic podium today winning a stunning silver and bronze in the Women’s 10km FR individual at the 2015 FIS Nordic World Championships in … READ MORE →

US Women 12th and Men 15th in Youth Relays @ IBU Youth/Junior Worlds

(Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus) – The Team USA women, consisting of Siena Ellingson, Chloe Levins, and Amanda Kautzer, finished 12th in the Youth 3x6km relay on the penultimate day of the IBU Youth World Championships in … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun Worlds 2015 Contest Standings after 15/30km Skiathlon

(Toronto, ON) – Canada’s Alex Harvey was on the podium again making history with his second medal at the Falun 2015 Nordic World Championships in the men’s 30km Skiathlon winning bronze (read our coverage here) … READ MORE →

American Birkebeiner 2015 Photos and Video

(Hayward, WI) – Here are some great photos and a video courtesy of the Birkie from the 2015 American Birkebeiner held this past weekend, of which the 51km FR event was a leg of the … READ MORE →

Doherty’s 11th Leads North Americans in Pursuit Races @ IBU Youth/Junior Worlds

(Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus) – A day after his bronze medal in the junior men’s sprint, Sean Doherty (USA) had the top North American performance in Sunday’s pursuit races with an 11th-place finish in the junior men’s … READ MORE →

Sigge’s Payak 2015 Cancelled Due to Low Snow

(Callaghan Valley, BC) – Despite a lot of snow dancing over the last two weeks, Mother Nature did not cooperate and organizers of the Sigge’s Payak made the difficult decision to cancel event for … READ MORE →

Norway Untouchable in Men’s 1.4km FR Team Sprint as USA Takes 7th in Falun 2015

(Falun, Sweden) – The Norwegian team of Finn Haagen Krogh and Petter Northug were untouchable in the men’s 1.4km FR Team Sprint on Sunday. Like their women counterparts, the duo quickly established a lead that … READ MORE →

Norway Dominates Women’s Team Sprint @ Falun 2015 – USA 8th

February 22, 2015 (Falun, Sweden) – Norway out-classed the field today crushing all opposition in the Women’s 6×1.2km FR Team Sprint, as anchor Maiken Caspersen Falla crossed the finish line more than eight seconds ahead … READ MORE →

Harvey Wins Historic Bronze in Men’s 30K Skiathlon as Vylegzhanin Takes Gold @ Falun 2015

(Falun, SWE) – Canada’s Alex Harvey won historic bronze in a thrilling finish to the men’s 30km Skiathlon as Russia’s Maxim Vylegzhanin won his first ever international gold medal beating Dario Cologna (SUI) by … READ MORE →

Johaug Wins Women’s Skiathlon Gold @ Falun 2015 – USA’s Stephen Strong 11th

February 21, 2015 (Falun, Sweden) – Therese Johaug (NOR) was unstoppable in the women’s 7.5km C/7.5km F women’s skiathlon today pulling away from her rivals on the final climb to claim the gold. The 26-year-old … READ MORE →

USA’s Brooks Wins American Birkebeiner & Reclaims Red Bib – Italy’s Bonaldi Tops Men’s Field

(Cable, WI) – After temperatures around -30°C the days before the race, the race day announced to be pretty “warm” with only -13 degrees! Snowfall right before the race made the track softer then … READ MORE →

USA’s Sean Doherty 3rd in Junior Men’s 10km Sprint @ IBU Youth/Junior Worlds – Canada’s Aidan Millar 10th

(Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus) – In his first year as a junior competitor, Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.) won the bronze medal in the junior men’s 10-kilometer sprint on Saturday at the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in … READ MORE →

Canada’s Henrich 5th and USA’s Hendrickson 6th as Germany’s Vogt Claims Women’s World Ski Jumping Title

(Falun, SWE) – Canada’s Taylor Henrich ended up a stellar fifth after qualifying a stunning first at the women’s World Ski Jumping championships yesterday in Falun, Sweden. The USA’s Sarah Hendrickson, the defending champ, followed … READ MORE →

USA’s Taylor Fletcher 19th as Germany’s Rydzek Takes Nordic Combined Gold

(Falun, SWE) – Germany’s Johannes Rydzek picked up his first-ever gold medal yesterday at the Nordic World Ski Championships in a close battle with Italy’s Alessandro Pittin in the Nordic Combined 10 km Individual Gundersen. Pittin … READ MORE →

Men’s MS100 Ski Jumping Qualifications @ Falun 2015 – USA’s Rhoads Makes the Final

(Falun, SWE ) – Simon Ammann (SUI) was the surprising winner of the qualification for the men’s Normal Hill competition yesterday at the World Championships in Falun. The four-time Olympic Champion, who didn’t take … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun Worlds 2015 Contest Standings after Sprint CL

(Toronto, ON) – The first medal event of the Falun 2015 Nordic World Championships started things off with a bang for Team Canada in Sweden yesterday and got Canadian supporters registered in our SkiTrax … READ MORE →

Watch American Birkie LIVE on Feb. 22

(Haywood, Wisconsin) – Watch the 42nd annual American Birkebeiner LIVE on Sat., Feb. 22. The legendary Birkie is part of the Worldloppet, featuring 9,000+ participants including top US skiers and finishes in downtown Haywood. The … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest 2014-15 – Standings After Ostersund

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round seven of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden.
Canada’s Alex Harvey … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey Scores Impressive Silver in Men’s CL Sprint @ Falun 2015 as Petter Northug Wins Gold

(Falun, SWE) – Canadian Alex Harvey demonstrated how strong he is at these championships as he claimed the silver medal today in the men’s 1.4km CL Sprint just behind Norwegian star, Petter Northug, on … READ MORE →

Bjoergen Takes Historic Women’s Sprint CL Gold in Falun – USA’s Caldwell 10th, Canada’s Jones 24th

(Falun, SWE) – Marit Bjoergen (NOR) captured the first gold medal of Falun 2015 and into the record books as she powered her way to victory in the women’s 1.4km CL Sprint. Sweden’s Stina Nilsson … READ MORE →

Canada’s Beaudry 15th in Individual Pursuit @ IBU Junior Worlds, USA’s Doherty 16th

(Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus) – Sarah Beaudry (CAN) was the top Canuck in 15th spot to mark the opening day of the Biathlon Junior World Championships in Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus on Thursday, while the USA’s Sean Doherty … READ MORE →

Shellie Milford Passes the Torch @ American Birkie after 28 Years + On-Site Interview w/Peter Graves

(Cable, WI) – Shellie Milford, director of race operations at the American Birkebeiner, is stepping down after the Feb. 21, 2015 running of this year’s Swix Birkie (50km skate and 55km Classic), ending almost … READ MORE →

Falun Welcomes the World

February 18, 2015 (Falun, Sweden) – FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf opened the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Wednesday night at Falun’s Lugnet Arena, in the heart of … READ MORE →

Uptown Funk – US Ski Team Style

(Falun, Sweden) – Get down and boogie with Team USA as the Falun 2015 Nordic Worlds gets underway tomorrow with the first major event the Classic Sprint. Simi Hamilton tells it like it is … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun Worlds 2015 Contest – LAST Chance

(Toronto, ON) – As the Falun 2015 Nordic World Championships get underway in Sweden from Feb. 18-Mar. 1, today is your final opportunity to get in on our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun 2015 Contest. … READ MORE →

Falun 2015 Nordic Worlds Get Underway with 5/10km FR Qualifications

(Falun, Sweden) – The Falun 2015 Nordic World Championships got underway today in Sweden with the opening qualifiers for those countries who did not receive automatic entry to the championship. Stay tuned for more … READ MORE →

More Medals for USA and Canada on Days 2, 3, 4 @ IPC World Cup in Japan

(Asahikawa, Japan) – Canada’s para-nordic athletes rattled off three medals for the second-straight day at the IPC World Cup in Asahikawa, Japan on Sunday, Day 2 of competition. Canadian Team rookie Brittany Hudak captured … READ MORE →

Falun is Ready for the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships – WATCH IT LIVE

(Falun, Sweden) – Five years ago, at the 47th International Ski Congress in Antalya (TUR), Falun was elected to host the FIS Nordic World Championships in 2015. Now, Falun is ready.

Opening Ceremony
The FIS Nordic … READ MORE →

Canada’s Cendrine Browne and Kevin Sandau Win Latvian Nationals

(Vietalva, Latvia) – It was a beautiful day in Vietalva, Latvia as the Canadian team tackled Day 2 of the Latvian Championships, the 10 and 15k skate races. Temperatures were just below zero C. … READ MORE →

Falun 2015 Worlds Welcomes Iran’s First Female National Team XC Skier

(Falun, Sweden) – She’s already won all the races she’s skied during the winter in her native Iran. And Wednesday’s WSC qualifying round will be the first competition outside her home country for 23 … READ MORE →

Light the Trails for Larry Campaign Update

(Duntroon, ON) – We have achieved the target we set for the “Light the Trails for Larry” campaign. I have to say that the Sinclair family are overwhelmed with your generosity in helping find … READ MORE →

WADA and FIS to Launch Legacy Outreach Program at Nordic Ski Worlds

– The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and FIS will launch the first ever Legacy Outreach Program in Falun (SWE) from 19th-21st February as the world’s top Nordic skiers gather for the 40th edition of … READ MORE →

IPC Names USA’s Soule Athlete of the Month for Historic Cable 2015 Medal Haul

– The USA’s Andrew Soule was recently voted the IPC’s Allianz Athlete of the Month for January 2015 after a record breaking performance at the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships.

On home snow in … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun Worlds 2015 Contest – Final Athlete LISTS Updated

(Toronto, ON) – We apologize for the delay and are pleased to announce that the final list of athletes for Falun 2015 has been released and we have updated our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Falun 2015 … READ MORE →