Archive | January, 2016

USA’s Doherty Claims Gold in Jr Men’s Pursuit for Record 10th Medal @ IBU Youth/Junior Worlds – Phaneuf 9th, Sanchez 17th, Bankes 18th

(Cheile Gradistei, Romania) – The USA’s Sean Doherty, 20, from Center Conway, N.H. delivered a fabulous gold on Sunday in the Junior Men’s 12.5km Pursuit claiming a record-setting 10th individual medal of his career at … READ MORE →

Cendrine Browne and Bob Thompson Win Haywood NorAm 5/10km CL Races @ Mont-Ste-Anne

January 30, 2016 (Mont-Ste-Anne, Quebec) – It started off as a nice sunny day, as the women’s race got underway at the Haywood NorAm competition in Mont-Ste-Anne, Quebec. Temperatures were just below 0 deg. C.  … READ MORE →

David Norris and Kelsey Phinney Take their First USSA Supertour Wins at Lake Placid

(Lake Placid, NY) – David Norris of APUNSC used fast skis and slick tactics to take his first Supertour win ever in the 1.5km Freestyle Sprint in Lake Placid, while Kelsey Phinney of Middlebury College … READ MORE →

USA’s Doherty Claims Second Podium in Men’s 10km Sprint @IBU Youth/Junior World – Phaneuf 7th

(Cheile Gradistei, Romania) – The USA’s Sean Doherty nabbed his second medal of the week in the Junior Men’s 10km Sprint while his teammate Maddie Phaneuf scored her second top-10 finish in the Junior … READ MORE →

Vote for North America’s Top Cross-Country Ski Resorts in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards

January 29, 2016 – USA Today’s 10Best reader’s choice travel feature is happening right now as the major American publication is inviting its huge readership base to vote on their 10 favourites in an array … READ MORE →

2016 IBU Youth/Junior Worlds Day 3 – Canada’s Sanchez 17th, Moser 19th in Youth 6/7.5km Sprint

(Cheile Gradistei, Romania) – Day 3 of the 2016 IBU Youth/Junior Worlds saw Teo Sanchez (CAN) once again lead the North Americans in 17th place in the Youth Men’s 7.5km Sprint. Russia’s Igor Malinovskii … READ MORE →

Borah Teamwear Annual Nordic Race Suit Giveaway – Winners to be Announced Feb. 1

– It’s time for the annual Nordic race suit giveaway by Borah Teamwear. Enter for your chance to win a premium, custom race suit, precision-crafted and custom made in the USA. TWO lucky winners … READ MORE →

IBU Youth/Junior Worlds 2016 Day 2 – USA’s Doherty Wins BRONZE, Phaneuf 5th in ‏Junior 10/15 km Individual

(Cheile Gradistei, Romania) – Team USA logged some strong results on Day 2 of the 2016 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships with Sean Doherty scoring bronze in the 15km Junior Men’s Individual event and Madeleine … READ MORE →

2016 IBU Youth/Junior Worlds Day 1 – Canada’s Sanchez 13th and Bankes 19th

(Cheile Gradistei, Romania) – The 2016 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships kicked off today in Romania with the 10/12.5km Youth Individual competitions as Canada’s Teo Sanchez with Chelsea Nordiq in Quebec took home a solid 13th … READ MORE →

Salomon Launches the New Prolink System in Canada @Canmore Nordic Centre

(Canmore, AB) – Salomon recently hosted two product launch events in North America to officially announce their new, and much anticipated, Prolink binding system. On Jan. 6 the U.S. debut was held at Jeremy … READ MORE →

Olympic Medallist Beckie Scott Expands Cross Country Skiing Program in Aboriginal Schools

– The principal of an Alberta First Nation school is singing the praises of a cross-country skiing program that was expanded this week by retired Olympian Beckie Scott. “We want them to become the … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2015/16 Contest Standings after Nove Mesto

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of this season’s SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest, featuring over 400 teams, after the 2015-16 Viessmann FIS World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech … READ MORE →

Julbo Kicks Off 2016 with Strong Nordic Presence + Noah Hoffman – What It Takes

– Julbo, the French eyewear brand dedicated to Mountain Performance Eyewear has increased its Nordic skiing presence in the United States with strong results and a focused core of skiing athletes. “This is my … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Assistant Coach National Development Centre – Thunder Bay

(Thunder Bay, ON) – The National Development Centre (NDC) – Thunder Bay is one of Canada’s nationally sanctioned development centres, operating as a high-performance racing team within the framework of Cross Country Canada. The … READ MORE →

EISA Colby College Carnival Report, Results, Photos

(Vermont) – EISA racing action returned to Quarry Road for the second time in two weeks as the Colby College Carnival kicked off on the Jan 23-24 weekend. The temperatures were low on Saturday … READ MORE →

US Women Claim Historic Silver in World Cup Relay @Nove Mesto – Canada Debuts in 12th

(Nove Mesto, Cze) – The U.S. women’s cross country team was unstoppable on their way to historic silver in the FIS World Cup 4x5k relay at Nove Mesto, Czech Republic on Sunday. While the … READ MORE →

Norway Takes Men’s World Cup Relay @ Nove Mesto – USA 8th and Canada 9th

(Nove Mesto, Cze) – While the day belonged to Norway in the men’s World Cup 4×7.5km Relay, the USA and Canada delivered solid results in 8th and 9th respectively battling to the line on … READ MORE →

USA Strong 6th in IBU WCup Men’s Relay @ Antholz as Russia Triumphs – Canada 11th

(Antholz-Anterselma, Italy) – The U.S. Biathlon men’s relay squad of Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke, Leif Nordgren and Sean Doherty claimed another strong sixth place finish, with one penalty and 13 spare rounds, in the … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Chaux-Neuve Day 1 – USA’s Fletcher Bros 19th and 20th

(Chaux-Neuve, FRA) – After a month long break, the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup finally got back underway at Chaux-Neuve in the Jura Mountains. Americans Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins Claims Brilliant Bronze in 10km FR @Nove Mesto FIS World Cup

(Nove Mesto, CZE) – American Jessie Diggins blazed to her second individual World Cup podium placing third in the women’s 10km FR in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic on Saturday. Norway’s Therese Johaug … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey Solid 7th in Men’s 15K at World Cup in Nova Mesto – Manificat Wins

(Nove Mesto, CZE) – Canada’s Alex Harvey battled through challenging conditions to a solid 7th in the men’s 15km World Cup in Nova Mesto, Czech Republic on Saturday. Maurice Manificat, of France claimed the … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee 17th and Canadian Rookie Ransom Career-best 19th @Antholz IBU World Cup Pursuit – Burke 22nd

(Antholz-Anterselma, ITA) – American Susan Dunklee moved up 20 places to finish 17th with three penalties while rookie Canadian biathlete, Julia Ransom, had the race of her life and shot clean to claim 19th, both … READ MORE →

Mt Bachelor Nordic Center Announces Inaugural Cascade Crest 50km Nordic Ski Marathon and Relay

(Bend, OR) – Enjoy the splendor of the high Cascades while testing your limits at the 2016 Cascade Crest 50km Nordic Ski Marathon, 25km, 10km or 50km Relay, slated for Saturday, March 12, 2016 … READ MORE →

USA’s Andy Newell 4th at Dolomitensprint in Lienz

(Lienz, Austria) – The USA’s Andy Newell made the final at the 7pm evening Dolomite Sprint today in the centre of Lienz, to finish 4th behind winner Mirco Bertolini (ITA). Newell won every round … READ MORE →

USA’s Burke Places 17th as Schempp Wins 10k Men’s IBU World Cup Sprint in Antholz

(Antholz-Anterselma, Italy) – The USA’s Tim Burke logged a solid 17th place result as the top North American in the men’s IBU 10k World Cup sprint in Antholz-Anterselma, Italy today, which was won by … READ MORE →

Frankowski, Treinen Win 2nd Annual Qaniq Challenge in Valdez with $10,000 US Prize Purse

(Valdez, AK) – Elite racer Rosie Frankowski of APUNSC took the win in the women’s overall at the second annual Qaniq challenge, besting Olympian Holly Brooks by nearly a minute and a half, while … READ MORE →

Crawford 33rd, Dunklee 37th as Podchufarova Takes Women’s 7.5k IBU Sprint World Cup Victory in Antholz

(Antholz-Anterselma, Italy) – Rosanna Crawford (CAN) was the top North American in 33rd with one penalty in the women’s 7.5km sprint at the BMW IBU World Cup 6 in picturesque Antholz-Anterselma, Italy. Just behind … READ MORE →

Women’s Ski Jumping USA Welcomes New President Julie Hickam

(Park City, UT) – Women’s Ski Jumping USA (WSJ-USA) is pleased to welcome Julie Hickam as board president along with new board members, Laura Sankey and Blair Tomten. After the untimely passing of former … READ MORE →

IBU Cup 6 Sprints – USA’s Dreissigacker 10th, Canada’s Beaudry 13th in Germany

(Arber, Germany) – The USA’s Hannah Dreissigacker led the North American effort at the IBU Cup 6 in Arber, Germany delivering a 10th place finish in the women’s 7.5km sprint with clean shooting, while … READ MORE →

CAAWS Announces Influential Women of 2015 – Chandra Crawford, Beckie Scott Recognized

(Ottawa, ON) – Following the “2015 Year of Sport in Canada” the CAAWS Most Influential Women List recipients are demonstrating their influence from coast to coast and from provincial to international levels in all … READ MORE →

WADA Update on RUSADA Non-Compliance

(Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) would like to update stakeholders regarding the joint efforts being made to help the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) regain compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code).
On … READ MORE →

Madshus Introduces US Ski Team Athlete Noah Hoffman

– Hailing from Aspen, CO, Noah Hoffman now trains in Park City, Utah. Named to the US Ski Team in 2008 as a junior skier, Hoffman has been working his way up the development … READ MORE →

Great Glen Trails to Host Largest Kids’ Nordic Ski Festival in the U.S. – March 5-6

(Pinkham Notch, NH) – The largest kids’ Nordic ski festival in the United States, The New England Bill Koch League Festival, will be hosted by Great Glen Trails Outdoor center during the weekend of … READ MORE →

USSA Introduces New Partnership With Buff Inc.

Santa Rosa, CA – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is proud to announce its partnership with Buff, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of BUFF®, creators of versatile performance headwear for snow and outdoor … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Tour de Ski 2016 Contest Winners and Final Standings after Val De Fiemme Alpe Cermis Climb

(Toronto, ON) – We are excited to present the winners and final standings of our 8th annual international SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Tour de Ski 2016 Contest after the famed Alpe Cermis climb, the final round … READ MORE →

Under 23/Junior World Championship & Junior B-Tour Team Announcements 2016

– The following athletes are selected to Team Canada competing at the 2016 FIS Junior/U23 Nordic World Championship that are being held in Rasnov, Romania from Feb. 22–28. The team selection synopsis will follow.
Team … READ MORE →

Dabudyk and Gaillard Win 2016 La Foulèe Blanche FIS Worldloppet Cup #1 – Report, Results

(Autrans, France) – Snowfalls during the last days and nights enabled the organizing team to groom a 17 km lap in the French mountain village Autrans, the venue of La Foulèe Blanche. 1,300 skiers … READ MORE →

Canada’s Development Squad Gains Valuable World Cup Experience in Slovenia

(Planica, Slovenia) – The results may not be close to getting on the World Cup podium, but they are providing valuable feedback for coaches and officials that Canada’s next generation of Olympians are heading … READ MORE →

Caldwell and Sargent Fifth in Team Sprint FR @ Planica as Sweden and Italy Win – US Men DSQ

(Planica, SLO) – Sophie Caldwell and Ida Sargent led the U.S. with a fifth-place finish in the World Cup 1.2k freestyle team sprints on Sunday. Sweden l with Stina Nilsson and Ida Ingemarsdotter won … READ MORE →

Canada Solid 9th in IBU Women’s Relay @ Ruhpolding as Ukraine Triumphs – Team USA 16th

(Ruhpolding, Germany) – The final event in Ruhpolding saw the Canadian women’s biathlon squad battle to 9th in the women’s 4x6km relay as the Ukraine claimed the gold in a see-saw contest that came … READ MORE →

EISA Bates Carnival Day 2 – Phinney and Hegman Win 5/10km FR Races

(Waterville, ME) – Day two of the EISA Bates Carnival saw competitors battling falling snow and wind in a soft but fast freestyle 5/10k race at Quarry Road in Waterville, Maine. The sun from … READ MORE →

Pellegrino Roars to Victory in Men’s 1.2km FR Sprint in Planica – USA’s Hamilton 18th

January 16, 2016 (Planica, SLO) – The day belonged to Italy’s Federico Pellegrino as he kept his hot streak going to win his 4th consecutive free technique Sprint breaking his own record of three consecutive … READ MORE →

USA’s Caldwell 13th as Nilsson Claims 2nd WCup Victory in 1.2km CL Sprints at Planica

(Planica, SLO) – The USA’s Sophie Caldwell was the top North American finishing 13th in the 1.2km FR Sprints at the new World Cup venue in Planica, Slovenia. Sweden’s Stina Nilsson won the women’s … READ MORE →

Canada’s Smith 15th and Crawford 19 as Lesser and Soukalova Rule IBU Mass Start Races in Ruhpolding

(Ruhpolding, Germany) – Canada’s Nathan Smith crossed the line a solid 15th in the men’s 15km Mass Start with only one penalty in tough heavy snow conditions on the Ruhpolding track as Germany’s Erik … READ MORE →

Sandau and Dupont Win 10/15km CL Races @Haywood NorAm #3/Junior-U23 Worlds Trials at Lappe Nordic

(Thunder Bay, ON) – Haywood NorAm’s Race Day 2 got underway at Lappe with interval start, classic races. Temperatures were moderate, -10 deg. C., but about 10 centimetres of fresh snow overnight made the … READ MORE →

EISA Season Opener – Corey Stock and Jorgen Grav Win CL Sprints @ Bates Carnival

(Waterville, ME) – After being moved from Black Mountain of Maine due to a sudden lack of snow, the 2016 Eastern Intecollegiate Ski Association (EISA) season got off to an exciting start on Friday … READ MORE →

Team USA Claims Strong 6th in IBU WCup Men’s Relay @ Ruhpolding as Norway Triumphs – Canada 10th

(Ruhpolding, Germany) – The U.S. Biathlon men’s relay squad of Lowell Bailey, Leif Nordgren, Tim Burke, and Sean Doherty claimed a strong sixth place finish with eight spare rounds in the 4×7.5-kilometer race at the BMW IBU World … READ MORE →

Dario Cologna Sidelined For 3 Weeks with Injury

– Swiss xc ski star Dario Cologna strained his calf muscle during the 15km CL race in Val di Fiemme, Italy, Stage 7 of the FIS Tour de Ski reports Swiss-Ski.ch. An MRI taken … READ MORE →

Dupont and Locke Win Buff Sprints @Haywood NorAm #3/Jr-U23 Trials at Lappe Nordic

(Thunder Bay, ON) – The Haywood NorAm races at Lappe Nordic got underway on Jan 14, with skate sprints presented by Buff. The races also serve as selection races for the World Junior and … READ MORE →

Canada’s Crawford 18th in IBU Women’s 15km @Ruhpolding as Italy’s Wierer Takes the Win

January 14, 2016 (Ruhpolding, Germany) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford returned to the IBU World Cup circuit with a solid 18th-place finish and two missed targets in the women’s 15km individual start race in Ruhpolding, Germany in … READ MORE →