Archive | January, 2017

USA’s Morgan Strong 9th as Norway’s Riseth Wins Gold in Men’s Sprint C at U23 Worlds – Canada’s Palmer-Charrette 33rd

(Soldier Hollow, UT) – The USA’s Cole Morgan raced to a top-10 finish claiming 9th in the U23 Men’s Classic Sprints behind winner Fredrik Riseth from Norway who claimed a decisive victory with a … READ MORE →

Canada’s Beatty Solid 12th in Women’s Sprint CL as Sweden’s Dyvik Claims Gold at U23 Worlds – USA’s Knori 15th

(Soldier Hollow, UT) – Rising Canadian star, Dahria Beatty, led the North Americans in 12th as Anna Dyvik of Sweden blew apart the field in the U23 women’s CL Sprint A Final for the … READ MORE →

Interview with Julia Kern #Utah2017

(Soldier Hollow, UT) – Julia Kern first joined the US Development Team for the 2015-16 season, after breakthrough performances on the US domestic circuit, as well as solid results at Junior Worlds and on … READ MORE →

Interview with Bill Harmeyer #Utah2017

(Soldier Hollow, UT) – Bill Harmeyer is a newcomer to the international ski racing scene, but not to success on the ski trails. A four-time Junior All-American, Harmeyer hails from South Burlington, VT, where … READ MORE →

USA’s Harmeyer 12th, Canada’s Hébert 17th in Men’s CL Sprint at FIS Nordic Junior Worlds – Germany’s Brugger Wins

(Park City, Utah) – The USA’s Bill Harmeyer was 12th and Canada’s Étienne Hébert finished 17th in the Junior Men’s 1.6km CL Sprint won by Germany’s Janosch Brugger with an impressive come-from-behind victory over … READ MORE →

USA’s Kern 9th in Women’s Sprint CL @ FIS Nordic Junior Worlds Opener – Russia’s Nekrasova Wins, Canada’s Grall-Johnson 39th

(Park City, Utah) – The racing kicked off today at the USANA 2017 FIS Junior and U23 World Ski Championships with the Junior Classic sprint competitions. Ample natural snow, cold temperatures, and sunshine made … READ MORE →

LIVE Streaming of Nordic Junior/U23 Nordic World Champs Jan. 30-Feb. 5 – DON’T MISS IT

(Park City, Utah) – Family and fans around the world will be able to watch the USANA FIS Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championships live from Utah’s 2002 Olympic venues Jan. 30-Feb. 5. … READ MORE →

Diggins Scores Career-best 10th in Women’s 15km CL at Falun as Bjoergen Leads Norwegian Sweep

(Falun, SWE) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins raced to a 10th-place photo finish, her best result in a 15km CL World Cup as Marit Bjoergen led a Norwegian podium sweep in Falun, Sweden. Ingvild … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey 15th in Men’s 15km CL Mst in Falun as Norway’s Iversen Wins Over Sundby – USA’s Bjornsen 35th

(Falun, SWE) – Canadian Alex Harvey finished a solid 15th in the men’s 30km CL at Falun’s Lugnet stadium as Norway’s Emil Iversen took the win over fellow Norge Martin Johnsrud Sundby at 4s … READ MORE →

USA’s Randall Claims Stellar 5th in Women’s Sprint FR – Nilsson First Swedish Woman to Win in Falun

(Falun, Sweden) – The USA’s Kikkan Randall skied to a breakthrough finish claiming 5th in the women’s 1.4km Sprint FR as Stina Nilsson became the first Swedish woman to win a World Cup in … READ MORE →

Canada’s Valjas 10th as Pellegrino Takes Men’s 1.4km Sprint FR in Falun – Newell 16th

(Falun, Sweden) – Canada’s Len Valjas claimed 10th as the top North American in the men’s 1.4km Sprint FR in Falun, Sweden today. Winner, Federico Pellegrino from Italy, won his first free technique sprint … READ MORE →

Interview with Kikkan Randall on FIS Baby Rooms

– Kikkan Randall is a four-time Olympian, member of the U.S. National Nordic Team and President of Fast and Female. Randall is also a mother to her young son Breck. With the help of … READ MORE →

Canada’s Julien Locke Wins Korean CL Sprint Nationals

– A pre-pre-Olympic classic sprint, was held as the Korean National Championships in Pyeongchang, Korea. The event was a night sprint, with 41 racers, using the course for the upcoming World Cup at the beginning of … READ MORE →

Live Streaming of Nordic Junior World Championships

(Salt Lake City, Utah) – Family and fans around the world will be able to watch the USANA FIS Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championships live from Utah’s 2002 Olympic venues January 30-February … READ MORE →

FIS Doping Panel Denies Appeals of Provisionally Suspended Russian XC Athletes Legkov and Belov

– Six Russian Cross Country athletes Alexander Legkov, Evgeniy Belov, Julia Ivanova, Evgenia Shapovalova, Alexey Petukhov and Maxim Vylegzhanin were provisionally suspended on 22nd December after the findings in the McLaren Report outlined alleged … READ MORE →

New Whisleblower Speaks with Germany’s ARD – Serious Allegations Concerning Russian Athletics

– The latest news on the Russian doping front is new whisleblower, Andrey Dmitriev, a Russian 1,500m runner, has made serious allegations about athletics in Russia in an interview with German television network ARD,  … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest Standings after Ulricehamn

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following Ulricehamn where Canada’s Alex Harvey won stunning 15km FR gold here for historic back-to-back victories as he and Lenny … READ MORE →

Interview with US Head Coach Chris Grover on World Cup Finals Criteria and Quotas

(Ulricehamn, Sweden) – The US Ski Team recently posted selection criteria and quotas for the upcoming World Cup Finals in Quebec City, March 17-19, relocated from Russia due to the doping scandals in that … READ MORE →

Legend of Johnsgaard Grows as Knute Earns World Cup Bronze and Olympic Spot

(Calgary, AB) – Alberta World Cup Academy stand out Knute Johnsgaard punched his ticket to the 2018 Winter Olympics with a bronze medal performance in 4×7.5km men’s world cup relay Sunday (Jan. 22) in Ulricehamn, Sweden.

After … READ MORE →

Canadian Men WIN Historic Bronze in Men’s Relay – WATCH Video Highlights

– The Canadian men’s relay team of Devon Kershaw, Alex Harvey, Knute Johnsgaard and Len Valjas won a historic bronze medal after reaching the podium in the men’s 4×7.5km World Cup relay on January … READ MORE →

IBU Executive Board Promises Rule Changes for Cleaner Sport Pre 2017 Worlds in Austria

– The IBU Executive Board has decided to call for an Extraordinary Congress before the IBU World Championships 2017. The Board fully understands and supports the initiative of the athletes to sharpen the IBU … READ MORE →

Honey Stinger Joins USA Nordic as Official Nutrition Sponsor

(Steamboat Springs, Colorado) — Honey Stinger, the leading manufacturer of honey-based nutritional products, today announced that it will partner with USA Nordic as the organization’s official nutrition sponsor. Honey Stinger will proudly supply honey-based … READ MORE →

National Nordic Foundation Announces Funding for FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Athletes

– The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is excited to announce details of its support for unfunded cross-country athletes attending the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. These six athletes, not currently on the National … READ MORE →

Canada Wins Historic Brilliant Bronze in Men’s Relay at World Cup in Sweden – Team USA 10th

(Ulricehamn, Sweden) – Canada’s fab-four including Devon Kershaw, Alex Harvey, Knute Johnsgaard and Len Valjas delivered historic bronze reaching the podium the first time in the men’s 4×7.5km World Cup relay in Sweden on … READ MORE →

Team USA Claims 4th as Norway Dominates Women’s Relay in Sweden

(Ulricehamn, Sweden) – A valiant effort by Team USA-1 came up just short of the podium in the women’s 4x5k mixed technique relay on Sunday, as the squad settled for fourth. Marit Bjoergen anchored … READ MORE →

USA 13th and Canada 18th as Germany Rules Women’s IBU World Cup Relay on Final Day in Antholz

(Antholz, ITA) – Team USA was in second early on in the women’s 4x6km Relay but fell back and ended up 13th as Germany triumphed over France in second at 24.2 seconds behind with … READ MORE →

USA’s Bailey 16th as Norway’s Boe Triumphs in Men’s Mass Start at Antholz – Canada’s Gow 30th

(Antholz, ITA) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey was as high as second but finished 16th following two misses in each of his standing stages as Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe shot clean to claim his … READ MORE →

Emily Nishikawa and Andy Shields Win Haywood NorAm/Western Canadians

– The Haywood NorAm and Western Canadian Championships were being held in Whistler B.C. Temperatures were pretty much the same though, as the athletes headed out on the 10/15km classic, interval-start, distance races.

At the … READ MORE →

EISA Nordic Kicks Off with St. Lawrence Carnival Days 1 and 2 – Dartmouth Leads

(Lake Placid, NY) – The 2017 EISA Nordic season began Friday, Jan. 20, with a 1.5-kilometer classic sprint at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg cross-country ski trails in Lake Placid, NY on day one of … READ MORE →

IBU Executive Board Takes Further Actions due to McLaren Report – 7 More Athletes Under Investigation

– On December 9, 2016 the IBU received the task from WADA to take over the result management responsibility for suspicions found by WADA-appointed Independent Person (IP) McLaren and his team that were reported … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey Wins Stunning Men’s 15km FR Individual Start GOLD in Sweden for Historic Back-to-Back Victories

(Ulricehamn, Sweden) – Canadian Alex Harvey, 26, put the hammer down for his second consecutive World Cup victory winning the men’s 15km FR individual start at the new venue in Ulricehamn, Sweden on Saturday. … READ MORE →

Diggins Strong 7th as Bjoergen Rules Women’s 10km FR in Ulricehamn – Canada’s Browne Career-best 35th

(Ulricehamn, Sweden) – Jessie Diggins led a strong day for the Americans finishing 7th in the women’s 10k freestyle at the new venue in Sweden. Also in the points were Sadie Bjornsen in 12th,  … READ MORE →

USA Solid 6th and Canada 16th in Men’s Relay at Antholz as Germany Pips Norway

(Antholz, ITA) – Team USA claimed its best relay performance of the season finishing 6th in the men’s 4×7.5km event at Antholz as Germany’s Simon Schempp pipped Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen at the line … READ MORE →

Dunklee 24th in Women’s 12.5k Mass Start as Germany’s Horchler Takes First World Cup Win

(Antholz, ITA) – Susan Dunklee started strong taking an exciting early lead in the women’s 12.5km Mass Start but suffered five penalties to end up 24th on the day in Antholz, ITA.

Clean-shooting Nadine Horchler … READ MORE →

USA’s Lowell Bailey 10th and Canada’s Scott Gow Career-best 17th at Antholz 20km as Shipulin Wins

(Antholz, Italy) – Team USA’s Lowell Bailey led the charge in 10th with one missed target in the men’s individual 20km in sunny Antholz while Canada’s Scott Gow nailed a career-best 17th also with … READ MORE →

Updated World Cup Criteria for USA + Quotas

– We have just posted an amended selection criteria for World Cup which provides for the selection of a USA 1⁄2 Nation’s Group to the World Cup Finals in Quebec City, CAN March 17,18, … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest Standings after Toblach

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following Toblach where Canada’s Alex Harvey and Len Valjas won stunning Team Sprint gold here and the USA’s Simi Hamilton … READ MORE →

Canada’s Emma Lunder Nails Career-best 21st at Debut 15km Individual Start IBU World Cup in Antholz

(Antholz-Anterselva, Italy) – Canada’s Emma Lunder, 25, delivered a career-best 21st in her first-ever 15km IBU World Cup individual competition, missing just one shot in four rounds of shooting despite gusty winds, as round … READ MORE →

CCSAA Grooming Clinic at Pineland Farm on Feb. 7

(New Gloucester, Maine) – CCSAA, in conjunction with Pineland Farm, is offering a NE Grooming clinic with hands on grooming workshops.  Clinic topics will be specific to NE including ice and low snow.  much … READ MORE →

Strong U.S. Team Announced For FIS Nordic World Champs in Lahti

(Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named 17 athletes to the cross country team that will compete in the International Ski Federation’s 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships next month … READ MORE →

Major Improvements for Alaskan Skiers to Enjoy at Government Peak

(Palmer, Alaska) – A ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 11 marked the opening of Government Peak Recreation Area with some major improvements reports the Frontiersman. A nearly $1 million lighting project that placed more than … READ MORE →

Talking with the Gravy Train – Interview with US Biathlon CEO Max Cobb

(Canmore, AB) – In this edition of Talkin’ With the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves talks with Max Cobb, President & CEO of the US Biathlon Assoc. and more recently the Vice-President … READ MORE →

Winter Triathletes WANTED

(Quebec City, Que.) – Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to compete in the ITU Winter Triathlon in Quebec City this February 26, 2017 – you could be invited for an all-inclusive fun weekend in … READ MORE →

USA Names U23 Cross Country FIS World Championship Team

(Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named a team of 10 athletes to represent the USA in the upcoming Under 23 Cross Country World Championships. The U23 Championships will … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey and Valjas Win Stunning Team Sprint GOLD at Toblach World Cup – USA 6th

(Toblach, ITA) – Canada’s Alex Harvey and Lenny Valjas won gold in their debut run in the men’s World Cup Team Sprint in Toblach, Italy on Sunday. The duo held their own and on … READ MORE →

Team USA 10th as Russia Wins Photo Finish Over Sweden & Norway in Women’s Team Sprint at Toblach

(Toblach, Italy) – The USA’s Kikkan Randall and Sophie Caldwell claimed 10th in the Women’s Team Sprint as Russia’s Natalia Matveeva secured the victory in a three-way photo finish over Sweden and Norway at … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee Rebounds to 24th as Finland’s Makarainen Wins Ruhpolding IBU World Cup Pursuit

(Ruhpolding , Germany) – American Susan Dunklee rebounded to finish 24th in the women’s 10km Pursuit despite four penalties as the BMW IBU World Cup 5 wrapped up in Ruhpolding on Sunday.
Finland’s Kaisa Makarainen … READ MORE →

USA’s Burke 24th in Men’s Pursuit as Fourcade Rules on Final Day in Ruhpolding

 (Ruhpolding , Germany) – The USA’s Tim Burke finished 24th in tough snowy conditions with three missed targets in the men’s 12.5k pursuit that kicked off the final day of competitions in Ruhpolding as the … READ MORE →

It’s OFFICIAL – 2017 FIS XC World Cup Finals are Coming to Quebec – UPDATED

(Quebec City, QC) – It’s now official – the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Final will be back in Quebec City on the Plains of Abraham – see release below.
While not officially announced the FIS … READ MORE →

USA’s Hamilton Stellar 2nd in Uber-Close Photo Finish in Men’s Sprint FR #Toblach – Skar Claims 1st WCup Win

(Toblach, Italy) – The USA’s Simi Hamilton was a mere boot tip away from victory as he delivered a superb sprint performance to claim second in the men’s 1.3km freestyle Sprint at Toblach, Italy, … READ MORE →