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  • Gus Kenworthy | USSA - Foundation
    2016 U S Freeskiing Team Gus Kenworthy Euro Freeski X Games halfpipe Kenworthy Bronze Gus Joss Big Air Fenway Kenworthy Silver Kenworthy Silver X Games Preview Halfpipe Sweep Mammoth Grand Prix Freeskiing 2015 Kenworthy Dew Tour Dew Tour Qualifying Freeskiing Team Named Headlines Kenworthy Wins European Freeski Open Yater Wallace Leads American Sweep at X X Games Bronze for Kenworthy Kenworthy and Christensen Pull From Fenway Polartec Big Air at Fenway Kicks Off Kenworthy Silver Again at X Games Kenworthy Takes Silver at X Games Super What to Watch For at X Games Kenworthy Crowned U S Grand Prix Winner USA Qualifies Eight to Grand Prix Halfp Top 7 Moments of 2015 Kenworthy Wins Dew Tour Again Gus Kenworthy Quick Facts Hometown Telluride CO Birthplace London England Birthdate 10 01 1991 Years on Team 4 Club Telluride High School School Telluride High School Olympics 2014 Worlds 2011 2013 Results Career Results Freeskiing Athletes Gus Kenworthy Equipment Suppliers Atomic Sponsors Nike Additional Info Height 5 10 Weight 165 Gus Kenworthy Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Halfpipe and slopestyle double threat Gus Kenworthy is on a roll with no sign of slowing down One of the most decorated freeskiers out there Kenworthy has now collected four straight AFP overall titles and an Olympic silver medal in slopestyle to add to his trophy case The pressure was on at the start of the 2013 2014 season for Kenworthy an Olympic hopeful in both disciplines With five Olympic qualifying events he had to double down at each event At the final two Grand Prix events Kenworthy placed second and then third in slopestyle securing his ticket to Sochi through objective criteria As a member of the inaugural U S Olympic slopestyle team Kenworthy made his country and sport proud by crushing the Russian slopestyle course and taking home the silver medal He stood on the podium alongside his fellow teammates Joss Christensen and Nick Goepper who together swept the podium for the USA It was only the third U S podium sweep in Winter Olympic Games history While in Sochi Kenworthy made headlines by adopting a family of stray dogs he met on the streets of the Olympic town and has been working with the International Humane Society to raise awareness for the cause A Telluride native Kenworthy first gained recognition for his park skiing with one of his ski movie edits he posted on the Internet Shortly thereafter he began filming with well known ski production companies and ascending through the elite freeskiing ranks Kenworthy had a clean sweep of the Aspen Snowmass Open slopestyle and halfpipe skiing events in both 2010 and 2012 which he followed up by winning the 2011 and 2012 AFP overall titles In the 2012 season he competed in more than 23 events and took dual wins in big air and slopestyle at the AFP World Championships But 2013 proved to be his breakthrough season as he took second at the Olympic

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  • Nick Goepper | USSA - Foundation
    about being part of an American podium sweep and his bronze medal run Photo Scott Halleran Getty Images USA Sweeps Slopestyle Debut It was a U S podium sweep at the historic debut of men s slopestyle skiing in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Thursday when Joss Christensen took the first ever gold medal with Gus Kenworthy earning silver and Nick Goepper bronze Goepper Back to Back X Games Gold Olympian Nick Goepper seen here last year a X Games Aspen became the first man since 2004 to win back to back slopestyle skiing gold medals at X Games on Sunday just two weeks from the sport s Olympic debut in Sochi Russia First Freeskiing Olympic Athletes Tonight 11 athletes were nominated to the first ever U S Freeskiing Olympic team Photo Sarah Brunson U S Freeskiing Weather Shines on Brown Herman A potent storm at the Sprint U S Grand Prix at Breckenridge forced a jury decision to cancel Friday s Visa U S Freeskiing slopestyle skiing finals resulting in wins for Bobby Brown and Keri Herman based on qualifier results Nick Goepper X Games Preview Freeskiing 2015 Freeskiing Team Named Goepper Three Peat Kenworthy Wins Nick Goepper Slopestyle Skiing Finale First Tweets Sochi Recap Sochi Studio USA Sweeps Slopestyle Debut Goepper Back to Back X Gold Olympic Athletes Brown Herman Take Breck Headlines No recent headlines Nick Goepper Quick Facts Hometown Lawrenceburg IN Birthplace Fort Wayne IN Birthdate 03 14 1994 Years on Team 2 Club Hanley Consulting Inc School Windells Academy Olympics 2014 Worlds 2013 Results Career Results Freeskiing Athletes Nick Goepper Equipment Suppliers Dalbello Marker Volkl WEND Sponsors Detour Bar Jif J M Smuckers Procter and Gamble Red Bull Smith Topps Additional Info Height 6 0 Weight 165 Nick Goepper Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery A smart and talented Midwest native Nick Goepper has the tools for success and it shows with his impressive roster of results which now includes an Olympic bronze medal in slopestyle skiing The 2013 2014 season marked a standout year for Goepper who landed on the podium at nearly every event he entered Multiple World Cup podiums a win at the Dew Tour and a second straight X Games gold medal leading up to the Olympics set the stage for his success in Sochi At the Olympic Winter Games Goepper made history for his sport and country by taking home the first ever bronze medal in slopestyle and by sweeping the podium with fellow teammates Joss Christensen and Gus Kenworthy Goepper topped off his banner season with his second straight AFP slopestyle title Goepper began making waves on the slopestyle scene in 2012 with a silver at X Games Aspen a win at Dew Tour Snowbasin a third at Dew Tour Breckenridge and a slew of other podium results Then in 2013 Goepper took gold at X Games Aspen third at FIS World Championships and won his first AFP slopestyle title In addition to his

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  • Freeskiing Athletes | USSA - Foundation
    Kenworthy Telluride CO Oct 1 1991 Telluride High School Devin Logan West Dover VT Feb 17 1993 Mount Snow Academy Pro Slopestyle Team Name Hometown Date of Birth Club Ashley Battersby Park City UT Jan 27 1988 The Winter Sports School in Park City Bobby Brown Breckenridge CO Jun 5 1991 Joss Christensen Park City UT Dec 20 1991 Park City Freestyle Ski Team Nick Goepper Lawrenceburg IN Mar 14 1994 Hanley Consulting Inc Keri Herman Bloomington MN Aug 16 1983 Gus Kenworthy Telluride CO Oct 1 1991 Telluride High School Julia Krass Hanover NH Jun 7 1997 Team Axis Chris Laker Cincinnati OH Jun 23 1993 Maggie Voisin Whitefish MT Dec 14 1998 Axis Freeskiing McRae Williams Park City UT Oct 23 1990 Emilia Wint Denver CO Jun 21 1994 Team Breckenridge Sports Club Devin Logan West Dover VT Feb 17 1993 Mount Snow Academy Tom Wallisch Pittsburgh PA Jul 22 1987 Rookie Halfpipe Team Name Hometown Date of Birth Club Anna Gorham Bend OR Jul 22 2000 Jacob Beebe Bend OR Jun 15 1999 Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Cameron Brodrick Mammoth Lakes CA Feb 6 1998 Mammoth Mountain Ski Club Jeanee Crane Mauzy Park City UT Jun 5 1996 Axis Freeride Abigale Hansen June Lake CA May 26 1998 Mammoth Mountain Freeski Team Jaxin Hoerter Breckenridge CO Jul 17 2000 Birk Irving Winter Park CO Jul 26 1999 Winter Park Freeride Team Jake Mageau Bend OR Nov 25 1997 Mount Bachelor Sports Ed Fnd Rookie Slopestyle Team Name Hometown Date of Birth Club Willie Borm Chaska MN May 21 1997 Midwest Freestyle Association Jess Breda Marshfield MA Sep 23 1995 Waterville Valley BBTS Caroline Claire Willmington VT Feb 2 2000 Stratton Mountain School Eddie Gildea Boston MA Jul 3 1997 Hanley Consulting Inc Alex Hackel Sunday River

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  • U.S. Freeskiing Partners & Suppliers | USSA - Foundation
    Partners Consumer Product Partners Licensees Suppliers 2XU ABOMINABLE Avex Buff Inc BungyPump Dermatone Extended Exposure HIgh Sierra Huge Identity Plus Insight Replay Jimmy Beans Wool Khombu Lasting Impressions Liftopia Presidium USA Inc SmartWool Westminster Zarges Inc Competition Suppliers Skis Boots Bindings Full Tilt Helmets Eyewear Protection ABOMINABLE Poles Wax Tools Accessories BootDoc EPS Doublet Javelin Performance Coatings Reliable Racing Tools4Boards WEND Medical Providers Advanced Dentistry of Park City AMP Athlete

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  • Historic Podium in Lillehammer | USSA - Foundation
    brought the team from 15th to fifth and exchanged to Noah Hoffman Aspen CO for the third leg who was able to remain in fifth Simi Hamilton Aspen CO anchored the team but faded in the final kilometers World Cup competition will continue next weekend Dec 12 13 in Davos Switzerland HIGHLIGHTS The U S women scored an historic podium finishing third in the 4x5k relay in Lillehammer Norway took the win over Finland Jessie Diggins Afton MN won her anchor leg to move the USA into third out skiing Norwegian Heidi Weng by 3 5 seconds The two previous relay podiums for the USA were Dec 2013 in Lillehammer and Dec 2012 in Gaellivare Rosie Brennan Park City UT skied the first leg Sadie Bjornsen Winthrop WA skied the second leg Liz Stephen East Montpelier VT skied the third leg and Diggins anchored the fourth leg of the relay In the men s 4x7 5k relay Norway swept the podium with Team 1 finishing first 1 13 25 7 Team 3 second 2 8 and Team 2 third 14 8 For the USA men Andy Newell Shaftsbury VT skied the first leg Erik Bjornsen Winthrop WA skied the second leg Noah Hoffman Aspen CO skied the third leg and Simi Hamilton Aspen CO anchored the fourth leg of the men s 4x7 5k relay to finish 12th The first two legs of the relays are classic and the second two legs are freestyle QUOTES Rosie Brennan Today was just an unbelievable day The conditions were very challenging for me and I was doing my best to stay as close to the leaders as possible but lost more time than I had hoped I went from feeling a little disappointed to nervous to overjoyed quite quickly as the race progressed

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  • Tour Win for Caldwell | USSA - Foundation
    Telemark WI in the early days of the World Cup as well as Kikkan Randall who has 14 World Cup wins I m really psyched with today and feel extremely lucky to be a part of this team said Caldwell who comes from a Vermont family with a great legacy in the sport going back to grandfather John Caldwell Everyone works so hard and I think the cool thing about it all is that we wake up each day and know it could be any one of us battling for that podium Maybe today was my day but tomorrow can be someone else s At the end of the day we re all going to be there supporting each other because it s the team behind each one of us that gets us here In the men s competition Norway s Emil Iversen also claimed his first ever World Cup victory over Russia s Sergey Ustiugov who finished second Iversen hung back in the final heat until the last rolling hill leading into the finish where he had the last boost of energy to out sprint Ustiugov The U S qualified one out of three men with Andy Newell leading qualifying ninth and finishing 17th overall The fifth stage of the Tour de Ski continues Wednesday in Oberstdorf with a 15 10k classic mass start HIGHLIGHTS Sophie Caldwell is the first ever U S skier to win a classic sprint World Cup Three out of seven U S women qualified for the sprint heats Diggins and Ida Sargent did not advance further after crashes in the quarterfinal heats The U S qualified one out of three men with Andy Newell leading qualifying ninth and finishing 17th overall Simi Hamilton did not start the sprints on Tuesday due to an illness forcing him to withdraw from the Tour de Ski Diggins leads the U S in the Tour de Ski overall rankings after four races in 10th Sadie Bjornsen 13th and Sophie Caldwell 14th to round out three in the top 20 Noah Hoffman leads the U S men in the Tour de Ski overall rankings in 25th The U S women s team are ranked fourth overall in the Tour de ski standings After the three stages Norway s Martin Johnsrud Sundby is leading the Tour de Ski with 1 30 2 ahead of Petter Northug the biggest gap ever after three stages of the Tour Norway s Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg leads teammate Therese Johaug by 30 seconds QUOTES Sophie Caldwell Wow Today was an incredible day I definitely did not expect this when I woke up this morning I tend to be a bit of a stronger skate sprinter but it has been one of my goals to improve my classic sprinting and I think the course today really suited my strengths I had amazing skis that kicked right up all the hills and had to have been some of the fastest in the field I know the downhills

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  • Diggins Wins First Individual World Cup | USSA - Foundation
    pushing extremely hard on her skis We ve been wowed by this ability of hers many times most notably in the recent Lillehammer 4x5k women s relay In the men s 10k event Norway s Finn Krogh made an incredible effort in the final kilometers to hold off teammate Martin Sundby Sundby led the majority of the race but was unable to claim a spot on the podium for the second stage in a row but still remains the overall Tour leader by 1 28 seconds over teammate Petter Northug Due to Krogh s final fights to the finish line he was able to beat Sundby by 3 6 seconds France s Maurice Manificat spent a significant amount of time in the leaders chair but once Krogh and Sundby crossed the finish line Manificat was bumped to third Noah Hoffman Aspen CO led the U S men with a strong 19th place finish to move him up to 27th in the Tour HIGHLIGHTS Jessie Diggins becomes fourth U S woman to win an individual World Cup including Alison Owen Spencer Kikkan Randall and Sophie Caldwell Diggins moved up to 10th in the overall Tour de Ski Standings Sadie Bjornsen Winthrop WA moved up to 13th Liz Stephen East Montpelier VT 25th Rosie Brennan Park City UT 34th and Caitlin Gregg Minnapolis MN 39th Sophie Caldwell Peru VT who won Tuesday s classic sprint and Ida Sargent Orleans VT retired from the Tour With today s win Krogh jumped from seventh place in the overall standings to fourth just over two minutes back of Sundby With her third place finish today Oestberg keeps the red leader bib and has extended her overall lead in the Tour to 25 3 seconds over Johaug BROADCAST AND LIVE STREAM SCHEDULE times EST Friday Jan 8 Toblach 5 00 p m 10k 5k freestyle Lenzerheide Universal HD Saturday Jan 9 Val di Fiemme 6 30 a m Women s 10k classic mass start Val di Fiemme NBC Live Extra LIVE STREAM 8 30 a m Men s 15k class mass start Val di Fiemme NBC Live Extra LIVE STREAM 7 00 p m 15k 10k classic Val di Fiemme Universal HD QUOTES Jessie Diggins It s really fun to have such a strong team Sophie wins and it gets everyone pumped up it helped me go fast today We feed on each other and use our teammates as role models This win was a big surprise for everyone especially me I couldn t believe it Chris Grover Jessie charged from the gun and by our splits was even with the leaders in the first kilometer She started well before Kalla Ostberg Johaug and Weng so we tried to get Jessie back split information but with such a short race she didn t get a lot of information on those late starters In the middle several kilometers of the course Ostberg Weng and Johaug were very strong and gained some time on her Jessie was third

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  • 2016 Cross Country Team Named | USSA - Foundation
    and husband Jeff Ellis are expecting their first child Randall plans to spend time at selective World Cups this season as a spectator to maintain contact with the sport and will return for the 2016 17 season The World Cup opens November 27 29 in Ruka Finland while the SuperTour kicks off the same weekend in West Yellowstone MT The U S Cross Country Championships take place Jan 2 9 2016 in Houghton MI QUOTES Chris Grover Head Coach The 2015 16 season is going to be a very exciting one for the U S Cross Country Ski Team With 16 athletes spread between the A B and D Teams we have more athletes on the roster than we ve carried in many years which is reflective of the quality of American athletes rising from our development ranks We are also looking at a historic season with 37 World Cup starts and two major tours on the calendar We ve never had so many World Cups in one season nor two eight stage tours to focus on The Team is excited to tackle these challenges The Team is both healthy and fit so look for many breakout performances by American athletes this season Robert Lazzaroni Nordic Domestic Program Director I had the chance to spend some time with the U S Cross Country Ski Team athletes during their fall camp in Park City UT On top of being strong technically and physically what impressed me most was the team spirit Like a big family everyone looked after each other and shared the moments together with lots of smiles That is probably the secret weapon Jessie Diggins I m very excited to begin the season as a member of the U S Cross Country Ski Team This will be my fifth year and the team has become family to me One of our strengths as a nation is our focus and emphasis on having good team chemistry and creating an atmosphere where everyone works together to help each other succeed It makes spending four months traveling together a lot of fun and helps us get closer to our goals as individuals and a nation 2015 16 U S Cross Country Ski Team Roster Name hometown home club skis boots poles eyewear gloves birthdate Olympian World Championship Team member Participating in Westminster College partnership program A Team Sadie Bjornsen Winthrop WA Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center Fischer Fischer Swix Rudy Project Swix 11 21 1989 Sophie Caldwell Peru VT SMS T2 Fischer Fischer Swix Rudy Project Johaug 3 22 90 Jessie Diggins Afton MN SMS T2 Salomon Salomon One Way Rudy Project Toko 8 26 1991 Simi Hamilton Aspen CO SMS T2 Fischer Fischer Swix Oakley Swix 5 14 1987 Andy Newell Shaftsbury VT SMS T2 Fischer Fischer Swix Rudy Project Swix 11 30 1983 Kikkan Randall Anchorage AK Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center Fischer Fischer Yoko Rudy Project Yoko 12 31 1982 Ida Sargent Orleans VT Craftsbury Green Racing

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