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  • Sadie Bjornsen | USSA - Foundation
    of the season to lead the U S at the 1 6k freestyle sprint at the Lahti Ski Games Diggins Leads U S in Sweden Jessie Diggins led the U S team on Saturday in a FIS World Cup 5k individual classic race in fifth as teammate Sadie Bjornsen was 7th Bjornsen Top American in Soggy Oslo Sadie Bjornsen led the U S women s team in 22nd in Sunday s Holmenkollen 30k FIS World Cup classic race Best Ever Relay for U S Women The U S women s team skied to a second place finish in the FIS World Cup 4x5k relay on Sunday the best ever U S women s relay finish Diggins Third In Nove Mestro 10K Jessie Diggins Afton MN led the U S team with a third place finish in Saturday s FIS World Cup 10k freestyle Hard Work Paying Off For XC Team With two stage wins at the Tour de Ski a myriad of career best results for various athletes and top 10s galore the U S Cross Country team is looking strong for the next few months of racing Top 10 Tour for Diggins essie Diggins Afton MN and Sadie Bjornsen Winthrop WA skied to career best Tour de Ski overall finishes on Sunday s final stage Sadie Bjornsen Diggins Fifth Diggins 11th Classic Sprint STC 10k Ski Tour Canada Ski Tour Canada Lahti Skiathlon Diggins Podium Falun Classic Holmenkollen 30k Relay History World Cup Freestyle XC Momentum Stage 9 TdS Headlines Diggins Finishes Fifth Overall at Ski T Diggins 11th in Ski Tour Canada Skiathlon Diggins Leads U S Team in Classic Sprint Diggins Fifth in 10k Pursuit Bjornsen and Hamilton Eighth in Freesty Diggins Eighth in 10K Classic at Ski To Bjornsen 15th in World Cup Skiathlon Diggins Second in Lahti Freestyle Sprint Diggins and Bjornsen Lead U S in Sweden Bjornsen Paces U S In Soggy Oslo Best Ever Relay for U S Women Diggins Third In Nove Mestro 10K Freestyle Sadie Bjornsen Quick Facts Hometown Winthrop WA Birthplace Omak WA Birthdate 11 21 1989 Years on Team 5 Club Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center School Alaska Pacific University Olympics 2014 Worlds 2011 2013 2015 Results Career Results Nordic Athletes Sadie Bjornsen Equipment Suppliers Fischer Rudy Project Swix Sports Sponsors Ancorage Fracture and Orthopedic Clinic Carlile Transportation Systems Delta Constructors Rudy Project Skhoop The National Nordic Foundation Additional Info Height 5 9 Weight 145 Sadie Bjornsen Websites Facebook Twitter Blog Instagram Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Sadie Bjornsen has notched several top 10 World Cup finishes and consistent World Cup points over the last two seasons Her breakthrough year during the Sochi Olympic season saw her top results primarily in classic events but this season was balanced across disciplines and between sprint and distance racing Bjornsen s best results of the 2014 15 season came at the Tour de Ski with a seventh in the opening 3k prologue and an eighth in the 5k classic stage in

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  • Mac Bohonnon | USSA - Foundation
    U S Freestyle Team looked good in Lake Placid NY competing in both a World Cup and a team event on Saturday Home Snow Win for Bohonnon Mac Bohonnon came home to the jump where he began his career nailing a career first World Cup win Kiley McKinnon was eighth but took over the lead in World Cup aerials VIDEO Big Night in Aerials at DV Ashley Caldwell and Kiley McKinnon went one two with Mac Bohonnon second in men s aerials at the Visa Freestyle International Historic 1 2 for USA Aerialists Ashley Caldwell led a 1 2 finish with teammate Kiley McKinnon in the Visa Freestyle International aerials at Deer Valley Resort Mac Bohonnon was second for the men Mac Bohonnon Podiums and Crystal for USA Final World Cup Moscow Aerials Caldwell Podiums Again Aerials opener Aerials Beijing Aerials Championships USA Titles in Belarus Aerial Podiums in Moscow Behind the Gold Team Event Lake Placid Bohonnon Win Big Night Historic Win Headlines Podiums and Season Title for U S Aerials Aerialists to Close Out Season in Belarus U S Aerialists Dominate in Moscow Two Podiums for Caldwell in Beijing Caldwell Wins World Cup Opener Aerialists Launch World Cup Season in B First U S Title for World Cup Champ USA Titles in Belarus Aerial Podiums All Around in Moscow Tears on a Storybook Night in Lake Placid Americans Solid at Lake Placid Team Event Home Snow Win for Bohonnon Mac Bohonnon Quick Facts Hometown Madison CT Birthplace New Haven CT Birthdate 03 27 1995 Years on Team 4 Club Stratton Mountain Freestyle School University of Utah Olympics 2014 Worlds 2015 Results Career Results Freestyle Athletes Mac Bohonnon Equipment Suppliers Full Tilt Marker POC Sponsors Yaqui Sports Additional Info Height 5 8 Weight 135 Mac Bohonnon Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Website YouTube Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Skiing before he turned two years old Mac Bohonnon is right at home on the snow After getting his start at Stratton Mountain he further built on his skill set in Dmitriy Kavunov s Elite Aerial Development Program EADP He says he owes all his success to his family My path to the U S Ski Team was long and rigorous but very rewarding he says I couldn t have made it without the help of my current and previous coaches and most importantly my family and friends Bohonnon showed strong promise in his first seasons on the U S Ski Team In the 2014 season when he earned a second place finish in Val St Come That game changing result punched his ticket to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia Competing against athletes nearly twice his age Bohonnon produced stellar jump after jump and earned a fifth place finish at his first Olympic berth at only 19 years old Building off his Olympic success Bohonnon went on to claim five podium finishes in the 2014 15 season including his first World Cup victory on home snow in Lake

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  • Billy Demong | USSA - Foundation
    U S Nordic Combined athlete Billy Demong was able to finish at the incredible pace of 2 33 05 Lake Placid U S Championships America s top ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will compete in the U S Ski Jumping Championships normal hill and U S Nordic Combined Championships during the Flaming Leaves Festival in Lake Placid on Sunday October 12 U S Ski Team First Tweets Today just about all your favorite athletes are on Twitter But how did they get their start there Check out their first ever tweets Photo Sarah Brunson U S Ski Team Billy Demong Team Event Worlds Nordic Combined Nordic Combined Nordic Combined World Champs Fletcher Seefeld Seefeld Triple Team Event Fletcher Fifth Combined Opener Combined Jump Nordic Combined Billy Demong NYC Marathon Lake Placid U S Championships First Tweets Headlines Fletchers Lead USA in Combined Team Event Soft Snow Holds Back USA Combined Opens Friday at Falun 2015 Nordic Combined World Champs Team Annou Strong Race for Bryan Fletcher Seefeld Triple Opens in Austria Combined Jumps Up in Team Event Near Miss for Taylor Fletcher Austria Sweeps Continental Cup Stage Set for Wild XC Leg Global Field for Utah Nordic Event This Billy Demong NYC Marathon Milestone Billy Demong Quick Facts Hometown Vermontville NY Birthplace Vermontville NY Birthdate 03 29 1980 Years on Team 14 Club Lake Placid Ski Club Olympics 1998 2002 2006 2010 Worlds 1999 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 Results Career Results Nordic Athletes Billy Demong Equipment Suppliers SmartWool Swix Sports Uvex Sponsors Additional Info Height 5 10 Weight 145 Billy Demong Websites Facebook Twitter Billy s Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery The American catalyst that shook the nordic world in Vancouver Billy Demong has not slowed down since his historic Olympic win on the large hill Since then he got married started raising a son and returned to competitive form after a brief break from the sport just in time for another run at gold The 2013 season saw Demong compete and push his teammates to new levels Demong anchored a solid full team performance to win bronze in the nordic combined team event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme Italy It was the first ever full team event medal for the U S Nordic Combined Ski Team at any World Championships Earlier in the season he and his four man squad finished third at the Schonach World Cup stop The upstate New York native has been on seven World Championships teams and has won eight U S titles His four medals with teammate Todd Lodwick at the 2009 Worlds were an historic accomplishment a feat only outshone by the following year s four medal effort at Vancouver where Demong became the first U S Nordic athlete to win a gold medal But in addition to a stellar competitive career Demong has helped the sport grow locally acting as mentor to many of the younger athletes that are quickly rising

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  • Taylor Fletcher | USSA - Foundation
    for 2016 Olympians Bryan and Taylor Fletcher were named to the 2016 U S Nordic Combined Ski Team They will open the 2015 16 season this weekend with the kickoff to the International Ski Federation s Nordic Combined World Cup tour in Ruka Finland Early Jump Opening at UOP An early opening of the jumps at the Utah Olympic Park gave the U S Nordic Combined Ski Team a final pre season training platform before the start of the FIS World Cup tour Taylor Moves Up in Grand Prix Final Taylor Fletcher skied up to finish 13th in the finale of the FIS Nordic Combined Grand Prix Saturday in Oberstdorf Taylor Fletcher Schonach Combined Kuopio Combined Fletcher Combined Fletchers Blaze Fletcher Victory Close Finish Fletcher Third Continental Cup Fastest Time Lillehammer Combined Ruka Canceled Combined Team UOP Jumps Fletcher Finale Headlines Frenzel Continues to Dominate Fletcher Blazes Cross Country to Finish Fletcher Moves Up in Combined Fletchers Blaze in Cross Country Victory for Taylor Fletcher Fletcher Takes Austrian to the Line Fletcher Breaks Up Austrian Podium Combined Continental Cup Comes to Utah Taylor Fast on Skis in Lillehammer Combined Tried Again in Lillehammer Wind Takes Out Ruka Weekend Nordic Combined Team Named for 2016 Taylor Fletcher Quick Facts Hometown Steamboat Springs CO Birthplace Steamboat Springs CO Birthdate 05 11 1990 Years on Team 5 Club Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club School Westminster College Olympics 2010 Worlds 2011 2013 Results Career Results Nordic Athletes Taylor Fletcher Equipment Suppliers Atomic Rudy Project Swix Sports Sponsors Cole Sport Honey Stinger Rudy Project Steamboat USANA Additional Info Height 6 0 Weight 155 Taylor Fletcher Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Taylor s Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery While it s impossible not to reference Taylor Fletcher as the little brother of U S teammate Bryan Fletcher the younger Fletcher is quickly making a name for himself in nordic combined A strong cross country skier Fletcher has the ability to separate himself from the field early and rack up results If 2013 is any indication of Fletcher s skill and potential the nordic combined world needs to be on notice The Steamboat Springs native earned his first World Cup podium and then went on to earn his first team World Ski Championships medal with a bronze at Val di Fiemme Italy In addition Fletcher started the 2012 13 World Cup circuit by posting the fastest time in the season s opening race showing his prowess in cross country Fletcher s 16th place finish in the overall World Cup standings ranks him highest among U S men in 2013 a number he hopes will rise steadily as the competitive seasons roll on Fletcher s 2013 success followed a great 2012 season which saw him grab six Continental Cup podiums in seven tries and score points in most of the year s World Cups He also finished 12th at Junior Worlds in 2009 and was part of the Olympic squad in 2010 competing in both nordic combined

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  • Sarah Hendrickson | USSA - Foundation
    FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Hinzenbach Austria Another Career Best for Englund Nita Englund soared to another career best World Cup finishing seventh in Oberstdorf Winds Mix Up Results in Zao Winds continued to impact the women s World Cup tour in Zao with Jessica Jerome leading the USA in tenth Career Best Jump for Nita Englund Sarah Hendrickson closed out the World Cup weekend in Sapporo finishing eighth with teammate Nita Englund scoring a career best 11th Sarah Hendrickson Ski Jumping Team Named Hendrickson Out Jumping Finale Behind the Gold Mixed Team Women s Jump Hendrickson Title Hendrickson Again Hendrickson Third Englund Second Hendrickson Eighth Englund Best Jerome Zao Sapporo Jump Headlines Women s Jumpers Open World Cup Tour World Champion Out for Season Strong Day for Hendrickson in Oslo Behind the Gold Riding the Wave Hendrickson Finds her Groove in Team Event Tailwind Thwarts Hendrickson Repeat Bid World Title on Line for Hendrickson Big Weekend for Hendrickson Hendrickson Back on Podium Podium for Nita Englund Hendrickson Top 10 in Hinzenbach Another Career Best for Englund Sarah Hendrickson Quick Facts Hometown Park City UT Birthplace Salt Lake City UT Birthdate 08 01 1994 Years on Team 6 Club Women s Ski Jumping USA Worlds 2009 2011 2013 Results Career Results Nordic Athletes Sarah Hendrickson Equipment Suppliers Oakley POC Sponsors Nike Oakley Red Bull USANA Visa Additional Info Height 5 4 Weight 95 Sarah Hendrickson Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram If there were ever an almanac of rising stars Sarah Hendrickson would be in contention for the cover photo Still a teenager the young ski jumper has already won a U S title a World Championship gold medal and a World Cup globe making her one of the youngest skiers ever male or female to do so Hendrickson s 2013 season should have been hampered by an offseason knee surgery that kept her out of jumping for over six months but that s not what happened Instead with extremely limited training the Park City native grabbed a World Ski Championships gold and finished second overall in the World Cup standings Add those results with her World Cup overall first place in 2012 the inaugural World Cup season for women s ski jumping a silver medal in the 2012 Junior World Championships and a second place finish in the 2012 Continental Cup and it s hard to believe that Hendrickson hasn t yet seen her 20th birthday Along with teammates Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome Hendrickson sees 2014 as a chance to make history by winning the first ever Olympic gold medal awarded in women s ski jumping SARAH SAYS Last April I had knee surgery and that put me out for six months of jumping With that I went into the first World Cup in December with less than 50 training jumps from the summer months 300 is normal The season still went pretty well and looking back I am satisfied with my World Cup overall second place However I

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  • Alice McKennis | USSA - Foundation
    over at Snowbird resort in Utah McKennis Duffy Win U S Titles On a sunny day at Sugarloaf top athletes in North America competed at the U S Alpine Championships for the title of the nation s best super G skier Alice McKennis triumphed in the women s field while Drew Duffy took a shocking win on the men s side Crystal Globe for Lindsey Vonn Lindsey Vonn charged to victory at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Meribel collecting her 18th crystal globe winning the downhill title over Austria s Anna Fenninger Title Race Tightens for Vonn Lindsey Vonn was seventh Saturday in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Garmisch Partenkirchen bringing her lead over Anna Fenninger down to just 35 points with one race remaining McKennis Looks for Redemption It s an action packed weekend coming up in Europe with Alice McKennis taking 16th in the Garmisch downhill training run and Lindsey Vonn seventh Steven Nyman won his second training run in Kvitfjell and looks for another World Cup win on Saturday Alice McKennis 20 Crystal Globes Ross fifth Chamonix is Back Powder day Vonn 75 Vonn No 73 Downhill Record Val d Isere Downhill Speed Series PSIA Clinic Super G Nationals Vonn Downhill Garmisch Downhill Weekend Preview Headlines Athletes SnowConnect Facebook Twitter Vonn Second at La Thuile Downhill Ross Fifth in La Thuile Downhill Welcome to Chamonix Ski Mecca Face Shots Replace Cancelled Downhill Vonn Takes World Cup Win 75 Vonn Chalks Up World Cup Victory No 73 Vonn Ties World Cup Downhill Record Ross Leads U S Women into Top 20 Searching for Speed in Val Gardena and Athletes and Staff Get Schooled by PSIA McKennis and Duffy Take National Super Crystal Globe for Lindsey Vonn Alice McKennis Quick Facts Hometown New Castle CO Birthplace Glenwood Springs CO Birthdate 08 18 1989 Years on Team 7 Club Rowmark Ski Academy School Westminster College Olympics 2010 Worlds 2013 2015 Results Career Results Alpine Athletes Alice McKennis Equipment Suppliers Atomic Briko Leki Reusch Sponsors Aspen Snowmass Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Additional Info Height 5 6 Weight 150 Alice McKennis Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Formerly coached by five time Olympian Casey Puckett Alice McKennis knows a thing or two about speed events Her resume speaks for itself with a World Cup downhill win multiple World Cup super G top 10 s and a 20th in the World Cup DH standings as well as a spot on the 2010 Olympic Team during her rookie World Cup season After a March 2013 crash in Garmisch Partenkirchen that shattered her right tibial plateau into about 30 pieces McKennis came back strong in 2015 with eight finishes in the top 30 and three in the top 15 McKennis cemented her strong comeback from injury finishing 13th on the same Kandahar piece she sustained injury in 2013 and capped the season with a strong 12th place finish at World Cup Finals in Meribel

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  • Kikkan Randall | USSA - Foundation
    Americans Still Going Strong After a long World Championships the U S athletes head to Lahti a final chance to find speed at the end of a long season a few closing fireworks to light off U S Sprinters Ready in Falun The Nordic World Championships kick off tomorrow with a classic sprint The team readies for the opening competition of these championships Strong XC Team Named for World Cham The USSA named 16 athletes to the 2015 Cross Country World Championships Team that will compete in Falun Sweden U S Women Steady in Tour Sadie Bjornsen and Liz Stephen continued to pace the U S women standing top 15 after the stage two 10k classic Have a Happy XC Holiday Whether it s receiving an ugly ski suit a sweet pair of shades or just spending time with the family we all have a favorite holiday memory This year we asked our athletes to tell us theirs Kikkan Randall Kikkan Pregnant Toppidrettsveka Two Caldwell Toppidrettsveka Toppidrettsveka Summer Randall FIS Team Goals Randall HOF Spring Series Randall Podium Lahti Preview Falun Sprint Preview World Champs Tour de Ski Happy Holidays Headlines Kikkan Randall Announces Pregnancy Day 2 Stephen Randall Top 10 at Topp Day One Caldwell Takes 5th in Toppidre Cross Country Team to Compete at Toppid Randall Talks FIS Decisions in Bulgaria Cross Country Team Names Season Goals Randall Named to the Alaska Ski Hall of Spring Series Returns to Sun Valley Randall Returns to Podium in Lahti Sprint Americans Still Going Strong in Lahti U S Sprinters Ready for World Champs O Strong XC Team Named for World Champs Kikkan Randall Quick Facts Hometown Anchorage AK Birthplace Salt Lake City UT Birthdate 12 31 1982 Years on Team 14 Club Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center School Alaska Pacific University Olympics 2002 2006 2010 2014 Worlds 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 Results Career Results Nordic Athletes Kikkan Randall Equipment Suppliers Fischer Yoko Sponsors Alaska Seafood BP L L Bean Additional Info Height 5 4 Weight 135 Kikkan Randall Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery As athletes go Kikkan Randall is rare and special A four time Olympian three time overall World Cup Sprint Champion and 26 time World Cup podium finisher the Anchorage Alaska native has single handedly brought cross country ski racing into the modern era by ever pushing past conventional expectation into results and leadership In addition to racing nine world champions Randall has carved out a space for America at the sharpest ends of a race When her teammates Jessie Diggins and Liz Stephen took historic finishes in the 2015 World Championships and the Tour de Ski they walked in a path blazed by Randall over the course of the last decade The 2014 2015 season was a tougher year for Randall salvaged in part by a late podium finish at the Lahti sprint but the founder of Fast and Female a nonprofit focused on getting girls

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  • Bryon Wilson | USSA - Foundation
    opening event of the USANA U S Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley Kearney Out in Front After Voss Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearny returned to the top of the World Cup standings Sunday with her win at the snowy Voss dual moguls World Cup while Bradley Wilson was also able to land on the podium in third Kearney Back On Top in Inawashiro Hannah Kearney retook her spot at the top of the World Cup moguls standings Sunday with a win at the Inawashiro dual moguls competition Deer Valley to Host U S Champs The U S Ski and Snowboard Association has now confirmed Deer Valley Resort as the site for the 2014 U S Freestyle Championships Mar 28 Mar 30 Olympics on Line at Deer Valley The Visa Freestyle International returns to Deer Valley Resort Jan 9 11 for moguls and aerials under the lights in vital Olympic qualifying competitions U S Freestyle Moguls Team Named The 2014 U S Freestyle Moguls Team was named in advance of the Dec 14 FIS Freestyle World Cup season opener in Ruka Finland Wilson McPhie U S Champions Heather McPhie repeated as U S moguls champion with Bradley Wilson taking his first title at the Sprint U S Freestyle Championships at Heavenly Freestyle World Champs Team Named Freestyle World Champs Team Named Bryon Wilson ID One Foundation Matthews rules Ruka World Cup Season Kicks Off Titles for Rowley and Dziemian Moguls Team Performs in Canada Victory Number 43 for Kearney Deer Valley U S Champs Voss Dual Moguls Inawashiro Dual Moguls Deer Valley U S Champs 2014 Deer Valley Freestyle U S Freestyle Moguls Team Sprint Moguls World Champs Team Named Headlines ID One Foundation Supports Moguls Athletes First Win for Matthews in Ruka World Cup Season Kicks Off in Ruka U S Titles for Rowley and Dziemian Moguls Team Performs at Val St Come Victory Number 43 for Kearney Deneen and Outtrim Claim U S Titles Kearney Out in Front After Voss Kearney Back On Top in Inawashiro Deer Valley to Host U S Freestyle Champs Olympic Freestyle Spots on Line at Deer 2014 U S Freestyle Moguls Team Named Bryon Wilson Quick Facts Hometown Butte MT Birthplace Butte MT Birthdate 04 07 1988 Years on Team 10 Club Wasatch Freestyle School Westminster College Olympics 2010 Worlds 2011 2013 Results Career Results Freestyle Athletes Bryon Wilson Equipment Suppliers ID One USA Oakley Swix Sports Sponsors Columbia Deer Valley ID One USA Oakley Additional Info Height 5 10 Weight 150 Bryon Wilson Websites Facebook Twitter Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Moguls skier Bryon Wilson knocked everyone s socks off in 2010 when after a stroke of luck got him a start on the World Cup he nailed two second place finishes and a spot on the 2010 Olympic team But Wilson wasn t done yet as he took his newfound success and landed a bronze medal in Vancouver The 2012 season was a comeback year following ACL reconstruction but 2013

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