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  • Rosie Brennan | USSA - Foundation
    Cross Country World Cup Team Names Season Goals The U S Cross Country Ski Team took over the Craft Sportswear Instagram account and shared their goals for the upcoming season with the hashtag myracestartshere Stephen 11th in Falun 30k Liz Stephen East Montpelier VT hung on for an 11th place result in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 30k classic mass start a race defined by Norway s Therese Johaug who broke away with a sharp pace early and held on for an impressive win USA Closes Strong Weekend in Rybins Jessie Diggins was fifth Liz Stephen seventh as the U S Ski Team closed out a strong weekend in Rybinsk Stephen Makes History for US Team Liz Stephen finished second on Friday in the 10k freestyle race in Rybinsk Russia the top World Cup distance result by an American woman US 6th in Otepää Team Sprint Rosie Brennan and Ida Sargent led U S team in a World Cup team sprint in Estonia Hanneman First Ever U S Title Reese Hanneman Anchorage APU Nordic took his career first title Friday winning the classic sprint over APU teammate Erik Bjornsen Winthrop WA at the 2014 U S Cross Country Championships at Soldier Hollow U S Cross Country Championships The 2002 Olympic venue of Soldier Hollow welcomes top U S Ski and Snowboard Association athletes from clubs across the nation for the 2014 U S Cross Country Ski Championships this weekend Rosie Brennan SuperTour Relay Diggins Edges Sargent Diggins Fifth Tour de Ski History Lillehammer Lillehammer Podium Ruka Triple Team Goals Falun 30K Rybinsk Skiathlon Stephen Second Otepää Team Hanneman First Ever U S Title U S Cross Country Ski Champs Rosie Brennan Quick Facts Hometown Park City UT Birthplace Park City UT Birthdate 12 02 1988 Years on Team 2 Club APU Nordic Ski Team School Dartmouth Ski Team Worlds 2015 Results Career Results Nordic Athletes Rosie Brennan Equipment Suppliers Rossignol Rudy Project Toko Sponsors Rudy Project Toko Wax Additional Info Height 5 6 Weight 145 Rosie Brennan Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Blog When Rosie Brennan skied into the final stretch of the stadium at the U S Cross Country Championships in Houghton Michigan in January 2015 she looked different than her competitors There was a certainty behind her pole strokes a strength in each kick that isn t typically seen on the national circuit Those watching in Upper Michigan might not have noticed it though it was that effort that netted Brennan three national titles that week More impressive was her quick jump to Europe where only a few days following the Houghton event she teamed up with her former Dartmouth College classmate Ida Sargent to snag a sixth place result in the Otepaa Team Sprint The Park City native skied in her first World Championships in Falun in 2015 just missing the podium in the 4x5km relay and continued racing on the World Cup through the season She trains with the Alaska Pacific University ski team throughout the

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/rosie-brennan (2016-04-30)
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  • Jessie Diggins | USSA - Foundation
    in a FIS Nordic World Cup 10 5k classic mass start race Hamilton Diggins Third in Gatineau Simi Hamilton Aspen CO and Jessie Diggins Afton MN led the U S Cross Country Ski Team in the opening races of the Ski Tour Canada in Gatineau on Tuesday with both finishing third North America Finale March 1 12 The U S Cross Country Ski Team caps off the FIS Cross Country World Cup season with the World Cup Finals in North America at the eight stage Ski Tour Canada March 1 12 Bjornsen Leads U S in Skiathlon Sadie Bjornsen led the U S team with a 15th place finish in a FIS World Cup skiathlon race on Sunday Diggins Second in Freestyle Sprint Jessie Diggins grabbed her fourth podium performance of the season to lead the U S at the 1 6k freestyle sprint at the Lahti Ski Games Diggins fourth in Sweden Jessie Diggins led the U S team for the second day finishing fourth in a FIS World Cup 10k freestyle mass start on Sunday Jessie Diggins SuperTour Finals SuperTour Relay Diggins Edges Sargent SuperTour 10 15k Diggins Fifth Diggins 11th Classic Sprint STC 10k Ski Tour Canada Hamilton Diggins Ski Tour Canada Lahti Skiathlon Diggins Podium World Cup 10k Headlines Diggins and Bjornsen Take Titles Team APU 1 Dominates SuperTour Mixed Relay Diggins Doubles Up at SuperTour Finals Hoffman and Diggins Win at SuperTour Fi 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 Diggins Eighth in 10K Classic at Ski To Hamilton and Diggins Podium in Gatineau U S Coach Talks Ski Tour Canada Bjornsen 15th in World Cup Skiathlon Jessie Diggins Quick Facts Hometown Afton MN Birthplace Afton MN Birthdate 08 26 1991 Years on Team 5 Club SMS T2 Olympics 2014 Worlds 2011 2013 2015 Results Career Results Nordic Athletes Jessie Diggins Equipment Suppliers One Way Rudy Project Salomon Sponsors Power Bar Rudy Project Slumberland Furniture T2 Foundation Additional Info Height N A Weight N A Jessie Diggins Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Website SkiTrax Blog Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Timing has always been a strength for Jessie Diggins the upstart racer kicked off an international career in 2011 by snagging a spot on the World Championship team in Holmenkollen an experience she highlights years later as a medal winner as amazing and key to getting to the next level The next level came in 2013 when the Minnesota native teamed with Kikkan Randall to win the team sprint at the World Championships Diggins is known for an aggressive style of racing and a seemingly boundless source of energy a strength she drew on this year to win a silver medal in the 10k freestyle event at the Falun World Championships But the media spotlight was hers before she and teammate Caitlin Gregg collected those World Championship medals as Diggins used her experience and athleticism

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/jessie-diggins (2016-04-30)
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  • Liz Stephen | USSA - Foundation
    History as a Team There was a time a decade and more ago when the U S Cross Country Ski Team was a mere participant in the relay Today that team is a contender Historic Podium in Lillehammer The women battled it to the podium in the Lillehammer sprint on Saturday taking third USA Takes Momentum into Ruka Opener A dozen U S athletes will start this weekend in the Ruka Triple to open the FIS Cross Country World Cup Liz Stephen s Summer Training As the 2015 16 season approaches Liz walks through the preparation season that will send her onto the tour in late November Liz Stephen Diggins Fifth Ski Tour Canada World Cup 10k Holmenkollen 30k Relay History World Cup Freestyle Stage 9 TdS Slopeside Podcasts Caldwell fourth Tour de Ski History Lillehammer Lillehammer Podium Ruka Triple Stephen Summer Headlines Diggins Finishes Fifth Overall at Ski T Diggins Eighth in 10K Classic at Ski To Diggins fourth in World Cup Freestyle Bjornsen Paces U S In Soggy Oslo Best Ever Relay for U S Women Diggins Third In Nove Mestro 10K Freestyle Top 10 Tour for Diggins Slopeside with Steven Nyman and Beyond Caldwell Leads U S In Tour de Ski Opener Stephen Leads 11 Member U S Team at To Behind the Gold Making History as a Team Historic Podium in Lillehammer Liz Stephen Quick Facts Hometown East Montpelier VT Birthplace East Montpelier VT Birthdate 01 12 1987 Years on Team 10 Club Burke Mountain Academy School Westminster College Olympics 2010 2014 Worlds 2009 2011 2013 2015 Results Career Results Nordic Athletes Liz Stephen Equipment Suppliers One Way Rossignol Rudy Project Toko Sponsors Rudy Project Skida Toko Wax Additional Info Height 5 2 Weight 100 Liz Stephen Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Blog SkiTrax Blog Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Liz Stephen packs a lot of strength energy and integrity into her small frame Wiry and strong the last five years have been a sharp ascent up the ranks of distance skiing a fitting trajectory for Stephen who is known throughout the racing community as one of the best climbers in the World Stephen began her career at Burke Mountain Academy along with current women s team coach Matt Whitcomb and has grown from an alpine racing convert a decade ago to the historic best finisher for the United States at this year s Tour de Ski with a fifth place overall effort Following up that result with a second place finish at the Rybinsk World Cup in the 10k freestyle event Stephen demonstrated a steadfast mental strength and more physical power than previous seen in her skiing I spent a lot of last off season working on the mental aspects of this sport Stephen said after the World Cup podium It s something I m proud to see pay off The two time Olympian and four time World Championship team member will again be based out of the Center for Excellence in Park City UT

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/liz-stephen (2016-04-30)
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  • Simi Hamilton | USSA - Foundation
    Fifth in Team Sprint Sophie Caldwell Peru VT and Ida Sargent Orleans VT led the U S with a fifth place finish in the World Cup 1 2k freestyle team sprints on Sunday Caldwell Leads U S at Planica Sophie Caldwell Peru VT led the U S team in the 1 2k freestyle sprints at the FIS Cross Country World Cup finishing 13th as Simi Hamilton Aspen CO led the men s team in 18th Tour de Ski Kicks Off Jan 1 January 1st marks the 10th anniversary of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski a nine day seven stage event in three different countries Hamilton Leads Historic Day for U S Simi Hamilton led the U S Cross Country Team to a historic podium in the 1 3k freestyle sprint Satuday in Toblach Italy USA Takes Momentum into Ruka Opener A dozen U S athletes will start this weekend in the Ruka Triple to open the FIS Cross Country World Cup Caldwell 5th in Toppidrettsveka Olympian Sophie Caldwell Peru VT opened the three day Toppidrettsveka roller ski stage race finishing fifth in a classic sprint Noah Hoffman and Stephen finishing third in the uphill running race Summer Racing at Toppidrettsveka The U S Cross Country Ski Team will kickoff its 2015 16 season on wheels Eight members of the team are training in Norway in anticipation of this weekend s three day Toppidrettsveka roller ski competition which will feature a World Cup caliber field Simi Hamilton Ski Tour Canada Hamilton Diggins Diggins Podium World Cup 10k City Sprint Drammen Sprints Relay History Planica Team Sprint Planica Sprints Tour de Ski Historic Podium Ruka Triple Caldwell Toppidrettsveka Toppidrettsveka Summer Headlines Bjornsen and Hamilton Eighth in Freesty Hamilton and Diggins Podium in Gatineau Diggins Second in Lahti Freestyle Sprint Diggins fourth in World Cup Freestyle Caldwell 11th in Stockholm City Sprint Hamilton Leads USA in Drammen Best Ever Relay for U S Women Caldwell and Sargent Fifth in Team Sprint Caldwell and Hamilton Top 20 in Planica Stephen Leads 11 Member U S Team at To Hamilton Leads Historic Day for U S USA Takes Momentum into Ruka Opener Simi Hamilton Quick Facts Hometown Aspen CO Birthplace Aspen CO Birthdate 05 14 1987 Years on Team 6 Club SMS T2 School Middlebury College Olympics 2010 2014 Worlds 2011 2013 2015 Results Career Results Nordic Athletes Simi Hamilton Equipment Suppliers Fischer Oakley Swix Sports Sponsors Oakley Additional Info Height 5 10 Weight 180 Simi Hamilton Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery As a young athlete from Aspen CO Simi Hamilton had his pick of mountain sports to pursue An accomplished mountain biker white water paddler climber and ski mountaineer Hamilton gained fitness from a wealth of activity that he put into skiing The three time NCAA All American was working as an EXUM guide leading clients up the Grand Teton when he made his move to elite racing in 2010 With two Olympics three World Championship teams

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/simi-hamilton (2016-04-30)
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  • Sophie Caldwell | USSA - Foundation
    With Kids Noah Hoffman and Sophie Caldwell took a brief detour to Belmont Hill School in Boston MA to lead more than 100 young cross country enthusiasts in a dryland training session on Saturday U S Women 4th in Champs Relay The U S women finished fourth in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 3x5k relay U S Solid in Worlds Team Spring The U S Cross Country Ski Team finished seventh on the men s side and eighth on the women s side in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun Sweden Caldwell 10th in Falun Sprint Sophie Caldwell Peru VT led the U S Ski Team at the first race of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a 10th place finish in the classic sprint 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 Sophie Caldwell Relay History Tour de Ski Historic Podium Davos Sprint Ruka Triple Gaellivare Sprint Caldwell Toppidrettsveka Team Goals Boston Dryland Champs Relay Team Sprint Caldwell sprint Falun Sprint Preview World Champs Headlines Best Ever Relay for U S Women Stephen Leads 11 Member U S Team at To Hamilton Leads Historic Day for U S Caldwell Top American In Davos Sprint USA Takes Momentum into Ruka Opener USA Strong in FIS Opener Day One Caldwell Takes 5th in Toppidre Cross Country Team Names Season Goals Hoffman and Caldwell Train With Boston Women 4th in Worlds Relay U S Solid in Worlds Team Sprint Caldwell 10th in Strong U S Day at Fal Sophie Caldwell Quick Facts Hometown Peru VT Birthplace Rutland VT Birthdate 03 22 1990 Years on Team 3 Club SMS T2 School Dartmouth College Olympics 2014 Worlds 2013 2015 Results Career Results Nordic Athletes Sophie Caldwell Equipment Suppliers Fischer Rudy Project Swix Sports Sponsors Rudy Project Additional Info Height 5 7 Weight 130 Sophie Caldwell Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Blog Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery If cross country skiing were a royal family Sophie Caldwell would likely the Dutchess of Stratton The 25 year old granddaughter to John Caldwell a former Olympian and the author of the first American guide to cross country skiing Sophie grew up at the Stratton Mountain School where her father Sverre served as headmaster before settling in as the program director for the cross country and elite teams For her part Caldwell has been an NCAA podium finisher a World Cup podium finisher and the top U S woman to race in an Olympic games with her sixth place finish in the Sochi freestyle sprint 2014 and 2015 saw multiple top ten finishes from the dynamic Vermonter an impressive feat after a fall elbow injury left her without key poling training in the weeks leading to the start of

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/sophie-caldwell (2016-04-30)
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  • Nita Englund | USSA - Foundation
    Saturday Englund Soars Into Top 10 American Nita Englund Florence WI flew to a pair of top 10 finishes FIS Ski Jumping World Cups this weekend in Oberstdorf Comeback Nets Englund Top 10 Nita Englund came from 20th in the first round to finish seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo World Cup Resumes in Sapporo Tara Geraghty Moats led the USA in 21st as the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup resumed in Sapporo Tara Leads USA in Lillehammer Tara Geraghty Moats led the USA finishing 17th in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup opener in Lillehammer Women s Jumpers Open World Cup Tour Nita Englund and Sarah Hendrickson were named to the 2015 16 U S Ski Jumping Team which opens the World Cup tour this weekend in Lillehammer First Time Titles in Lake Placid Mike Glasder and Nita Englund took first time titles on the HS100 normal hill in Lake Placid at the U S Ski Jumping Championships Final Tune Up Event for U S Champs Kevin Bickner and Nita Englund tooks wins on the HS100 meter Olympic jump in Lake Placid in the final tuneup for Sunday s U S Ski Jumping Championships at the Flaming Leaves tournament Flaming Leaves Streaming Live Fans can watch live this weekend as Lake Placid s Olympic Ski Jumping Complex will be the site of a pair of USSA ski jumping events including Sunday s U S Ski Jumping Championships The live coverage will be produced by USA Nordic Englund Third in Grand Prix Series Nita Englund jumped to fifth in the FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix finale in Almaty to take third in the five event series Nina Lussi had a career best 21st Podium for Nita in Almaty Nita Englund took a challenge to FIS

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/nita-englund (2016-04-30)
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  • Hoffman and Diggins Win at SuperTour Finals | USSA - Foundation
    happy and healthy again and excited for one last hurrah to close out the season In the men s 15k the fight for first was a battle between Hoffman and Scott Patterson Anchorage AK APU Nordic Ski Center Hoffman skied to the lead in the final leg of the race and snatched the victory by a toe just 0 6 seconds over Patterson Patrick Caldwell Lyme Center NH U S Ski Team SMS T2 finished third Noah Hoffman feels a little tired after a season of racing Reese Brown Hoffman reiterated Diggins comments of season fatigue Today was challenging because the course had one long climb and lots of recovery so I had to hit that one climb hard each lap said Hoffman I didn t feel great it s been a long season and I haven t had perfect recovery since the Canadian tour but I m very happy to walk away with a narrow win Three races remain in the 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals Competition continues Tuesday with a 1 5k classic sprint race Qualifiers begin at 9 00 a m EDT with heats starting at 11 30 a m EDT Jessie Diggins celebrates after winning the 10k Reese Brown 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals Schedule times EDT Tuesday March 21 SuperTour Finals 9 00 a m 1 5k classic sprint qualifiers 11 30 a m Sprint heats Thursday March 24 SuperTour Finals 9 00 a m Mixed relay 2x5k classic 2x5k freestyle Saturday March 26 SuperTour Finals Long Distance National Championships 9 00 a m Men s 50k classic Junior Men 20k classic 12 30 p m Women s 30k classic Junior Women 15k classic HIGHLIGHTS The 15 10k individual freestyle race was skied on a 3 4k loop due to a lack of snow Not only was Patrick Caldwell third overall he was also first overall for the U23s followed by Adam Martin Northern Michigan University in second and Fabian Stocek Dartmouth College who was third Cambria McDermott Montana State University was first overall for the U23 women followed by Kelsey Phinney Middlebury College in second and Felicia Gesior Northern Michigan University in third Katherine Ogden Landgrove VT U S Ski Team Stratton Mountain School was first overall for the U20 women followed by Alayna Sonnesyn University of Vermont Julia Kern Waltham MA U S Ski Team Stratton Mountain School was finished third Ian Torchia Northern Michigan University finished first for the U20 men followed by Thomas O Harra APU Nordic Ski Team and Gavin McEwen Dartmouth Ski Team who was third Adam Glueck Ford Sayre Ski Club was first overall for the men s U18 age group followed by Wyatt Gebhardt Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and Simon Zink Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club was third Alexandra Cobb Stratton Mountain School was the only U18 women to race the 10k freestyle race Mae Chalmers Stratton Mountain School and Adam Witkowski Stratton Mountain School were the only two U16s that raced in the 15 10k freestyle QUOTES

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/hoffman-and-diggins-win-supertour-finals (2016-04-30)
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  • Bjornsen 15th in World Cup Skiathlon | USSA - Foundation
    With the slow conditions things didn t break up enough in the classic leg to allow for true classic skiing for me said Bjornsen I felt like I was constantly fighting for a place on the trail to ski so I wasted a lot of energy and didn t manage to find my place in that front chase pack I was really excited to switch to skate skis because I knew there would be more room to ski Erik Bjornsen Winthrop WA led the U S men in 27th in a men s 15kx15k skiathlon Bjornsen was just 27 seconds out of the top 20 The skiathlon in Lahti concludes the European World Cup races The next competitions continue with the Tour de Canada March 1 12 Jessie Diggins races to 17th HIGHLIGHTS Norway s Therese Johaug has won the last four Skiathlon events held in the World Cup She is unbeaten in this event in World Cup races for more than four years since she was third in 10k skiathlon in the Tour de Ski on 1 January 2012 Norway s Martin Sundby is the third man to win two consecutive World Cup events in skiathlon It was a dream weekend for Team Norway which claimed 11 of the 12 total podiums during the two men s and two ladies competitions at the pre World Championship Lahti Ski Games Bjornsen led the U S women in 15th Diggins finished 17th and Caitlin Patterson Anchorage AK 29th Erik Bjornsen led the U S men in 27th Noah Hoffman Aspen CO finished 36th and Scott Patterson Anchorage AK 52nd QUOTES Sadie Bjornsen Today was another good day of racing on a really challenging course That new distance course is incredibly hard and demanding to your legs With the slow conditions things

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