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Back from Blink, U.S. Biathletes Talk About Reentry (Video)

Back from Blink, U.S. Biathletes Talk About Reentry (Video)

JERICHO, Vt. – No matter how you slice it, last weekend’s race efforts at the North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships were hard. For Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke and Susan Dunklee — three U.S. Biathlon national-team members who competed for the first […]

Team Hardwood Seeks Beach Time, Beneficial Training in Tobermory

Team Hardwood Seeks Beach Time, Beneficial Training in Tobermory

Team Hardwood President Patricia MacDonell recaps her team’s annual junior camp on Bruce Peninsula in southern Ontario.

Wednesday Workout: APU’s Chelsea Holmes Breaks Down Strength Training

Wednesday Workout: APU’s Chelsea Holmes Breaks Down Strength Training

One of APU’s newest members, Chelsea Holmes explains what exactly she does for strength training and how she tackles her weaknesses. “My strength sessions often address numerous muscle groups and modes of training and development within a single session,” she says.

Pettersen, Alsgaard Amongst Those in Serious Rollerski Crash

Pettersen, Alsgaard Amongst Those in Serious Rollerski Crash

A group of 10 to 12 rollerskiers including acclaimed Norwegian skiers Øystein Pettersen and Thomas Alsgaard are OK after a group-rollerski crash Tuesday in Akershus, Norway. Three skiers from the group were sent to the hospital, and two required stays in the ER.

Pros of Tomorrow: Two-Time NCAA Champion Gruber Aims to ‘Blow Them Away’

Pros of Tomorrow: Two-Time NCAA Champion Gruber Aims to ‘Blow Them Away’

Anja Gruber thought she was done with skiing after finishing high school in her native Germany. However, she received a call from Partrick Weaver of UVM that changed everything. Now, Gruber is a two-time NCAA Champion with eyes on the World Cup.

Ultimate Refueling Contest Winners and Other Entries

Ultimate Refueling Contest Winners and Other Entries

The results are in for the Ultimate Refueling Contest! We had some pretty amazing submissions which made the task of choosing three winners incredibly tough. However, after much deliberation we have chosen the Katrina Howe and her “Energy Bombs” as our grand prize winner!

North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships in Photos

North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships in Photos

Lowell Bailey went 2 for 2 on the weekend in Jericho, and two different U.S. women edged Canada’s Rosanna Crawford for victories at the North American Rollerski Championships at the Ethan Allen Firing Range.

U20 National Training Group Camp Underway in Park City

U20 National Training Group Camp Underway in Park City

The U20 National Training Group Camp began in Park City August 13 and serves as a strengthening and team building experience for the country’s best U20 athletes.

As IBU Congress Nears, Many Rule Changes Up for Debate

As IBU Congress Nears, Many Rule Changes Up for Debate

Up for voting at the IBU Congress in September will be proposals for how to deal with mid-race cancellations, whether to amend the penalty in youth individual races, and whether age limits are appropriate at Open European Championships – as well as the creation of an entirely new junior racing circuit.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Seeks Instructors

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Seeks Instructors

Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado is seeking Nordic Ski Instructors for the 2014/2015 ski season.

This Month in Journals: Does Birthdate Matter in Winning, or Staying In, Youth Sports?

This Month in Journals: Does Birthdate Matter in Winning, or Staying In, Youth Sports?

In the 2013 World Junior Championships sprint, half of the male competitors in the final were born in the last five months of the eligibility window. Is this a case of a relative age effect – and what are the implications for elite sports on the whole, or retaining youngsters to be recreational athletes for life?

A Match Made in the Himalayas: Kershaw and Steira Engaged on Nepal’s Mera Peak

A Match Made in the Himalayas: Kershaw and Steira Engaged on Nepal’s Mera Peak

Devon Kershaw’s friends said he’d never make it to the summit of Mera Peak — not without popping the question to his girlfriend Kristin Størmer-Steira first. But he didn’t crack in Kathmandu, like they predicted, before their three-week climbing trek in April.

Interview: 1985 Overall World Cup Champion Anette Bøe

Interview: 1985 Overall World Cup Champion Anette Bøe

Norwegian skiing star Anette Bø discusses her introduction to skiing, being the first woman to skate ski on the international racing circuit, her mountain bike World Cup podium, her two national championships in hockey, and a possible move to the U.S.

Ultimate Refueling Contest: Submit Your Favorite Recovery Food and Win Equipment from Rottefella

Ultimate Refueling Contest: Submit Your Favorite Recovery Food and Win Equipment from Rottefella

One More Day! Do you have an amazing pre or post-workout food? With a quick submission you can win the respect of the ski community in addition to some Rottefella swag! Submit a recipe and photo of your favorite training food by THIS Friday for your chance to win Rottefella bindings and more!

Wednesday Workout: 5 x 5 Speed Progressions with Sugar Bowl Academy

Wednesday Workout: 5 x 5 Speed Progressions with Sugar Bowl Academy

This week’s workout comes to you from Martin Benes, nordic coach of the Sugar Bowl Academy and the Far West Elite Team Administrator. In addition to coaching the Sugar Bowl and Far West teams, Benes has coached for the Auburn Ski Club, Dartmouth College, and Bates College.

Post-Biathlon, Studebaker Returns to the College Scene as Assistant Coach at University of Alaska Anchorage

Post-Biathlon, Studebaker Returns to the College Scene as Assistant Coach at University of Alaska Anchorage

When Nicole De Yong stepped down from the UAA coaching staff, head coach Andrew Kastning wanted to hire another woman – but female coaches aren’t easy to come by. Luckily, 2010 and 2014 Olympian Sara Studebaker had just moved to town. “I’m really excited to be here,” she told FasterSkier.

Aspen Valley SC Hiring Nordic Program Manager & Base Camp Directors

Aspen Valley SC Hiring Nordic Program Manager & Base Camp Directors

The Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club is looking for a Nordic Program Manager and one or two Nordic Base Camp Directors (one in Aspen and one in Carbondale). All positions are part time and seasonal. For the right candidate, positions could be combined into a part-time/year-round or full-time/6-month position.

Job Posting: Graphic Designer with Craft

Job Posting: Graphic Designer with Craft

CRAFT Sportswear is seeking a graphic designer with email marketing, print advertising and web development experience. The ideal candidate has at least 2-5 years experience in graphic design.

Defending IBU World Cup Champ Mäkäräinen Hopes for Health and Happiness in 2015

Defending IBU World Cup Champ Mäkäräinen Hopes for Health and Happiness in 2015

With another World Cup crystal globe in hand, Finnish biathlete Kaisa Mäkäräinen, 31, is gearing up for another season and World Championships at home in Kontiolahti. It hasn’t been easy: she was sick for two months from May through June.

Tikhonov Brings Color to Politically Tense Race for IBU Presidency

Tikhonov Brings Color to Politically Tense Race for IBU Presidency

Convicted in arranging the attempted murder of a regional governor in 2000, Alexander Tikhonov is never dull. One of the best biathletes of all time, he hopes to return to the international spotlight by becoming IBU President. Canada’s Jim Carrabre is also taking on Anders Besseberg, who has held the position since 1993.