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‘You Can Just Feel the Energy,’ Wadsworth Says of CCC’s Renewed Coaching Emphasis

‘You Can Just Feel the Energy,’ Wadsworth Says of CCC’s Renewed Coaching Emphasis

A year after an energy-draining Olympics, Justin Wadsworth said the energy within Cross Country Canada is palpable. He, for one, is ready to get back to co-coaching the World Cup Team, trading weekends on the road with Louis Bouchard and working with up-and-coming domestic coaches in Europe.

Fairbanks XC Junior Racing Program Seeks Assistant Coach

Fairbanks XC Junior Racing Program Seeks Assistant Coach

Fairbanks Cross Country (NSCF-FXC) junior racing program is searching for an assistant coach to work as part of a team of professional and volunteer coaches in helping guide its junior and masters athletes as they pursue their goals and dreams in Cross Country skiing.

Hetland Named Norwegian National Team Coach After One Year with Canada

Hetland Named Norwegian National Team Coach After One Year with Canada

Tor-Arne Hetland, a Norwegian Olympic gold medalist and multiple world champion, will become the Norwegian national team coach this 2015/2016 season after a year as Canada’s World Cup Coach.

U.S. Biathlon to Host Tryout Camp, Following Last Season’s Success

U.S. Biathlon to Host Tryout Camp, Following Last Season’s Success

After last year’s tryout camp netted a national champion (Patrick Johnson), an IBU Cup competitor (Max Durtschi), and some World Youth and Juniors competitors, US Biathlon is doing it again, looking for fast skiers who want to try the sport of biathlon.

Wednesday Workout: The ‘Death Blow’ with Chad Salmela

Wednesday Workout: The ‘Death Blow’ with Chad Salmela

St. Scholastica Head Coach Chad Salmela shares his timeless and Seinfeld-inspired “Death Blow” workout. “What I love about this workout is the raw intensity and guts required while doing it,” he writes. “… [It’s] primarily for athletes who have raced a bunch but still haven’t seemed to reach into their anaerobic bag of tricks fully.”

Bjørgen Gives It One More Year, Will Return to World Cup

Bjørgen Gives It One More Year, Will Return to World Cup

Norwegian ski star Marit Bjørgen has decided to continue racing for another season. The 35-year-old said at the end of the season that she would have to think long and hard about whether she wanted to continue racing. She was […]

Masters Minds: From a Bum Knee to a 2015 Birkie Age-Group Win

Masters Minds: From a Bum Knee to a 2015 Birkie Age-Group Win

Alaskan John Wood, 67, explains his journey in athletics after a serious knee injury at age 21, and how he recovered from a total knee replacement to win his age group at the 2015 Classic Birkie with the help of an Anchorage surgeon, physical therapists and the APU masters program.

A Living Legend’s Final Season: Bill Parks, Glens Falls High School Head Coach

A Living Legend’s Final Season: Bill Parks, Glens Falls High School Head Coach

The following is a tribute to a high-school coach who impacted hundreds of young skiers in Glens Falls, N.Y., over the last 30-plus years, submitted by a former athlete.

Brooks Narrowly Misses Overall FIS Marathon Cup Victory, 10th in Ugra

Brooks Narrowly Misses Overall FIS Marathon Cup Victory, 10th in Ugra

In a shortened 30 k competition, Holly Brooks of APU placed 10th in the Ugra Ski Marathon in Khanty-Maniysk, Russia, not enough to hold onto the FIS Marathon Cup lead. She finished third overall, the best ranking ever for a North American skier. Tatjana Mannima of Estonia and Petr Novak of the Czech Republic took home the titles.

US Biathlon Names 2015/2016 National Team

US Biathlon Names 2015/2016 National Team

Clare Egan and Sean Doherty have earned upgrades to USBA’s “A” team, while Chloe Levins, Siena Ellingson, and Paul Everett snagged first-time nominations to the National Development Group. 14 athletes in all were nominated to USBA’s various teams.

Northern Michigan University Seeks Assistant Coach

Northern Michigan University Seeks Assistant Coach

The NMU Ski Team is hiring an assistant coach to help the head coach with all assigned duties associated with the Intercollegiate Ski Programs and teach in the Health and Human Performance Department as assigned.

Photos from NANANordic in Noorvik

Photos from NANANordic in Noorvik

An intimate look at first-timer Seth Adams’ adventures with NANANordic, which introduces youth to nordic skiing in remote regions of Northwest Alaska.

Wednesday Workout: Gym Time with Andrea Burke (with Videos)

Wednesday Workout: Gym Time with Andrea Burke (with Videos)

In the last year since she retired from biathlon, Germany’s Andrea Burke (formerly Henkel) has been in a period of transition, taking classes and preparing for her big move to the U.S. while fitting in quality strength sessions whenever possible. “I really like to do [these] kind of programs for staying in shape and get some heart rate between studying,” she explains.

US Biathlon Team Seeks Coaching Intern

US Biathlon Team Seeks Coaching Intern

The intern will work with the US Biathlon National Team athletes on a daily basis and live at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY where meals and lodging are provided at no cost. The internship begins in early June and continues through early November.

Masters Minds: A Tale of Two Ski Days

Masters Minds: A Tale of Two Ski Days

CXC masters skier and American Birkebeiner board member Charlie Dee recalls the story of two subsequent days of skiing in 2014 and the memories of late coach Igor Badamshim that came with them.

Brooks’ Season Rolls On, Headed to Siberia to Wrap Up FIS Marathon Cup

Brooks’ Season Rolls On, Headed to Siberia to Wrap Up FIS Marathon Cup

While most skiers are heading out on vacation, Holly Brooks is en route to Siberia for the last race of the FIS Marathon Cup. She leads the series by four points over Tatjana Mannima of Estonia, meaning that whether it’s in first or in sixth, whoever crosses the finish line first takes the crown.

Best of Canadian Nationals: Photos and Quotes

Best of Canadian Nationals: Photos and Quotes

A collection of some of our favorite photos and soundbites from 2015 Canadian Nationals at Lappe Nordic in Thunder Bay, Ontario, courtesy of Martin Kaiser, Gerry Furseth and François Léger Dionne.

Masters World Cup 2015: The Russian Experience

Masters World Cup 2015: The Russian Experience

Inge Scheve’s take on racing at her fifth Masters World Cup, which took place last month in Syktyvkar, Russia. In all, eight members of Team USA collected seven medals at this year’s championships.

Auburn Ski Club Seeks Program Director

Auburn Ski Club Seeks Program Director

Auburn Ski Club Training Center on Donner Summit, Calif., is currently seeking a program director.

Johnson, Egan Sweep U.S. Biathlon Nationals Titles in Truckee

Johnson, Egan Sweep U.S. Biathlon Nationals Titles in Truckee

Over a weekend of racing in sunny Truckee, California, Patrick Johnson (Auburn Ski Club) and Clare Egan (Craftsbury Green Racing Project) each became double national champions in biathlon. The event also introduced a mixed relay format for the first time.