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Maine Biathletes Reel from Dual Cuts from MWSC Downsizing, U.S. National Team Roster

Maine Biathletes Reel from Dual Cuts from MWSC Downsizing, U.S. National Team Roster

Russell Currier, Kelsey Dickinson, and Brian Halligan admit that they didn’t have great results this season – so they understand why they weren’t re-named to U.S. Biathlon Association training groups. But along with Casey Smith, who was also cut from the ‘B’ team, they have few options to improve their results and get back now that Maine Winter Sports Center is defunding travel and competition for senior athletes.

End of an Era: Sweetser Leaves MWSC After 15 Years; Club Focus Shifts from ODT to Juniors

End of an Era: Sweetser Leaves MWSC After 15 Years; Club Focus Shifts from ODT to Juniors

Earlier this month came the news that Will Sweetser was parting ways with the Maine Winter Sports Center and leaving his post as competitive sports director. Meanwhile, the MWSC is restructuring its Olympic Development Team, which means less money for top-tier athletes and more toward the junior and postgrad programs.

Norway, Sweden Announce 2015/2016 National Teams

Norway, Sweden Announce 2015/2016 National Teams

Both Norway and Sweden announced their National Team picks for the 2015/2016 season Friday. The respective teams of the two rivals will see few changes in the upcoming year as both hope to either maintain or improve their team successes.

First Class of Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame to be Inducted Thursday

First Class of Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame to be Inducted Thursday

After choosing 12 inductees for the Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame in 1999, Cross Country Alaska is finally recognizing its first class this Thursday. With the addition of Kikkan Randall to the inaugural class, the event will celebrate the pioneers of Alaskan skiing.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle Seeks Men’s and Women’s Ski Coach

The University of Maine at Presque Isle Seeks Men’s and Women’s Ski Coach

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is seeking to fill the position of Head Men’s and Women’s Ski Coach from mid-September 2015 through mid-March 2016.

In Their Eyes: A Norwegian Junior Team’s International Exchange with Sugar Bowl

In Their Eyes: A Norwegian Junior Team’s International Exchange with Sugar Bowl

What’s it like hosting a crew of Californians in Oslo, Norway? A junior coach with Heming IL and the Norwegian College of Elite Sports explains. He also brought a select group to the West Coast for U.S. Junior Nationals in Truckee, Calif.

Wednesday Workout: Urban Training Camp with Caitlin Gregg and the Fix Studio

Wednesday Workout: Urban Training Camp with Caitlin Gregg and the Fix Studio

When Caitlin Gregg felt a familiar twinge in her left hamstring this spring, she ditched the running shoes and joined the Fix Studio for an Urban Training Camp that featured four days of cycling. Not only were the wheeled workouts were beneficial to her injured leg, but they also pushed her to a new level of interval intensity.

An Unlikely King: Ski Classics Champ Eliassen on the Secret to His Successful Rookie Season

An Unlikely King: Ski Classics Champ Eliassen on the Secret to His Successful Rookie Season

FasterSkier tracked down Petter Eliassen, the 2014/2015 Swix Ski Classics overall winner in his rookie season, for an exclusive interview this month. The 29-year-old Norwegian happily shared everything from training and recovery tips, to advice on double poling.

St. Lawrence University Seeks Graduate Assistant Coach

St. Lawrence University Seeks Graduate Assistant Coach

St. Lawrence University is currently seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant Coach for Nordic Skiing. This 9-month, Graduate Assistant position (August 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016) is targeted toward graduate students seeking a master’s degree. Remuneration includes a very competitive coaching stipend, student health insurance, and eligibility for tuition remission (6 graduate classes per year in the University’s graduate program, some meals are also included.

‘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.