Through the four legs of the women’s Junior World’s 4 x 3.3 k relay the U.S. team was in it. Nordic Nation has the coach, Bryan Fish, and the four skiers (Hailey Swirbul, Julia Kern, Hannah Halvorsen, and Katherine Ogden) in this relay focused episode.
Two words that ring like a couplet when Musgrave graces the tracks: British nordie. Nordic Nation got British National Team member Andrew Musgrave on the line to discuss where he’s been and what he’s been up to.
Distance or Sprint, Ben Lustgarten has shown his mastery of speedy classic skiing and 30 k striding prowess. We asked Lustgarten for a key to his classic skiing success in the Wednesday Workout.
Answer the door when opportunity knocks: Russia’s Petr Sedov wins the men’s 30 k skiathlon in PyeongChang, South Korea while U.S. skiers Noah Hoffman and Scott Patterson score top-tens.
Nordic Skiing a global sport? Sure is. On Friday in PyeongChang, South Korea, the men contested a 1.5 k classic sprint at the 2018 Olympic venue. Russian Gleb Retivykh won the day with both Canada’s Len Valjas and the U.S. Ski Team’s Andy Newell making the finals.
2018 is sooner than you think. The World Cup makes its pre-Olympic presence in PyeongChang, South Korea this week and the U.S. and Canadian teams are there.
Development isn’s just for athletes: BEA’s Bernie Nelson and SMS Elite Team’s Patrick O’Brien get a chance to lead and learn at Junior and U23 Worlds at SoHo.
Yellow and blue, blue and yellow: either way it comes up Sweden as Stina Nilsson (SWE) wins the 1.4 k freestyle sprint in Falun, Sweden. And it was five U.S. women into the heats as Kikkan Randall makes her first final in nearly two years.
Sound check…check, check, check. Yup, air guitar time as Harvey and Valjas strum their Fischers after winning Team Sprint in Toblach, Italy.
Canada’s Dahria Beatty set the benchmark on Thursday at Soldier Hollow as she won the U.S. Nationals skate sprint. Hannah Halvorsen is primed for World Juniors and Caitlin Gregg had a two-podium week including a win in the 10 k skate.
Craftsbury Green Racing Project’s Ben Lustgarten won his first National Championship on Tuesday skiing away from APU’s David Norris for the win.
Delivering in rain, sleet, and snow: University of Utah skier Kevin Bolger wins the classic sprint National Championships on a crazy crazy day.
The sun seems to set early at SoHo, but not so much for Kyle Bratrud who won the men’s National Championship 15 k freestyle on Saturday.
Render it all down, it’s about the human element of competition on the World Cup. In this episode of Nordic Nation, we first speak with U.S. Ski Team Head Coach Chris Grover and then with one of the team’s athletes crushing right now in the Tour de Ski, Jessie Diggins. The topic at hand: breaking down an International Ski Federation (FIS) […]
Ustiugov, Ustiugov, Ustiugov…the Russian skier has made it there wins in a row to open the Tour de Ski. Despite a wrong turn, Norway’s Sundby placed second and sits second overall. Canada’s Harvey has skied consistently — a fourth today — and is seeking an overall podium in the Tour. He’s third overall after three stages.
Sergey Ustiugov (RUS) sprints for the win and shows he’s in good form. Last year’s second place TdS overall finisher Finn Hågen Krogh was second and a certain Norwegian named Sundby was fourth. Canada’s Alex Harvey was sixth. And yes — it’s Tour de Ski time!
In this episode of Nordic Nation we talk with Norwegian journalist John Rasmussen to discuss Norway’s skiing culture in light of the Johaug and Sundby doping cases. What better way to start your holiday than with Nordic Nation and Rasmussen.
All Norway in La Clusaz and the Weng and company win the 4 x 4k relay. Finland placed second with Sweden third. The U.S. women skied to 7th and Canada placed 12th.
Sundby is usually the cat, the others his mice. Not today in La Clusaz, France — site of a 15 k mass start free. Norway’s Finn Hågen Krogh beat the master to win the day. Sundby was second, Russia’s Alexander Legkov was third. Canada’s Alex Harvey was seventh after crashing, while U.S. skier Erik Bjornsen placed 20th — his first ever skate distance points.
Cross Country Canada, the nation’s governing body for cross country skiing will have a new leader in Shane Pearsall starting January 1st. He comes to the role new to skiing, but with a background helping lead Bobsleigh Canada and Skeleton as well as ties to oil and gas, an industry tied to the nordic skiing funding pipeline in Canada. As an athlete, Pearsall was an elite hockey player and was a member of the 1980 men’s national team. Pearsall answers Nordic Nation’s questions in this episode.