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Continental Cup, July 25, 2016
Nakkertok Nordic of Cantley, Quebec, is one of four finalists in the running for $250,000 dollars in prize money, which would be used toward improving the club’s infrastructure. Voting for the Kraft Heinz Project Play, a nationwide contest highlighting communities in Canada, began ...
Jessie Diggins Blog Headshot
Jessie Diggins, July 22, 2016
I hope I say often enough just how much I LOVE my job, and how lucky I feel! The past week of training was hard work, of course, but anytime “going to work” means getting dressed up in spandex and ...
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Immediate improvement is what we all want…but that is not how training works. Instead, this is my version of the training phases. First week of the training block: Moderate training. “Training is easy, I feel like I am flying!” 2. Second week: Good volume ...
Andy Newell Blog Headshot
It has been many years since I’ve missed any US Ski Team training camps, but this July it was time for me to do something a little different. Last Wednesday when the rest of the US Ski Team flew out ...
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Sweaty, salty and sweet. Also shoutout to Salomon for making summer training clothes all in my favorite color While our U.S. teammates headed north to Alaska, the rest of the SMS crew stayed in Stratton just in time to welcome ...
The Inside Track Blog Headshot
A coach of the 1960 U.S. Olympic cross-country team in Squaw Valley, Calif., and 1958 World Championships team, Sven Wiik died of natural causes on Tuesday at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Steamboat Today reported. He was 95. Among Wiik’s claims ...
Biathlon Blog Headshot
(Press release) BOZEMAN, Mont. (June 29, 2016) – The Bridger Biathlon Club (BBC) announced today the appointment of three-time Olympian, Lowell Bailey, to its Board of Directors. BBC, a local nonprofit community organization operating at the Bohart Ranch Cross-Country Ski Center in ...
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Sometime in the last year, my friend Greg casually mentioned to me that it was possible to run across Liechtenstein. “Oh yeah, we did it,” he said. I guess I knew that the country was tiny. But – not to diminish Greg’s ...
World Cup Blog Headshot
Lifetime ban no more? The former head coach of the Finnish cross-country team Kari-Pekka Kyrö, who was at the epicenter of his team’s doping scandal at the 2001 Lahti World Championships, may be a free agent after the Finnish Ski Federation recently ...
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Dear Athletes and Coaches, You can now find the new selection criteria for the upcoming 2017 Lahti World Championships posted here: http://nordic.usskiteam.com/cross-country-programs/athletes/criteria/world-championships We are excited about this new criteria, which has been a work-in-progress between US Ski Team staff, top club coaches and ...
Collegiate Racing Blog Headshot
After leading the men’s and women’s cross-country ski teams for a decade, Chad Salmela, head coach of The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., announced Monday that he was leaving the nordic team to coach the college’s running programs. “Salmela is the ...
Justin Freeman Blog Headshot
On Friday night I competed in a track meet for the first time in more than 18 years. The last time I was at a track meet I set two PRs – one in the hammer (101’3″) and one in ...
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At the end of last April, I found myself down in Hanover competing on Dartmouth’s alumni team for the spring woodsmen’s meet. I ran into a fellow alumna, Jenny, who had also been my high school English teacher. ...
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When the avalanche danger was too high on the slopes we changed our plans and took to the valleys and flat land on skinny skis. Originally, we had planned to do the Eklutna traverse and ski as many peaks as ...
Marathons Blog Headshot
(Press release) Six marathon events across three states, with grueling courses, made up the inaugural CXC Marathon Cup series. Weekend after weekend skiers were challenged not only by the length and terrain of each marathon, but everything in between, including: frigid and ...
Nordic Combined Blog Headshot
On Tuesday, Nordic Combined filled what had been a 15-year void in Kuopio, Finland — it’s been that long since the venue hosted a World Cup event. The large hill/10 k Gundersen was a one-day affair slotted in between last ...
Junior Racing Blog Headshot
(Press release) Note: This recap has been corrected to reflect that Far West’s JC Schoonmaker was dubbed U16 men’s “King of the Hill” on Saturday, March 12. CABLE, Wis. (March 12, 2016) — The final competition of the 2016 USSA Junior National Championships concluded with ...
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By Gabby Naranja (Note: This post has been updated to include comments from U.S. Paralympics Nordic coach Eileen Carey.) Just as paramount to the prized top step of the podium is the process of getting there. U.S. skier, Oksana Masters, can attest to ...
SL of TUNA Blog Headshot
The drive through the light snow, the clouds rolling over the mountain pass, all warned of another race at the Farm, Park City, was to be in a developing blizzard. The clouds pushed down the backside of the Wasatch and covered ...
Reese Hanneman Blog Headshot
Well, I guess that was it! “It” being the START OF THE SEASON, that mythical event that we all think about from last May until now, that thing that hangs over our heads and motivated us through every foggy wet ...
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My first time on the World cup team was a week of mixed emotions. First I watched my teammates racing in the mixed and single mixed relays. Which was fun to watch but also a little disheartening not to participate. ...
From the Editors Blog Headshot
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee and Foundation will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday next week in Colorado Springs. The publication of the Independent Commission report on doping in Russian athletics will certainly be a hot topic of conversation. After ...
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Clarity In ski coaching, one of the biggest challenges we ever face comes right at the beginning of the relationship with any athlete: gaining a clear understanding of what we are working on together. Seems simple, right? The coach is there ...
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Sadly, there is no snow at MG to host the Mathias Scholarship Race this Sunday. We are hoping to postpone it to a later date in March. Please stay tuned and think snow!!!
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This past weekend on Saturday, Feb. 6, during the same foggy conditions in which the men’s Holmenkollen cross-country 50 k classic was run, the Nordic Combined World Cup sent skiers off of Holmenkollen’s 134-meter large hill for the jumping portion of ...
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