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, May 2, 2016
2016…that’s a wrap (Reese Brown photo) Three years ago, I made it my goal to qualify for the Canadian World Cup Tour in 2016. I followed the goal planning process shared by ski mentors and champions before me and took to ...
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World Cup, April 28, 2016
(Press release) FIS Cross-Country would like to learn from its fans and followers, athletes, teams and the media what they like about the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in its current format and what should be changed in future. In order to collect ...
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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 ...
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Kikkan Randall has broken down a lot of barriers for the U.S. Nordic Ski Team women’s team. Most involved podiums. On Thursday, April 14, she became a first-time parent — another first among her teammates.  Randall and her husband, Jeff Ellis, ...
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(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 ...
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Well, my friends, it’s April 14th and am I training yet? Nope! I’m still smack-dab in the middle of a phenomenon I like to call the “April Attitude”, where I’m happy with the season that has come and gone and ...
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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 ...
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Some people make resolutions at New Years. But I’m never very successful at keeping them. This year I had a revelation: for me the calendar doesn’t start on January 1, but when the ski season ends and a new year begins. ...
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On Wednesday, the US Biathlon International Competition Committee announced its nominations for the 2016/2017 national team and development groups via a press release. US Biathlon also filmed the above “experimental aerial” video from biathlon nationals. Click here to see it on ...
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Wow, the season is over! I don’t even know where to begin?! I faced numerous challenges this year, many more than I would have hoped for. I am however, fortunate to have had the opportunity to face and overcome my challenges ...
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(Press release) (Note: FasterSkier is seeking photos from any and all of the races at 2016 Canadian Ski Nationals. Please email your best to info@fasterskier.com with photo credit and caption info.) WHITEHORSE, Yukon — Emily Nishikawa and Alex Harvey are the big ...
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(Press release) HANOVER, N.H. — After 27 seasons as Dartmouth’s head coach of the men’s Nordic ski team, Ruff Patterson has stepped down from his post. A vaunted member of the skiing community, Patterson enjoyed a plethora of accomplishments and awards during his tenure ...
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(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 ...
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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 ...
Andy Newell Blog Headshot
My quick weekend break from the World Cup was a great opportunity to get in some unique races and build up some fitness before making the trip back to Oslo and joining up with the rest of the team. The ...
Justin Freeman Blog Headshot
I doubt my blog silence has been noticed by many, what with Nationals going on, not to mention three U.S. women on podiums in different stages of the Tour de Ski, but it seems I do still have a blog! ...
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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. ...
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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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I recently encountered Marty Hall’s comments following an article in SkiTrax about the Climb to the Castle that were misinformed in several important ways, and I wanted to take this opportunity to share some thoughts with the community, and hopefully ...
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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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