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, August 24, 2016
Contrary to the negative connotation that the word “emotion” carries, I believe emotion is a good thing. Bryan Fish (my U.S. Ski Development coach) once said, “regardless of what you decide to pursue, it should evoke emotion“. His presentation was eye ...
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, August 23, 2016
(Press release) On Tuesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by the Russian Paralympic Committee against its suspension by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The IPC suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee on Aug. 7 due to its inability to ...
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If you’ve ever watched my teammate Jessie Diggins race, then you know that she has this incredible ability to push herself to her absolute limit, ride the line of pain and maximal physical exertion and then just blow right by ...
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— While Norway’s nordic superstar Therese Johaug was out sick, her Norwegian teammate Heidi Weng walked away with two victories on the first day of the Toppidrettsveka, a rollerski competition held in Aure and Trondheim, Norway. Weng won the women’s 24-kilometer classic ...
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This past week wrapped up a solid 3 weeks of training here in Stratton, Vermont! It’s been busy with camps visiting in town and jumping into training sessions, which keeps each day exciting with fresh faces and enthusiasm for new ...
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Susan Dunklee, Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke took wins at the US Biathlon National Rollerski Championships in Jericho, Vt., this past weekend. All members of the US Biathlon Association (USBA) A-team, the trio of Olympians outcompeted the field in sprints on ...
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Last Thanksgiving, I received an email forwarded through FasterSkier asking if I would write advice for another older athlete with kids and a full time job. I have received a couple similar requests over the years, and I keep thinking ...
Andy Newell Blog Headshot
Upon returning from Norway I didn’t waste any time enjoying a little break from serious training and relaxing with Erika. Since I left for Norway just after our recent engagement we planned on taking a few days away from Stratton ...
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Four years ago, the Bates nordic ski team filed into room 106 of the Bethel Inn Resort in Bethel, Maine. Most are clad in the grey and maroon Bates sweat-suitos, wanting to be as comfy as possible for the team ...
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(Press release) MIDWAY, Utah (July 30, 2016) – Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) broke away from the pack with a kilometer remaining to take his first national title at the L.L.Bean U.S. Nordic Combined Championship at Soldier Hollow. Brother Bryan Fletcher ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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(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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(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 ...
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 ...
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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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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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