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Ultimate Team Event: Anchorage Hosts Coed Relay at National Championships

It's an amiable atmosphere at Spring Series in Anchorage, Alaska, as seen here after Sunday's classic-sprint final. Teams will compete for a national title on Tuesday in Kincaid Park in the coed 4 x 5 k, the first race of U.S. Distance Nationals. From left to right: Andy Newell (SMST2/USST), Reese Hanneman (APU/USST), Ben Saxton (SMS), Pat O'Brien (CGRP), Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess (BEA), and Tyler Kornfield (APU). (Photo: Rob Whitney)

It’s sure to be an exciting day at Kincaid Park on Tuesday for the first team event at U.S. nationals in at least a decade, and unlike most relays, this one’s coed. Stay tuned for a showdown between APU, Stratton, Craftsbury, Sun Valley and several college teams.

U.S. Nationals: Classic Sprint Photos

Torin Koos (BSF/Rossignal) and Peter Kling (APU) duke it out in their quarterfinal> Both advanced to the semifinals but were unable to qualify for the A-final.

The 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships concluded Friday in spectacular form with a classic sprint on the beautiful trails of Soldier Hollow. Maybe you’ve returned home to a lack of snow, reminiscing the awesome Utah weather, or perhaps you were living under a rock and missed all the action. Either way we have just the thing for you.

Weekend Roundup: Sprintacular

Sergey Ustiugov (RUS) celebrates his sprint victory. Photo: Fischer/NordicFocus

It was a spectacular weekend for sprinting as the World Cup continued in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic with both a individual and team sprint. FasterSkier was also on site at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships in Midway, Ut., which concluded with a classic sprint on Friday.

Hanneman Wins Classic Sprint at U.S. Nationals; Olympic Implications for U.S. Men

Reese Hanneman (APU) on his way to his first national championship over Erik Bjornsen (APU/U.S. Ski Team).

Bronze, silver, and now gold. Reese Hanneman of Alaska Pacific University has captured them all after his win in the 1.6 k classic sprint on the final day of the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships. En route to his first national championship, Hanneman made winning look easy despite competing against the best sprinters in the country.

Naryshkina Adjusts in Time to Win U.S. Nationals Classic Sprint; Brennan Top American

Rosie Brennan (APU) in second stands up just before the finish as Russia's Natalja Naryshkina (CXC) wins the women's classic sprint A-final by 0.3 seconds. (Photo: Tom Kelly/U.S. Ski Team)

In her third race of the season with CXC after studying, training and racing in Russia, Natalja Naryshkina won the women’s classic sprint at U.S. nationals on Friday with a flawless run through the qualifier and heats. Rosie Brennan (APU) was second for her second national title in two years.

U.S. Nationals: Women’s Classic Sprint Qualifier Photos

Natalja Naryshkina (CXC), 1st

Natalja Naryshkina (CXC) put down the fastest women’s qualifying time by 0.02 seconds in the 1.5 k classic sprint at U.S. nationals on Friday, winning the qualifier in 3:58.20 to advance to the heats, which start with the men at 12:15 p.m. MST.

U.S. Nationals: Men’s Classic Sprint Qualifier Photos

Reese Hanneman (APU), 1st

It’s all about fitness on the demanding trails of Soldier Hollow, and Reese Hanneman, of Alaska Pacific University proved to be fastest on the men’s 1.6-kilometer classic sprint course on Friday morning at U.S. Cross Country Championships with the fastest qualifying time of 3:40.94.

U.S. Nationals Photo Gallery: Men’s 30 k Freestyle Mass Start

Sylvan Ellefson (SSCV/Team HomeGrown) breaks away on the fifth of six laps in the U.S. nationals 30 k freestyle mass start at Soldier Hollow.

Sylvan Ellefson, 26, knew it was going to take some gutsy skiing to win the men’s 30-kilometer freestyle mass start Wednesday at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships, but he didn’t want to go too crazy, too soon. Here’s how he executed to win his first national title by 2.8 seconds.

With a Fleet of Fans Behind Him, Ellefson Goes Big for First National Title in 30 k (Updated)

Sylvan Ellefson (SSCV/Team HomeGrown) pushes off the front with just over 5 k remaining in the men's 30 k freestyle mass start at U.S. nationals at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah.

A crowd favorite, Sylvan Ellefson (SSCV/Team HomeGrown) put down a bold move and broke away with 7.5 k to go in the men’s 30 k freestyle mass start at U.S. nationals. “Whether they pick me for the Olympics this year or not, I’m just happy to have a national championship under my belt,” he says.

Gregg Aims for Dominance, Wins 20 k by Over Three and a Half Minutes at U.S. Nationals

Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg/Madshus) racing to a nearly four-minute victory in the 20 k freestyle mass start at U.S. Cross Country Championships on Jan. 8 at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah. (Photo: U.S. Ski Team/Sarah Brunson)

At the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships, winning by any margin is enough to make most competitors’ day. Not so for Caitlin Gregg of Team Gregg and Madshus, who won Wednesday’s 20 k freestyle mass start by over three and a half minutes, a gap that has not been seen at the national level in recent memory.

U.S. Nationals: Training Day

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Competitors at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships have had two days of rest to prepare for the upcoming 20/30 k freestyle mass start races taking place this Wednesday. Women will ski four laps while the men will ski six, on the same Olympic 5 k course they raced this past Saturday.

U.S. Nationals: Freestyle Sprint Photo Gallery

The men's podium in the 1.5 k freestyle sprint at the U.S. Cross Country Championships. (Photo: Tom Kelly/USSA)

It’s been a crazy weekend here at Soldier Hollow, site of the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships. We’ve gathered some of our best photos from the 1.5 k freestyle sprint, so you can see the action for yourself!

U.S. Nationals: Men’s 15 k Photo Gallery

Cam Woodworth (Dartmouth) pushes his  way up Hermod's in the 15 k at the U.S. Cross Country Championships.

It’s been a crazy weekend here at Soldier Hollow, site of the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships. We’ve gathered some of our best photos from the men’s 15 k classic, so you can see the action for yourself.

U.S. Nationals: Women’s 10 k Photo Gallery

Kate Fitzgerald of Alaska Pacific University (l) leads Erika Flowers (r) of Stratton Mountain T2 up Hermod's Hill in the women's 10 k at the U.S. Cross Country Championships.

It’s been a crazy weekend here at Soldier Hollow, site of the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships. We’ve gathered some of our best photos from women’s 10 k classic, so you can see the action for yourself.

Up-And-Coming Racers in Men’s A-Final at Nationals Share Interesting Stories

Ben Saxton (SMST2), second place. (Photo: http://bertboyer.zenfolio.com) All proceeds from photo sales will be directly donated to NNF.

In the men’s A-final this Sunday at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships, there were several up-and-coming competitors who had some interesting stories about how they got to Soldier Hollow, and where they drew the inspiration for their success from. FasterSkier caught up with three of them to hear their stories.

Koos Claims Another National Championship in Freestyle Sprint

Torin Koos (BSF) celebrates his national championship as he crosses the line. (Photo: Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune)

The men’s field in Sunday’s freestyle sprint at the U.S. nationals was anything but shallow, making it one of the most competitive sprints in recent memory. Despite the competition, one man came out on top. Torin Koos (Bridger Ski Foundation/Rossignol) skied powerfully throughout the finals to capture his eighth national title.

Bender Rallies to Second National Title, Wins Skate Sprint at SoHo

The women's 1.5 k freestyle sprint podium, with winning Jennie Bender (c) of the Bridger Ski Foundation, Caitlin Gregg (l) of Team Gregg/Madshus in second, and Rosie Brennan (APU) in third. (Photo: Tom Kelly/USSA)

Jennie Bender rose from fifth to first in the final stretches of Sunday’s 1.5 k freestyle sprint to complete the Bridger Ski Foundation’s podium domination at U.S. Cross Country Championships at Soldier Hollow.

U.S. Nationals: Women’s Skate Sprint Qualifier Photos

Kate Fitzgerald (APU) 4th

Photos of some of the top finishers in the U.S. Cross Country Championships women’s 1.5-kilometer freestyle sprint on Sunday. Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg/Madshus) won it by more than 4 seconds in 3:09.97 to advance to the quarterfinals, which start with the men at 1 p.m. MST.

U.S. Nationals: Men’s Skate Sprint Qualifier Photos

Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess (BEA), 1st

Photos of some of the top finishers in the U.S. Cross Country Championships men’s freestyle sprint on Sunday. Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess of the Bend Endurance Academy won it by nearly two seconds in 2:41.37 to advance to the heats, which start at 1 p.m. MST.

Rorabaugh Rocks Women’s 10 k Classic for First National Title

Becca Rorabaugh (APU) racing to a national title in the 10 k classic individual start on Sunday at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah. (Photo: Bert Boyer/http://bertboyer.zenfolio.com/) All proceeds from photo sales will be directly donated to NNF.

Fairbanks native Becca Rorabaugh (APU) pulled off the best result of her career in Saturday’s 10 k classic individual start, winning the first race of U.S. nationals on an unforgiving 2002 Olympic course by 14 seconds over Caitlin Gregg.