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FasterSkier’s Collegiate Skiers of 2015: Kyle Bratrud and Veronika Mayerhofer

FasterSkier’s Collegiate Skiers of 2015: Kyle Bratrud and Veronika Mayerhofer

With the 2014/2015 season officially in the rearview, FasterSkier is excited to unveil its annual award winners for this past winter. Tuesday marks the second set of honors, going to outstanding skiers, one male and one female, on the NCAA collegiate circuit.

Johnson and Durtschi Reap National Team Nominations, Seek Higher Biathlon Goals

Johnson and Durtschi Reap National Team Nominations, Seek Higher Biathlon Goals

After just one year in the sport, Patrick Johnson and Max Durtschi saw enough success that they were named to the biathlon’s national “X” team to help their further development. “A goal for next year is definitely to have some success on the IBU Cup,” said Johnson, who won two national titles.

FasterSkier’s Junior Skiers of 2015: Katharine Ogden and Sean Doherty

FasterSkier’s Junior Skiers of 2015: Katharine Ogden and Sean Doherty

With the 2014/2015 season officially in the rearview, FasterSkier is excited to unveil its annual award winners for this past winter. We’re kicking off the series by honoring the youngest skiers of the bunch with Junior of the Year, awarded to one outstanding male and one female in the U.S. and/or Canada.

Last of Canada’s World Cup Female Veterans, Jones Plans Her Next Move

Last of Canada’s World Cup Female Veterans, Jones Plans Her Next Move

After feeling like health issues stunted her career two seasons ago, two-time Olympian Perianne Jones decided to give it one more year and go out on a high note. She did so, staying healthy and logging some career-best distance results in her final season with the Canadian national team.

Montana State University Seeks Head Nordic Coach

Montana State University Seeks Head Nordic Coach

The Head coaching position is available for the Montana State University (Bozeman) Nordic Ski team.

Norway’s Steira Retires After 12 years on World Cup Circuit

Norway’s Steira Retires After 12 years on World Cup Circuit

Last week, Norwegian national-team staple Kristin Størmer Steira announced her retirement following a dozen years on the World Cup. “I’ve experienced so much as a cross-country skier and I love ski racing, but the time has come to find a new track,” she said in a press release. “And that won’t be a ski track.”

Wednesday Workout: Throwback Speeds with Simi Hamilton

Wednesday Workout: Throwback Speeds with Simi Hamilton

Here’s a throwback pro workout from two-time Olympian Simi Hamilton from his days with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Olympic Development Team (ODT). It involves classic speeds — short, all-out sprints, each 20 seconds long — on three types of terrain. And if you’re feeling creative, try the skateboard/bungie-cord challenge.

Harvey Recovering From Iliac Artery Surgery, Ready to Begin Training

Harvey Recovering From Iliac Artery Surgery, Ready to Begin Training

Canadian star Alex Harvey went under surgery twice this spring to correct a problem with his iliac arteries. Both operations went well and the 26-year-old will return to training May 1.

Join Our Team! Interns Needed

Join Our Team! Interns Needed

The FasterSkier team, made up of devoted individuals scattered across North America and Europe, is looking for interns to assist with the daily responsibilities of our site.

Sednev Case Concludes with Two-Year Ban, 22 Months of DQed Results

Sednev Case Concludes with Two-Year Ban, 22 Months of DQed Results

Although he got away with it the first time, Ukraine’s Sergui Sednev did not try to fight the IBU when it re-tested a sample almost two years old and found that it contained EPO. The biathlete was banned for two years, and his results since January 2013 will be scrubbed.

Maine Biathletes Reel from Dual Cuts from MWSC Downsizing, U.S. National Team Roster

Maine Biathletes Reel from Dual Cuts from MWSC Downsizing, U.S. National Team Roster

Russell Currier, Kelsey Dickinson, and Brian Halligan admit that they didn’t have great results this season – so they understand why they weren’t re-named to U.S. Biathlon Association training groups. But along with Casey Smith, who was also cut from the ‘B’ team, they have few options to improve their results and get back now that Maine Winter Sports Center is defunding travel and competition for senior athletes.

End of an Era: Sweetser Leaves MWSC After 15 Years; Club Focus Shifts from ODT to Juniors

End of an Era: Sweetser Leaves MWSC After 15 Years; Club Focus Shifts from ODT to Juniors

Earlier this month came the news that Will Sweetser was parting ways with the Maine Winter Sports Center and leaving his post as competitive sports director. Meanwhile, the MWSC is restructuring its Olympic Development Team, which means less money for top-tier athletes and more toward the junior and postgrad programs.

Norway, Sweden Announce 2015/2016 National Teams

Norway, Sweden Announce 2015/2016 National Teams

Both Norway and Sweden announced their National Team picks for the 2015/2016 season Friday. The respective teams of the two rivals will see few changes in the upcoming year as both hope to either maintain or improve their team successes.

First Class of Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame to be Inducted Thursday

First Class of Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame to be Inducted Thursday

After choosing 12 inductees for the Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame in 1999, Cross Country Alaska is finally recognizing its first class this Thursday. With the addition of Kikkan Randall to the inaugural class, the event will celebrate the pioneers of Alaskan skiing.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle Seeks Men’s and Women’s Ski Coach

The University of Maine at Presque Isle Seeks Men’s and Women’s Ski Coach

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is seeking to fill the position of Head Men’s and Women’s Ski Coach from mid-September 2015 through mid-March 2016.

In Their Eyes: A Norwegian Junior Team’s International Exchange with Sugar Bowl

In Their Eyes: A Norwegian Junior Team’s International Exchange with Sugar Bowl

What’s it like hosting a crew of Californians in Oslo, Norway? A junior coach with Heming IL and the Norwegian College of Elite Sports explains. He also brought a select group to the West Coast for U.S. Junior Nationals in Truckee, Calif.

Wednesday Workout: Urban Training Camp with Caitlin Gregg and the Fix Studio

Wednesday Workout: Urban Training Camp with Caitlin Gregg and the Fix Studio

When Caitlin Gregg felt a familiar twinge in her left hamstring this spring, she ditched the running shoes and joined the Fix Studio for an Urban Training Camp that featured four days of cycling. Not only were the wheeled workouts were beneficial to her injured leg, but they also pushed her to a new level of interval intensity.

An Unlikely King: Ski Classics Champ Eliassen on the Secret to His Successful Rookie Season

An Unlikely King: Ski Classics Champ Eliassen on the Secret to His Successful Rookie Season

FasterSkier tracked down Petter Eliassen, the 2014/2015 Swix Ski Classics overall winner in his rookie season, for an exclusive interview this month. The 29-year-old Norwegian happily shared everything from training and recovery tips, to advice on double poling.

St. Lawrence University Seeks Graduate Assistant Coach

St. Lawrence University Seeks Graduate Assistant Coach

St. Lawrence University is currently seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant Coach for Nordic Skiing. This 9-month, Graduate Assistant position (August 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016) is targeted toward graduate students seeking a master’s degree. Remuneration includes a very competitive coaching stipend, student health insurance, and eligibility for tuition remission (6 graduate classes per year in the University’s graduate program, some meals are also included.

‘You Can Just Feel the Energy,’ Wadsworth Says of CCC’s Renewed Coaching Emphasis

‘You Can Just Feel the Energy,’ Wadsworth Says of CCC’s Renewed Coaching Emphasis

A year after an energy-draining Olympics, Justin Wadsworth said the energy within Cross Country Canada is palpable. He, for one, is ready to get back to co-coaching the World Cup Team, trading weekends on the road with Louis Bouchard and working with up-and-coming domestic coaches in Europe.