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After Skiing Success, Johnson Sets Eyes on 2018 Games – In Biathlon

After Skiing Success, Johnson Sets Eyes on 2018 Games – In Biathlon

After moving to Truckee, California, a little over a year ago to join the Far West Elite Team, Patrick Johnson has picked up biathlon. Now a member of USBA’s Development Team, he has his sights set on IBU Cup racing this year and hopefully an Olympics in the future.

Thompson-Graves Celebrates 26th Season at Dartmouth

Thompson-Graves Celebrates 26th Season at Dartmouth

Cami Thompson-Graves is entering her 26th year of coaching at Dartmouth, making her the longest-serving female head coach on the collegiate circuit. FasterSkier caught up with Thompson-Graves to reflect on the past quarter century of coaching and what inspires her to continue working with promising young skiers.

Skiing in the Dark: After Disconnect, Weston Works to Get Lights Back On

Skiing in the Dark: After Disconnect, Weston Works to Get Lights Back On

The Weston Ski Track just outside of Boston is a busy place, with 1,100 season-pass holders and 25,000 to 30,000 skiers each winter. So when the lights went out last year, the community sprang into action.

Northug Sentence Jeopardizes Falun Goals; Norway Wonders Whether a Felon Should Represent Country

Northug Sentence Jeopardizes Falun Goals; Norway Wonders Whether a Felon Should Represent Country

Norwegian ski star Petter Northug has been sentenced to 50 days of jail, among other punishments, for driving while intoxicated, crashing his car, and then lying to police about what happened. It’s unclear how this will affect his quest for gold at Falun World Championhips in February.

Caldwell Breaks Elbow for the Second Time in Six Months (Updated)

Caldwell Breaks Elbow for the Second Time in Six Months (Updated)

In theater, “break a leg” is an ironic idiom used to wish good luck. While the nordic ski community has yet to adopt a similar saying, “break an elbow” might become the new well-wishing vernacular after Sophie Caldwell’s second fracture in six months.

Wednesday Workout: Sand Dune Sprints with UAA Ski Team (with Video)

Wednesday Workout: Sand Dune Sprints with UAA Ski Team (with Video)

Twice each fall, the University of Alaska Anchorage’s nordic and alpine teams converge on their favorite sandbox for a sufferfest of sand-dune sprinting. “The family that plays together stays together and the ski team that suffers together can win together,” Kastning explains of their larger NCAA goals.

Mansfield Nordic Seeks Development Coach

Mansfield Nordic Seeks Development Coach

Mansfield Nordic Club seeks to hire a Junior Team Development coach to lead our top youth skiers toward higher level skiing on our Junior Competition team. Our new coach will be a high-energy skier with strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.

Skier, Lawyer and Advocate: Williams Accepts CCC Women’s Committee Chair Role

Skier, Lawyer and Advocate: Williams Accepts CCC Women’s Committee Chair Role

We caught up with new CCC Women’s Committee Chair Madeleine Williams, a former national-team member and 2010 Olympian who’s passionate about keeping Canadian females in elite sports and has made public recommendations on gender equality.

Skiathlon Explained: Physiological Differences from Classic to Make Transition Tough

Skiathlon Explained: Physiological Differences from Classic to Make Transition Tough

You know that moment after the transition in a skiathlon, when your skis seem to be sliding all over the place and your arms and legs say, “what!?” A team of researchers, including former Gustavus Adolphus skier Sarah Willis, investigated what’s going on physiologically.

Schwartz Enters 33rd Year of Coaching at UNH

Schwartz Enters 33rd Year of Coaching at UNH

In 1981, Schwartz had no idea where life after college would take him. However, when he was offered the assistant coaching job at the University of New Hampshire, it started an over three-decade journey as head coach of the Wildcat team.

Biathlon World Cup Preview: The Men

Biathlon World Cup Preview: The Men

Martin Fourcade has mono and Emil Hegle Svendsen lacks motivation. Will new superstars break through this season? The men’s World Cup field has been heating it up this summer with a YouTube shooting challenge, showing that they are just as on-target as ever.

IPC World Champs Return to U.S., Cable to Host at Telemark

IPC World Champs Return to U.S., Cable to Host at Telemark

The U.S. is hosting world championships this year — specifically, Cable, Wis., where the American Birkebeiner starts annually, is gearing up to be the site of the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships from Jan. 22-Feb. 1.

Pros of Tomorrow Presented by Fischer: Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt

Pros of Tomorrow Presented by Fischer: Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt

At 22, Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt hasn’t taken the most conventional road as an up-and-coming Canadian skier, but she’s developed training smarts through experience and is now working toward U23 World Championships, Canada’s 2016 World Cups and the 2018 Olympics with Rocky Mountain Racers in Canmore.

Wednesday Workout: How to Get It Done When You’re Out Straight

Wednesday Workout: How to Get It Done When You’re Out Straight

Fresh off his wedding day, Bryan Fletcher gives some advice for how to keep your energy levels high, stay productive and get the most out of your workouts even during the busiest of times.

Biathlon World Cup Preview: Ladies’ Landscape Changes

Biathlon World Cup Preview: Ladies’ Landscape Changes

Retirements were expected after an Olympic season – but the women’s biathlon field will be shaken up even more, as several top competitors are taking the season off for babies or injuries. Plus, Darya Domracheva has switched her coach and Ukraine stars face a funding crisis. All the updates inside – the World Cup is on in less than two months!

U.S. Paralympics Stoked But Not Quite Satisfied: Sights Set on Korea

U.S. Paralympics Stoked But Not Quite Satisfied: Sights Set on Korea

While the three medals U.S. Paralympics Nordic won in Sochi are still fresh, the team’s moving on and doing everything it can with the money it has to be a leading force in Paralympic cross-country skiing and biathlon. “Medals are good, but they’re not critical,” director John Farra explains. “I think they’re going to be more critical in Pyeongchang.”

What Separates the U.S. From Scandinavia? An American Coach in Sweden Weighs In

What Separates the U.S. From Scandinavia? An American Coach in Sweden Weighs In

A former top World Junior Championships competitor from Vermont, Kevin Cutts now coaches a ski gymnasium in Sweden. He chatted with FasterSkier about how he sees U.S. skiing, now that he’s living abroad – and concludes that North America isn’t as far behind as we think we are.

The Hungry Skier: Fall Single-Serving Smoothies

The Hungry Skier: Fall Single-Serving Smoothies

Beets, kale, apple crisp, maple syrup — these are ingredients you could be using in your smoothie this morning, afternoon or evening — before or after your workout. Check out some creative ideas from Runner’s World.

One Wild Ride: U.S. Paralympics Innovates Sit-Ski Treadmill Technique Training (Video)

One Wild Ride: U.S. Paralympics Innovates Sit-Ski Treadmill Technique Training (Video)

Last week, the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Team toyed with a new kind of training at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center: technique on a rollerski treadmill using live-video feedback. Oksana Masters was nervous before, but ramped it up to 10 mph at a 10-percent incline before the workout was over.

Newell Rallies Alongside 400,000 at World’s Largest Climate March

Newell Rallies Alongside 400,000 at World’s Largest Climate March

400,000 demonstrators gathered on the streets of New York City for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept. 21. Amongst the crowd was USST member Andy Newell who has been working to raise awareness surrounding climate change with his organization, Athletes for Action.