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Two Decades and 20+ World Cup Starts Later, Sinnott Retires from Skiing

Two Decades and 20+ World Cup Starts Later, Sinnott Retires from Skiing

Mikey Sinnott grew up in Sun Valley, came up through the junior ranks, excelled at Junior Nationals and reached the highest levels of elite competition on the World Cup. After missing the Olympics last season and feeling like he never hit his stride, Sinnott, 29, had some decisions to make this spring: to keep racing or embark on a new path.

Fletcher Soars to First National Title in Lake Placid

Fletcher Soars to First National Title in Lake Placid

Bryan Fletcher earned his first national title Oct. 12 at the U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined National Championships in Lake Placid. Now Fletcher and the rest of the U.S. Nordic Combined team will head to Switzerland for a European training block before the World Cup begins Nov. 29.

Six U.S. Biathletes Receive National Team Promotions

Six U.S. Biathletes Receive National Team Promotions

Clare Egan and Max Durtschi have been promoted to the highest rung of U.S. Biathlon’s Development structure, while Patrick Johnson, Kelsey Dickinson, Jakob Ellingson, and Paul Schommer have joined the Development Group.

Wednesday Workout: Power Endurance with Team Hardwood

Wednesday Workout: Power Endurance with Team Hardwood

This week’s strength workout comes from Team Hardwood Head Coach and Technical Director Ron Howden. “Athletes have all said after a couple of weeks, they feel more powerful and learn to pace themselves and work through pain in their upper body and legs,” he explains.

Gallery: USST/NEG Park City Altitude Camp

Gallery: USST/NEG Park City Altitude Camp

Top nordic skiers from around the country converged on Park City, Utah in early October for the U.S. Ski Team and National Elite Group altitude camps. While the NEG camp concluded Oct. 12, the USST is continuing to train in Utah until later this month.

Guest Editorial: Why Norway Withdrew Olympic Bid, and What We Can Learn

Guest Editorial: Why Norway Withdrew Olympic Bid, and What We Can Learn

John Aalberg, senior consultant to the Oslo Bid Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games, weighs in on why Norway pulled out of the game this month, while encouraging Salt Lake to aim for 2026.

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.