Five of Seven U.S. Ski Team Cross-Country Racers Choose Fischer Skis

FasterSkierSeptember 8, 20105

AUBURN, N.H. – Fischer Skis announced today that five of the seven U.S. Ski Team cross-country athletes will race on Fischer skis for the next two years. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, Alaska), Andrew Newell (Shaftsbury, Vt.) and Kris Freeman (Andover, N.H.) have used Fischer Skis throughout their entire international competitive careers on the World Cup circuit and at World Championship and Olympic events.

Newcomers Morgan Arritola (Ketchum, Idaho) and Simeon Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.) both competed at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. Together, these five racers make up the majority of the 2010-2011 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team.
Andy Newell

“We are excited to continue working with Kikkan, Andy and Kris, providing them with the best possible skis in their pursuit of athletic excellence on the racing trails,” said Chris Hall, Nordic racing director, Fischer Skis U.S.A.

“And with Morgan and Simi joining the team, we are delighted to have these two young, up and coming athletes using Fischer.”

Each athlete will be equipped with Carbonlite Skating Hole skis, Carbonlite Skating Hole S-Track skis, Carbonlite Classic skis, Carbonlite Classic S-Track skis and long-time proven winners, the RCS Zero skis.

“I put hours and hours of training in each year to achieve my goals and dreams in the sport of cross country ski racing,” said Kikkan Randall, U.S. Ski Team member and Fischer ski athlete.

“Therefore, it’s essential to put my trust in a ski sponsor that provides me with the best equipment and service, and that is why I choose Fischer.”

All five athletes will begin the 2010-2011 season in Gållivare, Sweden, competing in the opening World Cup races and following the World Cup circuit with the goal of achieving top results at the 2011 Nordic World Championships in Oslo, Norway.

“In sprinting, races can be decided by the smallest of margins,” said Andy Newell, U.S. Ski Team member and Fischer ski athlete.

“Everything needs to be perfect: training, preparation and skis. I know that Fischer has the skis that will help me take advantage of these small margins.”

Kikkan Randall
Kris Freeman


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  • Marc Beitz

    September 9, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Explicitly identifying advertising as such and separating it from news would greatly add to FasterSkier’s credibility as a news source.

  • FasterSkier

    September 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    All press releases from advertisers are categorized as News, Sponsor News. Categories are listed at the top of every article in the left column, and at the bottom of the article.

  • Mike Trecker

    September 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

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  • prairiekid

    September 10, 2010 at 8:15 am

    i don’t get the problem with a little extra advertising and how it takes away from FS as a credible news source. if things like this don’t get posted ski companies lose interest in supporting NA skiers. What did you expect looking at the title? I am sure FS is open to donations so they can send journalists around the world to get stories and not have to sell space for advertising.

  • nexer

    September 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    And they all use Swix wax.

    CH4 to be specific.

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