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For the next generation of Swedish World Cup racers, the upcoming winter is well underway. Make a note of these names: Edvin Anger, Måns Skoglund, Tilde Bångman, Nils Bergström, and Erik Larsson. These young racers are training hard, aiming high, and will put Sweden on the map. Anger, Skoglund and Bergström are all part of the Swedish junior national team this season, while Bångman was on the junior national team last year and is now...

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When the 2021 Cross-Country World Championships drew to a close, 31 year-old Sadie Maubet Bjornsen announced that she would retire from international competition to pursue a career in accounting. Bjornsen, who grew up in Washington’s Methow Valley has called Alaska home since moving there to attend the University of Alaska at Anchorage in 2008. Bjornsen attended her first World Championships in 2011 and has been a member of the U.S. Ski Team on the World...

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Our ski picking trips are right around the corner this summer and we are looking forward to getting you out onto a new rocket-fast pair of skis this upcoming season! We will be traveling to each of our manufacturer’s major warehouses and sorting through thousands of skis to find the best available options to fit your needs. Whether it be a warm specific skate ski, cold weather classic ski, or anything in between; we have...

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In some mountain communities, the transition from winter to spring is known as mud season. That’s not the case in Bend, Oregon where transitions are welcome and mud is relatively scarce. Jesse Thomas, dad, partner, entrepreneur, and world-class triathlete remains a Bend local – the kind whose roots extend to an upbringing in Bend back when the myths of this outdoor mecca barely filtered beyond wetter parts of the Pacific Northwest. In endurance sports circles,...

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    Madshus Elite Team Seniors – US Ski Team member, World Cup skier, World Championships member, or Super Tour Top-5 overall season ranking U23s – Top-10 at NCAA Championships, or U23 World Championships Team Member U20/U18/U16s – World Junior Championships Team Member   Madshus Select Team Seniors – Top 20 on the USSA Overall Points List or Super Tour Top-10 overall season ranking U23s – Qualify for NCAA Championships or Top-25 at the USSA...

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Yet another “best in test” stamp of approval to Madshus skin skis, this time the winner is the Nordic Pro Skin model. In a large test of the most versatile skin skis for the 2020-21 season from all the major manufacturers, Madshus Nordic Pro Skin was rated best in test. “Versatile, all-round skis for training and recreational skiing account for the largest volume of skin ski sales. Accordingly, we have put a lot of effort into...

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    Mission: It is the mission of the NYSEF PG Program to bridge the gap between high school/ collegiate/national teams for athletes who have demonstrated a desire to focus on cross country ski racing preparation and competition at an elite level.     Program Overview: The NYSEF PG Program provides the opportunity for post-graduate athletes to strive towards reaching their full potential on the race circuit regionally, domestically and internationally. Sport becomes the primary focus...

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  GRP Ski & Biathlon are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 training year as well as for their summer U23 training program. Applications for what is likely to be limited spaces in either the ski or biathlon program will be due by end of day March 31 and decisions will be made by April 15. buy chantixventolininhalers In exchange for coaching, travel support, room & board, year-round GRP skiers, biathletes and summer athletes are...

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Harald Østberg Amundsen won the bronze medal in the 15-kilometer skate race at the FIS Nordic World Championships in Oberstdorf (GER) on skis with a cutting-edge new base technology. Despite a brutal crash on the final lap of the 15-kilometer skate race, the 22-year-old Norwegian national team rookie impressed from the first pole plant and cruised onto the podium in his first ever World Championship at the senior level – on skis with a revolutionary...

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Former Swedish national ski team director and coach Christer Skog skied Vasaloppet ten times in ten days with his buddy and comedian Måns Möller. The corona virus forced Vasaloppet to organize this year´s events differently. One of the changes was keeping the Vasaloppet track groomed and open for 23 consecutive days in order to spread out the participants and avoid crowning. “With the corona situation being what it is, and the Vasaloppet arena open for...

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From rookie to king of Pokljuka: Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR) takes home no less than four – FOUR – gold medals from his first ever IBU World Championships at the senior level. “Four gold medals… that’s just sick. I mean, just listen to it: Four gold medals. Honestly, I secretly dreamt about earning an individual medal,” Lægreid said on Sunday, after winning his fourth World Championships gold medal. First, Lægreid set Norway up for GOLD...

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Madshus racers snagged two gold medals and a bronze in two days to open the 2021 World Championships season. On the first day of the 2021 IBU biathlon World Championships, national team rookie Sturla Holm Lægreid skied the opening leg for Norway in the mixed relay, delivered a solid race and set the stage for GOLD in the very first eventof the 12-day championship in Pokljuka (SLO). As always, Lægreid was cool as a cucumber...

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The 23-year-old biathlon extends his relationship with Madshus, signing a new long-term contract with the Norwegian brand. The new contract covers both equipment and promotion. “I’m excited to continue my partnership with Madshus. Most importantly, I’m extremely satisfied with Madshus, both in terms of equipment as well as service and support,” says Sturla Holm Lægreid, who is also looking forward to the new marketing agreement. “I’m excited to cooperate more extensively on marketing and promotion,...

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Hailing from Anchorage, AK, twenty-year-old Gus Schumacher has been celebrated as a top American prospect for good reason. Since 2015 we’ve watched Gus win 10 Gold Medals, One World Junior Title and have witnessed countless photo-ops atop the podium. Last season we celebrated as Gus became the first American to win a Nordic Junior World Champion title. None of this success has slowed Schumacher’s drive to achieve more and see how far he can take...

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  Walking down the street in Bend, Oregon, or perhaps sipping a curated latte, the mustachioed Graham Zimmerman looks like he’d fit right in as a Brooklyn creative. Svelte sartorial taste? Check. An overactive mind capable of wordsmithing and capturing raw visuals as a film-maker? Check. Admittedly, Zimmerman could discover a fine calling for himself immersed in big-city life.  But, for every Yin there’s a Yang. During certain parts of the year, you’re as likely...

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From personalized wax advice and equipment management to digital performance tracking and workout overview. The new Madshus empower 2 app is a whole new dimension to skiing. Imagine always having perfect wax, never pondering which skis to pick or wondering which grind a certain pair has. Enter: the free Madshus Empower 2 app, available in the App Store and Google Play now. The Madshus Empower 2 app, which is available for free in the App...

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  This interview series is made possible on FasterSkier through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and their A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage please contact info@fasterskier.com. TOKO: Wax, Tools, Gloves, Accessories  Gus Schumacher is the defending World Junior Nordic Ski Champion, U.S. National Skate Sprint Champion, and currently 2nd world-ranked under 23 skier....

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This interview series is made possible on FasterSkier through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and their A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage please contact info@fasterskier.com. TOKO: Wax, Tools, Gloves, Accessories  David Norris has 10 top 30 World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic individual finishes. He is also the 2016 American Birkebeiner Champion. He...

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At six foot four, Bend Oregon’s Barry Wick remains a person you want to draft behind. The former World Championship mountain biker and cyclocross rider still carries many in town on his wings. There’s the fact of the matter tallness, and yes drafting behind him does feel like you’ve got just a little more lift. He’s also the brains behind bike manufacturer Kona’s endurance cycling team, he’s the endurance team manager, and the owner and...

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The Davos Switzerland cross-country world cup weekend is in the books. It was a great one for the US Ski Team.  Rosie Brennan won both the sprint and the distance races, claiming both the overall World Cup leader bib and the Sprint Cup bib all in the same weekend.  On top of Rosie’s success, the young skier’s team had a breakout weekend with JC Schoonmaker qualifying for the sprints in fifth and Scott Patterson finishing...