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If there’s one skier on the U.S. domestic circuit who knows how to time his wins, it’s Kyle Bratrud. The 25 year old now has three U.S. Cross Country Championship titles to his name–his most recent coming on Thursday in the men’s 15-kilometer classic race in Craftsbury, Vt–with all of these wins simultaneously falling on Championship years. In 2015, while still a senior at Northern Michigan University, he earned his first national title by winning the...

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(Note: This article has been updated to include the hiring of Miles Havlick as the University of Utah’s head nordic coach, which was announced Monday afternoon.)  There have been several notable career changes in North American nordic skiing this summer. Here’s a quick look at who moved where: Robert Lazzaroni: from U.S. Ski & Snowboard to Salomon. Last week, Salomon announced via a press release that Lazzaroni, of Park City, Utah, will join its staff as...

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Many mornings, Eliška Hájek Albrigtsen’s husband, Tobias Albrigtsen, has to peel her out of bed. Living the life of an early bird like her spouse is nowhere near the top of her list — partly because she spends most nights prodding her hubby awake as he finishes his work, partly because she is strung out between four jobs of her own. Being in charge of three ski programs while assisting a fourth is not where...

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With plans to begin research this fall, CXC's Madison-based Center of Excellence is on the brink of bringing new scientific studies to nordic skiing. “Our goal is to have top sports science facility to study latest innovations in the sport, potential application in cross country skiing to improve training, recovery and performance," CXC Executive and Athletic Director Yuriy Gusev explained.

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After being nominated to the U.S. Ski Team D-team, Northern Michigan University junior Ian Torchia has decided to stay in school while simultaneously accepting the nod to the country's most-coveted training group. “One of the main reasons why I wanted this to happen is to show that you can do it while you’re in college,” Torchia explains.

SMS T2 US Nationals Wax Report Classic Individual Warming temps, glazing tracks, new snow. I went pretty simple on glide for the classic race, waxing with HF Blue cut with AX134 for the guys in the AM, and a mix of HF Blue, AX134 and HF yellow for the ladies who were racing second. The traffic from all of the competitors was releasing a pretty decent amount of moisture and I wanted to soften the...

Why is membership growth important? Nordic skiing is a family – we’re all very close. We’re proud of our sport heroes. We need to give our entire family an opportunity to feel the pride of supporting our national team and the development system that helped them reach the top. Now, for just $15, you can be a part of their success. What’s important for USSA competitors? One of the most important elements of a sport program is having...

“Giving kids one more activity they find interesting and engaging, as a way to use their bodies to help settle their minds and be more available for the traditional learning is really beneficial and the “Brenden has been skiing with the   “Passion for coaching and the sport only gets you so far, then you have to have the skill set to draw from to coach properly; especially now when you are seeing the pipeline...

Birkie Trail Run & Trek Kicks off this Saturday on the Legendary Birkie Trail One day. Eight events. Introducing NEW Ultra 100K Marathon! Hayward, WI (September 22) — The 14th annual American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation® (ABSF) Birkie Trail Run & Trek, Presented by Salomon, will be held on the iconic Birkie Trail this Saturday, September 26th. From the challenge and intensity of a new 100K Ultra Marathon to the fun of a 5k run/walk, an...

Press release) Central Cross Country Ski Association to support The 1st place winner will receive a custom designed, hand crafted, Shimano Ultegra wheel-set (or similar equivalent) and Shimano Ultegra speed component group (or similar equivalent). Total manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the bike and included components is $8,500.00. Second, third and fourth places will be able to choose between three packages in the order of the finish: 2nd Place Fat Bike Birkie Entry 3rd Place...

Central Cross Country Ski Association is looking for Communications and Media Coordinator. Position Activities:Writing – Developing impactful and targeted written communications content Data Management – Management of data of communications audiences and messages Content Distribution – Innovative management and operation of content distribution systems including Website, email, blogs and other means Web Management – Management of communications on CXC’s Web site, providing leadership and guidance to all CXC staff, plus integration with third-party sites, especially social...