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When the parade of brightly-colored spandex suits heats up the domestic circuit this year, competitors and spectators will see a new squad: Stella Racing. And while America’s first elite women-only team in more than a decade might be small, it will definitely be fast. Morgan Smyth, Evelyn Dong, and Zoe Roy decided to start a team based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, and have spent the spring and summer making it happen. Their rationale...

The SuperTour Finals fits into a relatively new genre of competition – that of “mini-tour.”  The term derives from the Tour De Ski, the multi-stage World Cup event featuring eight races in ten days.  And while World Cup points are awarded for each individual race (half points actually), the big prize is the overall title. The success of the Tour on the global stage has led to the concept of the mini-tour, a similar format...

Rogla, Slovenia – The Spring 2010 OPA Cup trip came to an end with the last race of the OPA Cup Finals on Sunday.  The US ended the European tour in fine form, posting excellent results in the three race mini-tour. The competition featured a 2.5/3.5km classic prologue on Friday, a mass start 5/10km classic on Saturday, and the final 10/15km handicap start on Sunday to determine the overall winners. Mike Sinnott led the way...

Rogla, Slovenia – Nine American skiers are currently in Slovenia contesting the OPA Cup Finals, an event modeled on the popular Tour de Ski and World Cup Finals. Racing started on Friday with a 2.5/3.5km classic prologue, and continued Saturday with a 5/10km mass start.  The overall winners will be determined in a 10/15km handicap start based on the overall standing from the first two races.  The first across the line is the champion. The...

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Birthdate: 10/23/1985 Hometown: Anchorage, AK Current Residence: Anchorage, AK Ski Club: APUNSC Height: 5’9” Weight: 140 Best Results: 2x Supertour Podium in 2008, 5x Junior National Champion, 15th World Junior Championships Sponsors: Atomic, Swix, Hammer Nutrition Website: www.katieronsse.blogspot.com Full Interview When did you start ski racing, and what were some highlights of your young skiing career? I learned to ski at age five, as a Polar Cub in Anchorage’s Junior Nordic program.  By age ten...