The U.S. men’s team comprised of Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA), Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO), Kyle Bratrud (Eden Prarie, MN) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) finished 11th in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 4x10k relay.
In heavy falling snow, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN) took advantage of fast skis to finish second and third at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 10K individual freestyle race.
The U.S. Skiers finished seventh on the men’s side and eighth for the women in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun. Andy Newell and Simi Hamilton skied well, but a dominant Norwegian team blew apart the field.
The first Junior National race is coming up March 9. Unfortunately, snow is sparse. Race organizers have moved snow from other trails to increase coverage on a 3km loop. They have also stockpiling snow from the nearby alpine area.