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Tricky conditions in Davos freestyle sprint
Tricky conditions in Davos freestyle sprint

Tricky conditions in Davos freestyle sprint

12/21/2014 - By USSA

Kikkan Randall finished 9th in the Davos sprint, even after losing it on some ice. Sophie Caldwell slipped climbing the sprint course uphill, landing briefly on her knees, finishing 11th.

Liz Stephen skis to 12th in Davos 10K freestyle
Liz Stephen skis to 12th in Davos 10K freestyle

Liz Stephen skis to 12th in Davos 10K freestyle

12/20/2014 - By USSA

Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) skied a strong 10k effort to finish a minute back from dominant Norwegian Marit Bjoergen in Saturday’s freestyle event in Davos – a big confidence booster.

Four US skiers qualify for sprint
Four US skiers qualify for sprint

Four US skiers qualify for sprint

12/14/2014 - By USSA

Ida Sargent, Sophie Caldwell, Kikkan Randall and Andy Newell all qualified for the freestyle sprint in Davos, Switzerland.

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US women 21, 22, and 23 at Davos 10k classic
US women 21, 22, and 23 at Davos 10k classic

US women 21, 22, and 23 at Davos 10k classic

12/14/2014 - By USSA

The U.S. women demonstrated their collective potential finishing together with Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) in 20th, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) in 21st and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) in 22nd, just six seconds apart from each other and forty seconds.

Shake it off
Shake it off

Shake it off

12/11/2014 - By Anja Gruber

Friday's sprint qualifier felt like your typical first race: Too short, too fast and all over the place. At least, I thought, it was only going to get better from there...

Sadie Bjornsen 18th overall in Lillehammer mini-tour
Sadie Bjornsen 18th overall in Lillehammer mini-tour

Sadie Bjornsen 18th overall in Lillehammer mini-tour

12/8/2014 - By USSA

Sadie Bjornsen skied strong to finish 18th overall in Sunday’s 10k pursuit race, the last of the Lillehammer World Cup mini tour, and 18th overall for the tour.

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Jessie Diggins gets 15th in Lillehammer 5K
Jessie Diggins gets 15th in Lillehammer 5K

Jessie Diggins gets 15th in Lillehammer 5K

12/7/2014 - By USSA

Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team with a gutsy 15th place finish in the 5k freestyle second stage of the three-day Lillehammer World Cup mini tour.

Sadie Bjornsen 21st in Lillehammer freestyle sprint
Sadie Bjornsen 21st in Lillehammer freestyle sprint

Sadie Bjornsen 21st in Lillehammer freestyle sprint

12/6/2014 - By USSA

Bjornsen was the lone American to advance to the heats after qualifying in 16th place, eventually placing 21st overall in the freestyle sprint. Andrew Newell took 36th for the men.

Michigan Cup race calendar for 2014-2015 includes Fun Series
Michigan Cup race calendar for 2014-2015 includes Fun Series

Michigan Cup race calendar for 2014-2015 includes Fun Series

12/2/2014 - By Mike Muha

The first real points race for the new season is coming up on Saturday, December 20 with Lakes of the North, followed the next day by Wintersonnewende at Michawye. New this year is the Michigan Cup Fun Series, where racers can earn 10 participation points

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Noah Hoffman back in US with broken Fibula
Noah Hoffman back in US with broken Fibula

Noah Hoffman back in US with broken Fibula

12/1/2014 - By Mike Muha

A broken fibula is going to put a big crimp on Noah Hoffman 's World Cup seaon. Hoffman broke it on a a very familiar but fast downhill corner in the 15 kilometer classic individual start race in Kuusamo, Finland.

Sadie Bjornsen takes 17th in Ruka; Noah Hoffman heads to hospital
Sadie Bjornsen takes 17th in Ruka; Noah Hoffman heads to hospital

Sadie Bjornsen takes 17th in Ruka; Noah Hoffman heads to hospital

11/30/2014 - By USSA

Sadie Bjornsen led the U.S. Ski Team with a 17th place in the 10k classic individual event in Ruka. Noah Hoffman was transported to a local medical facility for evaluation of an ankle injury following a crash on a steep and icy descent.

Sargent 5th (career best) in Kuusamo classic sprint
Sargent 5th (career best) in Kuusamo classic sprint

Sargent 5th (career best) in Kuusamo classic sprint

11/29/2014 - By USSA

Ida Sargent skied to a fifth place finish in the cross country classic sprint World Cup opener in Kuusamo, Finland Saturday, earning a career best individual finish.

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