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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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2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team announced
2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team announced

2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team announced

11/24/2014 - By USSA

The 2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today on the eve of the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener this weekend in Ruka, Finland. All 10 members of the A and B Teams are past members of Olympic and World Championship teams.

Volunteers sought for US Nationals
Volunteers sought for US Nationals

Volunteers sought for US Nationals

11/20/2014 - By Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech will host the 2015 U.S. Skiing Championships Jan. 2-10 at its on-campus Nordic Training Center. The organizing committee is looking for volunteers to help put on this world-class event.

Michigan Cup Children's Hospital of Michigan Team Challenge
Michigan Cup Children's Hospital of Michigan Team Challenge

Michigan Cup Children's Hospital of Michigan Team Challenge

11/12/2014 - By Becca Beebe

Michigan Cup teams have challenged each other to significantly to the White Pine Stampede donation to Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Ski Fest a warm 62 degrees
Ski Fest a warm 62 degrees

Ski Fest a warm 62 degrees

10/30/2014 - By Curt Peterson

Skiers enjoyed a 62 deg sunny day to race. Overall winners were Steve Smigiel Jr. and Heidi Schwab. Particularly noteworthy was the performance of Ryan Durand, age 12 who finished 3rd overall besting the times of many seasoned Michigan Cup racers.

Scavenger hunt kills Kikkan Randall's Olympic dreams
Scavenger hunt kills Kikkan Randall's Olympic dreams

Scavenger hunt kills Kikkan Randall's Olympic dreams

10/18/2014 - By Mike Muha

The Wall Street Journal explains how a scavenger hunt ruined Kikkan Randall's chance at an medal in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Randall, who was the favorite to win the Freestyle Sprint race, failed to even make it out of the quarterfinals.

Northug gets jail time, pays big fine, loses license for drunk driving

10/13/2014 - By Mike Muha

Norwegian cross country skiing superstar Peter Northug pleaded guilty to several charges related to his drinking-related crash of his Audi back on May 3. He was sentenced to 50 days in jail, fined about $30,000, and banned from driving.

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