Thirteen NNF-Supported Athletes to Compete at World Champs in Lahti, Finland!


Photo: Sara Hornig, Lahti 2017

The 2017 FIS Nordic World Championships commences on February 23 in Lahti and thirteen NNF-supported athletes, nine cross-country skiers, three nordic combined athletes, and one ski jumper will be on hand to represent the United States.

Coming off of stellar performances throughout the season, the U.S. will be a team to watch this year at World Championships. The funding that the NNF provides, thanks to the support of our community, plays a significant role in the strength of the U.S. contingent; many members of the World Championships team have received NNF funding at some point in their career. THANK YOU to the thousands of people that have supported, and continue to support, tomorrow’s nordic stars–you are making a real difference!
Photo: Taika Oja/LAMK, Lahti 2017


Results will be available at and every event will be streamed live at and same-day coverage will be available on NBCSN or Universal HD for some events!


Be sure to keep an eye out for these community-supported athletes at this year’s World Championships:
U.S. Ski Team, NNF-supported B-Team athletes
*Athletes receiving NNF funding for the entire 16/17 World Cup season.
  • Erik Bjornsen
  • Rosie Brennan
  • Noah Hoffman
NNF-supported non-U.S. Ski Team athletes

*Athletes receiving


funding specifically for the 2017 World Championships.

  • Kyle Bratrud
  • Tad Elliott
  • Caitlin Gregg
  • Chelsea Holmes
  • Cole Morgan (also received NNF funding for U23 World Championships)
  • Ben Lustgarten
Nordic Combined
Skiers who receive NNF support during the 16/17 season
*Nordic combined athletes receive funding for World Championships from USA Nordic.
  • Ben Berend
  • Adam Loomis
  • Ben Loomis
Ski Jumping
Skiers who receive NNF support during the 16/17 season
*Ski jumping athletes receive funding for World Championships from USA Nordic.
  • Casey Larson


Photo: By Jonna Yletyinen/LAMK, Lahti 2017


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