What a weekend!

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Kikkan and Jessie dominate to become World Champions! 

Nordic Combined Team gets its first World Championship Team medal!

Sarah Hendrickson is World Champion in Ski Jumping!

For American Nordic sports this weekend will go down as one of the greatest ever. In three different disciplines, the United States was on the podium. Add Tim Burke’s Silver Medal from Biathlon World Championships a few weeks ago and Americans have won World Championship Medals in every Nordic discipline in one season. Just think about that for a minute…

This is the result of a combined effort from athletes, parents, coaches, wax tech’s and our American Nordic community over many years to believe that American Nordic success was possible and to go out and do the hard work to make it happen.

We are seeing our athletes inspire others to take part is the sports we love. They are leading others to have the courage to put their soul into trying to become the best in some of the World’s toughest sports and learning incredible life lessons on the way. The Team Medals won by Kikkan and Jessie and Billy, Todd, Bryan and Taylor are a tribute to and a result of that inspiration. Two different generations of athletes were a part of each of those Medals. Each one had a hero and now each is a hero.

We are feeling a huge boost of enthusiasm from our young skiers. More kids of all ages getting out to try skiing getting healthier as a result and are picking up a lifestyle that can create healthier people for the rest of their lives.

We are experiencing an unprecedented demand by our developing skiers to compete internationally so that they might one day follow in the path of our Champions. Right now we have a part of that next generation in Lillehammer, Norway as a part of our USA/Norway Junior National Exchange They are having a great time and skiing well. It is opportunities like these that are building blocks to the success that we are seeing in Val di Fiemme.

Thank you for helping make all this possible

Cross Country Results

World Champsionship – Val di Fiemme, Italy

Women’s Classic Sprint – 2/21/13
1) Marit Bjoergen NOR
2) Ida Ingemarsdotter SWE
3) Maiken Caspersen Falla NOR
19) Kikkan Randall USA (APUNSC)
20) Sophie Caldwell USA (SMS T2)
32) Sadie Bjornsen USA (APUNSC)
33) Ida Sargent USA (Craftsbury)

Men’s Classic Sprint – 2/21/13
1) Nikita Kriukov RUS
2) Petter Northug NOR
3) Alex Harvey CAN
21) Andrew Newell USA (SMS T2)
34) Simi Hamilton USA (SVSEF)
51) Erik Bjornsen USA (APUNSC)

Women’s 15k Skiathlon – 2/23/13
1) Marit Bjoergen NOR – 39:04.4
2) Therese Johaug NOR – 39:07.8
3) Heidi Weng NOR – 39:19.3
20) Liz Stephen USA (Burke) – 41:12.6
37) Sadie Bjornsen USA (APUNSC) – 42:27.1
37) Ida Sargent USA (Craftsbury) – 42:35.4
49) Holly Brooks USA (APUNSC) – 43:56.2

Men’s 30k Skiathlon – 2/23/13
1) Dario Cologna SUI – 1:13:09.3
2) Martin Johnsrud Sundby NOR – 1:13:11.1
3) Sjur Roethe NOR – 1:13:11.3
40) Kris Freeman USA (MWSC) – 1:15:44.3
42) Noah Hoffman USA (SSCV) – 1:15:58.5
52) Tad Elliott USA (SSCV) – 1:17:36.6

Women’s Team Sprint F – 2/24/13
1) USA – Jessie Diggins (SMS T2) Kikkan Randall (APUNSC) 20:24.44
2) Sweden – 20:32.24
3) Finland – 20:35.39

Men’s Team Sprint F – 2/24/13
1) Russia – 21:30.98
2) Sweden – 21:31.44
3) Kazakhstan – 21:31.74
14) USA – (Simi Hamilton and Andrew Newell)

Norwegian Junior Nationals – Lillehammer, Norway
Complete results: http://nmjr2013.no/resultater/

Women’s 10k Skate 18 yrs – 2/22/13
1) Inger Bonden – 31:52.7
2) Lisa Kvamme 32:13.2
3) Ane Blomseth Johnsen 32:18.5
28) Cara Piske USA (SSWSC) – 36:06.3
34) Madison Keefe USA (SSWSC) – 37:14.9

Women’s 15k Skate 18 yrs – 2/22/13
1) Hilde Fenne – 43:07.5
2) Linne Eriksen – 44:52.8
3) Hilde Losgard Landheim – 45:01.4
45) Lucy Newman USA (SSWSC) – 51:11.0
49) Jesse Knori USA (SVSEF) – 51:30.0

Men’s 10k Skate 18 yrs – 2/22/13
1) Sjur Slettom – 28:04.0
2) Sindre Pettersen – 28:07.8
3) Stian Christoffersen – 28:14.0
89) Lars Hannah USA (SSWSC) 31:32.6

Men’s 20k Skate 19/20 yrs – 2/22/13
1) Magne Haga – 54:06.1
2) Havard Solas Taugbol – 55:00.5
3) Simen Hegstag Kruger – 55:01.2
9) Patrick Caldwell USA (SMS T2) – 55:59.2
19) Jack Novak USA (APUNSC) – 57:16.7
41) Forrest Mahlen USA (APUNSC) – 58:47.3
45) Ben Saxton USA (FAST) – 59:03.9
67) Adam Martin USA (CXC) – 1:00:02.2
75) Max Scrimgeour USA (SSWSC) – 1:00:35.8
150) Gino Pastore USA (SMS T2) – 1:05:26.8
Women’s 5k Classic 18 yrs – 2/23/13
1) Inger Bonden – 15:58.9
2) Selma Ahlsand – 16:21.6
3) Lovise Heimdal – 16:28.1
37) Madison Keefe USA (SSWSC) – 18:24.4
41) Cara Piske USA (SSWSC) – 18:39.6

Women’s 5k Classic 19/20 yrs – 2/23/13
1) Linn Eriksen – 15:51.7
2) Pia Helene Paulsen – 15:58.2
3) Trude Nonstad Fornes – 16:13.2
49) Lucy Newman (SSWSC) – 17:58.7
65) Jesse Knori USA (SVSEF) – 18:39.6

Men’s 10k Classic 17 yrs – 2/23/13
1) Mattis Stenshage – 28:07.1
2) David Dong-Hee Vik – 28:38.3
3) Stian Christoffersen – 28:46.1
63) Lars Hannah USA (SSWSC) – 31:32.7

Men’s 10k Classic 19/20 yrs – 2/23/13
1) Simen Hegstad Kruger – 27:33.0
2) Mathias Borgnes – 27:39.4
3) Gjoran Tefre – 27:57.4
29) Patrick Caldwell USA (SMS T2) – 29:10.1
46) Ben Saxton USA (FAST) – 29:33.4
84) Forrest Mahlen USA (APUNSC) – 30:27.6
86) Max Scrimgeour USA (SSWSC) – 30:29.1
103) Jack Novak USA (APUNSC) – 30:56.9
119) Adam Martin USA (CXC) – 31:17.3
173) Gino Pastore USA (SMS T2) – 33:10.5

Nordic Combined Results

World Championship Results- Val di Fiemme, Italy

Gundersen NH HS 106/10k
1) Jason Lamy Chappuis FRA – 29:13.2
2) Mario Stecher AUT – 29:13.4
3) Björn Kircheisen GER – 29:13.5
14) Bryan Fletcher USA (SSWSC) – 30:14.4
23) Bill Demong USA (NYSEF) – 30:44.8
25) Taylor Fletcher USA (SSWSC) – 20:51.7
35) Todd Lodwick USA (SSWSC) – 31:35.6

Team Event HS106/4x5k
1) France – 57:34.0
2) Norway – 57:34.4
3) USA – 57:38.2

 

 

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