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2019 U.S. World Junior, U23 and U18 Championship Teams Announced (Press Release)

 

National Nordic Foundation Press Release

Perfect Scores! Both Gus Schumacher, Alaska Winter Stars and Kendall Kramer, Fairbanks XC swept the junior races to claim the top spot for the 2019 World Junior Championship Team, in Lahti, Finland.

 

2018 Junior Nationals Wraps Up with Relays

The fourth and final day of 2018 U.S. Ski & Snowboard XC Junior National Championships took place on Saturday with the 3.3-kilometer classic relays at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah. Saturday, March 10: complete results 3.3 k classic relays U16 women:  In the closest race of the day, Pacific Northwest reigned in the U16 women’s relay, with Isabel Max, Fiona Max and Annie McColgan (all of the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation) winning by 3.1 seconds in 38:23.2. Isabel tagged her sister in third, then Fiona raced up to first, which McColgan held to the finish, just ahead of Alaska’s Kendall Kramer in second. Kramer teamed up with Quincy Donley and Ivy Eski for second place (+3.1), while Rocky Mountain placed third (+6.9) with Katy Jane Hardenbergh, Haley Brewster and Tai-lee Smith.   U16 men:  Will Koch won every race of the week, anchoring the New England U16 men’s team…

Junior Nationals Day 3 Skate Mass Starts

The 2018 U.S. Ski & Snowboard XC Junior National Championships continued on Friday at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah, with 5, 10 and 15-kilometer freestyle mass starts. Below is a recap of Day 3 of racing at SoHo: Friday, March 9: complete results 5 k freestyle mass start U16 men:  Will Koch of the Stratton Mountain School (SMS) continued his undefeated streak as he won his third-straight race at 2018 Junior Nationals. He dominated the U16 men’s 5 k mass start with a 39.9-second win in 17:16.3. Cooper Lennox of Mora High School raced to second place and Logan Moore of the Durango Nordic Ski Club reached the podium in third (+51.2).   U16 women: After placing second in Tuesday’s 5 k classic, Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks NSCF-FXC moved up to the top step of the podium with a win in the 5 k freestyle mass start in 20:15.7. Vail…

2018 Junior Nationals Open with Classic Distance Races, Then Skate Sprints

The 2018 U.S. Ski & Snowboard XC Junior National Championships opened on Tuesday at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah, with 5- and 10-kilometer classic individual starts. Racing continued on Wednesday with freestyle sprints. Below is a recap of the first two days of racing at SoHo. Tuesday, March 6: Complete results 10 k classic U20 men:  Nineteen-year-old Hunter Wonders of Alaska Pacific University (APU) posted a 12-second win in 23:35.3 minutes, while the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) had two athletes on the podium with Noel Keeffe in second and Wyatt Gebhardt in third (+40.0).   U18 men: Ben Ogden, 17, of the Stratton Mountain School (APU) won by 14.4 seconds with a time of 23:01.5. Gus Schumacher of Alaska Winter Stars (AWS) finished second and his Alaska division teammate Luke Jager (APU) placed third (+52.2).   5 k classic U16 men: Will Koch (SMS) took the win in 13:26.1,…

U23 & Junior World Championships Photos at FlyingPointRoad.com

An extensive collection of photos from U23 and Junior World Championships at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah, is now posted on FlyingPointRoad.com. Here is a direct link to the gallery. buy naltrexone revia online

U23/Junior Worlds Skiathlon and Relay Videos

Relive all the action in 30 seconds or less from the last two days of racing at 2017 Junior/U23 World Championships at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah. Here we have the 15/30-kilometer U23 skiathlons and junior relays, filmed and edited by Kirk Nichols of The Utah Nordic Alliance (TUNA). Read more about these races U23 women’s 15 k skiathlon: U23 men’s 30 k skiathlon:  Junior women’s 4 x 3.3 k relay: Junior men’s 4 x 5 k relay: buy naltrexone revia online

Junior Worlds Skiathlon Videos

Kirk Nichols of The Utah Nordic Alliance put together the following 30-second highlight videos  from Friday’s 10/20 k skiathlons at 2017 Nordic Junior World Championships at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah, including American Katharine Ogden’s race for third place in the women’s 10 k skiathlon. Women’s 10 k skiathlon: Men’s 20 k skiathlon: buy naltrexone revia online

U23 Worlds 10/15 k Skate Videos

The following videos include highlights from Thursday’s 10- and 15-kilometer freestyle individual starts, the first distance race of U23 World Championships at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah. Filmed and edited by Kirk Nichols of The Utah Nordic Alliance (TUNA). Men’s 15 k freestyle: Women’s 10 k freestyle: buy naltrexone revia online

Donley Beats the Boys in Besh Cup Weekend in Soldotna, Alaska

Three racers were double winners on the weekend, while a field of slightly more than 200 skiers enjoyed ideal conditions for two days of racing as the Besh Cup moved to the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna, Alaska, last weekend. Qualifying races began in Anchorage in December with a classic sprint and a freestyle mass start. This weekend saw a skate sprint and classic interval start races. Conditions were unremarkable for Alaska in mid-winter: Race-time temps in the teens, light snow and sunshine. Many teams’ race wax choice for Sunday was straight Extra Blue. Easy. But the weather was also remarkable for how much worse it could have been. That weekend it snowed 32 inches in 24 hours in Moose Pass, roughly sixty miles east of the venue. Just two days earlier, it had been –25° F in Soldotna on Thursday (and –27° F on Wednesday). Virtually the entire field presumably came in relatively…

Quarry Road Eastern Cup Results and Photos

FasterSkier is seeking regional contributors to write and submit race recaps from around the world. Please email info@fasterskier.com if interested. Special thanks to FlyingPointRoad for submitting the following photos. More photos can be found on Flyingpointroad.com. *** The second Eastern Cup of the season was held last weekend, Jan. 14-15, at the Quarry Road Trails in Waterville, Maine. Below is a brief recap of the results, along with some photos provided by FlyingPointRoad: On Saturday, Hannah Miller of Bowdoin College won the A-final of the women’s 1.3 k sprint, with Taryn Hunt-Smith (Dartmouth Ski Team) placing second and Lucy Hochschartner (St. Lawrence University) taking third. Zoe Snow (Dartmouth), Alexandra Lawson of the Stratton Mountain School (SMS), and Hannah Cole (Williams Ski Team) also reached the A-final, finishing fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. In the men’s 1.5 k freestyle sprint A-final, Fabian Stocek took the win ahead of his Dartmouth teammates Andrew Nadler and Koby Gordon, respectively. Three Williams skiers rounded out the final with Dylan Syben in fourth, Jack…