Posts Tagged: Cross Country Skiing

Randall returns to lead ski group that ignited Olympic dreams

August 4, 2021

Kikkan Randall’s ski career has come full circle. The flame that ignited her Olympic dreams started in the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage as a girl and five Olympics and a gold medal later she is coming back to the NSAA. The 38-year-old cross-country skiing legend will return to the organization that sparked her passion… Read more »

Kramer earns All-American honors after top-10 finish at NCAAs

March 13, 2021

Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks ended the NCAA Championships in style after earning All-American honors and being the third-highest American female finisher in the 15-K freestyle nordic race in Jackson, New Hampshire. The UAF freshman and U.S. Ski Team’s Development squad member clocked a time of 40 minutes, 4 seconds to hold off Lina Sutro of… Read more »

Jager top American male finisher in 10-K classic race at NCAAs

March 11, 2021

Dynamic double-poler Luke Jager of Anchorage again showed why he is one the country’s best classical skiers for his age after posting a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships in Jackson, New Hampshire. The only person to beat the Alaskan in the 40-man field was Norway’s Magnus Boee of the University of Colorado. Jager earned… Read more »

McMullen leads contingent of Alaska skiers headed to NCAAs

March 9, 2021

Anchorage’s Zanden McMullen is one of the country’s rising stars in cross-country skiing and a strong contender for a spot on the podium at this week’s NCAA Ski Championships. The sophomore at Montana State University earned the fourth seed out of the West Region and is the highest ranked Alaska skier among the six qualifiers… Read more »

Chugiak skier Earnhart named Athlete of the Week

March 8, 2021

Michael Earnhart of Chugiak was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after a dominating performance at the ASAA state cross-country skiing championships. The Chugiak High School standout outpaced a competitive field  to win all three races during the three day event. Earnhart won the classic race on Thursday by over a minute and Friday’s freestyle… Read more »

Patterson posts top-10 finish in 50-K at World Championships

March 7, 2021

Anchorage’s Scott Patterson of the U.S. Ski Team made personal history with his best-ever finish at the World Championships. The 29-year-old nordic skier finished 10th out of 53 finishers in the 50-kilometer race in Oberstdorf, Germany. Patterson stayed with the lead pack until the fifth lap when he changed skis. “I had to put in… Read more »

Nordic skier Schumacher named Alaska Athlete of the Week

January 11, 2021

Anchorage’s Gus Schumacher was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after turning in a spectacular World Cup ski performance, finishing 8th in the 15k Stage 6 of the Tour de Ski in Italy. In what was the best race of the year for American men’s Nordic ski racing, Schumacher stayed in range early on and then strategically worked… Read more »

Schumacher skis to career-best World Cup finish of eighth place

January 8, 2021

Anchorage’s Gus Schumacher turned in his third consecutive top-15 World Cup result, this time skiing to a career-best eighth-place finish in the 15K classic at the Tour de Ski in Italy. The 20-year-old cross-country skier gradually worked his way to the front, going from 31st at the 5K mark to 16th at the 10K mark… Read more »

Silver medal helps Brennan maintain World Cup points lead

January 3, 2021

Anchorage’s Rosie Brennan was part of a historic 1-2 finish for American cross-country skiing that helped the APU star maintain her grip on first place in the World Cup points race. For the first time ever two Americans won gold and silver medals in the same World Cup nordic race after Jessie Diggins struck gold… Read more »

Nordic skier Brennan named Alaska Athlete of the Week

December 20, 2020

Alaska Pacific University skier Rosie Brennan spectacular weekend performance in the Swiss Alps earned her Alaska Athlete of the Week honors after she became only the second American after Alaskan Sadie Bjiornsen to wear the yellow bib as the overall World Cup leader. She also joins Anchorage’s own Kikkan Randall as the lone Americans to win back-to-back… Read more »