Posts Tagged: Cross Country Skiing

Schumacher, Patterson earn two medals in two days in Michigan

January 4, 2020

Two Anchorage skiers each won two medals in the first two days of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championship in Houghton, Michigan. Gus Schumacher of Alaska Winter Stars racked up a gold and silver while Caitlin Patterson of the US Ski Team picked up a silver and bronze. Schumacher, of Service High fame, claimed first… Read more »

Alaska skiers excelling on World Cup and SuperTour

December 18, 2019

From the World Cup in Europe to the SuperTour in North America to the upcoming World Youth Olympic Games, Alaska skiers are striding strong. With one race remaining in Period 1 of the World Cup, Sadie Maubet Bjornsen of Alaska Pacific University is ranked fourth in the overall standings after finishing ninth on Dec. 15… Read more »

Fabulous in Finland, Maubet Bjornsen wins bronze in classic

November 29, 2019

Anchorage’s Sadie Maubet Bjornsen of the U.S. Ski Team picked up a bronze medal in the women field at the Ruda Classic Sprint in Finland. Her remarkable route to the finals included a second-place showing in her semifinal heat, which is even more impressive when you consider she was forced to overcome lingering tendinitis in… Read more »

16-year-old Kramer racing first World Cup

March 21, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks is set to make her World Cup debut this weekend in Quebec City and may be the youngest American Nordic skier ever at that level. “I think I’m definitely the youngest at this World Cup,” Kramer said by phone Wednesday from Quebec City, which is hosting the three-race World Cup… Read more »

Schumacher, Jager part of historic USA gold medal in Finland

January 26, 2019

The United States has really never been known for cross-country skiing. But Anchorage’s Gus Schumacher and Luke Jager are changing that. The Alaskans helped Team USA make history with the country’s first gold medal in the U20 men’s 4x5K relay at the World Junior Championships in Lahti, Finland. Jager skied the first classic leg, Vermont’s… Read more »

Liebner wins ski marathon with poles he created

February 9, 2018

When Andy Liebner claimed the Noquemanon Ski Marathon on January 27, he immediately raised his arms in celebration. Clearly visible in his bare hands were the United States Ski Pole Company poles that helped propel Liebner to a six-second victory in the 50-kilometer Nordic freestyle event in Marquette, Mich. Liebner, a Soldotna native, remarkably took… Read more »

Johnson honored as one of the nation’s top nordic coaches

May 6, 2016

In his first year coaching on campus, Matthew Johnson of Anchorage orchestrated the Montana State University cross-country ski team to its greatest season in school history. The Bobcats earned their best-ever finish of fourth at the NCAA Championships and Anika Miller won the freestyle race to give the school its first national champion since 1978…. Read more »

Olympians highlight Fast and Female this weekend

September 21, 2015

Join Olympians Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks, and Sadie Bjornsen for an afternoon of athletic inspiration and fun on Sunday, September 27th at East Anchorage High School.  No sports experience necessary and there are special sessions for teens. Visit www.fastandfemale.com for more information and registration.

Burkholder receives Lifetime Achievement from Western State

August 9, 2015

Even though much of his lifetime’s work with young nordic skiers happened in Alaska, Jim Burkholder’s reach of influence stretched all over the country. It started in Gunnison, Colorado, where he left in 1961 his hometown of Anchorage for Western State College. He was a team manager and varsity skier and later an assistant coach…. Read more »

Three Alaska skiers earn All-East Region honors in New York

February 28, 2015

University of Vermont nordic skier Marion Woods of Anchorage finished third in the women’s Skimeister standings after two days of racing at the NCAA East Regional at Lake Placid. The sophomore finished fifth to earn all-region honors in each of the two disciplines to help defending NCAA runnerup Vermont win the team by an impressive… Read more »