Posts Tagged: Cross Country Skiing

Brennan first since Kikkan to win back-to-back World Cup races

December 13, 2020

Only two U.S. cross-country skiers have won back-to-back World Cup races – and both of them are from Alaska. Alaska Pacific University skier Rosie Brennan this weekend joined Anchorage icon Kikkan Randall as the lone Americans to accomplish the feat. Randall, an Alaska Sports Hall of Famer, was the first to do it during the… Read more »

Ten cross-country skiers with Alaska ties named to US Ski Team

November 11, 2020

Nearly half of the US Cross Country Ski Team is from Alaska. Ten of the 23 athletes – five men and five women – were named to the three-tier squad that will open the World Cup season later this month in Finland. Another Alaskan, Chris Grover of Anchorage, serves as program director for the US… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Kemppel skied to 18 U.S. titles, 4 Olympics

October 16, 2020

Anchorage’s Nina Kemppel was a true trailblazer in every sense of the word, changing the landscape for American cross-country skiing in the 1990s and 2000s. Back in the day the United States racers rarely cracked the top 30 of World Cup races. But Kemppel changed that when she became the first woman in years to… Read more »

Ottum, Sayre named Alaska Athlete of the Week co-winners

June 21, 2020

Colorado School of Mines wrestler Noah Ottum and University of Alaska Fairbanks skier Tristan Sayre were named co-winners of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week honor.  Both were named to the highly competitive Academic All-America team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The NCAA D2 duo were standouts… Read more »

Palmer standout Walling to ski for St Scholastica

May 25, 2020

Palmer High School’s Joseph Walling was a four-year varsity cross country skier for the Moose.  He was Team Captain his junior and senior seasons and was Regional Champion each year.  Joseph had three top-ten finishes at the Alaska State Championships and one of his biggest skiing highlights during high school was his 7th place finish… Read more »

West High’s Eski to ski for Univ. of Colorado

May 18, 2020

West Anchorage High School’s Ivy Eski has committed to the nordic ski team for the University of Colorado Boulder this fall and plans to study pre-med/physical therapy. The Buffalos are a Division I powerhouse in NCAA skiing. Ivy skied and ran varsity cross country all four years of high school.  As a senior, she was… Read more »

Schumacher wins Beck International Trophy as USA’s top skier

May 16, 2020

Cross-country skier Gus Schumacher of Anchorage reached rarified air after winning the Beck International Trophy. The award dates to the 1930s is given annually to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s top athletes – Schumacher was the men’s winner and alpine star Mikaela Shiffrin of Colorado was the women’s winner. Schumacher, of Service High fame, is… Read more »

West Valley’s Kramer to ski and run for hometown UAF

May 15, 2020

Kendall Kramer graduates from West Valley High School as one of the most accomplished high school cross country skiers in the history of the state.  And as a runner, the Wolfpack star won her third straight cross-country running state title and swept the 1,600 and 3,200 events in track and field.  In skiing, Kendall was… Read more »

She flies, fishes and skis: Tobin headed to Dartmouth

May 9, 2020

Garvee Tobin of Service High School excelled as a Nordic skier for the Cougars. She placed fifth overall at the 2020 state ski championships — her third consecutive Top 5 finish — as the Cougars won the state title. Three times she was named the team’s Most Valuable Girls Skier and she captained the squad… Read more »

Chugiak’s Proffitt to ski for Montana State

May 6, 2020

Adrianna Proffitt has decided to sign with the Montana State Nordic Ski Team.  This three-season athlete has competed at the varsity level at Chugiak High School in cross country running, nordic skiing, and track every year of high school. She graduates as one of the Mustangs best runners, but cross country skiing is her passion…. Read more »