Posts Tagged: Cross Country Skiing

Multi talented Rygh off to Montana State

May 6, 2020

Marty Rygh was a standout athlete at Dimond in four sports.  He has earned a varsity letter for multiple years in Swim & Dive, Cross Country Running, Cross country Skiing and Track & Field.  He was a member of the state winning cross country running team this year.  He placed 5th at state for Diving,… Read more »

Dimond Lynx Hinds to ski for Montana State Bobcats

May 1, 2020

Standout cross country skier and runner Peter Hinds will attend Montana State University this fall and ski for the Bobcats. He was an integral member of  the 2019 boys cross country state championship team, finishing 13th at the state meet.  In skiing Peter won the Skiathalon event and finished in 3rd place overall at state. … Read more »

Kramer to stay in Alaska, will ski and run for UAF Nanooks

April 16, 2020

Kendall Kramer, the top Alaskan junior female Nordic skier in recent memory, has committed to ski and run at her hometown University of Alaska Fairbanks beginning in the fall of 2020. Kramer has won 14 high school state championships in skiing and running at West Valley High School. She is also a member of the… Read more »

Schumacher becomes first American skier to win World Juniors

March 3, 2020

Anchorage’s Gus Schumacher wiped away decades of frustration for the US Ski Team by becoming the first American male to win World Juniors. He used a killer kick over the final two kilometers to come from behind and snag the gold medal in the 10-K classic race in Germany by 4.5 seconds. Schumacher’s gold at… Read more »

Yeaton becomes 6th Alaskan to win 50K Birkebeiner in Wisconsin

February 25, 2020

Anchorage nordic skier Jessica Yeaton turned in an extraordinary performance to win the 46th American Birkebeiner, the biggest cross-country ski race in North America. There were 766 women in the 50-kilometer freestyle race, and for about 20 kilometers or so, Yeaton didn’t see a single one of them. Yeaton, a APU skier and 2018 Olympian,… Read more »

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 »