Posts Tagged: Nordic 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 »

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 »

Month after final cancer treatment, Randall skis in 50K Birkie

February 26, 2019

One month after her final cancer radiation treatment, Kikkan Randall of Anchorage conquered the 50K American Birkebeiner. The Birkie is the largest cross-country ski event in the country, with this year’s long-distance races attracting more than 5,500 participants last weekend in Hayward, Wisconsin. Randall is royalty in the ski world – a five-time Olympian and… Read more »

Randall wins Team USA’s 1st Olympic medal in XC ski since ’76

February 21, 2018

Alaska Sports Hall of Famer Kikkan Randall of Anchorage helped Team USA break a decades-long drought in nordic skiing at the Olympics as she and teammate Jessie Diggins of Minnesota won the team sprint relay at the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea. Randall started and Diggins finished, a devastating 1-2 combo that beat perennial power… 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 »

Downs, Deprey win medals at World Masters races in Minnesota

January 21, 2018

Seth Downs of Anchorage earned a bronze medal in the men’s 45-49 age group at the Masters World Cup 30K in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He finished third among 30 men as was the top finishing American with a time of 1 hour, 08 minutes, 26 seconds. He was the lone U.S. skier among the top seven…. 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.

Two Alaska skiers find podium at NCAA Championships

March 12, 2015

For the third time in his Dartmouth College ski career, Silas Talbot of Anchorage earned the right to call himself an All-American. The senior finished eighth in yesterday’s men’s 10K skate race on Day 1 of the NCAA Skiing Championships in New York. He was a double All-American as a sophomore [9th, skate, 5th classical]… Read more »