Posts Tagged: Nordic Skiing

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 »

20 for 2020: These Alaska athletes brought their best this year

December 29, 2020

With 2020 in our rearview, let’s look back on the top 20 Alaska athletes from this year. Here is the list for our 20 for 2020. They represent the best of the best from The Last Frontier. History makers, record setters, world champions and more. From the ski trails to the track and the hardwood… Read more »

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 »

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 »

From Alaska to Norway, 100 Miles in May motivates participants

May 4, 2020

The 100 Miles in May Bonus Challenge this April came at a perfect time to motivate Amy Reed in Anchorage and the Bjornstad family in northern Norway. “I was so excited to have a goal to work towards in April when it seemed like the world was shutting down and all the races were canceled… 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 is Alaska Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the week

January 8, 2020

The Anchorage skier Gus Schumacher won his first Senior National Championship title in his debut national championship race. Just 19 years old, the Service High School grad won the men’s 1.5-kilometer freestyle sprint in 3:02.95 against a deep field that included several Olympians. Gus followed this spectacular effort with a 2nd place finish in the… Read more »