Posts Tagged: Nordic Skiing

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 »

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 »