Posts Tagged: Nordic Skiing

Brennan, Kimber, Murphy finalists for women’s Pride of Alaska

May 1, 2021

World Cup ski race champion Rosie Brennan of Anchorage, Olympic Trials wrestling qualifier Sydnee Kimber of Sitka and UFC fighter Lauren Murphy of Eagle River were named by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as finalists for the 2021 women’s Pride of Alaska Award. The winner will be announced Wednesday, May 5… Read more »

Kramer earns All-American honors after top-10 finish at NCAAs

March 13, 2021

Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks ended the NCAA Championships in style after earning All-American honors and being the third-highest American female finisher in the 15-K freestyle nordic race in Jackson, New Hampshire. The UAF freshman and U.S. Ski Team’s Development squad member clocked a time of 40 minutes, 4 seconds to hold off Lina Sutro of… Read more »

Jager top American male finisher in 10-K classic race at NCAAs

March 11, 2021

Dynamic double-poler Luke Jager of Anchorage again showed why he is one the country’s best classical skiers for his age after posting a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships in Jackson, New Hampshire. The only person to beat the Alaskan in the 40-man field was Norway’s Magnus Boee of the University of Colorado. Jager earned… Read more »

McMullen leads contingent of Alaska skiers headed to NCAAs

March 9, 2021

Anchorage’s Zanden McMullen is one of the country’s rising stars in cross-country skiing and a strong contender for a spot on the podium at this week’s NCAA Ski Championships. The sophomore at Montana State University earned the fourth seed out of the West Region and is the highest ranked Alaska skier among the six qualifiers… Read more »

Patterson posts top-10 finish in 50-K at World Championships

March 7, 2021

Anchorage’s Scott Patterson of the U.S. Ski Team made personal history with his best-ever finish at the World Championships. The 29-year-old nordic skier finished 10th out of 53 finishers in the 50-kilometer race in Oberstdorf, Germany. Patterson stayed with the lead pack until the fifth lap when he changed skis. “I had to put in… Read more »

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 »