• Tag: Jessie Diggins

    U.S. Sends 35 Athletes to World Championships, Focusing on Six Key Events

    Beginning Wednesday, February 24 and running through Sunday, March 7, the 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will be held in Oberstdorf, Germany. On the heels of a season unlike any other, with teams forgoing weeks of international competition, World Cups postponed and canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and women’s Nordic combined being held on its highest-ever stage, this year’s Worlds are set to showcase thrilling racing.

    The Davis behind the Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

    For the U.S. Ski Team, raising money has always been a challenge. So when the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund stepped up to cover the entire budget for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in 2019 and through the 2022 Olympics, there was a collective sigh of relief in Park City and from Anchorage to Stratton, Tahoe to Steamboat Springs.

    In Her Own Words: Jessie Diggins Reflects on Historic Tour de Ski Win

    When Jessie Diggins collapsed Sunday across a finish line 3.5 kilometers up an alpine ski trail at Val di Fiemme, Italy, she became the first-ever American winner of the FIS Tour de Ski. The 29-year-old Olympic gold medalist also capped off a historic eight days of racing for the Davis […]

    Jessie Diggins Becomes First-Ever American Winner of the FIS Tour de Ski

    Jessie Diggins capped off a historic eight days of racing for the Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, with multiple 1-2 finishes, many personal-best World Cup results and top American male performances by 20-year-old Gus Schumacher.

    From Koch to Kikkan: Gold Medal sprint team takes on torch from legend

    In Jessie Diggins’s bedroom in Afton, Minnesota, there’s a poster of Bill Koch. In it the 1976 Olympic silver medalist in the 30km is sand skiing against a backdrop of white Hawaiian surf crashing at his feet. Koch was famous enough then, and cross country skiing was big enough in […]

    All That Glitters is, Actually, Gold: American women show heart, tears and progress in 4x5km relay

    A decade before tennis legend Billie Jean King whipped Bobby Riggs in straight sets at the Houston Astrodome on national television in 1973 my mom was suspended from Burlington High School for wearing pants. Pants. As in, not a dress. It was on my 14-hour flight to Seoul, South Korea […]