• Tag: U.S. Ski Team

    The Habit of Gratitude: Through an accident and recovery, a lesson in forming new habits and being grateful

    Many of the people who have supported me throughout my ongoing recovery process have echoed a simple idea: that athletes return to their sport after an injury even stronger or faster than they were before. I like the theory’s inspirational mindset, but as an analytical soul, I need logic behind […]

    Sadie Style: Bjornsen Talks World Cup Racing and Adaptation

    Over the holidays, Cross Country Skier was able to catch up with U.S. Ski Team Veteran Sadie Bjornsen as she prepared for the 2019 Tour de Ski. We asked her how she feels about her season, about life on the road, what she’s looking ahead to and how the team […]

    Andy Newell’s Solution: Olympic veteran offers multi-tiered and customizable coaching

    At the conclusion of the 2017-2018 racing season, Olympic Veteran Andy Newell announced he would no longer be racing a full World Cup schedule. Some fans thought this was it for the 34-year-old. But, he says, he’s reducing and refocusing, not retiring. In addition to targeting more races in the […]

    Kikkan Randall Begins Treatment for Breast Cancer

    We’re keeping Kikkan Randall in our thoughts and wishing her a fast and full recovery as she begins treatment for her recently diagnosed breast cancer. The Olympic Gold Medalist shared the news via Instagram and her blog on Wednesday, July 11, announcing, “The color pink has taken on a new […]

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    U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships

    With temperatures in the single digits, fresh snow and blowing winds, the conditions at the Michigan Tech Trails in Houghton, Michigan played a big role in sorting out the first winners of the week long U.S. Cross Country Championships. Titles in the 15k and 10k freestyle event went to Kyle […]

    Competitive Edge

    In the December issue of Cross Country Skier, this column began a “big picture” view at the many positive things that are happening in U.S. youth and junior cross country skiing competitive development, while also pointing out some of the challenges facing the youth and junior scene. This issue’s column […]