Athlete Blogs

Grand Finale

By Sadie Bjornsen | April 17, 2017

In most situations, a Grand Finale is the end of the show, with all the biggest booms, explosions and excitement. Every year, when we finish the World Cup Tour, we head back to the United States to jump into Spring Nationals, otherwise know as “Spring Series”. Depending on your fatigue level, these races can be […]

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Fast Track

By Sadie Bjornsen | March 28, 2017

Sometimes it takes a little bit of a “knock-down” to slow down your world, and make you stop and look around a bit. I am sitting at home right now in Anchorage, trying to recover from a little cold I picked up my first day in Fairbanks. This year, spring series and distance nationals are […]

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You’ve got me feeling emotions

By Jessica Yeaton | March 11, 2017

Since my last update, I raced a world cup in Estonia, had two jam packed weeks of racing at World Championships in Finland, discovered my natural talent for bowling, flew home to Anchorage, and last but certainly not least- Justin Bieber turned 23 (this feels like yesterday)! It has been a pretty awesome couple of […]

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U.S. women make history at cross country skiing World Championships (USA Today)

By Kikkan Randall | February 26, 2017

February 25, 2017 By: Rachel Axon Eight years ago, Kikkan Randall made history when she was the first American woman to win a cross country skiing world championship medal. On Thursday, she and teammate Jessie Diggins held the U.S. flag as they skied down the finishing lane together after making more history at the FIS Nordic World Ski […]

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U.S. women make history at cross country skiing World Championships (USA Today)

By Kikkan Randall | February 26, 2017

February 25, 2017 By: Rachel Axon Eight years ago, Kikkan Randall made history when she was the first American woman to win a cross country skiing world championship medal. On Thursday, she and teammate Jessie Diggins held the U.S. flag as they skied down the finishing lane together after making more history at the FIS Nordic World Ski […]

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The Kikkan Effect (Outside Magazine – March 2017)

By Kikkan Randall | February 26, 2017

February 23, 2017 By Gordy Megroz   The women’s U.S. cross-country ski team has always been second-tier, but that’s changing thanks largely to Alaskan nordic star Kikkan Randall, a pink-haired skate-skiing powerhouse who trains harder than anyone on the planet—and has everybody else following her lead… Read More here: https://www.outsideonline.com/2159051/kikkan-effect

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The Kikkan Effect (Outside Magazine – March 2017)

By Kikkan Randall | February 26, 2017

February 23, 2017 By Gordy Megroz   The women’s U.S. cross-country ski team has always been second-tier, but that’s changing thanks largely to Alaskan nordic star Kikkan Randall, a pink-haired skate-skiing powerhouse who trains harder than anyone on the planet—and has everybody else following her lead… Read More here: https://www.outsideonline.com/2159051/kikkan-effect

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Pre Worlds Prep and Inspiration from the Guppies

By Rosie Brennan | February 21, 2017

Here is a blog I wrote for the National Nordic Foundation about my time at home plus a little add on: Over the last ten years, the U.S. Women’s Cross Country team has undoubtedly found its stride. Many years ago, Kikkan Randall spearheaded an ambitious goal to not only be the best herself, but to […]

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Comment on Pyeongchang: In the land of characters by Skiing in Korea! – Caitlin Patterson

By Scott Patterson | February 18, 2017

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Je Suis Prête

By Sadie Bjornsen | February 16, 2017

These last two weeks, I have been living and training in Meribel, France, making my final finishing touches and preparations for World Championships. This camp served multiple purposes for me. First and foremost, I needed to rest and recover. I found myself in a bit of a fatigue hole in Falun for the last World […]

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Pyeong Chang & Estonia 

By Jessica Yeaton | February 14, 2017

Two weeks ago, I left Anchorage and headed for Pyeong Chang, South Korea- the location of the next winter Olympic Games. It wad pretty cool to venture somewhere entirely new; as awesome as Europe and Canada are, I was really excited to trade in sauerkraut for kimchi and experience a different culture. Although it was […]

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Pyeongchang: In the land of characters

By Scott Patterson | February 8, 2017

One would assume with flying all the way to Korea for some ski races, there would be some sightseeing and cultural experiences as well.  However, in the whirlwind experience of the Olympic test world cups, I got to see four places: the airport, the hotel, a temple, and the race venue. First off the airport.  […]

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Moving Forward

By Scott Patterson | January 31, 2017

Returning to a blog now is kind of like getting back in contact with an old friend.  It’s really great to see them, but actually you need some obscure favor that makes the whole thing slightly awkward.  The slightly awkward part is definitely here but luckily I don’t need any favors.  Lots has gone on […]

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

By Kikkan Randall | January 31, 2017

I’ve always been a big believer that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and have made getting yearly preventive check-ups a priority.  Now that I’m a Mom, I’m carrying that philosophy over toward making sure my son gets his preventive check-ups on schedule too. Fitting in my son’s checkups with my […]

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

By Kikkan Randall | January 31, 2017

I’ve always been a big believer that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and have made getting yearly preventive check-ups a priority.  Now that I’m a Mom, I’m carrying that philosophy over toward making sure my son gets his preventive check-ups on schedule too. Fitting in my son’s checkups with my […]

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Solo Camp

By Rosie Brennan | January 19, 2017

I am a full believer in teams. My college team, my club team, and the U.S. Ski Team have all played invaluable roles in my life. I also believe that the stronger and more individual each person on the team can be, the stronger and more creative the team will be as a whole. The […]

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The Tour de Ski

By Rosie Brennan | January 12, 2017

Last year was my first year ever doing a tour and I managed to drag myself through two of them. Something about racing day after day and pushing yourself truly to the limits is attractive to me, so I went for a third tour this year. It was an interesting experience doing the same tour […]

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Tour de Rollercoaster

By Sadie Bjornsen | January 9, 2017

When I was a young kid, one of the first races that I participated in was this race called the Up, Down, and Around that took place on Snoqualmie Pass. You would ski 5k, then ski up a little alpine run, and then come down around some gates to the finish line. At the time […]

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Alaska Pacific University Fall Mailer

By David Norris | January 1, 2017

This fall I was asked to contribute to the APU fall newsletter. I hope you enjoy the read- this past season really showed me the importance of community and team. I couldn’t be racing now if it weren’t for the community, my teammates, and family.     David Norris winning the 2016 American Birkebeiner Cross-country skiing […]

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