Category Archives: Nordic Skiing

A U.S. ski profile

Exclusive interview with the U.S. Women’s Ski Team By John Erik Stacy Seattle, Wash. American women have again shown that the U.S.A is a cross-country ski nation. U.S. women graced the winner’s podium in Sweden, Finland and Canada – the venues visited so far by the cross-country ski World Cup – and are on a trajectory to repeat ...

US Women Skiers Wired by World Cup in Oslo

Jessie Diggins (MN) and Holly Brooks (AK) in front of Holmenkollen ski-jump at the 2011 World Cup (photo courtesy of Holly Brooks).

John Erik Stacy 7 Mar 2011 Norwegians are crazy for skiing and their mania was pumped to the bursting point as hosts of the World Cup championships in Nordic Skiing. "The Norwegian skiers here are like rock stars" writes Team USA skier Holly Brooks on her blog; "Signs of skiers are everywhere" and she notes the ...

Junior Olympic Qualifying and Kongsberger Stampede

Oregon brothers Nick and Ryan St. Clair in a fight for the JOQ finish line (Photo Karen Voorhees).

Skiers from far and wide compete on trails near Snoqualmie Pass, WA John Erik Stacy 25 Feb 2011 This season's final Junior Olympic Qualifying races for Pacific Northwest region was hosted by the Kongsberger Ski Club on February 19 and 20th, at Cabin Creek, Washington. The JOQ races determine who will go on to the Junior Olympics ...

USA a Nordic Ski Nation

US Nordic Combined skier Bill Demong after winning gold in 2010 Olympics (photo Voice of America).

American athletes embrace and succeed in cross-country skiing and ski jumping. By John Erik Stacy, 12 March 2010. Nordic skiing is an American sport. As you are choking on your coffee, consider this: Bill Demong (NY) and John Spillane (CO) passed up Austrian Bernhard Gruber to add gold and silver to US spoils taken under the ...