LatestNews Archive - March, 2006

US Sprint Team coach Chris Grover Friday, March 31 Grover Returns as US XC Sprint Head Coach
Chris Grover, who spent five seasons with the U.S. Cross Country Team before leaving in 2004, has been named sprint head coach with the Ski Team, U.S. Nordic Director Luke Bodensteiner announced... [
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Gord Jewett enjoys the gradual terrain at the bottom of the 5km loop Thursday, March 30 Exel Racing Team Update: Taking Stock
It hasn’t even been a year since the birth of the Exel Racing Team, and I can scarcely believe it. As I reflect back on what our team, sponsors and supporters have accomplished in just a short period of time my list grows until I am filled with a sense of awe. We did this... [
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Monday, March 27 Freeman, Wagner Win Final US XC Titles for 2006
Two-time Olympians Kris Feeman (Andover, NH) and Wendy Wagner (Park City, UT) powered their way through soft and slushy conditions Sunday to win the final U.S. cross country ski championships for 2006 at the 10th Mountain Division Center... [
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Old man skier Thursday, March 23 Exel Racing Team Update: Interviewing the ‘Masters’ - By: Karla Mika
Following a bad season where I had run out of inspiring and exciting stories to tell, there was only one place to turn: my parents. They had come up to visit me and compete in the annual Leprechaun Loppet, a 12.5 or 25 km classic race held at Duntroon Highlands Nordic Center. I started to wonder how they kept competing... [
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Brian Robin take gold at the 2006 Paralympic Games Sunday, March 19 McKeever Claims Paralympic Silver
Brian McKeever completed his collection of 2006 Paralympic medals in the final race of the Games today, taking silver in the 20km skate event to go with his two golds and bronze from earlier in the week... [
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Beckie Scott dominates the B-Final for an amazing 5th place. Sunday, March 19 Scott Wins Final World Cup of Season, Career
Canada's Beckie Scott finished the 2005-06 World Cup season the way she began it last November in Canada - stepping onto the podium in a pursuit race. Only this time it was the golden spot in Sapporo, Japan on Sunday... [
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George Grey on his way to the best World Cup finish by a Canadian man in over a decade in the 15km skate. Saturday, March 18 Grey and Kershaw 7th in World Cup Team Sprint
The Canadian duo, who have been blazing a trail on the elite international cross-country ski circuit this year in both the distance and sprint events, were in contention to solidify another podium finish throughout the race but were forced to settle for seventh spot in a star-studded field in Japan... [
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Adam Kates overall winner of the 2006 Canadian Championships Friday, March 17 Exel Racing Team Update: What a Week - By: Adam Kates
With the conclusion of the Canadian National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the last big races of the season are now behind me. While some of my teammates will be traveling to various spring tour events throughout North America, I have decided to shut down operations for the season... [
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Marit Bjoergen wins the World Cup sprint in Drammen, Norway 2004 Wednesday, March 15 Scott 2nd behind Bjoergen, US's Newell 3rd in Chinese World Cup
It's not too often that a skier is disappointed with a World Cup silver medal, but for Beckie Scott that emotion may come from the view of the top step of today's World Cup sprint podium in Changchun, China. Surely that is a sign of just how impressive Scott has been this season... [
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Robin McKeever guides brother Brian McKeever at the Paralympics Wednesday, March 15 McKeever Gold Again in 10km, Bronze for Bourgonje
When it comes to the visually impaired competition at the Paralympic level the rest of the world is usually left chasing Canadian Brian McKeever and brother/guide Robin. That was the story again today from the courses at Pragelato Plan in Italy... [
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Tuesday, March 14 McKeever Brothers Pickup Bronze in Paralympic Biathlon
The dynamic duo of Brian McKeever and guide Robin McKeever picked up their second medal in a row, taking bronze in today's 7.5km visually impaired biathlon event on the Paralympic course at Pragelato Plan... [
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Brian McKeever and brother/guide Robin take gold in the 5km visually impaired event at the 2006 Paralympics Monday, March 13 McKeever Brothers Take First Gold at Paralympics
Brian McKeever and brother Robin started off things at the 2006 Paralympics in Torino just the way they closed things out at the end of the last Paralympics four years ago in Salt Lake City: on the top of the podium... [
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Dasha Gaiazova on her way to 6th in the 10km classic at the 2006 U23 World Championships Sunday, March 12 Harvey and Gaiazova Complete Nationals Sweep
Alex Harvey and Dasha Gaiazova continued their personal unbeaten strings during the final day of the National Cross-Country Ski Championships, with both competitors attaining the top podium spots in the distance mass start classic races on Sunday... [
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Saturday, March 11 Scott 4th in Holmenkollen, Bjoergen's World Cup lead down to 46 points
It might not be her favourite event on the cross-country ski circuit, but Canada's Beckie Scott proved she was more than up for the grueling challenge of the 30km skate race on Oslo's Holmekollen course on Saturday... [
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Phil Widmer blasted to 4th place qualifier in his first ever World Cup race. Friday, March 10 Gaiazova and Widmer Win Nationals Sprints
Racing continued today at the Canadian Championships under sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures. The sprint event was held in downtown Thunder Bay on a challenging course that was made even more difficult by warm overnight temperatures and wet snow that was over a foot deep in places... [
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US Ski Team Logo Friday, March 10 US Coaching Shakeups
Two-time Olympian Pete Vordenberg was named Thursday night as the new U.S. cross country head coach, replacing Trond Nystad, who is resigning effective at the end of this Olympic season, U.S. Nordic Director Luke Bodensteiner said... [
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Tara Whitten in the Relay Thursday, March 9 Exel Racing Team Update: Momentum everywhere - By: Tara Whitten
We came back from our race at Canadian Nationals this afternoon to learn that Devon Kershaw and Sara Renner had won a pair of bronze medals at the sprint World Cup today in Borlaenge, Sweden. With three Canadian women in the top 10 and Devon becoming the first Canadian male other than Pierre Harvey to ever win a World Cup medal... [
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The medal awards ceremony for Beckie Scott's Silver medal in Canmore. Thursday, March 9 Scott Trims Overall World Cup Deficit with Silver
Beckie Scott continues to make the most of what will be the final hurrah of her storied career on the World Cup cross-country ski circuit, winning her second medal in two days on Thursday and bumping the Canadian national team's tally to four medals in three days... [
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Devon Kershaw in the sprint at the 2004 Nationals in Charlo, New Brunswick Wednesday, March 8 Kershaw 16th in Falun World Cup Pursuit
Things don't get any tighter than the men's 20km pursuit in Falun, Sweden today. Mass sprint finishes at the end of long distance races are becoming commonplace, but today's results took that trend to a whole new level. It's almost impossible to picture the mass scramble to the finish... [
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The field chased Scott the whole way on her way to gold. Wednesday, March 8 Great Scott 3rd in World Cup Pursuit
Only the thinnest of margins separated the top three finishers in women's pursuit cross-country ski action on Wednesday, with Canada's Beckie Scott making her first post-Olympic journey onto the World Cup medal podium after executing a dramatic sprint to the finish line... [
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Dan Roycroft tucking low in the 15km skate Wednesday, March 8 Gaiazova Doubles Up, Gold for Roycroft at Canadian Championships
He might have not felt 100 per cent going into the 15-km free mass start, but the results for Dan Roycroft on Wednesday at the Canadian Cross-Country Ski Nationals told a different story... [
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Devon Kershaw headshot Tuesday, March 7 Kershaw and Renner both Grab World Cup Bronze
To say it was a banner day for North American ski racers would be a major understatement. Sharing the momentum created by his female teammates Devon Kershaw took third in the sprint World Cup in Borlaenge, Sweden to be the first Canadian male to stand on a World Cup podium in over 15 years... [
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Alex Harvey in the 2005 Nationals Sprint in Prince George, BC Tuesday, March 7 Junior Alex Harvey Stuns at Canadian Championships
Alex Harvey, only 17 years old, stunned the Canadian ski community today by winning the men's 10km classic race at the Canadian Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The son of Canadian ski hero Pierre Harvey skied with maturity beyond his years... [
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Sunday, March 5 Tynell Wins Vasaloppet World Cup
The 90km Vasaloppet is a shrine to Swedish skiers, and the inclusion of the event in this years World Cup competition only sweetened the potential for a victorious Swede. The home country wasn't disappointed as Daniel Tynell led teammate... [
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Lappe wins Senior Women Relay Sunday, March 5 RMR and Lappe Nordic Win Nationals Relays - Story and Photos
The Lappe Nordic women's relay team thrilled the hometown crowd by taking a 17.2 second win over Foothills Nordic Ski Club in the opening day of the 2006 Canadian Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario... [
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Marit Bjoergen wins the World Cup sprint in Drammen, Norway 2004 Saturday, March 4 Bjoergen Regains pre-Olympic Form, Scott 11th
Norwegian Marit Bjoergen's Olympic performance was well below her expectations despite a silver medal in the 10km classic, but she is well on her way to erasing the demons of Torino with her win the in the 45km Vasaloppet... [
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Thursday, March 2 Salomon Marathon Cup Heats Up
The Salomon Marathon Cup Series battle is heating up as this past weekend’s double header in Whistler and Mont Sainte-Anne capped off the 6th and 7th MCS events. With only three weekends of racing left to make your mark... [
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