LatestNews Archive - March, 2007

Saturday, March 31 Webster Wins US Nationals Race, Harvey 2nd - By: USSA
Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) earned his third U.S. title of the season Friday - and his ninth overall - while Taz Mannix (Anchorage, AK) collected the first of her career in the pursuit races opening the last phase of the U.S. Cross Country Championships... [
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Friday, March 30 Shoot for the Loot Postponed till next Fall
The Shoot for the Loot sprint events originally scheduled for April 11th at COP have been postponed till next fall due to scheduling issues, details of which will be released soon.... [
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Monday, March 26 Nighbor, Gaiazova Win Final National Titles of 2007 - By: CCC
Canada’s elite cross-country skiers wrapped up the post-Olympic ski season with the men’s team racing in a World Cup relay event in Sweden, while the remainder of the nordic community were battling it out for the national title in the distance events in Mont-Sainte-Anne... [
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Devon Kershaw battles through horendous conditions. Saturday, March 24 Kershaw 35th in World Cup Pursuit - By: CCC
Devon Kershaw led the Canadian team to 35th-place finish during the final World Cup pursuit race of the season on Saturday in Falun, Sweden... [
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Saturday, March 24 Freeman 19th in Falun - By: USSA
FALUN, Sweden (March 24) - Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) finished 19th Saturday in a slushy 30K pursuit race at the Swedish Ski Games as the World Cup season nears its final event Sunday. World Cup champion Tobias Angerer of Germany won a final sprint with three others while... [
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Chandra Crawford headshot Friday, March 23 Crawford and Nighbor Take Canadian Sprint Titles - By: CCC
The 2007 Canadian Championships provided the perfect backdrop for the finale of the seven-race Madshus Sprint Series, Friday, in Mont-Ste-Anne, Que. Chandra Crawford and Dave Nighbor were crowned national champions in the sprint race, after a long day of competition... [
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Thursday, March 22 Crawford 21st in Final World Cup Sprint - By: CCC
Building towards a successful end of the post-Olympic season, Canada’s Chandra Crawford found her stride on Wednesday, in Stockholm, Sweden. The 23-year-old skier finished 21st, after qualifying for the quarter-finals in the women’s classic style sprint race... [
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Thursday, March 22 Newell 6th in Final World Cup Sprint Standings - By: USSA
Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT), capping his best season of World Cup racing, was 13th Wednesday in a sprint around the royal palace - the final World Cup sprint of the season, lifting him into sixth place in sprint standings... [
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Dasha Gaiazova Thursday, March 22 Gaiazova Doubles, Jeffries Steps Up at Canadian Champs - By: CCC
Dasha Gaiazova was the shining star once again as she picked up her second straight victory Wednesday, in the women’s 10-kilometre interval start classic event in Mont Ste Anne, Que... [
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Shayla Swanson and Tara Whitten Tuesday, March 20 Photos from the Canadian Nationals Skate Race
The Individual Skate race at Canadian Nationals saw some strong competition with Dasha Gaiazova and Dan Roycroft claiming the Senior Nationals Titles.... [
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Tuesday, March 20 Shoot for the Loot brings big prize money to COP in April
The Alberta World Cup host is proud to bring some major Sprint Action to COP on Wed April 11. With some major cash prizes on the line, and 4 exciting sprint type events, this races is sure to draw the best skiers to Calgary for a World class roundup.... [
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Brittany Webster and Rhonda Sandau Tuesday, March 20 Roycroft, Gaiazova Take First Individual Golds at Nationals - By: CCC
High winds and a fresh blanket of snow again reminded skiers of mid-winter conditions, as the second day of racing got underway at the 2007 Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championships in Mont Ste Anne, Que... [
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Steven Hart takes it to the field on the first climb Monday, March 19 Photos from the Canadian Nationals Sprint Relay
The first ever Canadian Nationals Sprint Relay saw some exciting action as clubs battled for the National Title.... [
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Saturday, March 17 Freeman 21st at Holmenkollen - By: USSA
Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) finished 21st Saturday in the men's 50K classic race at Holmenkollen in sunny, 45-degree weather, a race won by newly crowned 50K CL world champion Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset of Norway. Kikkan Randall(Anchorage, AK) was 38th in the women's 30K CL behind Finland's Aino Kaisa Saarinen... [
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Brent McMurty in 3rd on the opening leg of the men's team sprint Saturday, March 17 Brent McMurtry Top Canadian at U23's - By: CCC
Brent McMurtry put in a steady performance to lead all Canadians against the world’s best young racers with a 24th-place finish at the Under-23 World Championships on Saturday in Tarvisio, Italy... [
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Friday, March 16 Harvey Narrowly Misses Second World Junior Medal - By: CCC
With the dust barely settled on his bronze medal from Wednesday, Alex Harvey, of St.-Ferreol les Neiges, Que., battled with the world’s best to take fourth-place in the 20-kilometre pursuit at the FIS Nordic World Junior Championships in Tarvisio... [
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Tarvisio Thursday, March 15 Results from U23 10 and 15km Free
Dave Nighbor and Amanda Ammar both crack the top 20 placing 18th in the U23 10 and 15km Free Technique race in Tarvisio.... [
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Thursday, March 15 Swiss Score Double Gold at U23's - By: CCC
Canada’s young cross-country team is finding their legs and gaining speed at the FIS Nordic Under-23 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. Two members of the Canadian squad found their way into the top-20, with David Nighbor and Amanda Ammar posting matching 18th-place... [
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Alex Harvey Bronze Tarvisio Wednesday, March 14 BRONZE for Alex Harvey at World Juniors
It was a podium day for Canada at the World Junior Championships in Tarvisio Italy, with Alex Harvey grabbing Canada a bronze medal and Brittany Webster placing an incredible 9th place.... [
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Wednesday, March 14 Newell 12th in Drammen Classic Sprint - By: USSA
Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) finished 12th Wednesday in the annual classic technique sprint World Cup race through Drammen, a village about 25 miles west of Oslo. Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) made it to the final heats, but was ousted in the quarterfinals... [
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Alex Harvey Bronze in Tarvisio Wednesday, March 14 Historic Bronze for Harvey at World Juniors - By: CCC
The junior members of Canada’s cross-country team have raised the bar at the FIS Nordic Junior World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. Alex Harvey, of St.-Ferreol les Neiges, Que., skied to the bronze medal position on the podium in the junior men’s 10-kilometre skate... [
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Wednesday, March 14 Bourgonje 4 for 4 in Mount Washington World Cups - By: CCC
On the final day of racing at the IPC World Cup in Mount Washington, B.C., Canada’s ParaNordic Team managed to snag another four medals... [
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Laura Valaas at World Juniors Tuesday, March 13 Valaas Scores U23 Silver for USA - By: USSA
Laura Valaas (Wenatchee, WA), who cruised to the Cross Country SuperTour sprint title this winter, scrambled her way to the silver medal in the 1.3K classic technique sprint in the opening race of the Under-23 Cross Country Championships. All three U.S. women were in the top 13... [
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Perianne Jones Tuesday, March 13 Perianne Jones 15th at U23 Champs - By: CCC
Canada’s young cross-country team is testing their mettle against the world’s best junior athletes at the FIS Nordic Under-23 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. Six members of the under-23 team took to the snow today, each looking advance... [
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Kate Brennan in the Tarvisio sprints Monday, March 12 Two Canadians Race to Top 20 in World Juniors Sprint
The Canadian team opened the World Junior Championships on the right foot today, with Alex Harvey taking 16th in the classic sprint while Kate Brennan took 20th place in the women's sprint. The 1.3km course's length proved to be punishing, with the top women's qualifying time... [
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Monday, March 12 P.E.I. teenager skis solo at Canada Winter Games - By: CBC
P.E.I's lone cross country skiing Duncan Sturz and his arduous struggle to make it to the Canada Games.... [
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Devon Kershaw battles through horendous conditions. Sunday, March 11 Canadians Suffer Post World Championships Flatness - By: CCC
Canada’s elite cross-country skiers are struggling to get re-energized for the World Cup following a challenging series of World Championship races which wrapped up last week... [
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Sunday, March 11 Angerer All But Clinches World Cup Title (Again) - By: USSA
Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset of Norway won a World Cup 15K classic race Sunday at the Lahti Ski Games, while Germany's Tobias Angerer finished third to all but sewed-up his second straight World Cup title. Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) was 42nd... [
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Sunday, March 11 Bourgonje Takes Second IPC World Cup Gold at Mount Washington - By: CCC
It was an extremely successful day for the Canadian ParaNordic team at the IPC World Cup in Mount Washington, B.C., ending the day with five athletes on the podium in various events. Top Canadian was Saskatoon’s Colette Bourgonje... [
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Kikkan Randall Saturday, March 10 Randall 7th in Lahti World Cup Sprint - By: USSA
Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) finished seventh Saturday in a 1.2K freestyle World Cup sprint at the Lahti Ski Games while Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) had the top U.S. men's result, finishing 14th in their 1.4K sprint... [
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Saturday, March 10 Canadians Lack Punch in World Cup Sprint - By: CCC
Coming off the World Championships, Canada’s top nordic skiers struggled to find their top form in the sprint event at a World Cup in Lahti, Finland on Saturday... [
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Saturday, March 10 Colette Bourgonje Picks Up IPC World Cup Win - By: CCC
Canada’s Colette Bourgonje (LW10) laid claim to the gold medal Saturday, in the women’s sit-ski biathlon sprint race at the IPC World Cup in Mount Washington, B.C... [
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Tasha coming around Friday, March 9 INDi2010 Update: Grace, Modesty and the World Nordics - By: Tasha Betcherman
At the moment I’m writing this article I’m making my way back to Canada. After three weeks in Japan I’m still feeling very unsettled and also overwhelmed... [
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Men's 15km Skate mass start at 2007 Canada Winter Games Friday, March 9 CWG Relay Gold to Alberta Women & Ontario Men - By: CCC
The hometown girls came to make a statement at the Mt McIntyre Cross-Country ski venue on Friday, March 9 as Emily Nishikawa anchored the Yukon Women’s Relay Team to a bronze medal, the third for Yukon skiers, at these 2007 Canada Winter Games... [
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Thursday, March 8 Territories Continue Strong XC Showing at CWG - By: CCC
Brendan Green, a 20 year old cross-country skier turned biathlete from Hay River, NWT captured the men’s 15 km mass start skate event today in an exciting bunch finish that featured Green, Gavin Hamilton (Ottawa, ON) and Curtis Merry (Edmonton, AB)... [
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Wednesday, March 7 Alberta Girls & BC Boys Dominated CWG Sprint - By: CCC
For Cathy Jaques, Heidi Widmer and Marlis Kromm it was all about team as the three Alberta girls from the Bow Valley shared the podium on sprint day at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse... [
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Tuesday, March 6 Host Yukon Awesome on Opening Day of CWG - By: CCC
For David Greer it was a new pair of skis on familiar trails that provided the edge on the opening day of cross-country ski competitions in Whitehorse. The 17 year old, two time Canada Games athlete... [
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Lars Beger Tuesday, March 6 Lars Berger Ignites Norwegian TV Scandal
Norwegian Biathlete Lars Berger, who won two gold medals at last week's World Nordic Championships, has been caught in the middle of a national scandal... [
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Skeets Morel (292), Chris Jeffries (123) and Jeffrey  Cameron (121) lead out the first wave. Monday, March 5 Jeffries, Theriault Win Relocated Sibley Ski Tour - By: Jim Cameron
The 30th annual Sibley Ski Tour at Thunder Bay was held at a new location this year - the Kamview Nordic Center. Unusually low snow at the normal site in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park forced the move to the City... [
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Monday, March 5 Russian Sergey Shiryaev tests positive for EPO
Russian Cross-Country skier, Sergey Shiryaev has tested positive for the use of the Prohibited Substance Erythropoietin (EPO), identified on the WADA Prohibited List 2007 in Class S2. Hormones and related Substances... [
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Jeff Ellis Monday, March 5 INDi2010 Update: A Long Time Coming - By: Jeff Ellis
If patience were a commodity I would buy it, try it, and then return it when the results I was looking for didn’t occur right away. Only to discover that the small print on the bottom of the label read: “This product may take days, weeks, months, or years to achieve desired results... [
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The start of the men's 50km at the 2007 World Championships in Sapporo, Japan Sunday, March 4 Roycroft Rock Solid 31st in World 50k
Much of Dan Roycroft's international success has come in the marathon of cross-country skiing, the 50km. Roycroft continued that streak with another strong performance on Sunday in the 50km mass-start classic in Sapporo, Japan, nabbing the top Canadian result of the 31st, equal to his performance at the Oberstdorf World Championships in 2003... [
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Sunday, March 4 Hjelmeset Wins Tight Finish in World's 50km - By: CCC
The Norwegians continue to dominate at the 2007 World Championships, snagging the top-two spots on the podium in the men’s 50-kilometre classic, Sunday, in Sapporo, Japan... [
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Freeman on his way to a 12th place finish in the 2007 World Championship 50km Sunday, March 4 Freeman Powers to 12th in Worlds 50K - By: USSA
Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) ignored shoulder pain and muscled his way through softening snow Sunday to finish 12th in a 50K mass start classic technique "slushfest," the final race of the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships... [
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Men's World Champs 30km Pursuit in Sapporo, Japan Saturday, March 3 Watch Petter Northug destroy the sprint finish of the relay.
If you haven't watched the footage of the men's relay yet, you have to at least see the finish. Never has a sprint finish been so dominated by such inhuman speed before. Watch as Norway's Petter Northug destroys the competition as only he can.... [
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Saturday, March 3 Erik Carleton Wins Killer Piller Challenge
On a warm Saturday morning with well-groomed and hard packed snow the Killer Piller Challenge occurred at Canmore Nordic Centre. The 15km skate was expertly timed by Lindsay Bolivar and all participants would like to send their appreciation to our only volunteer... [
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Friday, March 2 Norway Defends Men's Relay World Title - By: CCC
It was a golden day for the Norwegian 4 x 10-kilometre relay team who edged out Russia and Sweden, to retain their World Championship title, Friday, in Sapporo, Japan... [
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Virpi Kuitunen and Kristin Steira Stoermer sat in the pack for the first lap. Friday, March 2 Canadian Women put in best effort in grueling 30km Classic World Championships
The tough 30km classic course in Sapporo Japan took it's toll on both body and skis today at the World Championships. With plus 5 and slushy conditions,... [
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Finland celebrates the big win. Thursday, March 1 Photos from the Women's 4x5km Relay - By: Dan Roycroft
Photos by the Dan, Dan the photo man in Japan taking shots as only he can... [
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Virpi Kuitinen builds a huge lead on the first leg for Finland. Thursday, March 1 Women's Relay Gold to Finland - By: CCC
Despite their best efforts, Canada’s women’s relay team landed in 16th-place Thursday during the 4 x 5-kilometre classic relay at the World Ski Championships in Sapporo, Japan... [
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