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U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean: Day Five Recap

 

On Tuesday, many competitors faced their fourth race in six days as they took on the final event of the 2019 U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships: the freestyle sprint. The day started out gray, with a biting wind and persistent flurries as racers tackled the qualifier, but warmed up to just below freezing by the time the finals arrived. 

On the women’s side, the top three qualifiers ended up taking the top three podium spots, albeit in a different order for the top two spots. Fastest qualifier Hannah Halvorsen (APU) and second-place qualifier Julia Kern (SMS T2) sprinted for the line together in the A final, with Kern edging out Halvorsen by just over two tenths of a second to take her first national championship. Kelsey Phinney (SMS T2), who qualified in third, crossed the line ...

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U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean: Day Five Recap

 On Tuesday, many competitors faced their fourth race in six days as they took on the final event of the 2019 U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships: the freestyle sprint. The day started out gray, with a biting wind ... go arrow

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Green Racing Project Skiers Finish US Nationals on a Strong Note with Freestyle Events

Racing is officially wrapped up at US Cross Country Championships in Craftsbury, VT. After notching four podium results in the opening classic events, Green Racing Project skiers continued to have good results in the final two races of the series.

After a rest day, racing continued on Sunday, January 6 with a 20/30k freestyle mass start. In the women's race, Caitlin Patterson broke away early and skied to the victory with a large cushion over second place. Kaitlynn Miller finished 10th, outpacing the pack she skied with for most of the race. Liz Guiney finished 19th. A few hours later, the men raced on the same course, this time adding two laps for a grueling 30k. Adam Martin won a photo finish in his pack to finish 5th, while Akeo Maifeld-Carucci barely missed 9th place in a lunge, ...

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Green Racing Project Skiers Finish US Nationals on a Strong Note with Freestyle Events

Racing is officially wrapped up at US Cross Country Championships in Craftsbury, VT. After notching four podium results in the opening classic events, Green Racing Project skiers continued to have good results in ... go arrow

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U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean: Day Four Recap

Racers woke up to a dusting of new snow on Sunday morning at U.S. Nationals, as Craftsbury prepared for a full day of mass start freestyle racing. The snow continued to fall lightly throughout the day, settling on the racers as they tackled multiple laps of the tough 5k course. 

The women’s 20k kicked off the day, and for the first lap, 2018 Olympians Caitlin Patterson (GRP) and Rosie Frankowski (APU) traded the lead, with a chase pack not far behind. However, over the course of the second lap, Patterson started to pull ahead. By the 10k, she had a 14.5 second gap on Frankowski, which expanded to nearly 36 seconds by the time they passed the 15k mark. Frankowski, likewise, had gapped the women behind her, and both women skied much of the grueling race alone. All told, Patterson ...

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U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean: Day Four Recap

Racers woke up to a dusting of new snow on Sunday morning at U.S. Nationals, as Craftsbury prepared for a full day of mass start freestyle racing. The snow continued to fall lightly throughout the day, settling on ... go arrow

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Lustgarten Finishes 2019 Tour de Ski in 42nd

Green Racing Project skier Ben Lustgarten has completed his first ever Tour de Ski. The Tour is the most grueling event on the World Cup calendar, and includes seven races over the course of nine days, in four different countries. We previously covered the first three stages of Lustgarten's Tour results, and he has officially completed the final stage as of Sunday, January 6th.

Stage number four on the Tour de Ski took racers to Oberstdorf, Germany for a 15k classic mass start. There, Lustgarten had one of his best races of the 2019 Tour, with a 57th place in the 15k. While the place wasn't a personal best, he was only 38 seconds back from the winner on the day. The following day, Lustgarten raced a 15k freestyle pursuit, also in Oberstdorf, and finished in 54th. From there, racers had ...

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Lustgarten Finishes 2019 Tour de Ski in 42nd

Green Racing Project skier Ben Lustgarten has completed his first ever Tour de Ski. The Tour is the most grueling event on the World Cup calendar, and includes seven races over the course of nine days, in four ... go arrow

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U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean: Day Three Recap

On the third day of U.S. Nationals presented by L.L. Bean, Craftsbury held the second and final race of Paralympic Nordic Nationals to crown national champions in the sprint. Eighteen athletes took on the highly technical course, which featured tight turns, a twisting downhill, and a climb back up to the finish stretch. 

The men’s sit ski qualifier resulted in a tie between U.S. Paralympians Aaron Pike and Dan Cnossen, with Canadian Yves Bourque qualifying in third. Cnossen took the lead in the final, crossing the line ahead of Pike to claim his second national championship this week. Yves Bourque placed third in the final, though because he is Canadian, the third-place national championship podium spot went to Kevin Burnside Jr.

After qualifying in second behind Kendall Gretsch, ...

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U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean: Day Three Recap

On the third day of U.S. Nationals presented by L.L. Bean, Craftsbury held the second and final race of Paralympic Nordic Nationals to crown national champions in the sprint. Eighteen athletes took on the highly ... go arrow

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Green Racing Project Skiers Podium Multiple Times in US Nationals Classic Events

US Cross Country Championships are underway in Craftsbury, VT. In the first two events of the championships, a 10/15k classic interval start and a classic sprint, skiers from the Green Racing Project have already collected 4 podium finishes.

The first race of the Championship was the men’s 15k classic on Thursday, January 3. Five inches of new snow greeted the skiers on race morning, making for a slow, deep tracks. GRP skier Adam Martin finished in second place, a little over 30 seconds off the winning time of Kyle Bratrud. Akeo Maifeld-Carucci also had a strong result, with a tie for ninth place. Later in the day the women raced 10k classic. Caitlin Patterson had a convincing win over APU skier Jessica Yeaton, and Kaitlynn Miller also reached the podium in third. The other GRP women ...

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Green Racing Project Skiers Podium Multiple Times in US Nationals Classic Events

US Cross Country Championships are underway in Craftsbury, VT. In the first two events of the championships, a 10/15k classic interval start and a classic sprint, skiers from the Green Racing Project have already ... go arrow

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U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean: Day Two Recap

The second day of U.S. Nationals arrived with sunshine and crowds for a full day of classic sprinting. Over 200 women and nearly 300 men raced the qualifier, with Craftsbury GRP’s Ida Sargent and Ben Saxton of SMS T2 taking the top qualifying times. Kelsey Phinney and Julia Kern rounded out the top three for the women’s qualifier, while Daniel Streinz and Andy Newell qualified in second and third for the men. 

Sargent proceeded to dominate the women’s day, winning her quarterfinal and semifinal while posting the fastest times in each round. She capped it all off by taking the win in the final, which also held Green Racing Project skiers Kaitlynn Miller and Caitlin Patterson. Second and third place were taken by Julia Kern (SMS T2) and Hannah Halvorson (APU), who had a furious ...

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U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean: Day Two Recap

The second day of U.S. Nationals arrived with sunshine and crowds for a full day of classic sprinting. Over 200 women and nearly 300 men raced the qualifier, with Craftsbury GRP’s Ida Sargent and Ben Saxton of SMS ... go arrow

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U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean: Day One Recap

Racers gearing up for the first day of U.S. Nationals at Craftsbury woke up to five fresh inches of soft, powdery snow on the ground, just in time to kick off a week of racing. Though the new conditions presented a challenge for racers and waxers, excitement was high as the nearly 600 competitors took to the tracks today to tear up a 10/15k (and Para-Nordic 5/7.5k) classic individual start. 

The morning started off with Para-Nordic racers taking on a 5/7.5k classic.The men’s Para race was won by Dan Cnossen by over two minutes, with Cnossen finishing in 25:09.9 to Aaron Pike’s 27:12.6. Both men represented the US at last year’s Paralympic Games, and Craftsbury was excited to welcome Dan back, as he trained with us throughout last winter in preparation for the Games. Third place ...

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U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean: Day One Recap

Racers gearing up for the first day of U.S. Nationals at Craftsbury woke up to five fresh inches of soft, powdery snow on the ground, just in time to kick off a week of racing. Though the new conditions presented a ... go arrow