Lucas Braathen Takes First World Cup Victory

20-year-old Norewain sensation Lucas Braathen stole the show at today’s Audi FIS World Cup 2020-2021 opening race in Soelden as he edged Swiss Marco Odermatt (SUI) by 0.06 seconds to claim his first-ever World Cup win and podium. He is also the youngest winner in Sölden ever.  Fifth in the first run, Braathen attacked the Rettenbach slope for the second time in his career (he finished 6th with bib 40 last year) with his light-hearted and fearless attitude that enabled him to achieve his first ...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Audi, Solden, Soelden, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Giant Slalom, Caviezel, Marco Odermatt, Odermatt, Lucas Braathen, Braathen, 2020-2021 Winter Season, Gino Caviezel

Nordic Nation: A Midlife Crisis in Biathlon with Craig Wiggers

A few weeks back, we featured an excerpt from a new book titled Nordic Warrior? A Midlife Crisis in Biathlon. Written by Ithaca, New York, based biathlete, Craig Wiggers, the book explores his love affair with biathlon which began midlife. Wiggers’ path to biathlon is as circuitous as they come. Raised in the deep south, Wiggers attended school at Auburn University and spent a full career hopscotching around the globe as a U.S. Marine. He was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s a safe b...
Tags: Amazon, Podcasts, Iraq, Sport, Afghanistan, Skiing, Auburn University, Ithaca, Ithaca New York, Biathlon, Craftsbury Green Racing Project, John Lazenby, Nordic Nation, Kelsey Dickinson, Craig Wiggers, Nordic Warrior? A Midlife Crisis in Biathlon

Competition Preparation from the Point of View of Ski Technicians

The start-line scene at the 2016 Vasaloppet with skis for 15,000 racers Below is an excerpt from a detailed article exploring “the problems of ski testing, measuring friction, and evaluating skis.” For first-timers, the linked article offers a glimpse into the technical side of the sport at the World Cup level. For those veteran wax-techs, it is an opportunity to agree to disagree or nod your head in agreement. *** Competition preparation from the point of view of ski technicians ...
Tags: Resources, Sport, Skiing, Gliding, Waxing, Matthias Scherge, Ski Testing

30 Day Ski Prep Workout

Looking to get ready for the ski season? Here are 30 bodyweight workouts that you can do to prep for opening day on November 20! There are a variety of movements, time domains, and rep schemes to challenge yourself and make the most of the shoulder season. The links will provide you with a movement demo video or some helpful tips to perform them. You can do all 30, cherry pick, or choose a few each week to toss into your regular workout routine. I generally suggest 3 days on, 1 day off, 2 days o...
Tags: Sport, UPS, Skiing, OTM, Ski Utah Instagram, Burpees, AMRAP, RDL, Wall Walk, Burpee Broad Jump, Starfish Plank, Cossack Squat, Air Squat, Burpee Vertical Jump, Alt Lunges, Time 50 Plank Ups

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