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Ski Jumping-Frenette leads U.S.

OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 28) – Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) was the top U.S. finisher in 27th in the men’s HS 100, the first men’s ski jumping event of the 2011 FIS Junior World Nordic Ski Championships in Otepaa, Estonia. 
Frenette’s World Champ result, consisting of 87 and 80 meter jumps, follows a top-20 World Cup finish (18th) in Sapporo, Japan.

Bulgaria’s Vladimir Zografski took first in the event with jump of 98
and 95 meters, with Austria’s Stefan Kraft in second and Estonia’s
hometown hero Kaarel Nurmsalu in third.  On his second jump, Kraft
sailed 100 meters, good for the longest jump of the day.

Christian Friberg (Roseville, MN) finished 31st and Brain Wallace (Woodbury, MN) 52nd to round out Friday’s U.S. results.

Frenette and Co. return to action Sunday, Jan. 30.

- 2011 Junior World Nordic Ski Championships – Ski Jumping: 
Otepaa, Estonia – Jan. 28, 2011

Men’s Normal Hill – HS 100

Gold: Vladimir Zografski, Bulgaria, (98.0, 95.0) 255.0

Silver: Stefan Kraft, Austria, (91.5, 100.00) 251.0

Bronze: Kaarel Nurmsalu, Estonia, (93.5, 96.0) 249.0

27. Peter Frenette, Saranac Lake, NY (Ski Jumping USA, NYSEF), (87.0, 80.0) 190.5

31. Christian Friberg, Roseville, MN (Ski Jumping USA, Saint Paul Ski Club), (85.0) 102.0

52. Brian Wallace, Woodbury, MN (Ski Jumping USA, Saint Paul Ski Club), (78.5) 86.0

Full results can be found at

Cross Country-Bjornsen Leads U.S. in Junior World Sprint

OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 28) – University of Alaska Anchorage’s Erik Bjornsen (Mazama, WA) led the U.S. finishing in the top 15 at the FIS Junior World Nordic Ski Championship’s cross country classic sprint in Otepaa, Estonia on Friday. 

A great day of racing took place with seasonable temperatures and cloudy skies. With a strong field of athletes and a large crowd to cheer them on, the Junior World Championships is in full swing.

On the men’s side Sergey Ustiugov of Russia took the top spot, followed by Sondre Turvoll Fossli of Norway in second and Gleb Retivykh of Russia in third. The top U.S. finish went to Bjornsen in 14th who skied a competitive race. 

“Erik definitely looked good enough to ski in the top 10.” said Junior World Championship Cross Country Head Coach Matt Whitcomb, “Fourteenth is a really competitive spot. I know Erik wanted more, but he is definitely not disappointed nor are we.” 

Lucia Anger of Germany finished in the top spot for the women, Kari Oeyre Slind of Norway in second and her teammate Ragnhild Haga also of Norway in third.  This is Slind’s and Haga’s second Junior Worlds medals after finishing first and second in Wednesday’s 5k freestyle technique. Heather Mooney (Peru, VT) was the top U.S. women’s finisher narrowly missing the finals by three tenths. 

The Junior World Nordic Ski Championships will continue with the men’s and women’s 20/10k pursuit.  

Junior World Nordic Ski Championships
:Otepaa, Estonia – Jan. 28,
Cross Country Classic Sprint

Men 1.4k

Gold: Sergey Ustiugov, Russia

Silver: Sondre Turvoll Fossli, Norway

Bronze: Gleb Retivykh, Russia

14. Erik Bjornsen, Mazama, WA (University of Alaska Anchorage)

Did not qualify for finals

38. Tyler Kornfield, Anchorage (University of Alaska-Fairbanks)

35. Skyler Davis, Jericho, VT (Stratton Mountain School)

49. George Cartwright, Lander, WY (Northern Michigan University)

Women 1.2k

Gold: Lucia Anger, Germany

Silver: Kari Oeyre Slind, Norway

Bronze: Ragnhild Haga, Norway

Did not qualify for finals

31. Heather Mooney, Peru, VT (Stratton Mountain School)

42. Amy Glen, Anchorage (University of Vermont)

58. Kinsey Loan, Eagle River, AK (Alaska Pacific University)

57. Isabel Caldwell, Peru, VT (Dartmouth Ski Team)

Full results can be found at

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