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Looking back at Sochi: Bjornsens, Smith fulfill Olympic dreams

Looking back at Sochi: Bjornsens, Smith fulfill Olympic dreams

By Mike Maltais
Sadie and Erik Bjornsen of Mazama and former Winthop resident Brian Gregg squeezed the final drops from their first Olympic experiences during the closing ceremonies of the XXII Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday. Along the way all three found opportunities to …

Valley Olympians still skiing

By Mike Maltais
Methow Valley Olympian Sadie Bjornsen outdistanced her three U.S. teammates to place 18th in the women’s 10-kilometer classic race last Thursday…
Bjornsens, Gregg make their marks at Sochi games

Bjornsens, Gregg make their marks at Sochi games

By Mike Maltais
By the time you read this, Sadie Bjornsen, Erik Bjornsen and Brian Gregg will be seasoned XXII Olympic Winter Games veterans in at least one…
XXII Olympic Winter Games XC schedule

XXII Olympic Winter Games XC schedule

XXII Olympic Winter Games XC schedule* (Pacific Standard Times) (*Note12-hour time differential between Sochi, Russia, and U.S. PST) Saturday, Feb. 8 Women’s Skiathlon, (7.5K classic + 7.5K freestyle), Feb. 9, 2am PST Sunday, Feb. 9 Men’s Skiathlon (15K classic + 15K freestyle), Feb. 10, 2am PST Tuesday, Feb. 11 Women’s Sprint Free qualifier, Feb. 12, 2am,...

Erik Bjornsen peaks at Toblach, Italy World Cup race

By Mike Maltais Skiing “by far the best race of my life,” Olympics-bound Erik Bjornsen of Winthrop blitzed to an 18th-place finish in the men’s 15-kilometer classic at the World Cup competition in Toblach, Italy, last week. In the last World Cup event before the XXII Olympic Winter Games begin in Sochi, Russia, on Friday...
Olympic heights: Bjornsens, Gregg will ski for U.S.A. in Sochi

Olympic heights:
Bjornsens, Gregg will ski for U.S.A. in Sochi

By Mike Maltais
Five lighted Olympic rings suspended over the entry leading to Jim and Jan Gregg’s property north of Winthrop bear witness to a crowning achievement for some dedicated parents, the Methow Valley Nordic Team and a supporting cast of …
Bjornsen celebrates selection to 2014 Winter Olympics XC Team

Bjornsen celebrates selection to 2014 Winter Olympics XC Team

By Mike Maltais
The local community of cross country skiers is all abuzz about the latest news from Sochi central: World Cup superstar Sadie Bjornsen has been selected as a member of the U.S. Olympic Cross Country Ski Team that will compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month. “I also am...

Bjornsen wins 15K national championship

By Mike Maltais
Erik Bjornsen captured a national championship title in the 15-kilometer classic and led a contingent of Methow Valley skiers who …
Valley’s Nordic skiers aiming for Sochi Olympics

Valley’s Nordic skiers aiming for Sochi Olympics

By Mike Maltais
Newlyweds Brian and Caitlin Gregg and the brother/sister team of Erik and Sadie Bjornsen are tearing up the XC courses in pursuit of spots on the 2014 Olympic XC team that will compete in Sochi, Russia.