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USST Nominations

Kris Freeman obviously isn’t the only US Ski Team nomination to discuss, so let’s take look at a few other folks. Starting with a few people generally thought of a “sprinters”:   These are the major international sprint results for these three skiers. Simi Hamilton was dropped down from the A to the B team. […]

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Most Unimproved: Women’s Distance

Last of the distance events, this time the women who stumbled the most this season compared to last:   As always, I’m graphing only one of the several metrics that are blended together to select these skiers. In particular, note that Anna Haag doesn’t look like she belongs on this list. However, several of her […]

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Most Unimproved: Men’s Distance

This is the group of men who had some of the biggest slides backwards this season, although as we’ll see it is sort of an odd collection. Unlike both of the previous most improved posts, this group of skiers seems to include some people who shouldn’t be here. Part of that is that I’m using […]

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Most Improved: Women’s Distance

Now for the “most improved” women’s distance skiers on the World Cup circuit this season, compared to last season. As always, this is based on an amalgamation of measures, in order to include improvements in one’s average performance, as well as one’s best races. Here are the top 12:   As usual, due to some […]

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Most Improved: Men’s Distance

Now that the World Cup season has wrapped up, it’s time for a series of graphs looking at who made big jumps, in either direction, this year. We’ll start with the most improved in the men’s distance events. The criteria here is sort of a blend of different measures, with an adjustment for scale, so […]

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Best Distance Skiers With No Wins

I couldn’t just leave Tuesday’s post without doing the same thing for the distance events. So here is another moderately curated selection of skiers who have never won an individual distance race, and yet their median result is better than 20th.   Half of Skofterud’s distance races she’s placed better than 13th, but she’s never […]

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Best Sprinters With No Wins

I received a request last week to look at sprinters who have had very good careers, but have never won a major race. I took a fairly simplistic route to this, and grabbed all the skiers who have never won a WC, OWG or WSC sprint event, and then simply calculated their career median result. […]

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