SVSEF XC Gold Team Racing Across and Bringing Home the Globe

It has been a whirlwind year for the SVSEF XC Gold Team. They have had one of their best seasons in recent history with every athlete on the team competing in World Cup events. The team, individually and collectively, has traveled to Alaska, Vermont, New York, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, British Columbia, Alberta, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, and there is still more racing to come.

The most recent accolades go to Jake Adicoff for being named the Para Nordic Visually Impaired (VI) World Cup Champion and taking home the crystal globe. Adicoff earned this title by racing to two golds and one silver at the Prince George Para Nordic World Cup Finals in Saint George, BC. On March 14, Adicoff, with guide Reid Goble, finished second in the 5km VI Individual Start Classic Race. Two days later Adicoff and Goble found their way to the top of the podium, claiming gold in the VI Skate Sprint. On March 17, the outcome was the same, seeing Adicoff and Goble with another gold in the 20km Mass Start VI Classic Race. What a season for Adicoff, who racked up two golds in Para Nordic World Cup racing earlier in the season. 

Peter Wolter, SVSEF XC Gold Team, is coming off racing Period 3 of the World Cup, where he most recently competed in the 20km Mass Start Free at the World Cup in Falun, Sweden on March 17. Wolter finished 60th in a very competitive field. This was the last of six World Cup races Wolter has competed in since March 1

Mariah Bredal, SVSEF XC Gold Team, found her way to Europe between race series to compete in the historic Engadin Skimarathon, a 42km Skate Marathon in Switzerland, where she finished ninth. Bredal followed up her success in Switzerland, racing her way to a third place podium in the 54km (skate) SkoyteBirken in Norway. Bredal, who is finding success at the longer distances said, “I have done a good number of skate marathons this season now, so I’m looking forward to one last race tomorrow.” 

Racing on US soil now, Gold Team members Adicoff, Wolter, and Bredal are competing in the SuperTour Finals in Duluth, MN, March 21- 26.  

“The team has been spread across the World this March competing at World Cups, European Marathons, and Para Nordic World Cup Finals, so it’s nice to come together for the last three weeks of the season and finish out in Duluth, Jackson Hole, and then home in Sun Valley,” said SVSEF XC Gold Team Head Coach Chris Mallory. “While some are running on fumes, we’re looking forward to this 40km National Championship on March 26 as we have a strong distance crew.  As it goes, they didn’t really have winter in the Midwest and a foot of new snow is expected for the race.”  Follow along for race results at the SuperTour HERE.

Sammy Smith, SVSEF Gold Team/US Ski Team, just returned from a full and successful season of FIS World Cup and Junior World Championship racing. A season highlight came at the World Junior Championships in February, where she brought home silver for Team USA in the Skate Sprint. Smith hopes to join her team one more time at the FIS International Spring Series April 4-6 in Sun Valley, ID. Smith is currently focused on finishing up her senior year at Boise High School and fitting in a few track meets along the way.

Bentley Walker-Broose, SVSEF XC Gold Team/Austrialian National Team, who competed in FIS World Cups in Canmore, CA and Minneapolis, MN, as well as FIS Junior Worlds alongside teammate Sammy Smith, is back at home in Australia focusing on his academic courses at University.  

Links to Results

Prince George 2024 Para Nordic World Cup Finals

FIS Junior World Ski Championships

FIS World Cup Results

USSS SuperTour Finals, Duluth, MN

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USSS SuperTour Finals, Duluth, MN

FIS International Spring Series in Jackson Hole and Sun Valley