Former Utes Skiing in Cross Country World Cup - University of Utah Athletics
World Cup XC Bergstroem, Bolger, Svendsen, Einarsson


Former Utes Skiing in Cross Country World Cup

SALT LAKE CITY – Four former Utah skiers are competing internationally on the cross country World Cup circuit this season.

Martin Bergström will compete in his first World Cup of the year this coming weekend in Davos as he was named to the Swedish National Team for the sprint freestyle. He recently won a FIS sprint freestyle race in Idre and finished ninth in the sprint freestyle at the 2018 Swedish National Championships. Bergström recently finished a two-year career at Utah (2017-18) and won three national championships.

Kevin Bolger is in his first season on the U.S. Cross Country B Team. He finished second in the 2017-18 SuperTour standings and made his World Cup debut last season in Lahti, Finland, placing 11th in the freestyle sprint, which remains his best World Cup finish to date. Bolger was the 2017 U.S. National sprint classic champion. Over four seasons at Utah (2014-17) he was a two-time All-American.

Snorri Einarsson competes for Iceland and is particularly strong in the distance races. He is the reigning Iceland national champion in the 15-km freestyle and 10-km classic. He finished third in a 50-km classic World Loppet race the end of last season and also competed at the 2018 Olympics. Einarsson has lived in and competed for both Norway and Iceland during his skiing career. He was the 2007 NCAA Champion in the 20-km classic and a three-time All-American in two seasons at Utah (2007-08).

Anna Svendsen has been strong competing for Norway on the women's circuit. Included in her early results this year is a second place in the sprint classic in a FIS race in Olos. She finished fifth in the sprint classic at the 2018 Norwegian National Championships. Her best World Cup finish came in PyeonChang in 2017, placing second in the team freestyle sprint. Svendsen was a two-time classic All-American during her two seasons at Utah (2013-14).

For more information and to follow all the athletes throughout the season, visit the International Ski Federation website.

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