Name: Erik Bjornsen
Sport: Cross-Country Skiing
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
DOB: 7/14/1991
Birthplace: Omark, Wash.
Hometown: Winthrop, Wash.
High School: Liberty Bell High School (Winthrop, Wash.) ‘08
College: Alaska Pacific University, Business Administration
Team/Club: Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2014, 2018)
  • PyeongChang 2018, 6th (team sprint freestyle), 25th (sprint classic), 41st (15K freestyle), 42nd (skiathlon 15/15K)
  • Sochi 2014, 6th (team sprint classic), 11th (4x10K), 36th (15K classic), 38th (30K skiathlon), 39th (freestyle sprint)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – 5th (team sprint classic), 10th (4x10K), 18th (15K classic), 36th (sprint freestyle)
  • Years of participation: 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Top finish: 5th – 2017 (team sprint classic)
Personal: Son of Tom and Mary Bjornsen...Has two sisters, Sadie Bjornsen, who is also a member of Team USA, and Haley...Married to Marine...2011 NCAA All-American...Involved in the NANA Nordic program, camps and events...Hobbies include exploring the Alaskan outdoors and fishing