We woke up this morning, December 21, with a U.S. Biathlete atop the world rankings for the first time in the history of the sport. That's right, Tim Burke, is now leading the International Biathlon Union World Cup rankings. And no matter where the season goes from here for Tim and rest of the U.S. Biathlon team, this will rank as their best season ever.
Some other good U.S. results this weekend as we reintroduce ourselves to 2002 Olympic halfpipe gold medalist Ross Powers, who is now trying to secure a spot on the team in snowboardcross. He got one step closer with a third-place result in Telluride this weekend. Also, check out the Olympic nominations announced by USA Luge and USA Hockey and see what's on tap this Christmas week with five automatic Olympic qualifications up for grabs in Steamboat Springs, Colo., as we get set for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for nordic combined, freestyle aerials and moguls.