Team USA Medal Tracker: World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup Vuokatti

By U.S. Paralympics | Dec. 12, 2018, 1:15 p.m. (ET)

Kendall Gretsch, who claimed two gold medals in the biathlon sprint and long-distance cross-country at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, returns for the world cup season.

PREVIEW
Team USA looks to continue its success from the Paralympic Games PyeongChang 2018 as it makes its first stop on the World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup circuit in Vuokatti, Finland, from Dec. 12-19. Representing the U.S. at the first world cup stop will be Oksana Masters, Dan Cnossen, Kendall Gretsch, Aaron Pike and Joy Rondeau. At the Games, Team USA secured an unprecedented 16 medals, including six gold, seven silver and three bronze. Of the 16 medals, nine were secured in cross-country races and seven were in biathlon events.

Follow results from Vuokatti with the Team USA medal tracker:

Wednesday, Dec. 12 - middle-distance cross-country

GOLD

  • Dan Cnossen – men’s sitting

 

Thursday, Dec. 13 - short-distance cross-country

GOLD

  • Dan Cnossen - men's sitting

SILVER

  • Kendall Gretsch - women's sitting

Other top-10 finishes

  • 8thJoy Rondeau - women's sitting

 

Saturday, Dec. 15 - middle-distance biathlon

GOLD

  • Kendall Gretsch - women's sitting

BRONZE

  • Dan Cnossen - men's sitting

Other top-10 finishes

  • 5th: Aaron Pike - men's sitting

  • 5th: Joy Rondeau - women's sitting

 

Sunday, Dec. 16 - cross-country sprint

GOLD

  • Oksana Masters - women's sitting

BRONZE

  • Dan Cnossen - men's sitting

Other top-10 finishes:

  • 4th: Kendall Gretsch - women's sitting
  • 4th: Aaron Pike - men's sitting

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18 - biathlon sprint

GOLD

  • Kendall Gretsch - women's sitting
  • Dan Cnossen - men's sitting

BRONZE

  • Oksana Masters - women's sitting

Other top-10 finishes:

  • 10th: Aaron Pike - men's sitting

 

Wednesday, Dec. 19 - biathlon pursuit

GOLD

  • Kendall Gretsch - women's sitting
  • Dan Cnossen - men's sitting

SILVER

  • Oksana Masters - women's sitting

Other top-10 finishes:

  • 5th: Aaron Pike - men's sitting

Full results can be found here.

 

RECAP

Team USA picked up where it left off in PyeongChang, finding itself on the podium with at least one gold medal each day of competition. Of the thirteen medals claimed, Cnossen took home six, while Gretsch and Masters secured four and three, respectively. The next competition for the Nordic team will be nationals, held Jan. 3-5 in Craftsbury, Vermont. Following nationals, Team USA will continue the world cup circuit in Ostersund, Sweden from Jan. 12-19.