Andrew Newell (skier)

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Andrew Newell
NEWELL Andrew Tour de ski 2010.jpg
Born (1983-11-30) November 30, 1983 (age 35)
Bennington, Vermont, United States
Ski clubStratton Mountain School
World Cup career
Individual wins0
Team wins0
Indiv. podiums3
Team podiums0
Indiv. starts214

Andrew "Andy" Newell (born November 30, 1983) is an American cross-country skier who has been competing on the international level since 2001.


His best individual finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fifth in the sprint at the 2007 championships in Sapporo. Newell's best individual finish at the Winter Olympics was 16th in the sprint at Turin in 2006. In March, 2006, Newell won a bronze medal in a World Cup sprint race in Changchun, China. The medal was the first in just over 20 years for an American Nordic skier. Newell has a total of twenty one individual sprint victories at various levels since 2001, including his first National Championship in January, 2007, at Houghton, MI.

Results in 2007–2008 season include: 2008 US National Sprint Champion, 4th place World Cup Kuusamo Finland, 2nd place World Cup Lahti Finland.

Andrew Newell was born in Shaftsbury, Vermont. He attended the Stratton Mountain School for several years, where his career as a ski racer began to flourish. After completing his High School degree and some post-grad work at Stratton, Newell went on to join the US Ski Team, which he still competes for today.

He also does cinematography as a hobby, and is the owner of a film company called 'X Ski Films.' Newell is known as one of the most talented persons on cross-country skis, as he demonstrates as a star in his own films. Among Newell's most noteworthy accomplishments in the XSki world are huge backflips on his skinny skis, 720's, and a radar-clocking (by the Vermont State Police) of over 50 mph.

It was announced on January 19, 2010, that Newell had qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics where he earned his best finish of ninth in the team sprint.

He is represented by Ken Sowles Athletes Management and Sport Promotion.

In 2013 Newell founded the Organization Athletes For Action, an Environmental organization focused on using professional athletes to bring attention to climate change. Some of his Climate Change Op-Eds were featured in The New York Times and USA Today. Newell also works with the environmental organization Protect Our Winters and regularly speaks on behalf of sustainable practices and urging world leaders to politically take action against climate change.

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

World Cup standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Season standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Tour de
World Cup
Ski Tour
2004 21 102 53 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2005 22 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 23 25 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2007 24 35 6 N/A N/A N/A
2008 25 36 10 N/A N/A N/A
2009 26 47 15 N/A WD N/A
2010 27 19 4 N/A WD 40 N/A
2011 28 36 74 8 WD WD WD N/A
2012 29 42 85 16 72 WD 32 N/A
2013 30 29 70 5 WD WD 38 N/A
2014 31 39 83 15 87 WD WD N/A
2015 32 54 18 WD WD N/A N/A
2016 33 62 27 WD WD N/A WD
2017 34 66 28 WD 44 N/A
2018 35 86 40 75 WD WD N/A

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 3 podiums – (3 WC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 2005–06 15 March 2006 China Changchun, China 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
2 2007–08 3 March 2008 Finland Lahti, Finland 1.4 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
3 2009–10 11 March 2010 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd


  1. ^ "Athlete : NEWELL Andrew". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 27 February 2018.

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