Liz Stephen

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Liz Stephen
CountryUnited States United States
Full nameElizabeth Stephen
Born (1987-01-12) 12 January 1987 (age 31)
Barre, Vermont, United States
Ski clubBurke Mountain Academy
World Cup career
Seasons2007, 20092018
Individual wins0
Team wins0
Indiv. podiums6
Team podiums4
Indiv. starts173
Discipline titles0

Elizabeth "Liz" Stephen (born January 12, 1987 in East Montpelier, Vermont[1]) is a retired American cross-country skier who competed between 2005 and 2018.

Career[edit]

At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec, Stephen had her best finish of 14th in the 4 x 5 km relay and her best individual finish of 15th in the 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit.

It was announced on 19 January 2010 that she had qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics where she finished 50th in the 10 km and 58th in the 15 km mixed pursuit.

At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo, Stephen finished 16th in the Women's 30 kilometre Freestyle, as the first of the four Americans in the class, with a time of 1:30:07.

Stephen was named to the U.S. team for the 2014 Winter Olympics. In the 15 kilometer skiathlon, she placed 12th (out of 61 competitors) with a time of 40:09.6.[2]

In the 2015 Tour de Ski, she finished 5th in the overall ranking, also recording her best World Cup performance.[3]

She announced her retirement from cross-country skiing in April 2018.[4]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[5]

World Cup standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Season standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
Ski Tour
Canada
2007 20 N/A N/A N/A
2008 21 Did not compete
2009 22 106 79 N/A N/A
2010 23 N/A N/A
2011 24 81 59 47 N/A
2012 25 42 28 35 24 18 N/A
2013 26 20 15 71 17 15 16 N/A
2014 27 17 15 62 32 7 17 N/A
2015 28 10 7 29 5 N/A N/A
2016 29 33 28 59 19 N/A WD
2017 30 28 22 75 38 14 N/A
2018 31 52 44 56 16 50 N/A

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 6 podiums – (2 WC, 4 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2012–13  6 January 2013 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 9 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd
2  2013–14  5 January 2014 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 9 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
3  2014–15  23 January 2015 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
4  2015–16  10 January 2016 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 9 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
5  2016–17  8 January 2017 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 9 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd
6 2 February 2017 South Korea Pyeongchang, South Korea 7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon C/F World Cup 2nd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 4 podiums – (4 RL)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  2012–13  25 November 2012 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Brooks / Randall / Diggins
2  2013–14  8 December 2013 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Randall / Bjornsen / Diggins
3  2015–16  6 December 2015 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Brennan / Bjornsen / Diggins
4 24 January 2016 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Caldwell / Bjornsen / Diggins

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liz Stephen". U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  2. ^ "Ladies' Skiathlon 7.5 km Classic + 7.5 km Free Results". SOOC. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "Sundby repeats and Bjoergen finally captures Tour de Ski title". Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  4. ^ Ramsey, Ben (19 April 2018). "Liz Stephen retires from U.S. cross-country ski team". Park Record. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Athlete : STEPHEN Elizabeth". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

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