Afton Age: 22 Olympic experience: First Twitter handle:@jessdiggs Bio: A three-time state champion in Nordic skiing at Stillwater High School, Diggins made history last year in a blockbuster season for the U.S. women’s team. She paired with Kikkan Randall to win the team sprint at the world championships — the first gold medal ever won by American skiers at the worlds — and the duo also won the nation’s first World Cup gold in the team sprint. Diggins anchors the women’s 4x5-kilometer relay as well; that team has a pair of third-place finishes in World Cup events in the past year, the best results in U.S. history. Events: Finished 8th in 15k skiathon, 13th in freestyle sprint, 9th in 4X5k relay; 40th in 30k freestyle.
Photo by Jerry Holt, Star Tribune
Monday February 10, 2014
Minneapolis Age: 29 Olympic experience: First Twitter handle:@xcSkiLifeBG Bio: The Gregg household in north Minneapolis now includes two Olympians: Brian, a long-distance specialist, and his wife, Caitlin (Compton), who competed in the 2010 Winter Games. Gregg grew up in Washington state and was an All-America in cross-country skiing at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He placed second in the 30-kilometer freestyle race at the U.S. Championships in January and has won on the Nor-Am Cup and U.S. Super Tour circuits. Event: Finished 47th in Men’s 30K skiathlon; 50-kilometer mass start freestyle, Feb. 23, 1 a.m.