Andy Newell

Olympic Cross Country Skier
Tags: Cross Country Skiing
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In a sport dominated by Europeans, Andy Newell has brought cross-country skiing glory to the United States. Growing up in Shaftsbury, Vermont, Andy graduated from Stratton Mountain School and began competing in World Cup events in 2001. Since then, Newell has developed into one of the fastest sprinters in U.S. history, making three Olympic squads and nine World Championship teams. When he stood on his first World Cup podium in 2006, Andy was the first American nordic skier to do so in over two decades.

Newell’s 2017 season was highlighted by making the finals in the pre-Olympic sprint event in PyeonChang. Finishing as the top American, Newell solidified his status as a medal hopeful in the Olympic Sprint event for the 2018 Games.

Andy is a dedicated advocate for spreading climate change awareness, even starting his own organization Athletes for Action in 2013. He has partnered with the nonprofit Protect Our Winters and often speaks on the issues surrounding climate change.

Career Highlights

  • U.S. Olympic Team: 2006, 2010, 2014
  • 5-Time National Champion 
  • World Cup Podiums: 3
  • 4th overall: Sprint World Cup, 2010
  • 5th: World Championships, 2007
  • 6th: World Cup PyeongChang, 2017
  • Born: November 30, 1983
  • Resides: Shaftsbury, VT
  • Years on the U.S. Ski Team: 13
  • Club: Stratton Mountain School

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