Erik Bjorsen grew up in Washington state’s Methow Valley. The active local community offered many opportunities for him in a variety of sports; however, with hard work he began to find some success as a young cross country skier.

He won 3 Junior National championships while skiing for the Pacific Northwest division, and began to post some of the best results at the World Junior Championships of any male American skier ever. Erik then skied for the University of Alaska Anchorage for one season, finishing second at the NCAA National Championships

Erik was named to the U.S. Ski Team in 2011 after his outstanding results at the Under-23 World Championships. He is the 2013 U.S. National Champion in the 15k, a SuperTour Champion, and represented the United States at the 2013 FIS World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy.

He currently lives and trains in Anchorage, Alaska at the Alaska Pacific University Ski Center. In addition his rigorous year-round training and competition schedule, Erik is a full-time student, studying business administration.

Erik enjoys sharing his fun, hardworking outlook on life with as many people as he can. He enjoys giving back, working with youngsters through the NANA Nordic program, camps and events in the Methow Valley, and other events around the country.

Erik is the youngest male member of the U.S. Ski Team’s Cross Country team, and has his sights set on making the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team.