Last week Bend's Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess finished third in the classic sprint at the U.S. Cross Country Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah.
Today, with a win in the freestyle sprint, he earned a spot the on podium's top step.
The National Championship title is the 26-year-old Bend Endurance Academy racer's first.
"Finally on the top step. National Championship," Blackhorse-von Jess wrote on his Facebook page today.
Congrats young man. Well done.